Mom's are Angels...Dad's are WANKERS  

rm_talldarkavg1 105M
6/23/2005 5:13 pm
Mom's are Angels...Dad's are WANKERS

I have bitten my lip since Sunday and not said a word. Those of you who know me realize just how difficult that has been. I wanted to respect Father's Day. I think the grace period has ended.

First off, I am the father of 3 girls. I have experience as the titular head of a household. I have a father. I know about Dads and being a Dad. For instance, I forbade my oldest daughter to grow boobs. I was a teenage boy once and...well, 'nuff said. She went behind my back and did it anyway. Same for my next daughter. Now the 13 year old is starting this crap. Being a Dad is a tough business.

Then, just when I was starting to feel good about myself, I hear news reports comparing Fathers to Mothers Sunday night. Just what I needed to hear. Like I'm not depressed enough already. What's next? A government study confirming masturbation really does make you go blind?

This news report says that the one day a year that carries the heaviest telephone traffic is Mother's Day. It goes on to say that the one day a year that carries the most collect calls is Father's Day. OK, that's it, where's my sharp knife?

Now understand up front that I'm an old timer. I remember Father Knows Best, The Donna Reed Show, My Three Sons, Ozzy and Harriet, even Ward Cleaver. These fathers were GODS. I loved them. All of America loved them. Hell the Taliban loved them. They always had the right advice, the right attitude, snappy clothes, and never once were stumped.

Then came Archie Bunker. Homer Simpson. Al Bundy. The dork that plays Barney. And, O.J.. All of a sudden fatherhood was in a shambles.

Where are the shows that portray mothers in this light? Oops, forgot about Mommy Dearest. OK, bad example.

I guess what I don't get is this. Where did we go wrong? Has the media affected us this much? Or...are we just getting what we deserve?

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keithcancook 60M
17718 posts
6/23/2005 7:05 pm

I suppose Hollywood gives us the extremes. The majority of us probably fall in between Ward and Al. Hmmm, maybe in my case I am closer to Al. The pigster sometimes runs strong in me.

Peg Bundy is about the only tv mother figure that I can think of who is farthest from the ideal. Our culture still reveres mothers and I hope that never changes.

Fathers on the other hand, are stereotyped negatively in many cases. Just another form of male bashing it seems.

Wanna join the local chapter of the no ma'am club?

DirtyLilSecret61 55F

6/23/2005 7:06 pm

How about The Courtship of Eddie's Father? Remember that one?


mi_mwpm 51M

6/23/2005 7:20 pm

What about Peg Bundy and... ummm... and... ahhh... well.. yeah... never mind.

rm_affbreak 46M
287 posts
6/23/2005 8:15 pm

Is this the most ridiculous of all ancient Earth's TV shows?

Fry: "Pizza delivery! Wow, so this is a real TV station, huh?"
TV Guy: "Well, it's a FOX affiliate."
Fry: "What are you showing right now?"
TV Guy: "Single Female Lawyer. It's the season finale. You wanna watch?"
Fry: "Aww, I dunno. That's a chick show. I prefer programs of the genre 'World's blankiest blanks'."
TV Guy: "She is wearing the world's shortiest skirt."
Fry: "I'm in."

wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
6/23/2005 9:24 pm

it is the backlash of feminism...

you can't portray women in such a light without it being booed off for stereo typing or being sexist...seriously

since the advent of feminism the minorities and women are untouchable the only thing that leaves is the white blue collar working father.....

your now the punch line of everyones joke...

it disgusts me!


rm_talldarkavg1 105M
10172 posts
6/24/2005 6:49 am

Keith, welcome. I really enjoy your style. (wipping a tear from his eye)I've always dreamed of a tag-team.

Male bashing is vogue and far be it for society to not hop on a bandwagon.

No Ma'am No Ma'am No Ma'am

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rm_talldarkavg1 105M
10172 posts
6/24/2005 6:51 am

Lil I do remember the Courtship of Eddie's Father. Didn't the dad turn green and kill Eddie or something?

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rm_talldarkavg1 105M
10172 posts
6/24/2005 6:52 am

Always had something for Peg Mi. I think it's the big hair uplift thing.

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rm_talldarkavg1 105M
10172 posts
6/24/2005 6:57 am

Wyvernrose, you're my new heroine! I think you're right. Feminism left its mark alright. I am nothing like they portray males! D'oh.

Hmmmm...bra burning.

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6/24/2005 8:16 am

I tip my hat to all the true Father`s out there {=}. It is true that some Dads do not get the reconition that they deserve ie: our very own keithcancook. May some one reach up and kick ass in recognition.

Huggs Blonde

rm_talldarkavg1 105M
10172 posts
6/24/2005 9:00 am

Here here. Yes, an ass is a terrible thing to waste.

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rm_talldarkavg1 105M
10172 posts
6/27/2005 6:00 am

Curious to whom you are addressing Huny. Can't be me. No one ever uses Big and Hard in the same sentence when speaking to me.

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rm_talldarkavg1 105M
10172 posts
6/27/2005 6:04 am

affbreak...we need to speak to the powers to be here. Your posts always seem to be on a time delay. Wait a living Futurama?

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