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(Daily Mail)   When it comes to riding in cars, research shows kids prefer Dad in the driver's seat even though Mom is more fun -- that is, when she's not screaming, "SO HELP ME GOD, IF YOU DON'T KNOCK THAT SHIAT OFF I'M TURNING THIS CAR AROUND RIGHT NOW"   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 12
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2012-11-12 11:18:33 AM
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That's because most Dads can reach into the back seat and smack the kids without slowing down or swerving. It's safer, even if you're the one getting smacked.
2012-11-12 12:26:26 PM
2 votes:
I challenge any mom to be fun enough to play "Oh my god the brakes just went out" like my dad did.
2012-11-12 02:52:38 PM
1 votes:
You know how your dad would tell you that he'd pull the car over? My brother called him on that once. Dad pulled the car over and my brother looked like a spider monkey climbing over the seats to get away from the old man. Kid got his ass whooped good that day and it was all I could do to not laugh.
2012-11-12 12:03:19 PM
1 votes:

Hector Remarkable


Wait, isn't this the Joker copycat thread?


No, you want thread 12A next door.
2012-11-12 11:59:58 AM
1 votes:
Yeah, I remember when I was young, getting together with my friends, putting swastikas on our foreheads, getting rubber knives, and "home invading" rich houses as a mock Manson Family prank - you know, just pretend stabbing. It was hilarious at the time. But looking back now, I'll bet I scared that one pregnant lady.  Of course, enough time has passed now, so Manson Family home invasion pranks, although not nearly as side-splitting anymore, are probably much more socially acceptable now.  This guy's crazy though. Too soon.
2012-11-12 11:57:25 AM
1 votes:

ha-ha-guy: I think the deal is for men, we have a certain emotional investment in being a "good driver"


my emotional investment in being a good driver is driving smoothly enough so that my wife goes to sleep and stays asleep in the passenger seat. a long drive in silence is better than a long drive being reminded of all the various threats that will kill us because oh my god, slow down, you're going to get us killed. 

/ i hate driving. i drive a standard, and honestly, the standard has increased my hatred for driving.  there is nothing fun about sitting in an uncomfortable chair, forbidden from relaxing because all these other large objects can kill you if you make a mistake... or just kill you because you're unlucky.
2012-11-12 11:30:54 AM
1 votes:
Hard to drive from the kitchen...



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2012-11-12 11:22:09 AM
1 votes:
The kids prefer to wide with me because I play them The Clash, Bob Marley, Johnny Cash and Sabbath.

One of my proudest moments as a parent was hearing my five-year old singing along to the end of "Rudie Can't Fail" from the backseat.

/the 3-year old likes Kraftwerk
2012-11-12 11:22:01 AM
1 votes:
I always liked showing off my skills in pull tab removal before handing my dad his beer. The 70s.
2012-11-12 11:21:47 AM
1 votes:

Anderson's Pooper: That's because most Dads can reach into the back seat and smack the kids without slowing down or swerving. It's safer, even if you're the one getting smacked.


I lol'd.

And I think it has something to do with the fact that more male drivers actually pay attention when they drive, rather than swerving the minivan all over the road while playing their next words with friends move.

I usually try to stick up for my gender when it comes to driving, but as a whole? I'm happy to be the exception, and not the rule. I've just almost gotten rear ended by more females in this last month alone- and I peek my rear view and there's their iPhone in front of their faces.

/hates humanity a little
2012-11-12 11:19:04 AM
1 votes:
No wonder they like Dad better, mom is driving from the wrong farking seat!
2012-11-12 08:26:48 AM
1 votes:
Grandma and Granddad's house was a favourite destination, with one in five children saying it was top of their list.

I know I could never get enough ribbon candy.
 
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