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Action Movie Kid, Dad To Rule The Viral Marketing Galaxy As Father And Son

In case you were worried about the fate of ActionMovieKid and his dad as their 2015 Toyota Sienna #SwaggerWagon gets caught in the space station's powerful tractor beam, let the "Fictitious scene with stationary vehicle" disclaimer put...Show More Summary

Two Cut Jews Cover L-rde

@ftrain called this a pro-circumcision music video, but I'd probably call it anti-intactivist, and pro-mohel, with some factoids about the benefits of circumcision for sexually active men penciled in. It says a lot that the strongest...Show More Summary

#BUYMYVOLVO

Ads on Daddy Types have response and conversion rates many orders of magnitude better than 1 in 559,000 views. So I am going to assume that in the three days since he posted his goofball #BuyMyVolvo commercial on YouTube, this Swedish...Show More Summary

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

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

Baseball/Soccer Moms, Gonna Die & Chevrolet

DT's favorite CSPAN guru Seth noted this odd mention from yesterday's House hearings into GM's total botching of the deadly ignition problems in the Chevy Cobalt. Basically the internal spring in the ignition would fail, and the car would shut off while you're driving if you had what Democratic Rep. Show More Summary

Glam Rockers' Kids Always Have The Nicest Names, Songs, Palazzo Pants Photo-Ops

In June 1971, three weeks after their son Zowie was born, David and Angie Bowie took a stroll for paparazzo Ron Burton. The resulting photographs are the second coolest thing that resulted from Zowie's birth: #3 is the song "Kooks," which Bowie wrote for the kid, and which is rather touching, but also not really a masterpiece. Show More Summary

After Effects Animators' Kids Have The NICEST YouTube Videos

DreamWorks animator Daniel Hashimoto started adding CG effects to little videos of his son James playing. He posts them to YouTube as Action Movie Kid. They are pretty awesome, and are getting a lot of media attention starting yesterday or so. Show More Summary

Cheetos, Doritos, Baby Carrots: The Top Three Things Baby Carrots Are Not

In a shocking, exclusive report from Huffington Post, which they copied from imgur, where five months ago user SassyPants had LOLCATS'd the animated GIFs from a Buzzfeed post about an industrial trade group's 5-year-old PR video, baby carrots are actually just regular carrots cut into 2-inch stumps. Which, duh. Show More Summary

Baby Trashes Bar: Las Palmas Trailer, By Johannes Nyholm

This is obviously completely perfect. This is why the world needs more paternity leave. Swedish filmmaker Johannes Nyholm was on his family leave, taking care of his 1yo daughter, when he decided to shoot a one-day short film. That grew...Show More Summary

How Music For How Crayons Are Made Was Made

Now the story can be told. In 2008, Daddy Types set out to find out once and for all who composed the music on the classic Sesame Street clip, "How Crayons Are Made." What we find will not surprise you, I hope, because the mystery's been solved for years now. Show More Summary

Area Man Didn't Work On His Base Tan

I dreamed a dream my life would be so different from this hell I'm living. Also, I that they paid retail for that Bugaboo and Maxi-Cosi combo. image: rocketing around twitter I don't even want to know don't tell me never forget [youtube]

Here Is A Baby Being Born In A Save The Children Ad

OK, here is an ad for Save The Children UK that is basically a woman giving birth, and a properly trained midwife helping keep the baby alive. It is for a campaign to end half a million first day deaths each year. It is pretty stunning and amazing. First Day (TV Advert) [youtube via jezebel] Ending Newborn Deaths: Ensuring Every Baby Survives [savethechildren.org]

Are You The Ciao! Manhattan Baby At Max's Kansas City?

Here is rare footage of Max's Kansas City, the Park Avenue South hangout for the New York art world in the 1960s and 70s. It was shot by David Weisman, probably in 1967, as B-roll for Ciao! Manhattan, which he co-directed with John Palmer. I'm...Show More Summary

Agamben Toys

First and foremost is the awesome name, obviously. Then I guess the thing I'm thinking about as I scroll back through Agamben Toys' archive is amazement and despair at the breadth and variety of Playmobil Riot Police over the years. Also,...Show More Summary

Etihad Airlines And Flying Nannies Both Exist

I'll be honest, I don't fly in and out of Abu Dhabi, but I'd still like to think I'd at least heard of Etihad Airways before seeing their logo plastered all over the off-the-hook UAE college student conference which was being held at...Show More Summary

'Ohh You're Crying, Monkey. OK, Mommy's Done.'

This video starts out, "Mommy's gonna sing you a song. You want Mommy to sing a song, honey? Let me know how you feel about the song." Mommy is holding a video camera. Someone else is sitting silently next to Mommy, on Mommy's right. Then Mommy starts singing "My Heart Can't Tell You No," by the country singer Sara Evans. Honey's is rapt. Show More Summary

'Do You Think They Should Make iPhone For Babies?'

Maybe if someone had told me that Peter Dinklage supports making iPhones for babies, I might have ever watched Game of Thrones. Whatever, now I'm all caught up: "MEDIEVAL LAND FUN-TIME WORLD" EXTENDED TRAILER -- A Bad Lip Reading of Game of Thrones [youtube]

Susie's Pavilion, Or Rory Hyde's Folly Playhouse

Designing a house for your parents used to be a going-solo architect's rite of passage. Now post-architects build playhouses at their parents for their kids. At least that's my theory about young alt-architect Australian Rory Hyde, whose...Show More Summary

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