Category Archives: Humor

Calculating the Cost of an Escape Van vs. Car/Hotel on a Summer Roadtrip

After renting a van and paying for campgrounds, would it be cheaper to just drive your car and pay for hotel rooms? Continue reading

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Calculate Odds of Surviving Your Child’s Last Few Weeks of School

Calculate the chances you will reach summer vacation with your sanity intact. Continue reading

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Paper Details Gaps in Santa Workplace Safety

As a society we systematically fail to take into account issues of workplace safety that affect or have the potential to affect Santa Claus and his ungulate co-workers every Christmas Eve. Continue reading

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WATCH: Automatic Rubik’s Cube Solver

Help Boulder startup Kitables Kickstart this massively awesome Rubik’s solver! Do your part to fight entropy! Continue reading

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Under the Seat (To the Tune “Under the Sea”)

Dads, listen to me. The driver’s seat, it’s a mess. But life under the seat is more terrifying than anything we’ve got up here. [Cue marimba] The mucor is always greenest, just after a three-week wait You dream about pristine … Continue reading

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Calculating the MPG of an EV

The other day I was piloting the after-activity transport shuttle and my 8-year-old, Leif, really, really had to pee. There wasn’t an easy pull-off and so I tried to explain that the irony of a boy named Leif peeing in … Continue reading

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Zombies, Douchebags & Cutting-Edge Content Marketing: Q&A With Estately’s Ryan Nickum

Maybe you’ve seen this viral map of the states most and least prepared for the zombie apocalypse. Or maybe you’ve run across postings and repostings of this map detailing the best states for douchebags based on the percentage of males … Continue reading

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A Fundamental Question About Kids, Survival and the Zombie Apocalypse

I was at a party this weekend, a phrase that used to mean one thing and now means something else entirely. While my 7-year-old boy stared blissfully into the light breeze having his face painted by a classmate and his … Continue reading

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The Science of Why I Largely Disregard Parenting Science

I was at the park the other day throwing pinecones at my kids when a horrified mother asked, “How can you hit your kids with pinecones!” I said it was pretty easy: you just don’t lead them as much. First, … Continue reading

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What Calvin’s Dad Knows About Explaining Science to Kids

Gary Larson tapped into the universal absurd. Charles Schulz helped us identify with the underdog in us all. And Bill Watterson accurately represented a father’s profound and boundless knowledge of the universe, as in Calvin’s dad’s explanation that ice floats … Continue reading

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