From now on, whenever we have a quandary, we’re going to ask Jon Hamm
Tavi Gevinson’s site Rookie has a monthly feature called “Ask a Grown Man.” This month, answering the questions of teen girls is Mad Men star Jon Hamm. We think he does a fine job. Only date guys who want to make out with you and don’t worry about farting. Everybody farts. And gosh, do we ever wish that Jon would tell us more about these full-on tingly-stomach-feeling, nervous, obsessive crushes. Enjoy the Hunger Games!
What other grown men would be prime candidates to dole out teen girl advice?
Gavin McInnes suggests Spider-Man’s Dr. Octopus should rebrand
Hey Dr. Octopus, my son and I were just watching a cartoon of you. In this episode, you spent “months” masterminding a plan to steal a five million dollar ruby. Months? Five million dollars? Why the fuck does Kool Keith like you so much? You are an IDIOT. Look behind you. See those eight robotic arms you invented? Patent them. The construction and military contracts alone would make five million dollars look like a kooky weekend in Rio.
How could you not know that? Is patenting your invention not evil enough? Fine, take the money you make and use it for evil. Take over some African country and I don’t know, use human beings for drug testing or some shit like Kim Jong-il does. There. You just made another $100 billion. Read more...
Stephanie Potter is moving. Because with three kids under three and another on the way, she’s not quite busy enough.
My family is moving. Possibly four of the most terrifying words I can utter. We’re not moving far really; just to the other side of town. We’ll be taking over my parents’ old townhouse once they’re done renovating my grandfather’s home in town beyond recognition. Including the first apartment my husband and I started renting a month or so before our wedding, we have moved six times as a family. Every move I’ve either been pregnant (usually about six months or so) or we’ve had an infant in tow. This is our fourth pregnancy, so now that I’m six months pregnant, we are, of course, packing up and moving. For the first time we are hiring movers (as opposed to coercing family members or bribing co-workers with beer) and I couldn’t be happier. We are moving plenty of the little stuff ourselves (the benefit of moving into my parents’ old house is that we can move in quite a bit gradually) and I won’t have to angle my cumbersome belly around awkward boxes. Instead my husband and I will watch as a crew of movers lift our necessarily gigantic furniture (it’s hard to get a couch that seats a family of 5+ in and out of a small townhouse) and pile our boxes. Over the past five years of moving we’ve learned a few things and certainly made our fair share of mistakes. I hope these tips will help those of you who, like us, have to move with infants or toddlers! Read more...
Stephanie Potter explains how she sees the entire extended family, without over-extending herself.
Here we are again the holiday season, the time for being together with family. However, having kids really changes the whole dynamic of the holidays. But how do you keep everyone happy? There’s the in-laws, the aunts and uncles, the great-grandparents, friends and the list goes on. Everyone wants a piece of the joy that children feel so deeply this time of year. We figured out early that being at every event left us over-extended.
My husband and I both come from big extended families who love to celebrate. Our exhaustion from all the travel translated into visits that were too short, cranky parents and worst of all, cranky babies. Here are a few tips that we garnered after four Christmases with our darling children. I hope these tips can help you create a holidays that you remember for a life time for all the right reasons! Read more...