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Encouraging Heroes. You can be one too.

The older boys were gone all weekend, which meant the younger boys had no competition for computer playtime. Everyone is particularly fond of a game called Roblox, in which players create worlds and games with their own rules with characters that look vaguely like Lego pieces. They can create an environment in which multiple characters can play. The result is two boys playing on separate computers in the same environment, which necessarily involves a lot of chatter back and forth across the basement. After all, if you’re in the heat of battle it’s pretty handy to holler out directions to your twin.

It can get rather loud, but for the most part they have a great time. If tempers flare, there’s always the Go Outdoor option. Generally speaking I try to keep track of what they’re doing and maintain some order and balance. Each boy has his own account on Roblox and they frequently will invite one another to their latest place to try out whatever obstacle or challenge has been put in place.

I knew they’d been online too long when The Manager yelled over to the Captain saying, “Dude come over here in real life!”

Hey! It’s Friday! Let’s have some fun.

Welcome to the April 23, 2010 edition of fun for your friday!

Katie Sorene presents 13 Most Awkward Family Vacation Pics posted at Travel Blog – Tripbase.

udaarif presents emoticon maho ternyata ada di dunia nyata (ga ngakak ane rela kimpio sama miyabi) posted at Kumpulan Artikel Aneh | Unik | Gokil | Extreme. (Editor’s note: I have no idea what this post says, but the picture is TOTALLY worth the click. Hilarious!)

Cole Garrett presents Friday 4/2 posted at Dry Humor Daily, saying, “This article presents an alternative to the usual silver screen outing on a given Friday night.”

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Tubing Blues posted at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog.

Cheryl Ragsdale presents A Bad Day? Funny Photos to Make You Laugh Out Loud posted at That Girl is Funny, saying, “Are you having a bad day? I’m having one of those days when nothing I do seems to work. If I could take pictures and show you, this is what it would look like. dog squashed between car seat”

Pamela Jorrick presents Fun Family Hike or Sneaky Attempt to Cause Extreme Spousal Suffering? posted at Blah, Blah, Blog.

Digerati Life presents How To Cut Costs On Hair Care Once and For All! For Serious Savers Only posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “A funny story about hair care!”

Andrew Hall presents Me vs The Evil Overseers posted at Laughing In Purgatory, saying, “My analysis about the morality of an anti-tipping policy.”

Mike presents poop posted at Wat Not 2 Do, saying, “This was funny”

Toni presents My Baby Bookworm posted at Wifely Steps, saying, “It’s never too early to get kids interested in books!”

No Fo Pa presents clipping nails in the office posted at No Fo Pa, saying, “Avoid embarrassing social mistakes. Vote. Research. Share. Behave.”

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