5-year-old girl discussing Leia's slave outfit with her dad is pure gold

Adam Buxton recorded a conversation with his 5-year-old daughter discussing her thoughts on Princess Leia's famous slave outfit. She is hilarious by herself but when he got The Brothers McLeod to animate her words, it all turned into pure comedic gold. One of the cutest things I've watched this year. » 12/21/14 1:38am 12/21/14 1:38am

The Awful Swagger Dads of Advertising Need to Get Got

It's been well documented (if not well researched): At some point in the 1990s, Ad Dads very suddenly became moronic punchlines. I don't know who was more responsible for this—ad agencies or brands or Homer Simpson—but the tipping point was reached quickly. It was an anti-Mad Men ad movement. It was anti-creative. And… » 8/22/14 11:20am 8/22/14 11:20am

​Local Dad Is Way Too Amused By These 'Talking' Trash Cans

This is the most Dad thing I may have ever watched. Just throw in a pull-my-finger joke and some Atlanta Rhythm Section, and this would be SOLID DAD GOLD. » 8/10/14 6:22pm 8/10/14 6:22pm

Amateur Bat Dad Is Hilarious to Everyone Except His Family

So, on the one hand, "Bat Dad" (no relation to this more famous Bat Dad) is funny — the cadence of his Batman voice is spot-on and he regularly saves his family from their greatest foe, mundanity. On the other hand, Jesus Christ would it suck to live in a house with this guy. I think the only family member still… » 9/21/13 1:02pm 9/21/13 1:02pm

Watch a Little Girl On Monkey Bars Indecisively Yell At Her Dad

Like the best of us, little Riley attempts establish her independence while also pooping herself in fear of falling down. Watch her yell "I need you! I don't need you! I need you! I don't need you!" as her nervous, befuddled dad waits for her to make up her mind. Welcome to the club, Riley. Dad, you better get used… » 7/21/12 12:00pm 7/21/12 12:00pm

Father's Day Memories Of A Pot-Dealing, Cross-Dressing, Murdered Dad

A woman named Tanya Quaife, now grown and working at nonprofit for LGBT homeless youth in Los Angeles, tells the complicated story of her father on Salon in a piece rife with bitterness, sensationalism (sentences like "The detective told me my father's penis had shrunk to the size of a seahorse," a number of disgusted… » 6/16/12 2:45pm 6/16/12 2:45pm

Teenager Has an Amazingly Sweet Talk With His Dad While Looped Out…

It's official: we need a new law that requires all parents to film their children after they have dental procedures done and post them to YouTube. Otherwise we might miss seeing people like Chaddy, who has just had his wisdom teeth pulled. He takes a little while to really ramp up, but boy does he deliver. At one… » 6/12/12 11:15pm 6/12/12 11:15pm

The Financial Value of a Father Is Less Than You'd Think

If you were raised by a dad, or are raising kids with a dad right now, or are a dad yourself, or have ever met a dad, you probably would not say that fathers are worthless. And, you would obviously be right, they're worth a lot; they're just not worth quite as much as mothers—at least that is what a strange new survey… » 6/12/12 4:20pm 6/12/12 4:20pm

Father Accidentally Teaches His Daughter How to Be a Foul-Mouthed…

Everything was going along so well until the ref made a bad call. "A twwavel? Oh no. Oh nooo! ... A fwarkin' twwavel!" If only all pissed off sports fans could be this adorable. » 5/18/12 7:40pm 5/18/12 7:40pm

Turns Out Dads Get Postpartum Depression Just as Often as Moms

We usually think of postpartum depression as the domain solely of mothers, since they're, you know, the ones who are literally post-partum. But a new study has found that, in fact, fathers suffer from postpartum depression at a very similar rate to mothers. Whoa. It's like how dads get sympathy cravings while their… » 4/27/12 10:00am 4/27/12 10:00am

Dad Fires A Shot In The War On Pink

In our Daddy Issues series, a father of a young daughter seeks guidance, hoping to raise a strong woman. He looks to you, dear readers, for insight. » 1/28/11 3:56pm 1/28/11 3:56pm

Fritzl Daughter Released

Elisabeth Fritzl, the woman who was imprisoned and raped by her father for 24 years, was released from a psychiatric hospital in Austria today. Her father's trial will take place in March. [Guardian] » 12/29/08 12:40pm 12/29/08 12:40pm

Nightmare Dads

Josef Fritzl, the Austrian man who locked up his daughter for 24 years and repeatedly raped her, told » 10/22/08 12:20pm 10/22/08 12:20pm a forensic psychiatrist that he was "born to rape" and that he blames his behavior on his neglectful mother. The report, which was leaked to the Austrian press, said that Fritzl also believed his treatment of his…