March 4th, 2015

Before there was Halo… There was Wumpus…

Every once in a while we get into a video game nostalgia at my house.  My boys have grown up in an age of the Nintendo Wii. So when I trot out something like an Atari emulator and hook it up to our TV it is like Back to the Future at our house.  This week [Read More…]

February 27th, 2015

#BlackandBlue vs #WhiteandGold is all about #RodsandCones

So provided that you are still married/in a relationship after being shown a picture of a Black-Blue/White-Gold dress… Maybe a little science is in order… let’s talk rods and cones for a moment.  In your eye you have rods and cones and by eye I am specifically taking about your retina. Cones detect and interpret [Read More…]

January 6th, 2015

Quickie: Feminine Charms

Last night my wife commented on how my oldest’s hands were cold, so he came over to put them inside my hands to warm them up.  They were indeed cold… and so I told him that I thought he got his circulation from his mom who also gets cold very easily. Which led to this little [Read More…]

December 12th, 2014

Quickie: Big Dung

The only context I can really give you for this one-liner is that during breakfast my 10 yo and I were having a debate about whether gum remains in your stomach undigested for many years or not.  This is how that debate ended:   “…and back then I didn’t really have big dung yet.”

August 31st, 2014

Quickie: A Bit of Plague

This was the conversation between my boys on the way home from errands yesterday: Youngest: Hey you need to brush your teeth today. Oldest: Why? Youngest: It looks like you have a little bit of plague on your teeth…

February 19th, 2014

Quickie: Robots

9 yo: I know one good reason for having a birth certificate to prove you were born.

January 20th, 2014

Quickie: Flytrap

Some times the apple doesn’t fall far enough away from the tree… The other night at the dinner table my youngest was bouncing in and out of his seat and gabbing away like he was performing a one man show.  In an ill-advised and inappropriate attempt to rein him in I pointed out that his [Read More…]