Category archive: web

November 28, 2016

Runbike Racing Is The Muttonbusting Of Japan

image: rfj We have come a long way from the Like-a-Bike. Balance bikes are called runbikes in Japan, and so the competitive racing circuit is known as the Runbike Challenge Series. It is organized by the RFJ, Runbike Foundation...
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November 16, 2016

The Overshared Generation

Oh hi. Of all the posts about all the browser tabs in all the world, this is the one that brought be back to Daddy Types. It's an issue that goes to the heart of my idea for this blog,...
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August 5, 2016

This Is Fine. Dog Plush On Kickstarter

You're on the internet, so you know KC Green's This is fine. dog. We are all KC Green's This is fine. dog now. And now your kid can be, too. Green has launched a Kickstarter campaign to make a...
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May 18, 2016

Playmobil X Joy Division

On this, the 36th anniversary of Ian Curtis's death, let's all take a few minutes to rewatch the incredible stop motion animated Playmobil version of Joy Division's 1979 performance of "Transmission." Here it is. This video, created through extraordinary...
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December 31, 2015

Content Generation

Be glad I'm not the sort of person to use social media to publicly document potty training my toddler over winter break. Just... be glad.— David Friedman (@ironicsans) January 1, 2016 Oh, I dunno, I coulda used the content....
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December 2, 2015

A Brief History Of People Supposedly Naming Their Kids After Instagram Filters

The idea of naming your kid after an Instagram filter is hot now because of some BabyCenter poll. But it is not new. It was around last week. Did Becca's tweet broke BabyCenter's press release embargo? how long do we...
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November 27, 2015

Context And Empathy? What Are Thooose?

photo: Pete Souza Political aide wife Laura Moser writes about what it's like having a picture of your 2yo daughter having a meltdown on the floor of the White House go viral. Apparently, you get dog piled by media...
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November 17, 2015

Should We All Aspire To Parenthood On Mark Zuckerberg's Terms?

Been feeling this a lot lately. Actually, since the beginning, but especially in a week I didn't post a single thing:Do I post too much? I whisper with friends. You'll tell me, won't you, if I ever cross the line?...
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Cooper Fleishman [@_cooper] says we have "finally found the heir to Psst What, the all-time greatest kid Vine," which, you know 51m vs 477k, maybe we can take issue with, but for now, let's just enjoy it....
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October 31, 2015

Hairy Banana

Heather Armstrong gave a really thoughtful and classically unsettling talk at this year's XOXO Festival in Portland where she explained her experience stepping away from pro mommyblogging at Dooce. You should really watch it or, if you're in a...
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October 29, 2015

The Birth Of The Phonecam And Vice Versa

This is apparently the first picture taken and sent by a cell phone. It is Philippe Kahn's daughter, born June 11, 1997. Kahn is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who founded Borland, and then in 1994, he founded Starfish, a...
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September 28, 2015

A Modest Parental Proposal

We're all Trumans now This has been weighing on me for a while now, the last several posts, and the meaning and relevance and viability of it all. And this, The Atlantic's thought piece on the economics of mommyblogging,...
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September 21, 2015

Don't Sell Your Friend's Pictures Of His Kid

Here is a blog report of an interview from a magazine where a celebrity dad talked about his lifelong friend who tried to sell delivery room pics of their kid. Even on the narrow terms of copyright law, this is...
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September 18, 2015

The Internet Of Things That Are Probably Spying On You, Like Baby Monitors

Internet- and WiFi-connected baby monitors are still ridiculously insecure and can be hacked and turned into surveillance devices for your home and your home networks, experts find. Experts recommend a couple of easy fixes, such as not connecting your baby...
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August 18, 2015

Watched Over By Hacked Machines Of Loving Grace

So this guy Ted Benson [who named his kid Everest, great move] just posted about how easy it is to hack Amazon Dash buttons, those ridiculous little gadgets Amazon wants you to put around your life so you can...
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August 11, 2015

Rugrats Dads

every white guy in bk looks like one of the dads from rugrats— Ayesha A. Siddiqi (@pushinghoops) June 11, 2015 Twitter is a gold mine today, a freakin' gold mine. Siddiqi is the editor of The New Inquiry, which just...
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You May Say I'm A Dreamer/ But I'm Not The Only One

this is the saddest dream a parent has ever dreamed— Lisa McIntire (@LisaMcIntire) August 6, 2015...
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August 6, 2015

Kidpost Upgrade

Kidpost was created by some awesome, web-savvy parents to share photos with less plugged-in relatives and friends. It solves a small but real challenge, and it does it very thoughtfully. And now they have upgraded. Read co-creator Khoi Vinh's...
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June 20, 2015

Riley Curry Wins NBA Championship

riley curry the g.o.a.t.— Jeff IRL @thecultureofme, June 20, 2015...
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June 9, 2015

These Vintage WTF Baby Ads Never Get Old

Many of these old-timey ads have been circulating on the webWTF for years, but they're always worth revisiting. And I hadn't seen this Black Flag DDT ad before. Or the thalidomide ad either; that is one for the history...
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May 26, 2015

Hot Topic Buying ThinkGeek

How was your weekend? Mine was OK! I was going to start blogging again, and then I saw that ThinkGeek is being acquired by Hot Topic for $122 million, and now I have to go re-evaluate all my previous ThinkGeek-...
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May 20, 2015

Bring Your Daughter To Work Night

A picture truly is worth a thousand words— Golden St. Warriors (@warriors) May 20, 2015 Golden State Warrior/MVP Steph Curry brought his daughter to the post-playoff game press conference last night, We finally found Steph Curry's flaw: parenting. Did...
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April 24, 2015

Baby Butt Cash Machine

Maybe someone can set up a playdate for the $80/week formula, make sure I can return your birthday gift for cash parents with this guy, who has turned his kid's butt into an ATM dispensing 100-yuan notes. [via kottke]...
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April 10, 2015

DT Friday Freakout: Breast Milk Dot Com Edition

It's the Daddy Types Friday Freakout, a roundup of headlines from the worlds of health, science, and parenting, bottled up and delivered all at once to ruin your weekend instead of your entire week: A survey found 10% of the...
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April 7, 2015

How To Make A How To Pull Out A Tooth With A #Camaro Video

When we look for videos on how to pull out a loose tooth, we find a six year old YouTube video about a guy who attached his kid's tooth to a model rocket. And most of us think, WTF...
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March 9, 2015

RIP Sesame Street Animation Pioneer Jeff Hale

There was a time when Sesame Street's classic animation sequences were hard to find, and when finding the details of their creation were even harder. In the early days, Daddy Types spent an inordinate amount of the kid's naptime...
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March 6, 2015

You. You Is A Dad.

This card has nearly a million reblogs on tumblr by now, which makes it virtually impossible to trace. Oh well. Print your own, I guess....
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February 24, 2015

The Little Girl, How Much For A Mug With The Little Girl?

Koppie Koppie is a new online store that wants to teach us all an Important Lesson About Privacy--by slapping photos of random kids they've scraped from flickr onto mugs you, a total stranger, can buy. Their point is about...
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February 23, 2015

Makeup Apps Are The New Filters

I have some inexplicable apps on my phone, I'll admit. And if I haven't used the phone as a peacemaker in the backseat of the car for a couple of weeks, I'll might get an alert to remind me...
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January 19, 2015

Blurred Wonder Woman Pajamas

Let's face it, now that our entire civilization has been turned into it, one cares about the actual America's Funniest Home Videos anymore. But I very much WOULD like to see a pair of toddler-sized pajamas with a blurred...
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December 23, 2014

Hermann Hesse At Nursery School

Visitor is struck by the 7yo footnote, but it's the one above that gets me: "'Hermann is going to nursery school, his violent temperament causes us much distress.' The child was three years old." on hermann hesse at seven:...
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December 21, 2014

The Most Maddening Part Of Parenting Is Definitely Copyright

Susan Copich's Domestic Bliss photographs look like pathological, dystopian stock photography, a Stepford Cindy Sherman, about as funny as an electrocution in the tub. I hope she makes a million dollars from them. They've been turning up on various websites...
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December 12, 2014

This Internet Feeds Us A Roll Of Toilet Paper Every Day

It looked like a Clickhole story, as so much news does these days, and so I didn't need to click it. But John Hermann traced the link chain of "This Mom Eats A Roll Of Toilet Paper Every Day" backwards,...
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December 7, 2014

Amazon Elements Diapers And Wipes Are The Kirkland Of The Internet

Well, they've gone and done it. They've finally gone and done it. After building an awesome diapers-in-the-mail business, then buying, and introducing subscriptions, and Amazon Mom [sic, obv], Amazon has finally unveiled its own brand of diapers and...
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December 4, 2014

Several Sharks Getting Cesareans

Here is a YouTube video of some American folks in Capetown, South Africa, and the dad who guts a dead shark on the beach to release three pups, who then get put into the water. The video is sped...
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November 8, 2014

Two Twins, And I Call Them Twin 1 & Twin 2

Oh man, other than maybe switching to Roman numerals, this is just about perfect. Carry on! [via twitter, @youhadonejob]...
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New Born Fame: App Mobile Put Social Media Power In Babies' Clueless Hands

New Born Fame is a series of social media-enabled baby gear created by Laura Cornet for her graduation show at Eindhoven Design Academy. It went viral during Dutch Design Week. Though kid-free herself, Cornet studied the steady stream of...
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October 21, 2014

The Least Surprised I've Ever Been: Marcel The Shell Has New Video, Book

A new Marcel the Shell video has appeared, just in time to promote the release of Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp's new Marcel book, The Most Surprised I've Ever Been. This kind of marketing synergy works, though it would...
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October 20, 2014

'We Do Not Accept Immunized Children': @LosFelizDayCare

Tweeters who liked @HonestToddler and @JennyHolzerMom also liked @LosFelizDayCare: We always practice mindfulness, especially when some of the kids' Amazon pilots get picked up and others' don't.— Los Feliz Day Care (@LosFelizDayCare) October 17, 2014 We NEVER overpraise. When our...
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September 17, 2014

Dads Instagram Likes To Fave

Seeing LAist's "favorite new Instagram account," DILFs of Disneyland, I was glad to see Bugaboo's still got some publicist product placement juice, at least with the older parents. I also thought about the unsung heroes, the Disneyland dads who...
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September 15, 2014

'Papa's Gotta Write His Song'

Having a kid can complicate even the simplest of tasks, like writing and recording a song every day since 2009. Papa's Got To Write His Song | Song A Day #2079 [youtube/therockcookiebottom] Here is a song 'Song A Day'...
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September 11, 2014

You're Welcome For The Memories

One of the hardest things to wrap my own head around as a new parent was that the kid was going to forget all this stuff anyway. All these milestones, exciting moments, encounters, activities, all of it, would be gone...
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August 27, 2014

Zara Macht T-Shirt

The Zara Kids t-shirt which was supposed to have been inspired by old-timey Western sheriffs' badges, but which ended up looking like Nazi concentration camp uniforms has been removed from whatever countries it's being sold in and "exterminated" [!]...
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July 11, 2014

Hey, That Girl

Hey girl, Judith Butler encourages us to use camp to expose gender so I am wearing a pink ducky onesie today. ... Hey girl, I think I'm going vegan as soon as I stop breastfeeding. ... Hey girl, I'm really...
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July 3, 2014

When The Bough Breaks

The tagline for the NY Review of Books' blog is, "Roving thoughts and provocations." And Christopher Benfy's post about poetry and bending vs. breaking is certainly that:Some commentators think that "Rock-a-bye Baby," first published in Mother Goose's Melody (1781), is...
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June 28, 2014

DT Friday Freakout: Contagion Edition

The Daddy Types Friday Freakout is apparently on summer hours: With nutritional standards based on adults from 1968, fortified cereals are not part of kids' balanced breakfast, says a study. [usatoday] The Amish were refusing vaccines before refusing vaccines was...
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June 20, 2014

Khreightyve Baby Names Roundup At STFUParents

Sometimes as a parentblogger, you just have to stop and acknowledge pure WTF genius. And even when a loyal reader and contributor to the DT discourse says it's "the baby name post you should have written," you have to be...
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June 18, 2014

They Grow Up So Fast

Last time I checked in on long-ago Gawker writer Joshua David Stein, he was regaling all and sundry at with his august account of a less-well-bred journalist crashing a Bentley during a winter junket to Connecticut. That was back...
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June 13, 2014

A Campaign For The Bloggerfather

Longtime dadblogger Oren Miller of Bloggerfather was recently diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. A group of his friends, fans, and readers have already raised nearly $10,000 to help with medical and family expenses. You can join your support and...
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May 7, 2014

A Golden Treasury Of Punk Is Dad

It felt weird to not hear very much from the Milano Salone design fair this year. I may need to adjust my media diet. But while digging around for pictures, I stumbled across a horrifying window display from Diesel...
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