Marvin Archive

Ask Marvin: Number Nine


Today, Marvin answers another genuine email he received from a real live emailer!

“Heya Marv, how’s it goin’? As a concerned Father, I want to make sure that my child is safe, so I was surprised when this nosey lady in the car seat aisle told me that I can’t use both LATCH and a seatbelt the same time to secure my DS’s car seat. I mean, two are always better than one right? What if the seatbelt were to fail? I saw that sad Kyle Miller video. If the seatbelt were to fail, I’d have the LATCH to back it up, and vice versa. Redundancy and having a back up plan has always been the best way to go. Right? So what’s the big deal? Why can’t I use both LATCH and a seatbelt at the same time to install my DS’s seat?

Ask Marvin, #8

Today, Marvin gets an earful on how to write a better, briefer blog.

“Dear Marv, no offense, I like your blog and its sorta funny sometimes and all, but I don’t have time to read a whole dang novel ranting about people on some forum I don’t even visit. Plus, your replies in bold make my eyes bug out of my head. What gives? – Your Best Bud, Bold Belinda.”

Ask Marvin #7: Reputation Part II


Marvin’s “person” is out of town, so we can talk now! Marvin is so happy that the cat didn’t eat him, he’s decided to respond to a question about the staff!

Dear Marvin,

I read your column last week. I can sure tell you that I WROTE the book on Car-Seat.Org reputation. Your comments were fine for the masses that aspire to move up the reputation ranks, but seriously I’ve been doing all that since before you were born. My concern is the pesky staff. You know, I’m worried they’re going to go after me once they notice I’m getting close to them in reputation! Do you have some tips for that? – Your friend (as far as you know), Meddling Maisy

Ask Marvin #6: Reputation Part 1


Dear Marvin.  I’m addicted.  No, wait, it’s more like obsessed.  Okay, okay, I’ve gone completely mental about my reputation points at Car-Seat.Org.  I know it’s supposed to be a fun thing, but I want more.  I NEED more.  OMG I will go postal if even one point is taken away! I need help.  I’ll do anything to get my fix.  How can I get some more?  Will you click me please? PLEASE?

Signed, Crack-Seat.Org Carlie