Alright, this one will be quick. DT's minivan correspondent JJ Daddy-O has challenged us to a contest, and I think we can't back down.
So get out there and find the most ridiculously patronizing Father's Day story you can find, whether it's from your local media or some national or international source who you think'd know better. Then put a the headline, the source, and a link in the comments below. If there's a special WTF Bonus Quote, add that, too.
All Mr. Mom stories are, of course, welcome. As are any and all "Lose your job? Get a dadblog!" stories, and all "Look at that, a man changing a diaper!" stories. Find a good old-fashioned conservative lament about the emasculated state of modern dads? Bring it on! Sappy, thoughtful claptrap about the importance of dads that'll be promptly ignored for another 360 days? Can't get enough!
We'll go until midnight EST Thursday, June 25, so get your submissions in early. If someone has already posted your local news station's token Father's Day story, just look one county over. I'm sure there are plenty to go around.
First prize will be a new Nintendo DSi. I got it seemingly at random from their publicists a couple of months ago, and I was finally going to sell it on eBay and give the money to charity. But instead, it'll go to a worthy home. I'll add another couple of prizes from the DT prize hopper, TBD. Check back.
As always, the winner will be chosen at random from the valid email addresses you provide when you comment. [addresses which aren't published on the site or shared or used for anything else, btw.] Up to three entries will be allowed per person, but please post each separately; it helps me manage the drawing.
Here's JJ Daddy-O's entry, which raises the bar so high, we HAVE to do a random drawing. Damn, but I hate the phrase, "man up":
From the Savannah Morning News: "Dads man up to be Mr. Moms"
update: which makes me think someone in Savannah reads Salon: "Dude, man up and start acting like a mom"