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September 11, 2012

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Getting Baked To Enjoy Your Kids

Mark Wolfe declares in the NYT that he needs to get high in order to really enjoy his children:

I swear I am a more loving, attentive and patient father when I take my medication as prescribed. Perhaps this isn't surprising. As anyone who inhaled during college can attest, cannabis enhances the ability to perceive beauty, complexity and novelty in otherwise mundane things (grout patterns in your bathroom floor, the Grateful Dead, Doritos), while simultaneously locking you into a prolonged state of rapt attention. You not only notice the subtle color variations in your cat's fur, you stare at them in loving awe for 20 solid minutes.

I submit that this can be enormously salutary to the parent-toddler relationship. Beyond food, shelter and clothing, what do small children need most from their parents? Sustained, loving, participatory attention. Thank you, Doctor.

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>But for me, at least, the benefits clearly outweigh the risks. I find the time I spend with my children to be qualitatively different and simply more fun when I take my medicine (always in private, never in front of them, never too much).

Interestingly I also find my entire family more fun and pleasant and qualitatively different when I take my self-prescribed medical rum and whiskey.

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The Sounds Behind James Bond

Even if you're a casual fan of the James Bond oeuvre I think you'll enjoy this podcast that goes into how important music and sound have been in the various the James Bond movies. I haven't seen Goldfinger in years but I can hear just a snippet of music or background sound and know exactly where it came from in the movie.

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The 'Doctor Who' and 'Star Wars' Crossover

More than you'd expect.

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