By now, you may have seen the shirt that spoofs the WWF:

drawing showing panda bears and folding chairs for WWF

Panda bears and folding chairs…

While WWF may mean World Wrestling Federation, and it may mean World Wildlife Fund, it has another meaning:

Words With Friends

So I updated the parody to use the other WWF:

drawing showing a panda bear playing words with friends for WWF

The next step is to combine the three so that the one panda is going to smack the other panda with the tablet instead of a folding chair. I might not get to that right away though.

Until then, go buy the shirt at Zazzle or buy it at Printfection.

Sorry about the Zazzle link. Zazzle did not like the design because it may contain trademark violations. Either they are unfamiliar with parody as an acceptable fair use, or perhaps they want to avoid any possibility of even remotely being near a trademark violation.

All the brothers of a poor man hate him;
How much more do his friends abandon him! He pursues them with words, but they are gone.

Proverbs 19:7

Annual Hockey Game

Since Beta enjoyed last season’s hockey game so much, we scheduled another one for this year.

This year’s event was not as eventful as last year’s – no overtime, no shootout, no inconsiderate fans – but Beta and I enjoyed it nonetheless.


It is our tradition that, during the first intermission, Beta gets a cup of hot chocolate.

picture of someone holding a cup of hot chocolate

I got some overpriced almonds. I think I’ll get something else next year.

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How Would You Describe It?

photo of greasy frying pan

Gamma pointing to a greasy frying pan: What’s that?
Me: That’s grease.
Gamma stares blankly
Me: It, uh, comes out of the meat when you cook it.
Gamma still not sure
Me: It’s like frosting for the meat!
Gamma walks away, satisfied at the answer (or at least convinced that I don’t have a good explanation)

Maybe butter would have been a better word to use.

Also the fat of an animal which dies and the fat of an animal torn by beasts may be put to any other use, but you must certainly not eat it.

Leviticus 7:24

Improving Comic Sans

There are two types of people in the world: those who don’t really think about Comic Sans and those who disdain Comic Sans.

I was wondering why there are so many people against the poor font. I came up with the answer of “Sans”. Maybe the problem is that there are no serifs.

What if someone added serifs to Comic Sans?

What would it be called then? Sans means without. What is the opposite of sans? Con means with. I thought about Comic Con, but that name is already taken. Not for a font, but instantly recognizable to those who care about fonts. I guess the next best thing is the name Comic Serif.

So, here is Comic Serif. Go download it from fontgrill.com, if you want.

example of the font Comic Serif

The nice thing about spoofing Comic Sans is that you can’t get it wrong. If you make a good font, people will be impressed. And if you do a poor job on the font, people will think you’re trying to be funny by mocking Comic Sans.

They are worthless, a work of mockery;
In the time of their punishment they will perish.

Jeremiah 10:15

The Rodeo

We went to a nearby rodeo recently. Here are some photos and commentary from that.

We start with the horses lined up for the opening cermonies:

photo of rodeo horses lined by the fence

which include running the flags around while the anthems are sung:

photo of rodeo horses parading the flags around the arena

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Schoolwork Update

It’s been a little while since I shared some of the boys’ schoolwork on the blog, so here are some papers they brought home:

drawing of a thank you note for mom's doing the laundry

Of all the things mom does, laundry is forefront in a 6-year-old mind.

drawing of how Owen could ahve solved the dilemma with his fuzzy

This one may require some explaining. They read a story about Owen, a child who wanted to bring his blanket to school but the school wouldn’t let him so Owen’s mom cut the blanket into handkerchiefs so that Owen could have a bit of his blanket at school.

Part of Alpha’s assignment was to think of alternate ways to solve the problem. His solution: don’t go to that school anymore. Your solution depends on if you think the problem is the blanket or the school.

If Mary had been homeschooled, her lamb would not have caused any problems.

drawing of local government

Two notes on this one:
1. I’m taking that as a good thing that my child doesn’t know what the inside of a court room looks like.
2. The picture of the city council looks suspiciously like the council as depicted in the Star Wars movies. I should confirm if that was his basis.

When they had brought them, they stood them before the Council. The high priest questioned them,

Acts 5:27

Dino Metrics

Dinosaurs grew larger the longer they lived, so you could judge the age of a dinosaur by its size.

Here’s a handy chart to show you, using metric/SI prefixes, how to gauge the relative size of a certain flying dinosaur.

drawing showing dactyl, megadactyl, gigadactyl, and teradactyl instead of pterodactyl

But that drawing is missing an important part of the pterodactyl. So here’s another version:

drawing showing pdactyl, pmegadactyl, pgigadactyl, and pteradactyl instead of pterodactyl

I’m sure you won’t forget your prefixes now.

I would have kept going, but there wasn’t room on the image for petadactyl. Plus, the version with the silent P would have been ppetadactyl, which is just silly.

Do not rejoice, O Philistia, all of you, Because the rod that struck you is broken; For from the serpent’s root a viper will come out, And its fruit will be a flying serpent.

Isaiah 14:29