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Predator with a Popsicle? Our Crazy Fear of The Ice Cream Man

As I wrote in this month’s Reason Magazine: We All Scream for the Ice Cream Man’s Head The idea that ice cream men cruise around looking for victims is simply an urban myth. Paul DiMarco has been selling ice cream in Poughkeepsie, New York, for two decades. He owns a fleet of trucks. When one […]

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The room of doom?

“Children of Any Age Should Not Go Into Public Restrooms Alone”

These tips from HealthyChildren.org for when a child can go to a public restroom are not just hilarious and ridiculous, they are also insane, starting with this one: ​The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children feels that children of any age should not be permitted to use public restrooms alone. Any age? Why? Simply […]

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Hi. I'm so cute, I'll haunt your nightmares.

Would Your Kid Go Off with a Stranger and His Puppy?

Since this pseudo-helpful video is making the rounds again, here’s my take on it, again: It may look like the creator of this video, Joey Salads, is doing something other than creating terror, angst and hate with his Stranger Danger “social experiment.” But he’s not. As you’ll see, Mr. Salads asks parents if they’ve taught their kids […]

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