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Fallout: Huggies – Truth In Advertising
7 years ago

Fallout: Huggies – Truth In Advertising

Some serious sh*t went flying onto Huggies’ wall yesterday. The fallout was in response to their latest “Dad Test” campaign, which was a series of 30 second commercials which transformed randomly photogenic dads into lab rats – or was I watching a preview for an Inception sequel?

Oh well, who needs to pay for focus groups when you have a free corporate Facebook page? When all else fails, use minigun.

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Real World Math: Close Enough
7 years ago

Real World Math: Close Enough

In ‘Real World Math’, Richard makes math fun and engaging to kids, while satisfying their innate desire to understand how things work. Richard figures that if he can make math fun for kids that it will also satisfy their curiosity and point their energy in a positive direction.

My dad used to say “close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades”, however in the vast majority of everyday math that we use throughout our lives we rely on “close enough” a lot more often than we do getting the kind of very specific answer that’s demanded of us in math class.

In fact, using the “close enough” vs. “not close” evaluation will suffice in almost every math-related situation most people will encounter in life unless they’re an engineer or statistician.

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Anti-Smoking Ad With Father Controversial For Bottle-Feeding
7 years ago

Anti-Smoking Ad With Father Controversial For Bottle-Feeding

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New Zealand rugby star Piri Weepu was in an anti-smoking commercial. There was a two second clip of him bottle-feeding his baby – which is a sweet image for a father*. But as MSNBC reports, “the country’s Health Sponsorship Council bowed to pressure from La Leche League and other motherhood advocacy groups,” and removed the bottle-feeding scene because it didn’t align with the “breast is best” values of the country.

Le sigh.

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