Nov 10 2020

Ric Ocasek Sounds Like a Jerk

Ric Ocasek’s oldest son, Chris, has branded his late father a “narcissist” who was “never present.”On the anniversary of his dad’s death on Sept. 15, Chris Otcasek (who uses the original spelling of the family name) went public with his feelings about his father when he captioned an Instagram photo of himself with Ric and brother Adam, “You don’t exist. We didn’t either.”

Source: Ric Ocasek’s son slams him as a deadbeat dad who ‘was never there’

But still, Chris claimed that “my father, in essence, died the day I was born. He was never present, he was never there. Even when he was, he was never there and that’s the abandonment that I’m referring to.”

New York Post

Nov 08 2020

Garrett Gilbert’s Father Gale Gilbert Was A Quarterback, Too

Garrett Gilbert’s father, Gale Gilbert, was a quarterback too. It’s another case of father and son quarterbacks.

From Wikipedia:

Gale Reed Gilbert is a former American football quarterback who played eight seasons in the NFL for the Seattle Seahawks, Buffalo Bills, and the San Diego Chargers. Gilbert is the only player in NFL history to be on five consecutive Super Bowl teams, none of which won.

Wikipedia

Bit of a specious claim to fame there, but hey, it’s better than nothing.

He was also a part of The Play:

He played for Cal.

Garrett, of course, is currently the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys because everyone else is injured. Maybe he’ll win one someday. I’m sure his dad will be proud either way. Sports dads are proud of their kids even if they stink, and Gilbert just had a decent debut for (cough) “America’s team.” Following in dad’s footsteps is a nice thing. Playing in the NFL when you weren’t expecting to do so is even better.


Nov 04 2020

Being with Dad Helps

A study conducted by Dr. Kyle D. Pruett found that infants between 7 and 30 months respond more favorably to being picked up by their fathers. Pruett also found that a father’s parenting style is beneficial for a child’s physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioral development. Mothers reassure toddlers when they become frustrated while fathers encourage them to manage their frustration. This helps the children learn to deal with stress and frustration. A long-term study Pruett conducted proved that a father’s active involvement with his children, from birth to adolescence, promotes greater emotional balance, stronger curiosity and a stronger sense of self-assurance in the child.

Source: Stay at Home Dads – Pros & Cons – Stay at Home Dads


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Oct 27 2020

Random fathering article is amusing

I’m writing a joke about my dad and I stumbled across this article. There are some gems:

Feathers that get involved info parenting tend to spend some more private time with children alone and that can affect the children emotional development.

Feathers! Feathers make good parents.

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Oct 26 2020

The 15 men competing to father a woman’s kids on TV’s ‘Labor of Love’ – Insider

How did I miss this?

  • Fox’s newest reality “Labor of Love” focuses on one woman’s quest to find the father of her future children — by picking between 15 suitors all competing for her affection.

Source: The 15 men competing to father a woman’s kids on TV’s ‘Labor of Love’ – Insider


Apr 28 2020

Download Twitter GIFs

EZ GIF lets you download Twitter GIFs easily. Go to the site, enter the URL and it converts it into an mp4. Then click Save. If you prefer a a GIF it can do that too. Fancy!

Source: EZ GIF Optimize animated GIF


Apr 19 2020

How To Make Video Files Smaller

Buried in this long article about making video files smaller is a nice tool I’d never seen before – Shotcut. It’s a little intimidating looking but fairly simple to use.

Also in the article is Handbrake, but that one I already knew about.

Source: How To Make Video Files Smaller Without Losing Quality | Uscreen