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Hairy Banana

Heather Armstrong gave a really thoughtful and classically unsettling talk at this year's XOXO Festival in Portland where she explained her experience stepping away from pro mommyblogging at Dooce. You should really watch it or, if you're in a setting where the phrase HAIRY VAGINAS doesn't go over so well, then maybe just listen to it. Show More Summary

Way Of The Viral Dragon

Enter the 4yo Mini-me Dragon How do you get to 30 million views on your viral kidsploitation video? Practice, practice, practice. Just because your kid has dutifully copied the Bruce Lee nunchuck moves you have been fixated on your own...Show More Summary

Get In On This Viral Toddler-Gorilla Video Early! Just 26,000 Views!

A wonderful video of a toddler playing hide and seek with a baby gorilla is available for licensing across all platforms. It's probably being ripped off and reloaded to Facebook as I type this. Toddler playing Gorilla Toddler at the Columbus Zoo! [youtube via @moorehn]

Libre Soy, Libre Soy

Everything's bigger in Texas, including the family prisons. image: ICE I'll be honest, when I first heard that the ICE immigrant family detention centers full of Central American refugee kids and moms had animal-themed cell blocks like...Show More Summary

It's Such A Good Feeling

Fred Rogers just made me cry, and it's ok. At least it'll take my mind off of Inside Out. Fred Rogers Message to those who grew up with the Neighborhood [vimeo via khoi]

The Chosen One, Or The Results Of Andy Baio's Video Game Parenting Experiment

Last December Andy Baio wrote about an experiment he performed on his son: exposing him to the history of video games in chronological order, rather than just starting at the state of the art of today. Now the Gel Conference has posted video of Andy telling his and his son's story, and sharing the results. Show More Summary

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Unaccountable Surveillance Society Do You See?

I'm still fighting off the chills from reading a review of Bill Martin & Eric Carle's childhood classic, Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, which was posted only yesterday, while the world was distracted by Caitlin Jenner.If the...Show More Summary

Housing Bubble, Or La Bulle Pirate

It's 1970, you're 23, living in a studio in the suburbs of Geneva with your wife, your applications for larger apartments are thrown in the garbage because of a citywide housing crisis, and your kid's on the way. What do you do? If you...Show More Summary

How To Make A How To Pull Out A Tooth With A #Camaro Video

When we look for videos on how to pull out a loose tooth, we find a six year old YouTube video about a guy who attached his kid's tooth to a model rocket. And most of us think, WTF is wrong with people, just get over here and I'll pull it out. Show More Summary

Walking Bike Meets Hyperlapse Steadicam

The walking bike dad phonevideo genre has found its Goodfellas, and David Friedman is its Scorsese. He's using Hyperlapse, the timelapse video app from Instagram, at 1:1 speed as a Steadicam to follow his kid around the playground on his walking bike. This leaves the rest of us no excuse to stay hanging out on the bench. Hyperlapse app as pocket steadicam - Test [vimeo]

We All Have A Little Artist In Us Just Waiting To Emerge

In other unsettling kid-related artwork news, this PSA-like video from the art collaborative DIS was included in EXPO 1, a sprawling, multi-part exhibition about the future, which was at MoMA PS1 in 2013. It was part of ProBio, a sub-show...Show More Summary

'Cradle,' Foam Sculpture By John Chamberlain

This is extraordinary, and something of a mystery, at least to me. John Chamberlain was best known for his abstract sculptures made from contorted car parts, but in the late 60s-1970, he also made an amazing series of foam sculptures. Show More Summary

'Papa's Gotta Write His Song'

Having a kid can complicate even the simplest of tasks, like writing and recording a song every day since 2009. Papa's Got To Write His Song | Song A Day #2079 [youtube/therockcookiebottom] Here is a song 'Song A Day' guy Jonathan Mann made last week in collaboration with his son Jupiter. []

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


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

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