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Shout-Out to General Mills: the Cheerios Dancing Dads Commercial
2 months ago

Shout-Out to General Mills: the Cheerios Dancing Dads Commercial

Have you caught the “Dancing Dads” Honey Nut Cheerios spot? It’s the dancing dad commercial we all wanted last year when General Mills and Saatchi & Saatchi put out the fatherless “Dancing Families” spot.

But when you got it you got it, and “Dancing Dads” got it.

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Dadvertising: Great Fathers and Big Feels From Angel Soft
3 months ago

Dadvertising: Great Fathers and Big Feels From Angel Soft

Have you ever gotten a case of the feels while watching a toilet paper commercial? Angel Soft’s new commercials want just that – and feature dads prominently in the mix.

Angel Soft, a Georgia-Pacific brand, partnered with Deutsch to drop the toilet-paper-typical “your fingers won’t break through this one” sentiment and instead use the tagline, “Be soft. Be strong.” Emotions. Character. Agency. Frankly, people have never had a product they use on their winkers be so emotionally supportive.

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Make a Family Holiday Get-Together “Bug-Out Bag”
4 months ago

Make a Family Holiday Get-Together “Bug-Out Bag”

So you’re at your folk’s house for Christmas or Hanukkah and you guys all finished opening presents and now are moving into the coffee-and-relax portion of the night. But people are excited to play with their new stuff, and it’s not that easy. It’s never that easy. Especially if your kid is the one hammering you to get their new toy operational.

“Bug-out bags” are kits people make to survive in the wilderness for a couple of days. They have little items you need to survive the elements, and if there’s one element you need to survive for the next week, it’s holiday family gift exchanges. Also, bear attacks.

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The Hack That Will Win You the #CheerioChallenge
10 months ago

The Hack That Will Win You the #CheerioChallenge

The internet is aflame with the Cheerio Challenge, a game where dads have been stacking Cheerios on their sleeping babies’ heads. There’s a zero percent change you haven’t seen this, because the story’s been covered by The Huffington Post, The TODAY Show, Buzzfeed, Mashable, and it’s appeared on Facebook‘s trending stories.

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My Son Wears His Halloween Costume to See the Easter Bunny Every Year
1 year ago

My Son Wears His Halloween Costume to See the Easter Bunny Every Year

As we wait in line to see the Easter Bunny, the reactions to my son are varied: some parents (especially those with new babies) just don’t get it. Parents of older kids chuckle and smile, point while they think we’re not looking, and when I do make eye contact, they smile and give me the knowing-dad-nod. Sometimes they walk by my son and say “cool!” Kids in line tug at their moms’ dresses and wonder why they’re in their Sunday’s best and my son is dressed like Wolverine. 

As another little boy walks by and stares, my six year old says in a gravely voice, “happy Easter, bub.

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All of the Popular Parenting Methods Ranked, 2016 Edition
1 year ago

All of the Popular Parenting Methods Ranked, 2016 Edition

Here at 8BitDad we care about parents. We want parents to know the most effective ways to parent their children, and so we’ve compiled a list of all of …
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Screw Movie Order: You’re Still Showing Your Kids Star Wars Incorrectly
1 year ago

Screw Movie Order: You’re Still Showing Your Kids Star Wars Incorrectly

As our collectively-linked dad boners are telling us through giant, blue-veined throbs and pant-shredding splits, Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens is like minutes away from ushering in a whole new universe of catchphrases, toys, cartoons, (more) movies, books, comics, stuff, stuff and more stuff. And lightsabers, possibly in new colors.

But if you somehow managed to live with Star Wars virgins in your household for this many years without mundanely crapping out vital plotpoints to them when your smug Star Wars jokes that killed in college have been falling flat on their Alderaanian asses at the dinner table, then you’ve been shaking your fist at your obviously inferior family members, threatening them with showing them the movies “IN THE CORRECT ORDER” before they’re “allowed” to see The Force Awakens.

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We Win: ‘Amazon Mom’ is Now ‘Amazon Family’
1 year ago

We Win: ‘Amazon Mom’ is Now ‘Amazon Family’

Success comes nine months after dad bloggers Voltron’d together to lay pressure on Amazon to change its baby-stuff program, “Amazon Mom“, to “Amazon Family“!

The back story: As early as 2010, dad blogger Oren Miller wrote about Amazon Mom on his siteA Blogger and a Father. Another dad, Chris Routly, wrote about the Amazon Mom problem on his site, Daddy Doctrines in 2012. Somewhere along the line, a dude named Jeffrey Harrington started a Change.org petition about the same issue. When Oren Miller passed in late February of this year, dad bloggers not only renewed their efforts, but went ten-fold to honor their friend. You can read our article on the matter here.

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