Reddit opened the gates to the ultimate dad competition
Dads are mythical creatures. We here at The Dad know this as well as anyone. After all, most of us are dads ourselves, and we’re pretty amazing. But we’re not as amazing as our dads. Let me tell you about mine.
One time, my dad…
We’ve all had the conversations. Usually, we have them when we’re children, in our backyards or on the playground. But what is the internet if not one giant playground? (“It’s the information superhighway!” “SHUT UP, GORE!”)
If the internet is the playground, then Reddit is its sandbox, and where better to revisit those “My dad is better than your dad” competitions? Recently, they did just that, and the results are hilarious and also humbling. It took me 40 years, but I’m finally convinced my dad isn’t the best. Not compared to some of the dads in these comments!
For example, my dad had a good job, but he wasn’t an actual hero:
This one is a little more attainable, but while my dad was no one to trifle with, I don’t recall him ever giving Santa Claus the what-for!
This dad not only knows how to scare off solicitors, he drives it home with a killer close:
This dad gets major points for the follow-through:
This is the kind of #dadhack that brings generations together:
First things first, if your dad stuck around and dadded the shit out of you? He was the best, and of course he could beat up anyone else’s dad in the neighborhood. That’s just science.
But admitting the greatness of these dads does nothing to take away from your own. I mean, check out the dad jokes on this guy!
There’s no shame in admitting defeat. After all, my dad is pretty great, but how is a kid from suburban Connecticut supposed to have a dad that can cut short a tiger hunt?