80's babies rejoice as Think Geek now
offers pillow versions of ubiquitous Nintendo game cartridges. Ah the memories
of having to blow and clean those faulty plastic suckers just to get a good
video game session in! Now you too can share the love for the wonderful frustration
we all suffered. Available for $34.99 here.
The drama's been steadily building up as
Massacheusetts-raised rapping tyke, Lil
Poopy, has gone from unknown talent to controversial viral
sensation. The 9-year-old artist, reportedly managed and coached by his father,
is in the middle of a hailstorm of backlash and criticism for his over-the-top
lyrics about fast cars, money and women. Hype or not the attention has made its
way all the up to the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families which is currently investigating possible counts of child negligence.
Sources say that the youngin' was also affiliated with popular rapper,
French Montana's, Coke Boy entourage, something that Montana now strongly denies despite videos and photos linking the two. It's also been reported that Poopy's father has
legally disowned him while undergoing the investigation. Looks like
another case of the monkey-see-monkey-do syndrome. Unfortunately, when the
bananas hit the fan nobody wants to take responsibility for the unwanted
attention. What a shame!
Comedian/Actor Rainn Wilson has an awesome YouTube channel called SoulPancake and on that channel he hosts Kid President. And Kid President has a message for you, a pep talk. So sit back, wipe that frown off and get ready to be highly, highly entertained and motivated. Man, this little dude is amazing!
BPS Research Digest reports on how a study by Dr. Gail Heyman discovered that parents do indeed lie to their children in order to teach or control their behavior. What her and her team did was present a group of both American and Chinese parents with a list of "instrumental lies". They then had to identify which they had used on their children. Results showed that many of them, eighty-four per cent of US parents and 98 percent of Chinese parents to be exact, admitted to telling at least one of the 16 instrumental lies to their kids. According to those strong statistics, it's safe to say that we do indeed lie to our kids when we want them to learn or know specific things!
With all the negative publicity that rappers and MC's get on the mainstream media, we thought it'd be cool to send out some positive vibes by highlighting all of the Christmas toy drive action this season. Everyone from Meek Mills to 2 Chainz, Mistah Fab and even Young Jeezy got down with the kiddies. Respect to that!
What better way to teach the chit'lins about Science than to show them how everyday-objects and things can be turned into experiments? No one's realized this better than the father-son duo known as Kurzwiel & Son. The two make up the Chip Science Institute (Potato Chip Science), a fictional institution that creates real science experiment kits in chip bags for kids. Each kit contains a 96-page instruction book and tons of everyday-items like lids, wires and zinc electrodes. The premise is to get the average child interested in science that he or she can find in and around the home or anywhere they may look. Food for thought!
THINKR presents the story of Kelvin Doe, a 15 year-old from Sierra Leone that has managed to wow M.I.T. with his intuitive knack for engineering and technology. The self-taught teen started learning about circuitry and soldering by rummaging through local trash and repurposing discarded electronic parts. Now he's a child-ambassador and testament to the power of human capacity. To think that someone from a place with so little can impress even the technologic elite is stunning!
Following the lead of young rap acts with inherited Hip-Hop lineage (think Diggy Simmons) is the multi-talented Jaden Smith, son of actor/mogul Will Smith. The young, fly fellow plays casanova and slick-talker in the first video off of his mixtape, Cooltape Volume 1: The Cool Café. Hmmm, not bad. Guess the apple doesn't fall far from the Fresh Prince.
Skateistan is a Kabul-based Afghan NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) that has evolved into an International non-profit charity. The group currently provides skateboarding and educational programming in Afghanistan, Cambodia and Pakistan. And this is their newly-released Skateistan Book ($39.95 USD), a hardcover tribute to how it all began and how their amazing story continues. Imagine that, skateboarding amidst the backdrop of desert and land all while empowering children away from historical war and chaos!
Steven Fernandez aka @BabyScumbag is one of the luckiest twelve-year-olds around. The little dude isn't even legal and he's already getting sponsored by skateboard companies like DGK, Grizzly and Diamond Supply. Here's a day in the life of the pint-sized ripper which includes internet porn, skateboarding and an after-hours pool party with women twice his age. WTF!?!?!
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