Badass Dad of the Day

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Anthony Marinos is on a mission to help his dad Paul achieve his dream:

My father loves Lady Gaga and Madonna, and he wants nothing more than for them to perform on stage together for a good cause. He also believes that he's not the only one.

Yeah, we'll totally sign Paul's Change.org petition -- he's only 999,934 supporters from his goal. His plea if so hilariously legit.

Newborn Pic of the Day

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Baby Carter's in good hands.

[thanks, eric!]

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Brings to mind George Bailey's bewilderment in It's A Wonderful Life: "Why do we have to have all these kids?"

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Dave Engledow, a dad and photographer in Washington, D.C., is creating a "World's Best Father" calendar for his daughter Alice Bee -- but the action shots of the duo have a charming twist:

The character I portray in this series is intended to be a parody of the father I hope I never become -- distracted, self-absorbed, neglectful, clueless, or even occasionally overbearing.

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Badass Dad of the Day

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Ron's 4-year-old son and his toy train "Stanley," were inseperable -- until Ron sent Stanley into space.

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Nils Pickert's 5-year-old son likes to wear dresses and skirts -- so in a show of solidarity, Pickert started wearing them, too:

Yes, I am one of those fathers who are trying to raise his children with gender equality. I'm not one of those pseudo-intellectual daddies that rambles on about studying gender justice, and then, as soon as the child is born, falls back into the comfortable and clichéd gender roles: he realizing himself through work, she taking care of the rest.

People in their south German town of 5,000 wonder whether his effort to be a role model is sensible or silly.

"Neither," Pickert says. And as it turns out, long skirts with elastic bands fit him quite well.

[bothsidesofthegun]

Early Bird Special

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When he was 2, Evan got a Lightning McQueen Powerwheel for Christmas. Three years later, he'd worn through its plastic wheels.

Dad Sean Burgess, an auto shop owner and no stranger to souping up custom cars, decided to swap 'em out for the real thing. But of course, "one thing led to another":

We went to Harbor Brakes to get some inexpensive wheels for it, but they didn't fit. We had to figure out a way of getting them onto the car. Everybody in the shop just starting saying, "Hey, how about you do this? How about you do that?"

I started doing some research online about go-carts and electric scooters and started to compile a list of parts.

Before they knew it, the pair had transformed the car into a racing machine worthy of a 5-year-old.

[dailydot]