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Eighteen is Enough

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008
By Glinda


Unless you were drinking too much eggnog over the holidays, you are probably aware that the Duggar family of Arkansas gave birth to their 18th child.

Ok, I get it.

I get it that each child is a miracle, each child brings joy to the family, I agree with all that. I am certainly not one to say that an 18th child has any less value than the first, or even the 10th.

However, I am curious to know how they find the time to parent all of the children.

Or maybe they don’t, and that’s the secret of their success.

I’ll be honest, I’ve never watched their show on TLC, nor do I plan to. I’ve never understood people with their own kids who fanatically watch shows about someone else’s kids. I mean, my own child is plenty of entertainment, I don’t need a stranger’s offspring to provide it for me.

But really, is it the older kids who parent the ones in the middle, whilst mom deals with the newborns and toddlers? And it seems that there have been a lot of newborns in there, so I imagine the older kids are quite busy.

Oh, and did I mention they homeschool all of the kids? And that they declared their house was a church so they would not have to pay taxes on it? Or that the older girls cook the meals and wear only dresses? Not to mention the fact that they have a waaaay nicer kitchen than mine.

Dang, maybe there is some logic to this whole two-dozen kid thing after all.

The History of the World, in Lego

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008
By raincoaster

According to Buzzfeed, this video got only second place in Gizmodo’s contest. All I can say is, if a moving and beautiful video of the history of the world in Lego, complete in under five minutes, is second to (the no doubt delightful in and of itself) Train to Catch, I wouldn’t want to be one of the judges defending that decision at the Pearly Gates. Or even at the local pub.

Which is a far likelier location for the likes of him and me both, I’m guessing!

Weltraffer from Jesus Diaz on Vimeo.

Tonya Harding, as a child

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008
By raincoaster

It’s no wonder, really.

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