Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Father’s Day in some places

It’s Father’s Day in the USA, Canada, and the UK, though it’s months away in this part of the world. Nevertheless, it’s a big thing for many of the folks I know and love back in the USA. So, happy!

The video above is from Upworthy, which—let me be totally honest here—irritates me far more often than not (not the least because they don’t date their posts). Also, most of what they share on Facebook is clearly clickbait.

Be that as it may, Upworthy does have good and interesting things, and this video is one of them. I never got the chance to tell my Dad I was gay—he died before I could even tell myself. So maybe I relate to this video on an entirely different level, about what might have been but never could be.

In any case, the world is so much different now than when I was a kid, and dads are so much cooler. All of this is good for all children, but for gay kids in particular.

Let’s put politics aside, shall we? And let’s just, for a moment, revel in the fact that dads are so much better than they used to be, that they're human beings and not dickheads, mostly, and that’s a very good thing, indeed.

Happy Father’s Day to all the modern dads in the USA (etc.).


rogerogreen said...

Upworthy makes me crazy. But this was good.

Arthur Schenck (AmeriNZ) said...

Apparently Upworthy is going to start focusing on producing more original content, like this video, rather than sharing others' content (with sensationalist headlines). This video was a good start.