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Docs and Chucks

Friday, May 26th, 2006

DocsHand-knitted Doc Martin booties. accurate right down to the yellow stitching around the sole.

Also available from the site: Yarn Chuck Taylor All Stars, which are totally rad.

Mahar Drygoods has a bunch of really cute and clever hand-crafted stuff (cloth bacon & eggs? Play pizza? Yes and yes) that I want to play with, forget the kid…

- Zac

The End of Pajama-Envy

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

There are a ton of advantages about being a grown-up: drivers licenses, ice-cream for dinner, R-rated movies, ice-cream for breakfast, etc. But one thing the kids make out better with is the comfortable PJs. From the built-in feet to the one-piece design to the cozy material, kid pajamas are made for comfort. Meanwhile, adult pajamas feel like wearing a goddamned tuxedo to bed.

But no more! A company called Big Feet PJs makes one-piece footie pajamas in adult sizes. Not only do they look awesome to sleep in, but they seem way better than a bath-robe for hanging out around the house on a lazy Saturday.

- Matt

To Grup or not To Grup?

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

So all of the sudden there is this new term being invented — Grups. It comes from a Star Trek Episode:

“Grups is a nerdy reference to an old Star Trek episode in which Kirk and crew land on a planet run entirely by kids, who call grown-ups grups. All the adults have been killed off by a terrible virus, which also slows the natural aging process, so the kids are trapped in a state of extended prepubescence. They will never grow up. And they are running the show.”

This article by Adam Sternbergh in New York Metro is really well written. He interviews Andy and Dominique from Ivy and Neal Pollack and really defines what he’s talking about.

Rad Dads

“They are a generation of affluent, urban adults who are now happily sailing through their thirties and forties, clad in beat-up sneakers and cashmere hoodies, content that they can enjoy all the good parts of being a grown-up (a real paycheck, a family, the warm touch of cashmere) with none of the bad parts (Dockers, management seminars, indentured servitude at the local Gymboree). Its about a brave new world whose citizens are radically rethinking what it means to be a grown-up and whether being a grown-up still requires, you know, actually growing up.”

The real differences I see between these Grups and myself is that they’re willing to spend a whole lot more money on clothes than I am, and I have to say I’m not a fan of the term itself…despite its nerdy origin, it still sounds like “Grubs” to me, which I can’t get down with.

Still, it’s nice to know that I’m not the only guy hurtling toward middle age with a decent record collection, an affinity for the odd gadget and who still feels like a 13 year old kid the vast majority of the time, wondering when the school principal is going to come in and tell the world that I haven’t passed the grown-up test yet.

- Zac

Baby Roadie New Yorker cover

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

peekMy neighbor pointed out this cover of a hardcore baby roadie that was on the cover of last week’s New Yorker magazine.

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- Zac

Well Blow Me Down

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

I was looking for info on natural birth induction methods last night and I came across this tasty tidbit:

Oral Application of Semen

About fellatio: Actually, it would probably be beneficial, if the idea is to get the labour started. A great OB in Hamilton (John Lamont, I believe) spoke to our class about sexuality and pregnancy. He mentioned the concept that prostaglandins are absorbed 10X more efficiently through the gut than through the vaginal mucosa, with respect to semen and labour onset.

Blowjobs: Is there anything they can’t do?

- Matt

Baby Fart on YouTube

Saturday, May 20th, 2006

I don’t usually go in for fart jokes… Aw, who’m I kidding? Either way, the quick video from this little cocaine smuggler is worth watching.

- Zac (via DaddyTypes)