This weekend, Father’s Day reminds us all to appreciate and give back to our fathers. So, to see how awesome your dad really is, let’s look at how bad fathers can be. These guys do a great job of showing us what not to do. Some of them inspire vitriolic comments and some seem nice enough, until you think about it. (And if you’re in need of some warm fuzzies at the end of this post, vote on the best pop culture dads in this week’s Hub poll.)
1. Walter White/Heisenberg: Depending on the moniker, this guy could be evil or very evil. The mild-mannered chemistry genius becomes a gourmet meth cook and pushes through the ranks of the criminal underworld to pay for chemo and somehow bestow the rest to his family after succumbing to cancer. So, if you’re looking to make dad look like a real stand-up guy, hop on Netflix and binge on the delicious evil of Walter White in Breaking Bad. *Spoiler Alert* Here’s a video that shows Walter White’s descent.
2. Frank Costanza: Anyone familiar with the name Costanza (Can’tstandya) knows that aside from producing the most annoying people on the planet, the family is second to none in family dysfunction. “The Feats of Strength” during Festivus are enough to make a son cringe. Add in his stopping short and you’d be screaming “serenity now,” if he was your father.
For general laughs, watch this video. For further proof, start at 9 minutes.
3. Don Draper: This emotionally despondent alpha male has little time for his family. He’s an alcoholic, womanizing antihero who is carrying on a cycle of abuse handed down from his father. Don Draper’s parenting style will almost certainly make your father look like Mike Brady. Here’s a famous scene from Mad Men. Read the rest
It’s National Doughnut Day and Sync brings you our favorite doughnut moments from TV.
1. Kramer swears that he saw a famous ballplayer in Dinkie Donuts.
2. Homer’s donut escapades.
3. Buster from Arrested Development gets lost during a THC study.
4. Twin Peaks – special agent Dale Cooper loves doughnuts.
5. Angelica from Rugrats gets a hold of the doughnuts.
6. Stephen Colbert weighs in.
7. Jim Gaffigan’s view of doughnuts.
Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Ann Johnson in St. Louis. Her 86 years of life were heartbreaking and inspiring, she passed sometime before 8 a.m. Wednesday. The 1970 autobiography of her life in the American South, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, captured her life in Arkansas and thrust her onto the national stage. Though she lived through a great deal of hardship, Angelou consistently espoused forgiveness and love as her way of life. Through these quotes the world can keep alive Angelou’s ideas about how to live in the world.
“The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.”
“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” Read the rest