Good Dads Put Bad Dads To Shame!
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Inspired by Jason Lee of Bored Panda, this father’s revelations of picturesque domesticity and rabble-rousing with his cherubic daughter make me simply restless with joy! Talk about adoration! I’m ’bout to go all Rumpelstiltskin on his ass.
Last week, beloved advice columnist Pauline Phillips AKA Abigail Van Buren who penned the column “Dear Abby” for almost forty years passed away at 94. An advocate of speaking freely about hot topics such as divorce, homosexuality and Alzheimer’s – which she finally succumbed to, Phillips was a 37-year-old stay-at-home mom when she began writing for the San Francisco Chronicle in 1956. Her daughter Jeanne will continue as the sole columnist, a role she took on in 2002 when her mother’s health began declining.
The twin sister of advice columnist Esther Friedman AKA Ann Landers, “Dear Abby” said, of her role as a relationship guru, “[writing the column] has been fulfilling, exciting and incredibly rewarding. … My readers have told me that they’ve learned from me. But it’s the other way around. I’ve learned from them. Has it been a lot of work? Not really. It’s only work if you’d rather be doing something else.”
Attributing her humor to the genes on her father’s side, Abby’s responded to letters with flippant and occasionally risqué one-liners, like some of those collected for her 1981 book “The Best of Dear Abby” (now going for over $100 on Amazon):
Dear Abby: My boyfriend is going to be 20 years old next month. I’d like to give him something nice for his birthday. What do you think he’d like? — Carol
Dear Carol: Nevermind what he’d like, give him a tie.
Dear Abby: What inspires you most to write? — Ted
Dear Ted: The Bureau of Internal Revenue.
Dear Abby: I’ve been going with this girl for a year. How can I get her to say yes? — Don
Dear Don: What’s the question?
~ Goodbye, Abby. ~
On a walk, I discovered this car exists, and now salivate at the thought of owning it.
Cyber-genius, activist and creator of Reddit, Aaron Swartz took his own life at 26 after getting in hot water with the Feds. Many feel these charges were dubious and now call for change.
Former porn star Stacie Halas AKA Tiffany Six was fired from her middle school teaching job for having once starred in adult films. I had a sweet, albeit very very old alcoholic middle school teacher who sipped from a thermos (fire water?) and wore rhubarb velour onesies not unlike Mrs. Roper when I was in 7th grade. Tiffany Six woulda been DOPE.
Academy Award winner Michael Douglas battled cancer, and now his son is in the grips of a battle all his own. Drug addiction. Cameron recently failed a urine test from behind bars, where he’s serving a 9 1/2-year sentence for drug-related charges. Once again proving the point that non-violent drug offenders should be in rehab – not prison.
Cheating: it may Do A Body Good, but it certainly screws with a marriage. This week, former California Governor AKA “The Governator” (who’s looking to reprise his role as The Terminator) and golf pheonom and serial cheater Tiger Woods were in the news trying to beg back their estranged wives. Arnold told a German newspaper ”I still hope for reconciliation; I still love Maria.” Schwarzenegger and Shriver divorced last year after 25-years of marriage when he admitted to fathering a child with the housekeeper. As for Tiger, reports say the broken hearted sexual deviant put together a prenup worth $200 M along with a $350 M cheating clause and proposed on one knee to Elin, his 33-year-old Swedish blonde ex. If you believe the National Enquirer, she agreed to remarry the golf legend. Who knows, if the ice melts, maybe her forgiveness will improve his game?
In lighter news, country cutie Taylor Swift has signed on as the newest spokesperson for Diet Coke.
Probably the best explanation (from a man) of why the term “friendzone” is insulting to women.
Have an amazing weekend!!! xox
P.S.: For no other reason, than to make you smile.