You put a train set in your kid’s room? That’s cute.
Laurent Aigon, French dude and handy guy totally out-classes all the DIY dads out there by finishing a 5 year build on a Boeing 737 cockpit – in his kid’s bedroom.
Though the original story on French site Sud Ouest is dated “28/09/2012” – that’s 9/28/2012 to us Americans – this story just landed on the likes of Gizmodo and then The Huffington Post. And 8BitDad. See how that works?
French ministers have promised talks with father’s rights groups after a father spent more than three days over the weekend on top of a crane protesting the custodial loss of his son.
The father, Serge Charnay, had lost custody of his son after being accused of kidnapping him. His son, born in 2006, has been without Charnay for two years. Charnay scaled up the 40-meter-high crane in a Nantes shipyard and hung a banner saying “Benoit, two years without a dad” and spray painting the phrase “sauver nos enfants de la justice” above his perch.
André Bamberski is the raddest father ever.
First, the sad part. André’s daughter, Kalinka Bamberski, was raped and killed in 1982. André, as well as French authorities, believe the perpetrator to be Dr. Dieter Krombach – a German doctor that split André from his wife, then married her. Kalinka was found dead at Krombach’s house, in her bed. The NYT article’s got more details on Kalinka’s death. French investigators asked Krombach to come in for questioning but Krombach denied the request. Germany refused to extradite Krombach for a lack of evidence. Eventually, the charges were forgotten.
That, of course, isn’t the end of the story.