Meet Captain Dad

Meet my new favorite blogger: [Captain Dad](http://captaindad.org/).
And his about page is the most refreshingly honest and funny thing I have read in a long time.
> We’re not bound by old stereotypes. We don’t do things the way our moms did them or our wives would do them. We don’t because, frankly, we’ve never read the kind of magazines that talk about that stuff. We sure as hell don’t talk to other guys about it. We have forgotten what our moms did and said (often before they were even finished doing or saying it!). And our wives work, so they don’t have time to write a honey-do list of child-rearing every day. Not that they wouldn’t like to. But even if they did, what good what it do if we didn’t read it? Which we wouldn’t, even if we were the most dutiful of husbands, because we probably wouldn’t have the time either. Besides, it would be unreadable in two minutes from all the yogurt stains. Whatever. We’re beyond the old ways, forging a new path, making it up as we go along for no other reason than we don’t know what else to do. Does that sound like a mom to you? No, sir. Mr. Mom is dead. Say hello to… Captain Dad!


Meet Captain Dad

Meet my new favorite blogger: [Captain Dad](http://captaindad.org/).
And his about page is the most refreshingly honest and funny thing I have read in a long time.
> We’re not bound by old stereotypes. We don’t do things the way our moms did them or our wives would do them. We don’t because, frankly, we’ve never read the kind of magazines that talk about that stuff. We sure as hell don’t talk to other guys about it. We have forgotten what our moms did and said (often before they were even finished doing or saying it!). And our wives work, so they don’t have time to write a honey-do list of child-rearing every day. Not that they wouldn’t like to. But even if they did, what good what it do if we didn’t read it? Which we wouldn’t, even if we were the most dutiful of husbands, because we probably wouldn’t have the time either. Besides, it would be unreadable in two minutes from all the yogurt stains. Whatever. We’re beyond the old ways, forging a new path, making it up as we go along for no other reason than we don’t know what else to do. Does that sound like a mom to you? No, sir. Mr. Mom is dead. Say hello to… Captain Dad!


Fox News? Bill O’Reilly? Defending gay rights? Whaaaa?

Bernie Goldberg on the O’Reilly Factor supporting Bill O’Reilly in his [criticism of conservatives calling for JC Penny to dismiss Ellen Degeneres](http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/02/bill-oreillys-surprising-defense-of-ellen-degeneres/252889/) as their newly chosen spokesperson because she is openly gay:
> There’s something that needs to be said no matter how uncomfortable it makes some people listening to us. There is a strain of bigotry — and that’s the word I want to use — running through conservative America. That doesn’t mean all conservatives are bigots, or even that most conservative are bigots. That’s not what I’m saying. But there is a strain of bigotry. And it goes against gay people, for instance. Ellen DeGeneres did nothing wrong. She’s gay, right. Reasonable people may disagree on gay marriage. That’s fine. But to call on somebody to be fired, to lose her job because she’s gay, is bigotry, and I don’t care how many people listening to us right now don’t like that. It’s bigotry.
If only Fox News would become more accustomed commentary like this they one day actually live up to their slogan of being “fair and balanced.”


Submarine or Boat?

The [Seabreacher watercraft](http://seabreacher.com/), which looks to me like something out of Jules Verne novel, is capable of cruising at 40mph on the surface and 20mph underwater up to five feet, at which point the snorkel is submerged, oxygen for the engine is cut off and the engine dies. When controlled properly, a driver can submerge the craft and then propel themselves out of the water — breaching much in the same way a dolphin does.

Each Seabreacher watercraft is custom built to order, accounting for the wide variety of designs you will find on YouTube, including orca, sharks and of course the dolphin, which the craft was designed to mimic.


Yoga Breakdancing? Hell, yes.


Swarming Nano Quadrotors

These quadrotors are amazing. It begins with the simple statement, “we developed a nano quadrotor capable of agile flight.” And agile is right. I love the fact that you can just huck this up into the air, turn it on, and its starts flying. Plus, their ability to fly in formation is both beautiful and honestly, a little spooky.
Speaking of spooky, this video also kinda freaks me out as I think about how the military might use something like this – I can imagine for example a ton of these being dumped out of the back of a plane and at 200 hundred feet them all turning on and converging on a target or dispersing to lots of different targets. Or am I just being paranoid?


The Cello Beatbox Virtuoso

At the age of four Kevin Olusola saw Bill Clinton perform the sax on the Arsenio Hall Show and realized he wanted to play an instrument too. Shortly thereafter he was already playing music by ear just by playing around, and by the age of 8 Kevin had completely mastered the cello. He was/is a prodigy.
Kevin also liked to beat box, but his father through it a bad influence and it was little more than noise. Then he heard him beat boxing in a choir and realized his son had a talent there as well. Now his son mixes his two musical passions to create some truly amazing music.