Wiping Away America

Earlier this week, I held an impromptu history lesson for my 7 year-old son, where I taught him about Christopher Columbus. Why did I do this? Because his public school teachers had taught him nothing about the man. There was no school holiday for Columbus Day, and no lesson about him. Apparently the explorer […]

Dad Joke Time!

Okay, Threedonia, enough politics and hurricanes for a while, let’s have some fun. Tell me your best Dad Joke. You know Dad Jokes, those cheesy, groan-inducing puns that dads (and sometimes moms) torment their kids with. Here are a few amusing examples to familiarize yourself with:

There’s very little that’s funnier to me […]

Classic Ignorance

Here’s an interesting op-ed from a couple of weeks ago from the New York Post about Millennial ignorance of classic movies.

It appears that the “Golden Age of Cinema” has lost its sheen to the young over the years, as millennials are turning their back on classic movies.

A new study finds that […]

Grow Up, Parents

Much has been written about the rise of helicopter parenting, and how it has made kids more spoiled, entitled, snowflake-ish, etc. However, little has been discussed about what effect it has on the parents themselves, and on the experience of parenting. Writing in The American Spectator, Ben Stein has a thoughtful take on the […]

Father's Day Open Thread

Happy Father’s Day to Threedonian Dads and grandpas everywhere — you too fritz! 🙂

Tuesday Open Thread 

Congratulations to the oldest Little Turbo as he graduates from high school today

How To Avoid Raising A Spoiled Snowflake

In the latest for Prager University, family psychologist John Rosemond discusses an issue that is crucial for parents wanting to raise happy, well-adjusted kids (and one that is often overlooked in favor of more oft-discussed topics like education, discipline styles, etc.): saying no to them. If conservative parents (and future parents) want to ensure […]

Friday Open Thread 

“Dill Weed” by Floyd R. Turbo

Happy Birthday, Jim Gaffigan

In honor of Jim Gaffigan’s 50th birthday, I thought I’d share this quote of his about fatherhood:

“I watch the faces of single people in their twenties after I bring up that I ‘have children.’ I imagine them taking a small step backward as if to avoid contagion, with a look of ‘Sorry […]

Dad Life, yo

Happy Father’s Day, Threedonia!