We discuss January-August of 2020, the pandemic, the kids. Joey makes the Perry the Platypus sound.
Helmicks’ 2019 in review, July through December.
Helmicks’ 2019 in review, January through June.
Dogs, preschool, painting DnD minis, Michaelmas, fundraising shenanigans, babes on a plane.
Babes on a Plane: https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/baby-seat-map-scli-intl/index.html
Carey & Kyle discuss Carey’s first published article and a lawsuit against Popeyes for running out of Chicken Sandwiches. Joseph OWNS Dad.
Marion Stokes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marion_Stokes
We talk about Dadding and Nursing in Public, a time capsule, and holding babies in New Zealand. We’re against wasting food. Joey babbles in a box.
Time capsule with nothing inside: https://weather.com/news/news/2019-08-22-derry-new-hampshire-time-capsule-1969-empty-when-opened
Babyholding New Zealand Speaker: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/31/babies-in-the-beehive-the-man-behind-new-zealands-child-friendly-parliament
We discuss being parents of two for a year, having Fathers Anthony and Harrison have Mass at our place, pregnant pandas, In-N-Out in New York, CANCELLING Amazon, Pushing Daisies, Good Omens, Kyle quizzes Carey about Shrek. Rory says “In This Economy”
panda pregnancy mystery: https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2019/08/07/giant-female-panda-national-zoo-may-be-pregnant/
pandas fake pregnancy apparently: https://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/panda-fakes-pregnancy-get-more-food/
in-n-out burger in NYC https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/pajjwk/i-found-nycs-in-n-out-burger-and-solved-the-mystery-of-how-it-got-there
Shrek VHS tape: https://www.reddit.com/r/mildlyinteresting/comments/clm9t4/my_friend_has_amassed_a_collection_of_over_100/
Podcast celebrating one year of podcast, having a surprisingly good discussion about the Americans With Disabilities Act, explaining our children’s newest feats, getting mad at a school district for trying to use children as collateral.
Spicy Nuggs Podcast: https://spicynuggspod.podbean.com/feed.xml
Top/Worst (Whatever): https://topworstwhatever.home.blog/category/podcast/feed/
Wendy’s Finger Lady arrested again: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/06/05/wendys-chili-finger-scam/2391495/
99 Percent Invisible on Curb Cuts: https://99percentinvisible.org/episode/curb-cuts/
Joseph’s crawling, Rory’s basically an adult now, that one dude is going to win jeopardy forever, and we talk about school lunches and the unfairly divided job of being a parent. Rory sings What a Wonderful World.
Illegal jeopardy wagers: https://news.avclub.com/jeopardy-producers-have-stripped-contestants-of-their-1834356162
Hash brown guy: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/ncna998976?__twitter_impression=true
School lunches: https://www.npr.org/2019/05/10/722259141/after-backlash-rhode-island-school-district-rolls-back-lunch-shaming-policy
Daycares call moms: https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/my-child-has-two-parents-why-does-day-care-call-only-me/2018/09/25/6b6e46b0-b076-11e8-a20b-5f4f84429666_story.html
We talk about Snowplow Parenting, the weather, Rory’s inquisitiveness, and Joseph’s chonkiness. Rory reads Green Eggs & Ham.
an obituary on Hal Fishman for anyone who’s weirdly interested (I was 15 when he died, not 9. my entire childhood is one big blur to me apparently): http://airportjournals.com/remembering-hal-fishman-the-flying-professor-and-cherished-anchorman/
I cannot for the life of me find the National Geographic show with the lizard character. Someone help?
Also I’m bummed I went with the name “when would you file?” when I could have gone with “Ready Aim File”.
Youtube shuts down comments on kids videos: https://www.engadget.com/2019/02/28/youtube-shuts-off-comments-on-videos-with-young-children/
Silly letter from Principal on Momo: http://www.hoosickfallscsd.org/letter-regarding-momo-challenge/
Frisbee dog record breaker (doesn’t appear to be wearing a bandana, but we won’t call the cops if you don’t): https://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/orlando-apollos/os-sp-hs-frisbee-dog-apollos-0225-story.html
Happy Valentine’s day! We discuss our first Valentine’s Day, traditions, Joseph’s locomotion, chocolate, and the death (and revival) of Candy Hearts.
neutral network candy hearts: http://aiweirdness.com/post/170685749687/candy-heart-messages-written-by-a-neural-network
country roads mario: https://twitter.com/unusualImagery/status/1095753759324622849
opportunity rover, which made it 14 years, not 5, relevant xkcd: https://xkcd.com/2111/
Another serious one this week, folks. The burden of raising our kids in the digital age has been weighing on us, and youtube’s demonic sorting algorithm has been in the news, so here are our thoughts on youtube, kids shows, and why they often fill us with dread.
CGP Grey Ad Revenue Explainer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KW0eUrUiyxo
That chicken video (a tweet about it, so you’re not giving them views): https://twitter.com/jezicorivera/status/1091229799635345409?s=15
Carey and Kyle discuss chicken nuggets, a couple of brothers being bros, eating in-n-out priest-style, the march for life, The Discourse, why we are canceling netflix and target, and so little more!!
Special episode for folks curious about or already fans of Doctor Who, starring @heyitsmattbaker of Roman Circus Podcast fame and Carey’s sister Noelle.
Kyle had already gone back to DC, but we all know you’re just here for the clip of Rory at the end.
We do not know why Rory thinks Doctor Who is called “houses.”
Listen to episode #45 of the @RomanCircusPodcast to hear our guest episode with those guys!
In-N-Stout, GoFraudMe, Wombat Poop, Snowball Fights, and more!!
Wombat book: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wombat_Divine
Babies and Mothers: https://www.theolympian.com/news/politics-government/article140720478.html
Halloween, a Baptism, Thanksgiving prep, and The Docket.
Carey and Rory’s birthdays, apple picking, pumpkin patching, meeting Canada’s Coolest Cleric.
Roasted Apple Shallot Blue Cheese Tart Recipe: http://gransbest.com/roasted-apple-shallot-blue-cheese-tart/
Carey cuts Kyle’s hair while we discuss fascist haircuts, hiking, teething, and Great British Bakeoff. Low Sound Quality, high Authenticity. Rory sings the Quesadilla Song.
We can eat a lot of In-N-Out, Disneyland is tiring, Hockey is amazing, A beautiful nerdy wedding, Matt Baker’s a Millionaire, The Laughons took us to a crack shack, Rory loves Cars