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Healthcare is a Big Issue

Proof that anything you say is cute as long as you have dimples…

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Overheard @ Dragon Well


Four-top table in preppy, non-Chinese, Chinese food restaurant called Dragon Well on Chestnut Street in the Marina District of San Francisco.


Cute-as-a-button little girl… three years old to be exact… coloring with a crayon on a two-page coloring book that Dragon Well provided her to keep her grubby hands out of mischief entertained.  Her dad is sitting next to her with another crayon and is pretending that he doesn’t understand how to color by holding the crayon all wrong, to her amusement.  Then the little girl says…

Up Yours, Daddy!

This comment was completely innocent… she wasn’t telling her father off (that will come in 13 more years) but rather instructing him to “up” the crayon in a vertical direction so the exposed end could touch the paper.  Don’t kids say the damnedest things?



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Korean artist, Yeondoo Jung decided to bring children’s drawings to life in a series of photographs called WonderlandAfter collecting more than 1,000 drawings from children ages 5-7 in South Korea, he narrowed the drawings down to a small selection of favorites and staged full-scale photo shoots to bring each to life.

My initial thought when I saw these photos was, “Wow, I bet this is what life looks like through Björk’s eyes.” But really, think of how empowering it must feel for a child to have their imagination recognized and actualized.  Something to keep in mind when I have tater tots of my own.  I do, however, wish this project went a step further… I would love to be able to see the children’s reactions when presented with the photo renderings of their drawings.  Can’t you just imagine an innocent face correcting Yeondoo?  …”My picture isn’t of us having a slumber party, we were doing pull-ups!  See?  Right there!” 

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Most Baffling Toys from Around the World

Need some entertainment?  Check out The Most Baffling Toys from Around the World list and dont forget to read the comments. 

Here are some of my favorites… a preview, if you will.

“We’re used to Japan’s superior electronics companies ensuring they get new televisions, video games and cell phones before the rest of us, but who knew they’d get the second coming of our Savior a full three years before the rest of the world. You have to love the fact that they’ve decided to use the box to point out ways your Jesus Robot can help you get chicks. As if you needed them to tell you.”

“On the left is a mysterious toy. On the right, a graphical representation of a virus. And, on the bottom is a picture of what can only be a child catching herpes.”

“Aside from the ubiquitous LEGO, there’s dozens of different building block systems marketed throughout the world. However, none of them are as sexually frustrating as Cock Bloc Super.”



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My Beautiful Mommy

My Beautiful Mommy is a new picture book for children ages four to seven that aims to explain why mom is getting plastic surgery.  The book features a plastic surgeon named Dr. Michael (a musclebound superhero type) and a girl whose mother gets a tummy tuck, a nose job and breast implants.  If nothing less, it will prepare them for a competitive game of Miss Bimbo, I guess?!?

Via Newsweek

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