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Episode 009: Meat For The Wolves

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Episode 009: Meat For The Wolves

This week’s episode covers the following stories on 8bitdad.com for the week of November 27th, 2011: PQotW – Do You Buy Age-Inappropriate Toys for …
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Man Cave Daily’s “5 TV Dads It Would Be Fun to Get Drunk With”
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Man Cave Daily’s “5 TV Dads It Would Be Fun to Get Drunk With”

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If you’re the drinkin’ type, check out Man Cave Daily’s list of “5 TV Dads It Would Be Fun to Get Drunk With.”

Modern Family‘s Jay Pritchett is on …
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Study: Fat Dad-Sperm, Fat Kids
8 years ago

Study: Fat Dad-Sperm, Fat Kids

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We always love a good “fat dads make fat kids” story, but this one didn’t get full-on ORLY status because of the twist.

Some smart dudes at the the …
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NYC Dads Group Sponsors New Dad Boot Camp
8 years ago

NYC Dads Group Sponsors New Dad Boot Camp

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There’s a “New Dad Boot Camp” in lower New York, sponsored by the NYC Dads Group. The three-hour class also has the new dads practice changing diapers and confidently …
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Gay Tween Lies To Internet: A Dad’s Response
8 years ago

Gay Tween Lies To Internet: A Dad’s Response

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So you probably saw this video making the Facebook rounds the past few weeks and thought, “Wow, what a powerful message!” or “This is worth sharing!”.

I admit that I watched this video last night and as a father, I kinda felt for this kid’s story. I had my own experiences in middle school with bullies and others that I didn’t quite get along with – that was with minimal adversity. Thinking about my own daughter, I know it’s bound to happen in her lifetime too. As much as I want to protect her from the evil in the world, she has to learn about the dark side at a comfortable click to appreciate and cherish the good.

As a multimedia guru, I was impressed by the the kid’s video concept. The song fit well with the hand-written cards, appealing to the realness of the message. Never suspected it was lifted from another similar video.

As an internet user, I had my doubts to its authenticity. I hate to generalize, but most little dudes around the age of twelve are not that awesome.

Should you feel foolish that you wasted your time sharing and replying to this so-called “fake” original video? No. I’ll explain why.

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Don’t Worry, 8BitDad Didn’t Make The Babble ‘Top 10 Group Dad Blogs’ Either
8 years ago

Don’t Worry, 8BitDad Didn’t Make The Babble ‘Top 10 Group Dad Blogs’ Either

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8BitDad has been a really great source for your day-to-day fatherhood news since late 2010. That’s why we’re proud to announce that we were left off of another “Top” …
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WIRED’s GeekDad Reviews 5 Classic “Best Toys of All Time”
8 years ago

WIRED’s GeekDad Reviews 5 Classic “Best Toys of All Time”

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In case you missed last week’s 8BD podcast, Zach and Bryan crapped all over our current culture’s more excessive Black Friday activities such as mobbing at Wal-Mart, or camping outside …
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New Enemy of the State: Juice
8 years ago

New Enemy of the State: Juice

In the last couple of days, Consumer Reports came out with a study where they tested juices and found unsafe levels of arsenic and lead. Yikes. Everyone’s been in on similar studies for the last couple months, including the FDA, who pushed back and saying that juice is safe. Consumer Reports then fired back and said that the FDA doesn’t test as much as they should.

The big stink: Consumer Reports tested 88 samples of apple and grape juice found in local grocery stores and found that 10% had arsenic levels that were higher than the US federal drinking-water standards! In addition, 25% of them also had levels of lead rating higher than the FDA’s own bottled-water limit. Burn.

So basically, it seems that juice right now is in the “iffy” category.

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