hashbrown law


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

Sending Rory to Baby Harvard

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”.

In-N-Out sues Puma: https://www.mercurynews.com/2019/03/05/double-double-trouble-for-puma-in-n-out-sues-over-shoe/

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

Valentine’s Day

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.

Excellent Article: https://medium.com/@jamesbridle/something-is-wrong-on-the-internet-c39c471271d2

TED Talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/james_bridle_the_nightmare_videos_of_childrens_youtube_and_what_s_wrong_with_the_internet_today?language=en

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



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!


#12 Raising Helmicks – Wombat Tier

In-N-Stout, GoFraudMe, Wombat Poop, Snowball Fights, and more!!


In-N-Stout: https://fox5sandiego.com/2018/08/15/in-n-stout-brewer-gets-pun-filled-cease-and-desist-letter-from-burger-chain/

Wombat poop:  https://www.livescience.com/64119-wombat-butt-poop-cubes.html

Wombat book: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wombat_Divine

Earthquake: https://www.livescience.com/64190-weird-seismic-hum.html

YoutubeKid: https://www.forbes.com/sites/maddieberg/2018/12/03/how-this-seven-year-old-made-22-million-playing-with-toys-2/#1646cc464459

Snowballs: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/snowball-fights-now-legal-colorado-town-after-9-year-old-n943581

Babies and Mothers: https://www.theolympian.com/news/politics-government/article140720478.html