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Episode 031: Can I Dream?
7 years ago

Episode 031: Can I Dream?

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Episode 031: Can I Dream?

This week’s episode covers the following stories on 8BitDad.com for the week leading up to May 29th, 2012: Ridiculous Kids Products Highlight the End …
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Lysol “Healthy Families” Means Mom & Baby
7 years ago

Lysol “Healthy Families” Means Mom & Baby

168 – 3. If you were watching a sports game, this would be considered an upset. If those numbers were an election result, it’d become abundantly clear that no one liked the second candidate. But – whew, thank heaven – those are only the amount of mentions of mom versus dad on Lysol’s website.

That’s right – at our last count, 168 mentions between “mom” and “mother.” And only THREE for “dad.” None for “father.”

You’re obviously tired of 8BitDad muck-raking through websites and trying to squint hard enough to find a bias against fathers. But with a 168-3 ratio, it’s hard to say that Lysol is embracing fathers in the home.

Clearly, Lysol doesn’t like “the second candidate.”

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Inflatable Bounce Houses – It’s Like Jumping On Danger
9 years ago

Inflatable Bounce Houses – It’s Like Jumping On Danger

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I’m trying to find an interesting way to spin this recent story about inflatable bounce houses and how the amounts of lead found in them are unsafe for children. …
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Zoodles Kid-Safe Browsing Hits Android Phones (And You Don’t End Up in Jail, Etc.)
9 years ago

Zoodles Kid-Safe Browsing Hits Android Phones (And You Don’t End Up in Jail, Etc.)

Let’s run through a scenario – you’re at the grocery store, and your kid is going ape. You’re trying to find an empty isle so you can shake him (because we at 8BitDad don’t believe in hitting), but it’s Saturday and all the isles are packed. You start up a game on your chosen cellular device, and hand it to your child. It doesn’t matter if they know how to play Solitaire or not – it will keep him occupied for just enough time to — hey wait a second! He just called 911…

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