Are Superdads Media Whores?

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“FORGET yummy mummies, now we have cool dads. And the stakes are high, menfolk. If the internet is to be believed — and what sensible person could doubt it — the latest phenomenon to sweep the world is the rise of Cool Dad.

Yes, the days of yore when fathers steadfastly ignored their offspring are well and truly over. Which is good. And in his place is hands-on Superdad who loves nothing more than to have fun, fun, fun with his kids. Especially if someone just happens to be videoing his super-duperness so he can upload it to his Daddy Cool blog, seed the clip into Facebook where it goes viral, gets him on Ellen and hooks a book deal.”  Read more of this post

Basketball with Ghandi

The other day I saw this great little film via the magic of Facebook and Gawker.  Only thing is that it is actually a commercial for a Thai telecommunications company.

It is an inspirational, beautiful, emotional story.  When I first watched it, I thought “wow that is a great video!”  I decided I would write a post about how doing small things can make a difference in the world.  I thought I can fit that fake Ghandi quote about being the change you want to see in the world into this one.  Then my cynical media awareness trainer brain kicked in to gear. Read more of this post

I am an Addict

An information addict that is.  I have a compulsion to know things.  Not for any specific reason, just because I want to know what is going on in the world.  I’m not saying I have a big problem, I can quit anytime.  I just don’t want to quit yet… Read more of this post