Monday, April 6th, 2009
Link Roundup #6,945
I Miss Moranis video (slightly poopy lyrics):
Does this cultural reference date me as an older father? Rick Moranis became a full-time dad when his wife died in 1991. Read it all in Honey, I Shrunk the Career. His two kids are in college now. I had the impression Moranis is in no hurry to return to movies, but he’s reportedly signed up to return for Ghostbusters 3. He strikes me as far too humble, but I’d love for him to write a book about fatherhood and his life choices.
Okay, now the links!
- Question of the Day: With a name like Smuckers, can Child Protective Services be far behind?
- Baffling link between autism and vinyl flooring. I’m thinking cleaning agents, but who knows.
- History lesson: Dionne quintuplets fashioned into sideshow freaks at “Quintland” by Ontario government.
- The cost of raising a child is overblown — $1,300 a year, not $10,000, says an economic professor. I think reality lies somewhere in the middle.
- More babies born in US in 2007 than ever before. It surprises me only because my local schools go through budget cuts every year due to lack of students.
- When Grandma can’t be bothered — A trend? Grandparents not wanting to be too invested in the lives of their grandchildren.
- Awesome felt play food.
- Steven Hawking’s children’s books — For older kids, but wow, shazam!
Siftables video (loud start):
Siftables are electronic blocks with great potential for innovative learning and for replacing better existing teaching methods in favor of gimmicky technology. With great power comes great responsibility. Time will tell.
Here’s a bonus Rick Moranis video from Strange Brew, Rick’s first and best film. “One day, I was out looking for a nice place to build a city for my children.”