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 Today 11:20am

Can Matt Lauer Be Both a Sexist Prick and a Good Dad?

Today, Matt Lauer sounded like an old timey idiot when he interviewed General Motors CEO Mary Barra about whether it was possible to be a good mom and a good CEO at the same time. But that raises an important question: Can a pompous, soul-dead talking head who couches his sexism in "not to be a sexist, but (sexism)"… » 6/26/14 1:40pm 6/26/14 1:40pm

Canadian Politician Thinks Moms Change Diapers, Dads Shape Minds

Mother's Day and Father's Day exist to honor the hard-working parents among us. They're also a great occasion for fucking up, if you don't watch yourself. Canadian Justice Minister Peter MacKay is learning that the hard way, after sending male and female staffers two vastly different messages about their roles as… » 6/25/14 12:20pm 6/25/14 12:20pm

Mila Kunis Is Right: Dudes, Stop Saying 'We're Pregnant'

Pregnancy is a lot of things: A joy, a pain, a blessing, a curse. One thing it's not is simultaneously experienced physically by the dude who knocked you up, or whoever your partner in this crime is. So unless the you is two women who are actually both pregnant simultaneously, do us all a favor and stop saying "We're… » 6/13/14 5:30pm 6/13/14 5:30pm

Bud Light Responds to 'Mom Interview' Ad With Inane 'Dad Interview' Ad

Brace yourselves, parodies of that viral "being a mom is the hardest job in the world and we want to sell greeting cards in the most disingenuous way possible" American Greetings ad are coming. Bud Light (AKA the best drink in the world) has already created a response to the original video, selling viewers on another… » 4/19/14 12:37pm 4/19/14 12:37pm

Dad's Passionate Poem: 'To the Boys Who May One Day Date My Daughter'

A video of Jesse Parent performing at a poetry slam is being passed around this week. In the clip, the tattooed, scowling writer recites, "To the boys who may one day date my daughter: I have been waiting for you. Since before her birth, since before my spark* took hold and ignited the fire in her mother's belly, I… » 4/18/14 1:40pm 4/18/14 1:40pm

Desperate Dad Goes to Prison for One Direction Bomb Threat

William H. Klein, a 47-year-old New Jersey man, was sentenced to 8 months in federal prison and 2 months of house arrest this week for calling in a bomb threat before a July 5 One Direction concert at Hersheypark in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Klein, a divorced father of two, made the call after failing to procure tickets… » 2/26/14 2:50pm 2/26/14 2:50pm

Nielsen Might Be the Reason Terrible Shows Stay on the Air

Not to beat a dead horse until it's the deadest, but it'd be great to learn the reason why Dads hasn't been cancelled, besides nepotism and the continued power of the white male in an industry supposedly dedicated to creativity. The show's ratings haven't even been that fantastic, though they were better than some of… » 10/16/13 12:20pm 10/16/13 12:20pm

Watch All the Worst Jokes from the Premiere of Dads

There's been plenty of controversy over Fox's new show Dads, but before this week, the only proof that it was a horrible show was from the critics who written angrily about it. Well, the premiere aired Tuesday evening and if you can judge a show from just one episode (which Fox and the creators of Dads really don't… » 9/18/13 12:10pm 9/18/13 12:10pm