The Other F Word

Picture from IMDB.com

“Maybe the way we change the world is by raising better kids and being more attentive to those kids.”

– Jim Lindberg

A 2011 documentary by Andrea Blaugrund Nevins looks into how fatherhood has changed the perspective of some veteran punk rockers; an endearing perspective and varied as it wasn’t entirely about fatherhood but getting older and changing ideals.

The Other F Word mainly follows Jim Lindberg of Pennywise but we also hear from Lars Fredricksen, Mark Hoppus, Rob Chaos, Tony Hawk, Rick Thorne and many more punk papas.

You’re going to smile when you hear Flea, his stories are pretty adorable. And if you’re like me you’ll be envious of Fat Mike‘s home decor. Then you’ll cry when Duane Peters shares the story of his son dying. So you’re getting a few different emotions thrown at ya. I personally liked how they talked about their own upbringings and how their pasts affect their parenting.

It isn’t too long either, so attention spans aren’t put to the test.

All in all, it was a good time, not an all time fave or anything but it was coolio enough and a neat idea for sure.

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Broody be gone!

Even when you know you are in no position to have another child, it happens, you remember the good ol days.

Memories of being needed. You hold someone else’s baby and warm feelings come back. STOP! It’s a trap. Nature is trying to trick you into making more more more! Fool me once Nature!

Here are five handy tips to keep you from throwing your birth control in the trash.

1. Get a pet. Maybe not a high maintenance animal. If you’re looking at dogs you may as well have another baby. Granted dogs can be pretty cute, and they can get away with being furry. If your kid is furry things can get awkward.

Kittens!

2. Garden. Maybe you got not one but two cats and started to think you needed more even though your place is tiny, you’d get evicted and your new kitten is kind of a jerk. Maybe. Start gardening! Plants are alive and need you too. And you can eat them. You can’t eat your spawn and get away with it. But then you would have room for a new, better baby …

P’s new baby sister.

3. Hold someone else’s baby. You cuddle them, they poop their pants, you pass them off. Done. Plus other people’s kids won’t grow up and resent you. They’ll run to you to shit-talk their parents. Who doesn’t like an opportunity to seem cooler at the expense of their loved ones? Not I.

4. Take a good, hard look at your kindergarden aged child, stomping around, saying they hate you, and breaking your stuff. That’s what babies become.

5. Look in the mirror. Admit to what the stress of one child has already done to your physical appearance. Now picture the havoc done to your insides. You want more of THAT?

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