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Re: No, his other other mom.

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Very impressive, but maybe it has some relation to this?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 9:53 AM
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One-sentence paragraph alert! Fuck you fuck you fuck you internet writing. Eat shit and die internet.

My Dad told me one thing that day.

I never forgot it.

I could never forget it.


Posted by: R Tigre | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 9:59 AM
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And I got so mad at the one sentence emotional discovery on the internet paragraphs I didn't click to read more. Congratulatuons!


Posted by: R Tigre | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 10:01 AM
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Among my son's friends, several have "other dad," none of whom are gay. It just means the parents split up, mom has custody, biological dad is a regular presence, and the mom remarried or got seriously involved, so there's a dad figure in the home. Not clear which one is "other dad."


Posted by: unimaginative | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 10:01 AM
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There's a fight. The loser becomes "other dad."


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 10:02 AM
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1: Nah, different days. Photo taken yesterday. I've got a pretty good working theory on the pinched nerve-thing, that it was actually two separate things - the old neck/back thing from sleeping funny and resting my arm on a table when I type, and then digging in too aggressively with a lacrosse ball trying to tackle the former. Symptoms are getting better.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 10:03 AM
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Now I'm wondering what my butt would look like upside down and in spandex. But I'd need somebody to hold up my feet and somebody else to take the picture.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 10:03 AM
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2:Preach it. Porn and sports are the last pure things on the internet.


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 10:05 AM
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7: From that angle, no one can tell you don't have boobs.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 10:05 AM
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In thirty more years that riddle won't make sense because "surgeon" will refer exclusively to specialised machines (just as "computer" does now).


Posted by: ajay | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 10:06 AM
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Also, I really hope it turns out that the kid meant "step-dad", per 4, and the author feels ethically obligated to print a retraction.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 10:10 AM
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[picture of wife taken in Glacier added to pool.]


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 10:10 AM
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Is the wooden stand part of the process of getting into that position?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 10:14 AM
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12: Unfrozen caveman lawyer's wife.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 10:15 AM
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13: Yes, it's to help me cheat. Otherwise I can't hold the position without moving my hands to keep my balance and then falling anyway.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 10:28 AM
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Hey, whoever's in that photo has a nice ass.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 10:28 AM
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Also, could y'all let me know if this is going to end up being a lively, on-topic thread? Because the link in the OP sounds really annoying, but if I'm going to have to talk about it, I may as well get it over with.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 10:29 AM
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OMFG, I have 2 separate calls to 2 separate people at the Health Dept for 2 separate projects, both quite time-sensitive, and no one will freaking return them. DO YOUR JOB!!!!

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Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 10:30 AM
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15: Still, impressive. But not as impressive as if you just used the wooden stand to get up and not to stay up.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 10:31 AM
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18: I thought they blew up the health department. I guess they just moved.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 10:32 AM
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Didn't we already discuss My Two Dads on this blog?


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 10:33 AM
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Paul Reiser's agent paid us to stop.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 10:36 AM
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The article has a point re heteronormativity, but 2 is right.

Also, very impressive handstand!


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 10:38 AM
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21. Great, now I have that damned theme song stuck in my head. Granted, it's kind of a great song.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 10:38 AM
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18. This is why you should ALWAYS follow up phone calls with emails. To provide an audit trail.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 10:41 AM
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21: Sorry! I don't remember that theme song at all.

I actually am "the other dad" but she calls me by my first name and refers to me as her stepdad.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 10:41 AM
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18: Relax, JRoth! Some of us have important things to contribute to eclectic web magazines.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 10:43 AM
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Echoing 23 more strongly, where does the article say or imply it's combating a prejudice that gay people aren't surgeons? For all its smarmimess, I thought it was pretty obvious that while the ability to respond "she's his mother" is about gender roles, "he's also his dad" is more about people's automatic assumptions of the makeup of the nuclear family.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 10:46 AM
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I can't help but point out that 2 contains three separate one-sentence paragraphs.


Posted by: MHPH | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 10:49 AM
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28: The whole point of the riddle is a gotcha around who you expect to be a surgeon. If, in 1963, the riddle went, "And then the nurse said, 'I can't put this IV in my son!!' ", no one would have found it very confusing.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 10:49 AM
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"And then the hair stylist said, 'I can't cut this boy's hair!' How can this be?"


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 10:51 AM
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She knows her son is wearing a wig.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 10:51 AM
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Her son's hair is made out of 16-gauge galvanized wire.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 10:52 AM
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I've been trying to make "Bonus Mom" happen but it's not really working.


Posted by: R Tigre | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 10:52 AM
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"I only cut the hair of the people who don't cut their own hair!"


Posted by: dalriata | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 10:52 AM
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31: The boy is Samson?


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 10:53 AM
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He's his own mom!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 10:53 AM
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37: He's the character from "...All You Zombies..." !


Posted by: dalriata | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 10:54 AM
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37: Gosh, that just didn't occur to me at all. You are so much more evolved, heebie!

I guess I could have figured that out just from looking at your butt.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 10:54 AM
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30: That's true of the riddle as originally formulated, but is not not the point of the clickbait. It's a shift in the assumptions being (smarmily) combated. In 1993 the average person wouldn't have a homophobic assumption about surgeons, but their mind also would not jump to "oh, it could be a gay couple" in the space of possibilities.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 10:56 AM
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34: Bigamy is really hard to pull off these days.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 10:57 AM
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40: yeah, but I'm annoyed that it's more obvious to have a gay dad surgeon than a mom surgeon.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 11:00 AM
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Just based on sheer statistics!


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 11:01 AM
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25: I don't have email addresses for these people. Grrr.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 11:03 AM
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It's not a zero sum game. We could stand to be reminded of both possibilities.


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 11:04 AM
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What's the smuggest smug riddle some smug asshole Dad could tell his kid now? "When the service trip to dig the well in Ecuador left, 5 boys from your school went. Only 4 boys returned. Yet everyone from the trip returned safely. How could this be?"


Posted by: R Tigre | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 11:07 AM
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We'd need another surgeon.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 11:07 AM
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The possibilities, like the lobes of a butt, are two fold.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 11:07 AM
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"I can't operate on this boy! I'm a mermaid and lack the capacity to breathe oxygen!"


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 11:10 AM
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46: One of the boys came back a man. Heh.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 11:12 AM
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Woo, handstand!


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 11:12 AM
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42: Sure.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 11:12 AM
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41. I know two different bigamist families! Sadly, by the time I met them, the bigamy was in the past and all that remained was bitterness and like a billion acrimonious children.

(I attended the funeral of one of the bigamists. Truly a shitshow of epic proportions.)


Posted by: jms | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 11:14 AM
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Live bigamist, die old, leave an acrimonious corpse viewing.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 11:19 AM
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Live with your son, die in a car crash, leave a cryptic surgeon.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 11:21 AM
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50: He traveled to Ecuador to have his bar mitzvah?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 11:24 AM
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And the girls went to Cooperstown, NY, for a Bat Mitzvah.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 11:26 AM
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57: Cooperstown? Where did that come from?


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 11:35 AM
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29: simple sentences beat egghead-speak:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/09/15/how-trump-speak-has-pushed-the-donald-into-first-place/

/s


Posted by: Frostbite | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 11:35 AM
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58: Baseball Hall of Fame is there and must have bats.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 11:36 AM
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I remember having a crush on Staci Keenan but apparently not strongly enough to be sure I'd recognize a photo of her today.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 11:37 AM
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61: Supposedly, now she's a lawyer in Los Angeles. I wonder if Tigre knows her.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 11:48 AM
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60: Thanks for the clarification.


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 11:49 AM
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It would have been a better joke except for Bernie Sanders.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 11:53 AM
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The gynecologist said, I can examine him he's my son!
When we overcome transphobia kids won't accept that answer.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 12:25 PM
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S/b can't since now the joke is just confusing.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 12:25 PM
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Posts like this are why we have Clickhole.


Posted by: Trivers | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 12:40 PM
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|| I'm annoyed with the Supreme Court's non-decision in Dollar General. The Vox summary makes lemonade, but on the whole, there really shouldn't have been 4 votes for reversal (nor 5 6 months ago). |>


Posted by: CharleyCarp | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 12:47 PM
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Unlogged finally returns to the topic of Heebie's ass. I think the group pool has pictures of it being fondled.


Posted by: will | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 1:06 PM
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Heebie's butt is still a killer.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 1:16 PM
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When I turn my phone upside down it looks like Heebie has a three foot vertical leap. I don't know why your gym nailed that box to the ceiling though.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 2:47 PM
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Inside of a dog From that angle, no one can tell you don't have boobs.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 6:55 PM
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What if the dog's colon is Bluetooth equipped?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 7:11 PM
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I remember the first birthday party for Mara where we invited her family as well as her kindergarten friends and how I decided to just introduce myself as her mom and then Lee as her mom and then her (birth/first) mom arrived and I did the same, and luckily no one batted an eye. Selah has even more moms and gets a bit confused herself about which one carried and gave birth to her. I do think that at least in their low-income social set, there's a pretty wide variety of family configurations even among the straight parents.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 7:17 PM
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Who needs boobs when you've got an ass like that?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 9:19 PM
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I mean, I guess some people do. Nursing mothers and so forth. But that's not heebie anymore!


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 06-23-16 9:20 PM
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