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(YouTube)   The 9th Annual "What would you say to your dad today?" Fark Father's Day thread. Bonus: New dads, what will you tell your child today?   ( divider line
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2016-06-18 9:29:34 PM  
CSB now joins the Fathers Day thread already in progress...
2016-06-18 11:44:03 PM  
Again, I say "Wow." I skimmed through 8 years of this thread in the last few days. I am touched at the response and - from the things I have heard/read - I am glad it feels a bit cathartic at times. I linked right to the video this year because my blog sucks as much as the next guy's. I did write a post if you want to read it, here ya go.  There are links there to download the song if you like.

So suck it up and spit it out. Get it off your chest, the things you should have said, would have said, wish you said, wish you could say or - if you are a new Dad - tell your little one how you feel today. Who knows? Nine years from now you may look back here and smile.

My sweet Mommy passed this year. She was my Dad most of my life. I talk about her there too.
If I could, right now, I would say to her, "Rest now, no more worries, no more troubles, we will always need you. You will always be there, just in a different way."

To my Daddad I'd say, "You missed the best part, you idiot."
To all my other "Dads" I'd just tell them I love them and hug them as close as proximity allows.

To my kids, as always, I say "I'm sorry" and "You're welcome."
To my grandkids I'll say "Love me always all ways cause I'll all ways love you always."
2016-06-19 12:04:15 AM  
"I'm going to be a better dad than you ever were, you spineless farking doormat."
2016-06-19 12:04:17 AM  
fark you dad, I hope you die.
2016-06-19 12:04:42 AM  
Today I'd tell Dad the same thing as were my last words to him the night before he died - I'm proud of you, Dad.
2016-06-19 12:05:04 AM  
So I'm a new dad. I still don't really get Father's Day.
2016-06-19 12:05:43 AM  
"can you get back in your grave" ?
2016-06-19 12:07:42 AM  
My old man passed away about a year ago, but I did have a dream about him last night.  I told him Happy Fathers' Day and he thanked me, then I told him that his visit was giving me a Hamlet-vibe, and he told me to quit my sassin' and listen, because he had something important to tell me.  It's been bugging me all day, because I can't remember what he told me.  I hope you come back tonight, Dad, because your son didn't get your important message last night.  Miss you.
2016-06-19 12:10:10 AM  
never jump a fence with a loaded gun.
2016-06-19 12:10:56 AM  
Miss you dad. So does your grandson. Can you believe that he'll be 36 years old this August? Your first grandchild is all grown up now and engaged to be married. You'd be so proud of him. :)
2016-06-19 12:12:45 AM  
"I'll see you around three tomorrow."
2016-06-19 12:14:04 AM  

JohnHall: So I'm a new dad. I still don't really get Father's Day.

It's the one "celebration" date where you don't have to worry about getting a gift or a card or flowers or reservations or anything.
2016-06-19 12:14:14 AM  
According to Subby, Father's Day is only for people whose fathers have died. However, I see my Dad all the time, and he sees his new grandson all the time. So we're pretty happy, and all still alive.

/tomorrow I'm going to tell my son ba ba ba ba ba ba ba, because that makes him laugh
2016-06-19 12:15:24 AM  
"'s not true...that's impossible!"
2016-06-19 12:15:24 AM  
RIP Dad.
2016-06-19 12:15:27 AM  
I'd repeat the last words I ever said to him, when he was alive and able to hear and understand me.  "I love you."  This will be the 14th Father's Day without him.  Fark death.
2016-06-19 12:15:27 AM  
After all you've done to me the 40 years just grant me this one wish and don't die on my birthday so it becomes all about you like everything else...

Goddamnit, Dad!
2016-06-19 12:15:32 AM  
What I wish I could say to my Dad:  I love you, I miss you, I wish you could be here

/sappy I know
//would like to be able to say it to my Mom too
///why is it suddenly so dusty in here?
2016-06-19 12:15:49 AM  
"Headshot, you zombie motherfarker!"
2016-06-19 12:15:54 AM  
Today I heard my daughter parrot to her friend who had come over for dinner with her mother (my daughter is six), "You don't have to like it. You just have to eat it." My mission is one step closer to being fulfilled.
2016-06-19 12:15:58 AM  
"You were an asshole for making me grow up too damn fast"


"Thanks for making me grow up too damn fast"

P.S.  No, I never did acquire a taste for Original Coors, it is pure piss water.
2016-06-19 12:17:06 AM  
I miss you, dad.

/he died long ago
//I was only 22
2016-06-19 12:17:31 AM  

WTP 2: "can you get back in your grave" ?

right? Dad.. You're dead... You can't keep doing this every year..
2016-06-19 12:17:40 AM  
If he were still here, obviously it'd be about his granddaughters, and he'd probably be joking about me not producing him a grandson to carry on the family name, and I'd jokingly point out he had several nephews accomplish that and another son who needs to get off his butt and try to produce a grandson.  We'd also be talking NASCAR (I know he'd be impressed with the Son of AwesomeBill From Dawsonville and yelling at me for missing going to see him drive when he was at my local track a few years ago), how badly the Braves suck, him probably wanting 'Bobby... A--hole' back managing, and he'd be proud of the five of us.  He'd also probably be wanting to come up here to escape the heat.

/lost him on my first Father's Day as a parent six years ago
//the very next Father's Day, we found out my wife was pregnant with our second child
2016-06-19 12:19:22 AM  
"I'll bet he bought those for you. I bet those were a Christmas gift. Right? You know what I got for Christmas? Oh, it was a banner farking year at the old Bender family. I got a carton of cigarettes. The old man grabbed me and said, "Hey, smoke up Johnny." All right? So go home and cry to your Daddy. Don't cry here, okay? "
2016-06-19 12:21:18 AM  
To my dad:  No, that's lens flare, not Nibiru.  ::sigh::

To my son: Eat your food.  Stop throwing your food on the floor.  ::sigh::
2016-06-19 12:21:29 AM  

JohnHall: So I'm a new dad. I still don't really get Father's Day.

Father's Day, as a specific day, is just an excuse for cards to be exchanged. If you make a real effort to involve yourself with your kids memorable time will happen. A real Father's Day will happen sometime when you overhear the teenager that you've been at odds with from time to time tell one of his/her friends "Well, my Dad says..." and then actually give the friend good advice.

Your child may be gifted, intelligent, attractive and/or athletic. You may be inordinately pleased with that but it's really just luck and genes.  When you see your child being kind and respectful to others; living the lessons that you've helped teach them, that's a real Father's Day.
2016-06-19 12:22:12 AM  

WTP 2: "can you get back in your grave" ?

2016-06-19 12:25:35 AM  
You're alive?
2016-06-19 12:26:07 AM  
Why did you haunt out the good renters and not the meth heads?
2016-06-19 12:26:13 AM  
I would tell my Dad that I wasn't mad at him. I got two voicemails three days after he died, that somehow got lost in Sprints nether regions, one asking me if he was coming to my house for the weekend because the nuses had to show me his meds and when he was supposed to get them. The next was him asking me if I was mad at him because I hadn't called him back. I'd tell him that almost every day something reminds me of him.  I'd tell him that now I smile way more than I cry even if I am crying now. I still tell the kids stories so they don't forget him. And I'd tell him I was sorry that I hadn't been back to his grave since the funeral. I just can't and I'm not sure when or if I will be ready.
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2016-06-19 12:27:31 AM  
"Never give a sucker an even break."
2016-06-19 12:27:38 AM  
I would tell my son to keep it down and behave himself.
2016-06-19 12:27:56 AM  
You were right.

And you'd be so proud of your grandkids.

Really wish you were still around.
2016-06-19 12:29:34 AM  

ZekeMacNeil: "I'll see you around three tomorrow."

Good for you. I wish my dad lived closer so I could see him on Father's Day.

For my own father I'd say "Thanks. You did your best. Sometimes that didn't turn out so good, but the point is you were there and you were trying to do a good job and that's better than a lot of men do. You raised me to be a man, instead of an overgrown boy. For that I am thankful.
2016-06-19 12:29:59 AM  
Hey dad,

You farked up your wife. You farked up your parents. But most important, you farked up your children. Walking out on us was the one thing you never should have done. You filthy piece of shiat.

But the good news is I'm at least a little better off for it all. I know that I am susceptible to addictive behaviour because of you. Hell, I know now what I can possibly look forward to in the future. I want to thank you personally for passing on schizophrenia.

Turns out, though, I pretty much don't have to worry about passing on any of the shiat you gave me. That's right, farker--I'm gayer than a Liberace and Cher convention, and my trans boyfriend loves me, warts and all. So you can go fark yourself something awful. Me, I'll just drink another whiskey and try to foeget what you looked like.
2016-06-19 12:30:58 AM  
I still miss you after six years.
2016-06-19 12:31:17 AM  
"Love you, dude."

Because I love the old man, and calling him "dude" always pissed him off.

What can I say, I'm a sentimental troll that misses him something fierce after all these years.

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Still talk to him though. He's on the shelf in the living room. He's got his Elf on the Shelf impersonation down cold for Christmas.

When mom dies, I'll finally have matching bookends.
2016-06-19 12:31:24 AM  

cheezitmojo: "'s not true...that's impossible!"

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2016-06-19 12:32:39 AM  
2016-06-19 12:34:25 AM  
Father's Day is a time to remind us that we all have to work to be a Dad to your child(ren). Farther is a title. A sperm is a genetic vessel. A Dad is there to grow along with his child(ren) and to do everything in his power to help his kid(s) become the parents he wishes had and the parents that he wishes he will be.
2016-06-19 12:34:49 AM  
First father's day as a step dad of a 9 year old... Not sure what to do. Probably call my dad and stepdad. Tell my step son that I'm proud of him finishing his school year and getting good grades. I'm pretty simple I suppose.
2016-06-19 12:34:51 AM  

phalamir: "Headshot, you zombie motherfarker!"

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2016-06-19 12:35:52 AM  
"Sorry for being an ass, maybe one day I'll get my shiat together."
2016-06-19 12:36:22 AM  
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No, dad, there is no Daddy Claus. Or Super Bowl Bunny.
2016-06-19 12:36:27 AM  
I wish you'd gotten to come back stateside one last time. (Dad worked for the Navy on Guam.) I'm sorry I wasn't looking forward to the visit you had planned.

I wish we'd gotten out there to visit you.

I wish you'd gotten to set up the new machine shop on Palau you were planning after you retired. I wish you'd gotten to retire.

I wish you'd gotten to meet your son-in-law, my sister's husband. He's a pretty awesome guy, and I think you two would have gotten along great. I think she went looking for someone like you, and found him.

I wish you'd gotten to meet your grandkids. All five of them are great in their own way.
2016-06-19 12:37:25 AM  
"Hey dad, I just bought all of this new paint because you got diagnosed with Parkinson's a few months ago. Get to work, it's not going to mix itself"
2016-06-19 12:38:40 AM  
Lost Dad 3 weeks ago today. He was walking home from doing some volunteer work when he had a sudden stroke. Hadn't seen him for 7 months because I live on the other coast but I count myself lucky that I got to make that trip. Flew out right away when I got the news but he was effectively unconscious from the moment he had the stroke and then fell. On the good side, all 5 of his kids, 3 of their spouses, and 5 of his 7 grandkids did get to visit and say goodbye before he past, and all five of us were there at the very end. We laughed together at some of his quirks but one and all said they couldn't have had a better father/grandfather. At the funeral about six people came up to me to tell me how he was like a father to them from his time spent as a little league coach or scoutmaster. They were all the sorts of awkward kids that nobody really liked, but he always insisted that everyone be treated fairly and with respect, even the kids who always struck out and couldn't really catch or throw a ball. He was so corny, so old-school, but he had a way, a special sincerity that worked.
So I just want to say it again, nobody could have had a better Dad and I miss you. Really wish you could have spent time with your great-grandkids. You're a tough act to follow.
2016-06-19 12:39:00 AM  
Hope you're learning to stop listening to the voices in your head that tell you exactly what you want to hear.

Thanks for destroying my Mom's self-esteem.  Neat trick.

Thanks for clearing out.  I mean, it's not like you particularly cared what happened to us.  But your leaving brought my stepdad into our lives, and he's pretty awesome.

Oh, and stepdad.  Thanks for being awesome.  Thanks for making Mom feel valuable and lovable at last.  Hope you can keep on ticking for a very long time
2016-06-19 12:39:41 AM  
What counts as new?

I will probably tell my 4 year old son that we're going to the arcade then to the burger place with the playground next to the bookstore. And then we'll go swimming at the pool. Gonna be a big day!
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