Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Quote of the Day

"Why didn't anybody stop us? Why aren't there more regulations about this sort of thing? What fool in their right mind would put me in charge of a baby? Two babies?"
-Miles Vorkosigan, from Lois McMaster Bujold's Diplomatic Immunity

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

How are toddlers like professional soccer players?

You can tell them apart usually, but it's trickier when they're running away from you.
"Norwich City's identical twins Josh and Jacob Murphy will wear different colour boots to help boss Chris Hughton distinguish between the two."
"It's not so much in close proximity, because there is a difference between the two and they have different playing styles so I can tell them apart."

I like that "playing style" is a differentiating factor. The ways I tell apart our boys include things like gait, or what they're saying, more often than anything like "rounder face."

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Nerdiest Twins in the NBA

The Lopez TwinsI just came across this awesome interview with Robin Lopez of the NBA's Portland Trailblazers. His twin brother, Brook, plays for the Brooklyn Nets.

How many comics do you own? 
Not as many as Brook. He’s pretty much collecting everything DC Comics publishes right now. I have two or three titles I’ve collected and tried to complete those runs.
It gets nerdier than that, but the best Q&A (as called out by Deadspin) is this one:

What are your top three favorite wizards?
Gandalf’s definitely on the list. Trying to pick my favorite Harry Potter wizard, I can easily go with Dumbledore. I always liked Professor Lupin. I’ll put him on the list. [A day after the interview, Lopez asked via his publicist to take Lupin off his list and replace him with Hermione Granger.]
I got to pick a Disney wizard. Can I pick Angela Lansbury in Bedknobs and Broomsticks?
If I re-do my 10 sets of excellent twin athletes, they bump the Morris twins for this answer alone.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Twins in two years!

Forget about twins born on different days. What about these lucky girls?
As partygoers were ringing in the New Year across the Greater Toronto Area, a Mississauga mom was busy giving birth to twin daughters. And though the twins were born eight minutes apart, they’ll share different birthdays – and different birth years.
Proud mom Lindsay Salgueiro delivered the last baby of 2013 at Mississauga’s Credit Valley Hospital before giving birth to the first baby of 2014.