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Daddy On Board

Precious cargo! Bryan Coffelt posted this photo on twitter. If I ever opted to turn this blog into a line of dubious kid products, a car magnet saying "Dads Are Just As Important As Moms" would probably have been available to this day. I have no regrets. photo via @bryancoffelt

A Four-Letter Word For Swiss Baby

Swiss Miss has gone and done it, opening the crowdsourcing floodgates to unleash the awesome hivemind of her twitter followers and blog readers to come up with a four-letter name her baby boy, aka Swissmister. Gotta be four letters. I...Show More Summary

I Want A Child, 1930, By/Of El Lissitzky

In Mother Russia, Sergei Tretyakov wrote a play called, I Want A Child, about a woman named Milda who wanted to have "a model proletarian baby, but without a husband." The controversial play explored topics like sex, eugenics, politics...Show More Summary

Isamu Noguchi Mega-Playscape Pilgrimage

Speaking of amazing Japanese playgrounds, there is nothing that tops Moerenuma, the vast, last project by Isamu Noguchi, the 400-acre park in Sapporo which was only completed in 2005, after his death. Moerenuma gets 750,000-850,000 visitors...Show More Summary

Kyoto Slide

I haven't seen a Japanese concrete slide this awesome since the itinerant Tako-no-Yama octopus slide roundup of 2007. Thanks, esoteric survey! Kyoto Things [esotericsurvey] Previously, related: Tako-no-yama: the itinerant octopus slide builders of Japan also: Slides Rule! the 517 Awesomest OG Suberidai in Japan

Runbike Racing Is The Muttonbusting Of Japan

image: rfj We have come a long way from the Like-a-Bike. Balance bikes are called runbikes in Japan, and so the competitive racing circuit is known as the Runbike Challenge Series. It is organized by the RFJ, Runbike Foundation Japan. From the URL, RCS began in 2013. Show More Summary

Zombie FAO Schwarz Slips The Surly Bonds Of Toys R Us, Earth

your #FAOMemories will be assimilated image: My kids could be in college and writing papers about surviving the trauma of their dad exploiting their childhoods on a dadblog designed to make the money to pay for their college,...Show More Summary

The Overshared Generation

Oh hi. Of all the posts about all the browser tabs in all the world, this is the one that brought be back to Daddy Types. It's an issue that goes to the heart of my idea for this blog, which is now almost thirteen years old. I know that...Show More Summary

Danny Angel

Here’s another heartbreaking tragedy caused by bullying as another sweet angel named Daniel Fitzpatrick Jr. committed suicide because he could not take the pain of being bullied anymore. He was only 13 and no one at school tried to help him which is the usual case. He left behind a note which explained all the …

This Is Fine. Dog Plush On Kickstarter

You're on the internet, so you know KC Green's This is fine. dog. We are all KC Green's This is fine. dog now. And now your kid can be, too. Green has launched a Kickstarter campaign to make a plush toy version of the This is fine. dog. Show More Summary

The Kunstler Legacy Is Complete.

On That Day, meaning yesterday, August 3rd, in 1967, William Kunstler and others founded the Law Center for Constitutional Rights. [via @JMitchellNews] On This Day, meaning today, August 4th, in 1977, Kunstler founded Bring Your Daughter To Work Day.

It Is Not Too Early, Indeed It May Be Close To Too Late, To Set Some Pokemon Go Ground Rules

you know what? I quit — World Princess Pt. 3 (@snpsnpsnp) July 12, 2016 3. Do not play Pokemon Go while attending a funeral, but if you just happen to drop by a funeral home while a funeral's going on, well... 2. Do not play Pokemon Go at the Holocaust Museum. 1. Do not play Pokemon Go while your wife is giving birth.

Sucre Daddy Types

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Ile sur la Sorgue-Spotting: Awesome Wooden Slat Kids Chair

We are in France visiting family, and went on a quick tour through Ile sur la Sorgue, which is chock full of antique and vintage stores. This sweet Danish-style folding kids chair was at 50 Cinquante, one of the best mid-century dealers. Show More Summary

Bayou Meth Lab Raid Lego

Zander's niece got a bayou meth lab police raid Lego set, which Playmobil must answer, or risk losing the edgy playset realness crown. Riot police and security checkpoints just ain't cutting it anymore. [twitter, @zander] Buy a Lego City Hovercraft Arrest Playset No 60071-1 for around $40

c.1980s Kid-Sized Ferrari F500 At Artcurial Le Mans

As kid-sized Ferraris go, this F500 is one of the most advanced I've seen. With molded steel frame over a tubular chassis, leather interior, a rear-mounted 50cc Motobecane engine, and Mille Miglia livery, it's gorgeous, even. But before I send my kid out zipping around the grounds at 50 km/h, I'd add a safety harness. Show More Summary

We're All Captain Hook Now

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Daniel Uber-Loving Tiger

You may know Ian Bogost from his groundbreaking work on the McRib's insidious normalization of the McNugget. Now he has trained his scholarly gaze on Daniel Tiger, whose Privatization Trolley is destroying Our Youth's faith in public transit: When Daniel and his family want to go somewhere, they simply walk outside to catch Trolley. Show More Summary

Successfully Co-Parenting through Divorce

Dear Mr. Dad: My wife and I are in the midst of what’s turning out to be a rather unpleasant divorce. We can’t stand to be anywhere near each other and conversations are pretty much impossible. The only thing we agree on (besides that...Show More Summary

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