Try Them And You May, I Say

H., my first cousin once removed (it took us 20 minutes and Wikipedia to figure that out), wanted to make movies over the Thanksgiving holiday. This seemed like a perfect opportunity to document my only skill: the speed reading of Green Eggs & Ham. Get the Flash Player to see this video. That's Squiggle next to me. The toddler is

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Trove

Five minutes ago I found my son's secret stash of leftover Halloween candy. What would a good parent do in this situation? Seriously, I am asking--I can't seem to figure it out. Probably because my mind is racing from all the sugar.

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Fear of a White Planet

It snowed Monday morning, so local TV news anchors spent yesterday chugging Red Bulls in preparation for their annual "HOLY SHITTIN' PENGUINS SEATTLE SNOWMAGEDDON ALERT UPDATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" show. By the time the evening broadcast rolled around, you'd think the powdery white stuff falling from the sky was weaponized anthrax. In their defense, Seattle does tend to seize up when it gets

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Movies: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

A split-second after the final scene cut to black, my wife turned to me and exclaimed “That was amazing-” ... I am not a Harry Potter fan. I am, however, the spouse of a Harry Potter fan. Seeing the films is as compulsory for one as it is the other. And so I found myself in the cinema watching Harry

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Animated Films for Grown-Ups

My list of good animated films for grown-ups appears today at The Morning News. Thanks to all the readers who sent in suggestions, especially Ahtitan (who is quoted in the article, under Grave of the Fireflies), Cam, Yael, Matt, Dave, Sean, John, and by long-time buddy Matt Olsen (previously seen here). Jake also wrote in to endorse The Venture Bro.

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November™ Update!

Have you heard of Movember? It's an annual event, organized by the Movember Foundation, during which men from around the world grow mustaches over the course of the month to raise awareness of men's health issues. Honestly I only recently learned of Movember myself, several days after its kickoff this year. And I kind of thought that disqualified me. But

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