The Modern Era of Fatherhood


“I have more pictures of my children than my father ever looked at me.”

Jim Gaffigan

I do the grocery shopping in my house.

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When Collecting Becomes an Obsession


Like many ’80s babies, I was a huge card collector when I was kid. I bought, sold, and traded baseball, basketball, football, and even some hockey cards with my friends. We’d have card collecting parties where everyone would bring boxes of the cards with which they were willing to part and we’d act like we were in an adolescent version of Boiler Room.

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In Appreciation of: “Young Guns II” – I’ll Make You Famous


From the ages of about twelve to seventeen, I was alone for much of my downtime. I didn’t have a girlfriend, so if I weren’t at basketball practice, I was lounging around the house, either listening to hip-hop or watching my favorite movies over and over, quoting dialogue, imagining being a different person in a different world.

That all began with Young Guns II.

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The Voices of “The Simpsons” on “Inside the Actors Studio” [2003]

It’s pretty great to see all of them on the stage at the same time, doing voices on command, most of them switching between them at will.

Christopher Pierznik is the author of eight books, all of which can be purchased in paperback and Kindle. His work has appeared on XXL, Cuepoint, Business Insider, The Cauldron, and many more. He has been quoted on Buzzfeed and Deadspin. Subscribe to his monthly reading review newsletter or follow him on Facebook or Twitter.