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Sunday
Jun162013

Oscar Mayer Offering Luxury Bacon Box Set for Father’s Day

Oscar Mayer/ABC News(NEW YORK) -- What's the best way to say happy Father’s Day to your dad? With bacon, of course.

Oscar Mayer is offering a luxury bacon box set as the ultimate expression of love. The gift set consists of raw bacon inside a velvet box along with a choice of a money clip, a pocket knife, or bacon shaped cufflinks.

The set is being advertised with commercials that parody Mother’s Day jewelry commercials, only instead of diamond earrings, the boxes contains delicious bacon.

Despite being somewhat of a joke, luxury bacon box sets are in high demand. They are currently all sold out.

Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio

Thursday
Jun142012

Fathers Day 2012: Are Dads Worth Less Than Moms?

Maria Teijeiro/Lifesize/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- With Father's Day around the corner, the last thing a father probably wants to hear is that he's valued less at home than mom.

But according to Insure.com's 2012 Father's Day Index, a dad's home front contributions were valued at just over $20,000 -- nearly one-third of what mom would earn.

Insure.com's index assesses the value of dad's domestic duties based on the hourly compensation individuals receive for performing the same tasks, according to data from Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Turns out, dad's work around the house would earn him a paycheck of $20,248 for the year, up a mere $103 from last year's index.  The site assessed mom's valuation for 2012 at $60,182.

Insure.com assigned more 'fix-it' jobs to dad, and more nurturing jobs to mom in the index.

The site lists dad's jobs to include barbequing, helping with homework, moving furniture, coaching a team and performing maintenance around the house.  Meanwhile, mom's jobs at home included shopping for her family, nursing wounds, giving haircuts and cleaning up. Specifically, One of mom's jobs was finding out what the kids were up to.  For this task, she earned $869 annually, which was extrapolated from BLS earnings of private detectives and investigators.

Still, moms and dads performing the same jobs for the same amount of time would earn different wages. Based on the index, a father would earn $12.03 hourly for driving the kids, which Insure.com estimates he'd perform nine hours a week for 52 weeks out of the year.  However, a mom performing the same task for the same amount of time would earn $13.83 an hour, according to the website.

There were no projections for how much it would cost to hire a babysitter under "jobs" for dad, a task for which mom earned $19,196 annually, nearly all of dad's salary.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Friday
Jun012012

JCPenney Raises Ire With Another Gay-Friendly Ad

JCPenney Catalog(NEW YORK) -- JCPenney last year announced that Ellen DeGeneres, who is openly gay, would be its latest spokesperson. On Mother’s Day, it featured a lesbian couple in one of its ads. And now, just in time for Father’s Day, the retail chain has issued another print ad, this one with real-life couple Todd Koch and Cooper Smith, and their two young children.

The copy reads: “What makes Dad so cool? He’s the swim coach, tent maker, best friend, bike fixer and hug giver — all rolled into one. Or two.”

Once again, the ads have raised the ire of the conservative One Million Moms, that is again accusing JC Penney of promoting “sin” in its advertisements.”

“It’s obvious that JCP would rather take sides than remain neutral in the culture war,” OMM writes. “JCP will hear from the other side, so they need to hear from us as well. Our persistence will pay off! One day we will answer for our actions or lack of them. We must remain diligent and stand up for Biblical values and truth. Scripture says multiple times that homosexuality is wrong, and God will not tolerate this sinful nature.”

OMM has launched yet another boycott of JCPenney.

In an email to ABC News, JCPenney spokesman Joseph Thomas said, “In celebration of Father’s Day, we’re proud that our June book honors men from diverse backgrounds who all share the joy of fatherhood.”

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