Bloggerhood Etc. 11/11/13

Football contributions of folks named Johnson.

Infographic: Jon Bois/SB Nation

Best Bad Idea.Breaking Madden: One team, 46 guys named Johnson” by Jon Bois at SB Nation.

My question: what if an NFL general manager just started drafting every guy named Johnson that he possibly could? Frankly, it’s not the worst idea I’ve ever heard, so we’re going to give it a try. This is a two-phase experiment:



Special thanks to the largest Breaking Madden ensemble cast ever assembled, and to all y’all who applied for inclusion. While making these players, I spent so much time looking at the word “Johnson” that the silent “h” actually started looking weird and out of place. Mission accomplished.

Best Question.Are You a Bully?” by Thomas Blevins at Elevate Dads.

As a dad, this is what hits me hardest…

According to Child Trends: “Children who have less-involved parents are more likely to bully others, as are those who have siblings or parents who model or endorse aggressive behavior. Parenting styles linked to social bullying include those lacking nurturing or that rely on psychological control of children; children with parents who manipulate relationships to assert power or gain attention are also more likely to engage in social bullying.”

Wow. Can we just agree right now that we will never be our child’s bully?

Best Guest Post.One Small Change: Tipping My Hand” by Cara Strickland, posting at Addie Zierman’s blog How To Talk Evangelical.

It is easy for me to picture what a person in need, or a person hurting, looks like in my mind. I will tell you this: that person is not smiling at me, pulling out my chair and asking what I’d like to drink.

Best (and Geekiest) List.Top 10 Things You Can Upgrade with a Little Electronics Hacking” by Whitson Gordon at LifeHacker.

Retro Pac Man console

Image: Lifehacker

Best Commentary.Marriage Isn’t For You” by Seth Adam Smith.

… a true marriage (and true love) is never about you. It’s about the person you love—their wants, their needs, their hopes, and their dreams. Selfishness demands, “What’s in it for me?”, while Love asks, “What can I give?”

Most Scenic Pub Crawl.The Bend Ale Trail is the Perfect Weekend Away” by Evelyn at Momsicle.

My husband and I are trying to make fun stuff happen in our lives. Don’t get me wrong, our pets K-Pants and Baby Woww are fun, but they’re fun in a very volatile, Hangover sort of way. Some morning, about 16 years from now, we’re going to wake up with splitting headaches and ask ourselves, “What just happened?!? Do you remember any of it?”

In the meantime, we’re adding in a few lucid moments without the gremlins.

Wisest.How the Hidden Dangers of Comparison are Killing Us … {and Our Daughters} : The Measuring Stick Principle” by Ann Voskamp at A Holy Experience.

“The world isn’t a forest of measuring sticks. The world is a forest of burning bushes. Everything isn’t a marker to make you feel behind or ahead; everything is a flame to make you see GOD is here.”

Happiest. “All Together Now!” by Glove and Boots (via YouTube).

Also one of the best Beatles covers ever.

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