It’s Not About The Dream. My older two kids cut their teeth on Veggie Tales. This is a refreshing interview with Phil Vischer, who looks back at the veggies’ slippery slope to moralism. (HT Trevin Wax)
I looked back at the previous 10 years and realized I had spent 10 years trying to convince kids to behave Christianly without actually teaching them Christianity. And that was a pretty serious conviction. You can say, “Hey kids, be more forgiving because the Bible says so,” or “Hey kids, be more kind because the Bible says so!” But that isn’t Christianity, it’s morality. [read more]
Danny Boy. Since we’re on a kids’ entertainment roll here, I heart the Muppets. I heart the Muppets more than my kids, which makes for some uncomfortable moments at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (“NO WAY! IT’S GONZO! GONZO! OVER HEEEERE!”). I thought I’d seen most Muppet clips, but not this ‘un. (And for the record: no, I wasn’t named after a depressing Irish song about death. At least I don’t think so.)
The Greatest Innovation In Packing Tape Since The Sticky Side. As a guy who’s been unpacking boxes for ten days (and rarely can find his knife / scissors / teeth), I like this. I want to go to there.
If you’ve ever marveled at how easy it is to open a padded shipping envelope thanks to its built-in rip cord that tears through the material, you’ll instantly understand why this enhanced roll of packing tape is pure genius. [read more]