Wednesday, July 08, 2009

TV Squad and Adjab

Adam wrote for AOL, contributing articles to both TV Squad and Adjab. Not sure how many times he linked to these pieces here so I figured I'd link to them now. There's a lot of great stuff at both sites.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Moral Orel

Got a nice e-mail from Dino Stamatopoulos, creator of the Cartoon Network show Moral Orel. They dedicated the most recent episode to Adam. Below is a screen cap from the show (and here's the whole episode - not for everyone, but Adam would have loved it).


Wednesday, February 20, 2008

A Note To All Of Adam's Fans

Hello,

It's been a while since this page was updated, and I thought I'd update readers on why it hasn't had any new material in several months.

Adam passed away in Minnapolis in September. He was 30 years old. More information on what happened can be found here at the site where he and I both worked, TV Squad.

Adam's family wanted to keep his writing on the web in some way. He was too damn talented to just let all of his writings fade away or be put in a desk somewhere, where no one could read them. So we're going to continue his sites, with this being his official web site (which you can now access at adamrayfinley.com or the old raiseyourchildrenmywaydamnit.com). We'll keep it in blog form because we can easily update the page with new columns and stories from Adam for the coming weeks and months and years.

So please check back every week for new stuff from Adam. He was a special guy and we're happy to be able to share his work with you.

- Bob Sassone

Monday, September 03, 2007

About This Site

Note: Adam started this blog, as he states below, as a humor site devoted to both funny child rearing "tips" and anything else he found funny. Now it has changed to a weekly updated blog of all things Adam, as explained in this post here.

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This blog has been going for almost a year now, so I've decided to take a brief moment and explain what the point is.

Raise Your Children My Way, Damn It began as an idea for a book that would be a spoof of all the child rearing books saturating the market written by experts who think they know more about raising children than the parents themselves. The title popped into my head as a way of describing the philosophy behind those books.

I started to write different chapters for the book, but didn't think I'd be able to grab the attention of a publisher or agency by myself, so I decided to make it a collaboration. I contacted some writers I knew, and some writers I didn't know, including Kevin Murphy and Mary Jo Pehl of Mystery Science Theater 3000, who had each become published writers after MST3k had gone off the air. Long story short: the collaboration idea didn't work out, though many of the writers I contacted, especially Mary Jo, were very supportive of the idea.

So, with a bunch of these little "child rearing" essays on my computer's hard drive, I decided to create this blog so I had some place to put them. The guiding ethos is still to poke fun at child rearing experts and theories, though I'll often stretch the "reality" of this site to include pretty much anything I find funny.

The Podcast:

Adam's Utterly Podcastical Podcast(subscribe on iTunes) is the official podcast of this blog, though it has absolutely nothing to do with the blog's content. It's the same style of humor, though, just a different type of outlet.

I hope this clears things up.

Thanks for reading, watching, and listening.

Adam Finley
Minneapolis
September, 2007

Sunday, September 02, 2007

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Adam's Utterly Podcastical Podcast: Episode Eight


In this episode: Yoda gets on my last nerve, and other things happen.


On iTunes, or get the feed.

Direct link to MP3 file.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Adam's Utterly Podcastical Podcast: Episode Seven


In this episode: Bill Chamberlain and I talk about drugs and friendship.


On iTunes, or get the feed.

Direct link to MP3 file.