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“LOST” Baby Nursery [INTERVIEW]
6 years ago

“LOST” Baby Nursery [INTERVIEW]

Ohhh “LOST”, I can’t quit you. Apparently, neither can Monica and Joao from Portugal. This husband and wife collecting duo have some unique items and aren’t afraid to show it. Their blog, m-and-j-collection.blogspot.pt, features an amazing collection that they are both passionate about.

There are photos of everything you could possibly imagine. Some of my favorites include a Terminator 2 T-800 Endoskull, a 1996 bootleg of Nine Inch Nails – Soundquakes: Quake Soundtrack, an authentic special collector’s edition Top Gun U.S. Navy G-1 Jacket and a special edition Borat DVD with Mankini from Australia. If you want to see a room filled with most of their collection, there’s even a 3D overview.

Their home is literally a museum for everything they love… and they’re weeks away from bringing home their greatest love of all.

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Episode 037: I’m Into Something Good
6 years ago

Episode 037: I’m Into Something Good

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Episode 037: I’m Into Something Good

This week’s episode covers the following stories on 8BitDad.com and around the internets for the week leading up to July 17th, 2012: PQotW: …
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Star Wars Kids Alphabet: Interview With Artists, Brandon and Emma
7 years ago

Star Wars Kids Alphabet: Interview With Artists, Brandon and Emma

If you are searching for a unique way to teach younglings the ways of the alphabet, then look no further because we have a nerdtastic treat for you!

I admittedly only recently discovered these illustrations, much later than others in internet years, through a bilingual French site, Geek-Art.net; a wonderful blog managed by Thomas Olivri, where I notably fawned over the mutual adoration of Star Wars. In Thomas’ original post, he provided a link to the source of the alphabet illustrations which lead me to a cantina where I happened to meet up with the two bounty hunters artists.

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8BitDad Talks to Rob Kimmel, Lunch Post Dad
7 years ago

8BitDad Talks to Rob Kimmel, Lunch Post Dad

Parents always want a way to remind their kids that they love them when they go off to school everyday, and for graphic designer Rob Kimmel, the answer was on his desk: Post Its. Kimmel, an east coaster (Chicago, New York, Massachusetts – holla!), started putting Post Its in his son’s lunch box when he was in kindergarten. Originally, the Post Its quizzed his son, Ben, on things like numbers and spelling. But as time went on, Rob began a game that had Ben, now almost 9 years old, finishing full sentences and pictures.

We were lucky enough to get both Rob and Ben Kimmel to talk to us about the idea behind the art, as well as some of their musical interests, and one of our favorite topics, Star Wars.

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8BD Special: 1st Annual LeetUP Recap
7 years ago

8BD Special: 1st Annual LeetUP Recap

8BD Special: 1st Annual LeetUP Recap

We were invited to check out the first annual LeetUP down at Club NOKIA this past Thursday, March 1st, in Los Angeles. While …
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Awesome DIY Star Wars Valentine’s Day Cards By Katie Cook
7 years ago

Awesome DIY Star Wars Valentine’s Day Cards By Katie Cook

What’s more special than a handmade card on Valentine’s Day? A handmade Star Wars card on Valentine’s Day! These adorable do-it-yourself Valentine’s Day cards by artist, Katie Cook, have a place in every geek’s heart. With the recent re-release of Episode I – The Phantom Menace in RealD 3D (which, I must say, is pretty awesome), this is a cute and timely card for your kids to distribute at school. I’m not sure how far this would get you if you printed this out for friends or your significant other, but it’s worth a shot if you’re looking for last minute cards before you leave work today!

These 4 cards plus the DIY envelope are so brilliant I wanted to know who exactly Katie Cook was. I contacted her and she was awesome enough to answer a few questions! Download the card designs and check out her interview after the jump.

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Dyrk Daniels Talks To 8BitDad About His World Renowned “Baby Meets Tiger” Photo
7 years ago

Dyrk Daniels Talks To 8BitDad About His World Renowned “Baby Meets Tiger” Photo

Dyrk Daniels captures an unusual moment between a Golden Bengal Tiger and a baby girl.

While I’m away from my daughter at work, there are times when I feel just like this Golden Bengal Tiger – caught behind a barrier of responsibilities and my daughter where only I’m fortunate enough to spend 2/3 of my day during the week. Of course the days I feel like mauling my daughter are only armed with smooches.

The Daily Mail was first to jump on this 2009 photo with an article posted on October 31st, 2011 – proving photography diamonds in the proverbial-internet-rough may be lost but never forgotten. Likewise, we totally jumped on it a month and a half after the Daily Mail – to be fair we only have Zach to fall back on as the content monster around these parts of 8BitDad.

I did manage to get in touch with photographer, Dyrk Daniels, who captured the amazing photo between Taj, the 370-pound Golden Bengal Tiger, and a little girl at the Cougar Mountain Zoo in Issaquah, Washington State. He has two children and Mr. Daniels was awesome enough to accept my request and answer a few of my fatherhood-related questions for this 8BitDad exclusive.

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