Archive for June, 2007

One Year Ago Today…

Sunday, June 17th, 2007

A year ago, PJ and I went uptown, I had a coffee, we went to our Hypnobirthing class, and we basically wondered what life would be like on Fathers Day of this year. That was the day our article came out in the Ann Arbor News:

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Matt and I talked a lot of smack in that article about how we didn’t want to become lame as soon as our kids were born. I’m glad to say that I think we made it through the first year OK. Matt is now also managing Offsprung (which got a nice mention in the L.A. Daily News) and I still don’t own a pair of Dockers and I have yet to kill or even permanently maim my child, so I think we’re doing just fine.

- Zac

One of my favorite Groucho Marx songs:

Sunday, June 17th, 2007

Today, father, is father’s day,
And we’re giving you a tie.
It’s not much we know,
It’s just our way of showing you
We think you are a regular guy.

You say that it was nice of us to bother.
But it really was a pleasure to fuss,
For according to our mother,
You’re our father,
And that’s good enough for us.
Yes, that’s good enough for us.

“Fathers Day” written by Harry Ruby.
MP3 available here:

- Zac

“When You Care Enough To Hit Send”

Thursday, June 14th, 2007

This company called SomeECards has some pretty awesome e-mailable greeting cards, including cards for suckers who are new parents:


Wake Up, Adolf

Friday, June 8th, 2007

Naming the Baby

[Via that two-timing skank at The Cleaver]

– Matt

Funny, He Doesn’t Seem Homeschooled

Friday, June 8th, 2007

This is why you don’t homeschool your children.

– Matt

(Zac Adds to this post because it needs to be said)

Anybody else think this kid is maybe minor-league retarded? Like maybe home-schooling might be doing this guy more harm than good? He’s obviously bright…like “Book-learnin” bright… but when he needs to ask for more mayo on his Whopper, or get his cable bill ironed out, is he going to be able to function? Does anybody else think that in a lot of cases that socialization is one of the most important things that our muddled public school system teaches kids?

Alls I’m saying is that when this kid is 17 with his P.HD, he’s going to need to apply for grants or fellowships to build his all-robot girl-hating armada and some skillz on how to talk to human beings may come in handy.

Shut up and go to bed

Monday, June 4th, 2007

“Lullaby” by Loudon Wainwright III
Shut up and go to bed
Put the pillow under your head
I’m sick and tired of all your worries

Shut up and say goodnight
Say your prayers and turn off the light
I’m sick and tired of all your sob-stories

Shut up and shut your eyes
No more histrionics no more college tries
Stop pushing stop shoving stop straining

Shut your mouth and button your lip
You’re a late night faucet that’s got a drip
All you’re doing is merely complaining

The excuse that you’re crazy is useless
You’re not biting you’re barking you’re toothless
(you’re Rufus)

Shut up and count some sheep
And do me a favor don’t bitch in your sleep
No more agony please no more sorrow

Shut up and catch some Z’s
Ice cream with a cherry plus big pretty please
I promise we’ll resume tomorrow…Goodnight

- from the album “Attempted Mustache