Video games have evolved at breakneck speed since their mass appeal took off in the 1970s. We’ve gone from arcades and home consoles to handhelds and cellphones in a short matter of time. We’ve moved away from big boxy cartridges, and can now download thousands of games straight to our consoles.
Obviously, some old school video game stuff is no longer around. Did you have any of these?
This ROFLWTF moment is brought to you by Atsushi Shiraishi at the Tama Art University. When you’re a father, you want to be your child’s everything, and what better way to do that than by being your child’s EVERY-F***ING-THING?
That’s why the AthleTitti makes so much sense, even if you can’t say the name without giggling to yourself like a schoolboy. This rope, leather and steel vest provides your child with hand-and-footholds to rival even the finest play equipment at the park. Just know: you will get kicked in the johnson.
Our modern connectivity is a marvelous thing, and never more marvelous than when it’s connecting a father with his child.
And BTW, if you don’t want your noodle baked, then stop reading. Things are about to get cranked up to 11 on the future scale.
How crazy could connectivity get, right? How about a dad watching his baby’s birth through a VR headset? How about dads feeling their unborn children kicking through a smartwatch?
IS YOUR BRAIN MELTY YET?
In this week’s episode we get into extended family life, the Dad 2.0. Summit, and poop. We actually talked a lot about poop. Like, a lot. A whole lot. And just when you think that we’re done talking about it, we talk about it again.
Every father has that “aha” moment. It’s not a great one, but it binds fathers rich and poor, in big and small cities across the country: the moment of “aha – there is no diaper changing station in the men’s room.”
This is usually followed by the second “aha” moment: “aha – I’ve got to change my baby on the floor of a bathroom stall.”
Dad blogger Scotty Schrier has a solution in the form of an interactive map of dad-friendly local changing stations at Dads Who Change Diapers. You can help other dads by adding a location to Scotty’s map when you find a changing station in the wild. And please do, because crowd-sourced stuff like this needs all the help it can get.
Sure, you get half of your genes from your mother and half from your father, but science may have just found that dad’s genetic goo is responsible for more than mom’s, at least in matters of health.
Researchers at the University of North Carolina, School of Medicine did the study on mice, and was the first study to indicate that suggest that mammals are more similar to their fathers than their mothers.
It’s called “allele-specific gene expression”, and it’s crazy wafers.
Fathers have only recently felt included in public conversations about parenthood. And while products and services have also made moves to include fathers in their branding, one is still behind the times: Amazon Mom.
The Amazon Mom service focuses on the obvious: prenatal, baby and toddler products, including discount subscriptions to diapers and wipes. But with the rise in involved fathers from across the spectrum, stay-at-home dads, work-at-home dads, gay dads and even just dads that do the family’s shopping want to know if Amazon acknowledges dad as part of the family, and have taken to Twitter with the hashtag #AmazonFamilyUS to make a point.
And thus far, Amazon has ignored it.