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Behind The Politely Savage Patriarchal Parody Of “Dad Magazine”

Jaya Saxena and Matt Lubchansky just put out the ultimate dad joke—a book-length satire of universal dad behavior, in deadpan magazine form.

One of the most important distinctions between parents is in their namesake jokes. The quintessential mama joke is one someone else makes about your mom, often that her weight is just grotesquely, dangerously disproportionate to her height. The classic dad joke is one your dad cracks in response to any number of obvious, familiar prompts, often within the confines of a chain restaurant. Mama jokes thrive on the motherly love the teller leverages to make both you and your mom the butt of the joke. The only butt of a dad joke, however, is your dad, who is too oblivious to realize he just played himself (again.)

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