Stuff my dad says (part 1)

My dad is a weird and wonderful man. He is funny – as in weird and humorous (as are the rest of my crazies). The thing is, as much as my dad makes me laugh, he’s not funny when he actually tries to be funny. He is the funniest when he has his guard down and says the first thing that comes to mind. That is what this post is about: some of the weird things that my dad has uttered.

He loves a newspaper

One of my dad’s quirks is that he loves reading the newspaper. He will read it anywhere anytime. He especially loves reading it in front of the television, I guess because he wants the company or just the background noise. My dad also doesn’t mind if someone is there sitting with him doing something else.

Deceptive deductive reasoning

He also has a habit of not caring to answer any question accurately (whether he is reading the newspaper or not). So, when he is reading the newspaper and you happen to ask him what show is on, he will look up from the newspaper and based on what is on the screen at that exact moment, he will just guess what’s on. For example, if he sees someone on screen with a gun (man, woman, child, animal, it’s all the same to him) then you’re watching ‘James Bond.’

One Sunday evening I walked into the lounge and saw that my parents were watching ‘Thor’ – well, technically my mom was watching, my dad was reading the newspaper. I found this strange, as my mom isn’t a fan of superhero movies. This is the exchange that followed.

  • Me: Oh, I see you’re watching Thor.
  • My mom: Thor?! I thought we were watching David and Goliath!

His movie reviews

If I’m honest, watching any movie with my dad nearby usually provides comedy. One Sunday we were watching ‘Star Wars: Force Awakens’ and my dad had a lot of questions and comments:

  • About the Death Star – “Why do they want to blow up the moon?”
  • When he saw Chewbacca – “That’s a weird-looking bear.”
  • About the stormtroopers – “Why the hell do they keep missing?”

That’s not to mention the reviews he gives. One night he was watching ‘John Wick’ and said as I walked by, “You should see how angry this guy is about his dog!” Another time he was watching ‘Godzilla’ and when I asked what it was about, he said, “It’s about a lizard that wants to take over the world.” (To be fair, those reviews were pretty accurate.)

Bats don’t look like that

To end off with, the best one. One night my dad was reading the paper in front of the TV again and a ‘Game of Thrones’ ad came on. Here’s what followed:

  • My dad: What’s this ‘Games of Throne’ (sic) thing? Is it that thing with the huge bats with long tails?
  • My mom: No man, it’s dinosaurs.
  • Me: … (blankly staring at them and then …) HAHAHA!

So yeah, that happened. Funny, right? I put this last little story on Facebook and my friends seemed to think that it was hilarious. I made the mistake of telling my dad this (he’s not on Facebook). For about a week he thought he was quite the comedian. Anytime he said something remotely funny he ended off with, “Don’t go putting that on your Facebook now.” What he really meant was, “Your friends are going to think this is hilarious.” Thankfully my multiple eye-rolls made him realise that he’s not going to become an internet comedian (yet).

There are so many more funny sayings, but I’ll end it here for now.

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