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(BBC)   Research identifies four types of dad   ( divider line
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2002-10-20 02:24:20 PM  
They need a fifth category. I am some mix between Enforcer Dad and Useful Dad.
2002-10-20 03:33:53 PM  
Since my dad was a plant manager, I could go to work with him and mess things up just like some others who worked for him. Being a kid was cool.
2002-10-20 03:36:44 PM  
Great, research from the freakin' "Celestine Prophecy"...
2002-10-20 03:36:52 PM  
They forgot USELESS DAD

[/has parent issues]
2002-10-20 03:37:02 PM  
What about:

Grumpy-mean-dad-who-sleeps-on-the-couch-and-makes-chili-and-says-its-m​ild-and- then-you-burn-your-tongue-and-he-laughs-and-watches-race-car-driving-i​n-his-bo xers-and-tells-you-your-room-is-haunted-when-its-not-and-then-puts-the​-cat-ins ide-your-room-when-you're-trying-to-sleep-and=scares-the-crap-outta-yo​u-but-is -funny-when-he-tries-and-falls-outta-the-boat-in-2-feet-deep-water-ont​o-coral- and-gets-a-sunburn-so-he-yells DAD...?
2002-10-20 03:37:13 PM  
2002-10-20 03:38:01 PM  
But... but... they forgot MAJOR DAD!

[image from too old to be available]
2002-10-20 03:38:44 PM  
ACK-ok now that was funny!
2002-10-20 03:40:33 PM  
Aoenic: How interesting, Major Dad had Rumsfeld's forward leaning down to a science before Darth Rummy even thought of it.

What an absolutely stupid report though, 4? Whatever.
2002-10-20 03:41:23 PM  
Don't listen to Ack. Her Dad isn't that funny. It was ROCKS not coral. And the Chili was NOT hot.

2002-10-20 03:41:39 PM  
I thank you veddy much...But I knew that...
2002-10-20 03:41:47 PM  
How about a Christopher Titus Dad? rofl
2002-10-20 03:42:46 PM  
anybody remember this?
2002-10-20 03:43:37 PM  
C. T's dad was like my grampa...Without the drinking and womanizing...Just ask said daddy...
2002-10-20 03:44:14 PM  
My dad's in Washington DC half the time.
2002-10-20 03:45:17 PM  
ahh, good ol paul rieser and george micheals looking man....quality tv
2002-10-20 03:46:51 PM  
They forgot alcoholic dad, visit-him-in-prison dad, and he-left-when-I-got-pregnant dad.
2002-10-20 03:47:54 PM  
I have (had? maybe he's dead, I don't know) fat-old-man-who-just-sits-around-and-stares-at-nothing-in-particular-but-who-b eats-the-shiat-out-of-his-kids-when-they-do-something-terrible-like-get-drunk-a nd-talk-back-to-mom Dad.
2002-10-20 03:49:00 PM  
The sixth type of dad is the one night stand-never see her again-sperm donor dad
2002-10-20 03:49:17 PM  
Spooner: I remember it now!! That's crazy!

My dad screwed up, so he lives in Springfield with the person he screwed up with. My mom lives in St. Louis. I live in Kansas City. My sister just moved back to St. Louis from New Jersey. I like my sister, though.
2002-10-20 03:49:44 PM  
and what about the Deadbeat Dad?
2002-10-20 03:50:06 PM  
Spooner wrote:
They forgot USELESS DAD

They also left out: Dad that was usually drunk.
2002-10-20 03:51:18 PM  
Follows the Grateful Dead with his kids=Deadbeat Dad

/continues listening to Dark Star
2002-10-20 03:51:31 PM  
Wow, it sounds like some of you guys really got the shiat end of the stick in the Dad dept. All in all, I guess I have a pretty good one. My only complaints would be that he drank too much, was slightly over-critical, and married my fiances' mom when I was 20 or so. Oh well, live and learn.
2002-10-20 03:52:23 PM  
How about steal-the-money-out-of-your-sons-piggy-bank-dad

2002-10-20 03:52:29 PM  
9th type of dad=Rich rock star donates sperm to rich lesbian rock stars=David Crosby dad
2002-10-20 03:52:45 PM  
Missing catagories:

Deadbeat dad; abusive dad; mom-like dad; rich dad[best type].
2002-10-20 03:52:46 PM  
Ack is right about her grandad. Race cars, big game hunting, dangerous pursuits of all kinds. Adreneline junkie of the first water. Apt to call you a wussie at any time.

Miss him everyday. Glad she remembers.


(If dad were alive, he'd be known as the SwampRanger on Fark)
2002-10-20 03:53:22 PM  
I'm some weird combination of Dad; maybe if I arrange the types by quadrant then I am closest to useful Dad verging on Fully Involved Dad. With little kids it's more like not quite Fully Conscious Dad (need sleep).
2002-10-20 03:54:09 PM  
I offically propse the fifth dad:

fark Up dad.
This catagory encompasses: Gross incompetence, alcoholism, child/spousal abuse, drug use, prisoner, missing, deabeatism, or a general display of absolute uselessness.
2002-10-20 03:54:10 PM  
That's me, Entertainer Dad. My wife hates it when I try to help around the house. I never fold the clothes right, never do the wash right, always mixing colors with whites blah blah blah...
2002-10-20 03:54:28 PM  
What a load of bullshiat. Isn't there more important things in this world to research rather than neatly catagorize types of fathers?
2002-10-20 03:54:48 PM  
Psycho Dad:

Who's that riding in the sun ?
Who's the man with the itchy gun ?
Who's the man who kills for fun ?
Psycho Dad, Psycho Dad, Psycho Dad

He sleeps with a gun
but he loves his son
Killed his wife 'cos she weighed a ton
Psycho Dad, Psycho Dad, Psycho Dad

A little touched or so we're told
Killed his wife 'cos she had a cold
Might as well she was getting old
Psycho Dad, Psycho Dad, Psycho Dad

He's quick with a gun
And his job ain't done
He's Psycho Dad.
2002-10-20 03:55:02 PM  
Actually, I've got a great dad. Less flaws than most, and has never done anything to hurt my mom.
2002-10-20 03:56:25 PM  
How about the gay dad. A girl once told me that her dad was gay. That was our last date.
2002-10-20 03:56:41 PM  
That's me, Entertainer Dad. My wife hates it when I try to help around the house. I never fold the clothes right, never do the wash right, always mixing colors with whites blah blah blah...

Damn, you've got it made. Must remember to fark up the clothes.
2002-10-20 03:56:47 PM  
Four types of Fark dad-

The "Ackbar" Dad- Provides family protection by looking out for traps.

The "Domo" Dad- Sits around and farts.

The "Nutsack" Dad- Boxers? Who needs boxers?

The "Boobies" Dad- Most Fark dads are this type.
2002-10-20 03:57:45 PM  
But did they identify the 256 kinds of kids that can result from the 4 types of Dads? lol You older farkers, like myself, KNOW what I mean!
2002-10-20 03:58:51 PM  
They forgot "Belt Dad". Smack.
2002-10-20 03:59:30 PM  
Whoa, Dorkusmalorkus, did you still marry your fiancee? You'd be married to your step-sister.... I mean, I know it's a little different, because you were engaged before your dad married her, but technically, it would be like that.... I'd be beating some ass.
2002-10-20 04:00:12 PM  
My dad's pretty cool. He doesn't get drunk, he's never abused anyone in the family, he's still married to my mom (25 years in April), he doesn't cheat on her, and he supports the family well. I always got respect at achool because of his job, too.
He's sorta the enforcer dad, but he's a little bit of the entertainer dad, too. My only complaint is that he's out of town too much and he can be a little strict. Oh well, you can't have it all.
2002-10-20 04:01:08 PM  
How about the dad who took off when I was one, and only came back after I'd grown up?
2002-10-20 04:02:07 PM  
No, we broke up eventually, but wer'e still great friends; in fact I'm on the phone with her right now. She married a jackass, though...
2002-10-20 04:04:44 PM  
That's cool. Probably for the better, right?

Yeah, I know all about girls being with jackasses. Apparently, they want that over me. Haha. Jackasses.
2002-10-20 04:05:12 PM  
"But until we have equal pay, decent childcare and more opportunities to work flexible hours, many fathers will continue to find it hard to be there for their children; and many women will continue to lose out at work.

"This is not necessarily the best solution for parents, children or employers."

I get soooo tired of statements like this. There is equal pay in my profession. No one wants to lose a good employee, regardless of gender, if they can't replace them for less or do without them. And, they never seem to take into consideration such things as experience, dedication, etc... when the survey is done. It's always employees x and y have the same title but one is paid less.
2002-10-20 04:07:51 PM  
How about -Rich Dad, buys his kids cars and boats and vacations because he'd rather do that than talk to them.
2002-10-20 04:07:56 PM  
Dad that taught me how to shoot, paddle a canoe, split firewood, change a flat, solder copper pipe, and how to drive. My Dad's the greatest, I call him twice a week.
2002-10-20 04:10:27 PM  
WickedWanda: Now that is one cool dad.
2002-10-20 04:18:07 PM  
good to see that THIS is accepted by society. why aren't these people up in arms about this? huh? eh? [image from too old to be available]

thought so.
2002-10-20 04:18:42 PM  
I have a "used to work two 40 hours a week jobs but still found time to teach me how to do stuff like build a snowman and catch fish" dad.

Thanks, dad.
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