For those of you who read the offering of DadWagon’s newest guest blogger yesterday, it might seem that this site’s official position is anti-Parenting Magazine. In general this would be true. Typically we are more inclined towards the publishing aesthetic of Parents.
Yet, we here at DadWagon strive, as ever, to resist a monolithic approach to the world of shitty parenting-oriented publications which seem to exist as little else than vectors for disseminating information on shit that shitty parents can buy when they’re not paying for other shitty things they need as parents.
All that is a long way of saying I found this blog post at the Parenting website funny and well-written, even if I have no interest—or sympathy—for its primary topic, namely, “apps” for the shitty dad and his shitty iPhone. Please enjoy:
The first great invention for fathers was the vas deferens. I like to imagine that this vital duct in the male reproductive system—like every gadget available today—once had its own product launch party. I can see it now: it’s 50,000 B.C., and cavemen and cavewomen are standing around eating grilled mammoth and gossiping about each other (“Ugh, look at that pelt,” one of them says. “That is so last Ice Age.”). After the big unveiling, they learn that not only is the vas deferens the best gadget for producing babies, but it comes standard with all members of the male species.
I basically agree, at least in reference to my own equipment, which is, quite frankly, as cutting edge as it comes. [Editor’s note: No, I will never stop making bad sexual puns on this website.]