The best part about the holiday season is that everyone you know has some sort of time off of work or school. When you were younger, time off always meant video game marathons with friends.
I’m a grown-up, human, father-type and it still means the same thing for me. And now that I’ve got a son who is as equally jazzed about playing games as I am, time off of school and work means that we are going to turn off all the lights, sit on the floor in our boxers, and play games until our eyes bleed.
Or until dinner. I mean, whatever’s cool.
Since I’m all grown-up and semi-responsible, I’m more interested these days in finding deals on video games. Sometimes, I won’t buy a video game right away because I’m deterred by the price. And especially now, with developers piecemealing games through DLC schemes a couple dollars at a time, discounts help the burn your wallet feels when you shell out cash on games.
So today, the internet’s ablaze from one dad’s video of his son’s “football trainin'” – making the young boy run next to his truck as he curses at him.
Among dads, the sentiment seems to be that this guy’s despicable and makes good dads look better. But looking at comments on Reddit and WorldStarHipHop, commenters range from horror to hilarity. “Come on people,” said one Reddit user. “This isn’t bad parenting, it’s a guy messing around with his kid, having him run for what… a tenth of a mile at the most? If you think that’s bad parenting you must have had a pretty sheltered childhood.”
Somewhere at the crossroads of Ridiculous Road and Disappointing Boulevard is a school that recently sent home a note for parents, warning them, among other things, that their children might touch mud.
A common criticism from parents these days is that schools have become too soft. Of course, a common criticism from schools these days is that parents have become too litigious. This is the worst standoff ever.
Do schools need to warn parents that their kids might touch mud, rain, plants and trees at school? Holy handgrenades, have we come to this?
UPDATE: Evidently, this video was faked. But it’s a great fake. Original article below…
No, seriously, WTF?
Not that we’re scared or nothin’, because, you know, eagles are like, totally a thing only in movies, but have you ever seen something like this?
Evidently the story goes like this (with flair added): dad’s at a Montreal park with his child, when suddenly, a golden eagle swoops down from out of nowhere and grabs the kid. The eagle’s like “OMG, this is a person, not a field mouse” and drops the child. Then some dude is like “I HAS IT ON A VIDEOTAPE” and everyone’s like “that’s not tape dude, it’s digital.” Then, hearty laughs.
It all started with a cute picture posted on Reddit. You probably saw it somewhere under a different name, but was originally titled “My wife took our 5 month old son to get his first passport photos taken — NAILED IT!” The simple picture (above, sans 8BD grafitti) was of a passport photo outtake where junior didn’t manage well with the flash. The picture was funny, people upvoted it. It hit the front page of Reddit. But it didn’t stop there.
In this new digital age, it’s easy to “go with the flow.” If you’re a dad and into social media, the flow is pretty simple: share pics of your kid on social media platforms, have a couple laughs at funny pictures of your family, and soak in the likes/upvotes. But what if it didn’t stop there? What if a couple of laughs turned into you having to close your Reddit, YouTube and Twitter accounts and rename yourself on Facebook?
One dad recently found out that 15 minutes of fame can lead to a creepy mix of local news affiliates hunting down friends and an unexpected army of admirers and detractors to your parenting style.
A dad living in Charlotte, North Carolina just scored major points with both his kid and the video game community after a simple DIY project that’s sure to please any video game-loving kid.
Andy, who spent a good part of the last 10 years in the event production and signage business, took his skills (and massive printer) and made canvas prints of video game characters to put on his 11 year old son’s wall. Awesome!
Andy first shared his DIY project with Reddit, where commenters were so wowed, that some actually offered to pay for Andy to make a reprint/reframe for them. We had to get a hold of Andy and have him tell us a little more about what he did and why he did it.
Babies like trains. Babies like moving lights and colors. You just bought a printer to print out pictures of your baby. WAT DO?!
Well, if you’re this Swedish Reddit user named Vekturbrektur, you turn your printer box into a train. We got a hold of Vekturbrektur – or Victor – and asked him a couple more questions about his train.