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DT Friday Freakout: Plagio Helmet Edition

This week it's not a roundup, so much as a carefully curated selection of headlines from the worlds of parenting, politics, health, and safety, designed to focus your freakout and ruin just your weekend, not your every day; "HelmetsShow More Summary

Goodnight Nanny-Cam Amuses Some

Every generation of parents gets the Goodnight Moon parody they deserve. The beleaguered progressives of the iPhone era got Goodnight Bush. The HOPE & CHANGE generation having kids in the post-Lehman/TARP/subprime recession got, what else, Goodnight iPad. And now the Sideswiped-by-Snowden Generation gets Goodnight Nanny-Cam. Show More Summary

Mr Potato Head Had A Posse

Everyone has a past, I suppose. Take Mr. Potato Head, whose head used to be made out of real potatoes. The Hassenfeld Bros. Company used to just sell a box of face parts with pins on the back, for sticking in a potato. Then in 1964, they switched to plastic heads, and also Mr. Show More Summary

I'm Sure If This Were Your Kid Your Nanny Would Tell You About It

OH in Park Slope cafe, nanny to child: "I'll give you a muffin, but don't lick the table." — Jeff Chu (@jeffchu) May 8, 2014 Update: He licked the table. And he still got the muffin. #ofcourse #winwin — Jeff Chu (@jeffchu) May 8, 20...

A Golden Treasury Of Punk Is Dad

It felt weird to not hear very much from the Milano Salone design fair this year. I may need to adjust my media diet. But while digging around for pictures, I stumbled across a horrifying window display from Diesel featuring a giantShow More Summary

Amazing GMC Seat Extension Headrest Puts Kids In The Short Seats

Time was if you wanted to keep your kids in the jump seat of your extended cab pickup, you had to make a cage out of chainlink fencing. But with the revolutionary Jump Seat Extension Headrest, the 2015 GMC Canyon has finally led us out of those dark, Social Services-alerting days. Show More Summary

Haute Dads DILPH Blog

Haute Dads is a dads & kids street style photography blog started last year by Nicole Nadeau. Kris, his son Jax, and their rescue dog Tilda were photographed on the streets of their hometown, Brooklyn, New York. For complete fashionShow More Summary

Pittsburgh To Get Next To Last Tom Otterness Playground Sculpture

With the addition of Tom Otterness's 2007 bronze sculpture Playground in a new riverfront park this fall, Pittsburgh will have the highest concentration of playground equipment-as-sculpture in North America. With two. The PittsburghShow More Summary

Here Is A Baby Climbing Out Of A Clock

Finally finished A McCrossen's Making Modern Times. It's good but unexpected images like this make it a must read — Atrophic Parenchyma (@AtrophicP) May 3, 2014 Rather than use the snapshot of the page mentioned above, here's the original image, and McCrossen's caption: Harry M. Show More Summary

Sun Rises In East, Black Hockey Jesus Has It Up To Here With You People

The racoon eyes have faded from the Spring Break skiers' faces. The pear trees' incriminating smell wafts through the streets. The pollen in the grit on the countertop near the open window has changed from soot to soot and neon green. Show More Summary

Two Volvo 850 Race Wagons, Both Alike In Hoonity

Today on Bring A Trailer, someone turned up this rather amazing rebuild: a 1995 Volvo 850 Turbo Wagon transformed into a British Touring Car Championship-style racer. It's currently for sale on craigslist in Bainbridge Island, WA for like nothing. Show More Summary

DTQ: How Much Crunch Berries Does It Take To Fly To Africa?

I was flying back to DC yesterday and a very nice young mom and her 16-month-old son lap babied in my row. Then the middle seat was open, so we all relaxed a bit. I wished there had been a chance to tell her of our great discovery, flying...Show More Summary

On The Internet, Everyone Knows You're Pregnant

On a TMI panel Friday at Theorizing the Web in New York, Princeton assistant professor of sociology Janete Vertesi explained how she hid her pregnancy from Big Data. She banned social media discussion by her relatives and friends; paid...Show More Summary

Old Wounds and New Beginnings

Today was a painful Sunday afternoon. For no good reason I decided to finally convert an old videotape that my aunt sent me of my dad’s home movies. He abandoned us all when I was a toddler and passed away in the 1990s. Anyway, it was tough seeing him enjoying life with his second wife […]

Antonio Vitali Hand Puppets In Paris

It wasn't until DT reader and Antonio Vitali puppetmaster Aaron sent along a link to these photos of Vitali's handpuppets at the Louvre's Musee les Arts décoratifs that I realized they're mimes. Moody, manic, silent, creepy, Frenchy mimes. Oh no, he's trapped, mint in box, can't get out. But seriously, they're in tres tres bon etat. Show More Summary

This Is My New Ringtone

Open this in multiple windows. Prepare or cute mayhem. — Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) April 23, 2014 It will also be on every song I ever remix in any future DJ careers I may have.

Millennial's Analysis Of Baby Boomers Confounds Gen X'er

So apparently Hook was the archetypal dadventure movie of the 90s, which the Paris Review dubs "The Dadliest Decade." between 1989 and 1999, ten dadventures hit the box-office top ten, and they're worth listing in full: Look Who's Talking Parenthood Honey, I Shrunk the Kids Hook Father of the Bride Mrs. Show More Summary

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