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For all you dad's out there, and mine specifically, Happy Father's Day. Thanks for all you've taught us, thanks for all the fun we've had. Thanks for the trips to theHappy Father's Day

No, I'm not talking about downloadable, put-it-on-your-iPod-and-go music (well, the sites do make it easy to buy the singles as a download). I'm talking about music to listen to whenFree music on the internet!

December 21st. For years that date had been discussed ad nauseum. The date the Mayan calendar ended. The end of the world. It became a joke. I thought it wasLife After the End of the World: My Dad, the Mayans, and Me

Narnia Sequel In the Works - Slice of SciFi Looks like the next movie in the series will be Prince Caspian (which, interestingly, is not the second book in the series). AndrewNarnia Sequel In the Works - Slice of SciFi

YouTube - Torchwood - First proper trailer Someone has posted a preview trailer for Torchwood, the Dr. Who spinoff series. It's basically a character list and some special effects, but ITorchwood trailer

While I'm spending time in the BSG universe, here's a clip from the prequel series, Caprica. The series debuts next year. Apparently it will not take place in space much, ifCaprica clip

Quitting Facebook just got easier - NY Times In the wake of the recent controversy, including NY Times coverage, Facebook has announced it will delete users permanently upon request. The request mustFacebook changes deletion policy

finslippy: Give me your worst parenting stories [Found through ParentHacks] Holy cow, this is the funniest and saddest thing I have read or seen in the last year. It's a good thingBad parenting confessions

This is one of a series of articles I wrote for The Coalition of Awesomeness blog some time ago. The blog has since gone to an unfortunate (but very awesome)Myths, Magic, and Legends – From Atlantis to Camelot

To steal a phrase from one of the judges, this show is "off the hook!" I don't like a lot of the "talent competitions" that are on TV. American Idol isReview: The Sing-Off

Just saw this and had to share it. I hear it's been around for a while, but it's really cool that we can track where on a computer screen the"Gaze Tracking"

Our National Savings Rate Is Embarrassing [Fool.com] January 17, 2007 Wow... this was surprising to me: ...consider these historical numbers for the U.S. personal savings rate: * 1984: 10.8% * 2001: 1.8% * 2003: 1.4% DoU.S. National Savings Rate breaks a bad barrier

Generally speaking, women are nuts for Valentines Day. Generally speaking, men don't get it. We participate, frequently against our will, but we don't really get it. Why is there a specificValentines Day!

My wife's opinion differed a bit from mine (as usual... ;) ). Like me, she wanted to know more about what he was like after beating the addiction. The textReview: Ray (another perspective)

Interesting premise for this one: two people live in the same lake house, one in 2004, the other in 2006, and yet, with the help of a mailbox-cum-time portal, theyReview: The Lake House

Whatever you do…

In the spirit of ParentHacks, here’s a trick we’ve used to get our kids to do many things they otherwise wouldn’t.

We came up with it in the car on a long trip when the whining reached an all-time high. My wife, in hidden frustration, looked back and said, “Whatever you do, no smiling!” to our grouchy kids. Of course, they immediately smiled. Then it became a game: “Whatever you do, no laughing!” “Whatever you . . . → Read More: Whatever you do…