Nathan Rabin was the original head writer of The A.V. Club, a position he held for most of his 16 years at The Onion. He is also the author of four books, including Weird Al: The Book (with "Weird Al" Yankovic) and You Don't Know Me But You Don't Like Me. In 2004 and 2005 he was a panelist on AMC's Movie Club With John Ridley, hosted by the Oscar-winning 12 Years A Slave screenwriter John Ridley. He lives in Chicago with his wife, dog and baby.
What was your favorite childhood toy?
A Paddington Bear doll that I held onto until it fell apart in my hands, as Paddington bear dolls are apparently designed to do. As an adult, I've had two or three Paddington key-chains, and those have all fallen apart as well.