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Marc Summers: Pedophile?
9 years ago

Marc Summers: Pedophile?

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One of the more amusing aspects of being the administrator for a site is seeing the behind the scenes. Seeing what real folks out there on the internets are typing into Google.

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Late Review – Call of Duty: Black Ops for the Xbox 360
9 years ago

Late Review – Call of Duty: Black Ops for the Xbox 360

When I set out to review Call of Duty: Black Ops for 8BitDad, my initial thought was – why review this game? People know that it’s not kid-friendly, so does it really have a place on this website?

Sure it does. I think that you dudes (and dudettes too, I guess) already know exactly how inappropriate this game is for your kids – but you might also want to know how awesome Black Ops can be for YOU, a responsible adult that only plays games late into the night when your kid is asleep. It also should be some indication of quality that it took me two weeks to put down the controller so that I could do this write-up.

So, let’s get it out of the way right now: highly recommended for you…obviously inappropriate for your kid. Unless your kid is 18 or over.

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Baby Gear Review: HALO SleepSack Swaddle
9 years ago

Baby Gear Review: HALO SleepSack Swaddle

I think it is justifiable to be suspicious about a baby product when the website advertising lead-in is something to the effect of: did you know that your baby could suddenly DIE IN THEIR SLEEP if not properly swaddled in their cribs?

But if you head over to the HALO SleepSack website right now, that’s exactly what you’ll see. The first banner image you’ll likely see will take you to a video of a friendly pediatrician (and mother) who will tell you all about the 2,500 babies who die every year from SIDS (and the 2,500 additional babies that die suddenly from crib suffocation every year – wait…how is that not the same thing?). Anyway, the takeaway is that this all could have been prevented with the HALO SleepSack Swaddle.

So while this website did make me suspicious, I did not come here to rag on HALO’s fear-mongering advertising staff, nor am I trying to make light of the tragic baby-deaths that happen ever year from SIDS. I’m here to review the HALO SleepSack Swaddle, a product which I was lucky enough to have gifted to me recently…

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How To Talk to Your Kids About Star Wars
9 years ago

How To Talk to Your Kids About Star Wars

I know this should be put in the “Around the Internets” category since it’s just a simple video, but of all the topics we’ve covered at 8BitDad, one of …
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Stop the Presses: Video Games NOT Bad for Kids?
9 years ago

Stop the Presses: Video Games NOT Bad for Kids?

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A couple of days ago, some dudes from the Department of Psychology at Connecticut’s own Yale University School of Medicine leveled-up the debate about whether gaming is bad for …
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Saw 3D Accidentally Plays During Megamind Screening, Hilarity Ensues
9 years ago

Saw 3D Accidentally Plays During Megamind Screening, Hilarity Ensues

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A screening of Megamind at the Showcase Cinemas in Revere, Massachusetts ended up as a mega disaster when the theater accidentally put on themovie Saw 3D – …
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Worst Touch Football Games Ever; Florida Summer Camp(s) Run by Sexual Predator(s)
9 years ago

Worst Touch Football Games Ever; Florida Summer Camp(s) Run by Sexual Predator(s)

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Ronnie Green is running a summer camp in Florida, which is great for the community. Ronnie’s the pastor of the J.I.T.A. Outreach Center, which is also pretty cool of him. The Palm Beach County Division of Human Services gives out $1.2 million every summer to subsidize camp tuition for poor children. My heart is just full of happiness. Just to think, these children from disadvantaged families are able to have some fun and stay off the streets. This has got to be the best story EVER!

But wait: The Palm Beach Post is reporting that Ronnie Green was convicted in 1994 of repeatedly sexually abusing a 6 year old girl to the point of physical scarring. And Ronnie’s not the only one running a Florida summer camp that needs a serious background check. Says the Post, crack dealers and scam artists were also among the others trusted to give kids a safe place to play during the summer.

Or, in more simple terms, Florida is paying criminals like Ronnie Green to watch children.

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Bad Week For Horses: Rocking Horse & Horse-on-a-Stick Recall
9 years ago

Bad Week For Horses: Rocking Horse & Horse-on-a-Stick Recall

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Horses have seen better days: according to the CPSC, about 10,000 ride-on and stick-horse toys will be sent to the glue factory because they pose a strangulation hazard. Evidently …
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