Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Republicans say "War On!"

My 7-year old brought this home from school recently. It's his idea for a band name and logo. I think it's pretty damn cool! I mean, I'd buy that album! The California state flag is a nice touch too, very DKs.

Funny though, this was making me think about the decisions I impose on my kids' information intake. We're pretty conservative when it comes to TV, movies and videogames, but we certainly don't hide the newspaper. They ask us what we're talking about, and we tell them. And when it comes to pop culture, I try to turn my kids on to the stuff I like, because I don't want to be subjected to Barney, The Wiggles, or endless Disney tie-ins. My kids listen to the Ramones, The Clash, The Who, Led Zeppelin, A Tribe Called Quest, and other good music.

And you know what? If this is the result, I feel completely vindicated.


Monday, September 29, 2008

Mini-me vs. mini-me

Here's a short video I made of my kids skating at the Culver City skatepark. I really like this park because it's public, free and very friendly - and it's new and well designed too. I've found that if you go early on the weekends, it's not too crowded and there's usually a lot of little kids and dads, along with some old-schoolers and the more serious kids. Later in the day it gets crowded with teenagers and a lot more hectic with people hanging out and it gets more dangerous for the wee shredders.

If you find this stuff boring, leave me a note in the comments - I figure it might not be as interesting to others, but I'm trying to keep some videos so the kids can see their progression over time and get motivated. Skating rules - and the best part about taking your kids to the skatepark is you get to skate too without feeling like a geezer who doesn't belong there.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

My Baby Pictures Are Like a Virus

I noticed recently that some of my old baby pictures (of my babies, not of me) have spread virally to the far corners of the internets. And I do mean the far corners - some Farsi-language sites, a Dutch bodybuilding site (my kids are ripped), and even YTMND. I'm not sure how I feel about this, but I guess I'm proud - nobody was using the images in a negative way, and I guess I took a few good snaps. So in the interest of jumping on a trend, here's a few of the most linked images.

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