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Obviously-uh!

My daughters are a constant source of comedy. My youngest adds a ‘uh’ or an “ugh!” At the end of ‘daddy’ when she recognizes I’m making a dumb dad joke (which I’ve Finally come to understand the purpose of, more on that below). She was so disgusted that I’d think that mermaids were in universities. She said it so matter-of-factly that I knew I had to remember it in comic form.

now, on to dad jokes! I always thought they were either feeble attempts to be funny or regurgitated jokes that at one time were funny, but the truth is, they’re meant to get the type of reaction this comic illustrates. There’s nothing better then trolling your own daughters with a bad joke. ‘DADDY-UH’ is as sweet to my ears as laughter.

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the benefits of academia

2014-3-25

It must be nice to be an authority on a subject.  I was trying to think what I might be an authority on, and none of it is of any real consequence.  I can tell you which sushi place in Chilliwack will fit your budget and desired quality level…  I can tell you which tennis courts are most likely to be vacant on a beautiful summer’s day, around Sardis.  I could tell you, at great lengths, how having a speed-restricted scooter really is the best way to get around town, financially speaking.
I suppose I could be the authority on how to be passive-aggressive through a comic strip.  I want to be clear:  I am not anti-intellectual, I think academia is great!  I also think academics can be impatient towards the common man.  Being a common man who, from time to time, puts up with the eccentricities of the educated, i guess it would just be nice if the favour was returned?  So than, my hypocrisy is revealed!  Educated people are humans too.  What right do I have to demand of my educated peers that they have more patience than I?  Absolutely none.
…Which is why I won’t be getting my Masters any time soon.  I think I have a bit more growing and spiritual maturing to do before I get into it.