Wednesday, April 15th, 2009
Have you tried the Nymbler “baby-namer” on Babble.com? I’m quite obsessed with this interactive name-suggestion generator. While it’s not quite as visually trippy as the NameVoyager (with its rippling pink-and-blue infographics so reminiscent of a Pucci print), the Nymbler is far more eccentric. While spitting out a predictable array of Brandons, Wyatts, and Emmas, it […]
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Posted by dale, filed under Baby Names, Celebrities, Imperfection, Phenomena
Tuesday, April 14th, 2009
The Wall Street Journal reports on a popular new pastime: publicly confessing what a shitty caregiver you are. The piece cites Babble.com’s phenomenally successful “Bad Parent” column, and enough new books on the subject (including one by Michael Chabon’s notorious wife) to justify Compulsively Shared Parental Incompetence as a trend. Best anecdote: The woman who […]
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Posted by dale, filed under General, Imperfection, Media, Mommy Guilt
Monday, April 13th, 2009
Posted by dale, filed under Books, Media, Observations