Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Finally found the Dad of a lifetime

Casually perched in what can only be described as my dream basement, Cassandra's dad is a true 1970's stud, effortlessly portraying Redford better than Redford ever could. The feathered bangs pretty much seal the deal. Note that no other man is pictured from the waist down, so we can only assume that this is a no-pants party all around.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

"Substitute" Teacher Dad

Right this way, kids, welcome to the big apple. Today's lesson: do not talk to strangers.

PS I'm pretty sure that's a tin of Skoal in dad's pocket...

Monday, December 21, 2009


I always thought that the thing you hit during badminton was called a "birdie" but upon further research, I see that what you're slappin' around is actually called a shuttlecock. And so I guess now this all makes sense.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Clark Kent Dad

This dad is all nerd up top, and all macho down below. His super-human resilant feet can obivously handle the most uncomfortable terrain on the face of (this?) planet. What a superdad!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Dads Having Fun

Bella writes about her dad:

"Flouro - check, moustache - check, lace up rollerblades - check, shortshorts - of course! Can we say stereotype?"
" As they say, everyone's at it! Matching shirts? Tacky. Matching SHORT SHORTS? I don't even know what to say..."

"I don't think I'll be able to sleep tonight...I knew my dad had problems, but other so many other dads too? This was some sort of epidemic!"

Friday, December 4, 2009

Daddy Downer

This dad is obviously disappointed about the no alcohol and no skateboarding policy at the game. Cue sad Charlie Brown music... 

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Triathalon Dad

A Dad in the life:
0900 hours: Wake up and get a sweet tan before hitting the kiddie pool. Upper thighs especially. Tropical dragon towel? Check.

1100 hours: Quick workout on the old Big Wheel. Few spins around the yard oughtta do it.

1130 hours: Upgrade to the more challenging Tricycle model. Get baby Jennifer to spot.

Rest of the day: Keep on rockin'.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Dainty Dad

Is it me, or is this dad too dainty looking to own a pickup truck? He is not fooling anyone by posing in front of this Datsun whilst in a ballet second position with ruched tube socks and belted denim cutoffs. Its like when dad told you that he would take you "camping", but that really just meant staying at a Motel 6 on the way to some convention on the art of macrame plant hangers.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Whoa, Dad- um.. what's going on here? Is that Uncle Bruce? I'm sorry, I'm blinded by too much hair and sexual confusion... Was this picture from your "bachelor party" that you never talk about in front of mom? Are you even wearing shorts in this pic? ....You know what? Its OK dad, there is nothing wrong with having a super fun time with your other scantily-clad man-friends. SEE?

Monday, November 16, 2009

I've got some Dad news...

Ouch! Those stairs were more dangerous than they look. At least it wasn't a wardrobe malfunction.

Weekend Dad

Sometimes you wake up at 2pm on a Sunday, is it Sunday? And you don't want to make the bed or buy new milk for the cereal. You just want to hang on the leather couch with the teddy bear. Did you catch this week's episode of Cheers? What's that look for? I was supposed to pick up who now? Oh crap.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Daredevil Dad

Dads and motorcycles go together like seeing something and saying something.

But the lone DAREDEVIL DAD, like bigfoot, is rarely spotted. Some say he speed-o's in the night, but no one knows for sure...

Friday, November 6, 2009

Lemonade Made Dad-Style

Step on up to try some of the best roadside moonshine in town. 

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

"Why, when I was your age" Dad

Poppi is teaching little Junior over there an important lesson about respect and hard work. and boat shoes...and short shorts.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Never-Nude Dad

We are reminded of a time when cut offs were an acceptable bathing suit substitution. Or maybe he just never takes them off...

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wanna meet those dads. In short shorts.

Woah, we hit the mother load here. I think if we hide in the back of that station wagon, these dads will lead us back to the nest.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Bottomless Family

This family obviously hates pants.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Repeat Offender Dad...

... cannot stop offending

This dad is practically starring in his own sitcom.

This dad's thigh-bearing style thechnically needs no expanation, all looks paired with the fashionable mustache of the times and a few looks featuring the now-ubiquitous mullet. Notice the oft-sported t-shirt tan as well as the epic dragon tattoo. This devil-may-care dad is centerfold worthy!

Candy Pants

OMG! Candy-stipe pants! And that pipe! Its like he saying- "Yes, I am an old-timey type of grandpa, but my bottoms look like they can attract the attention of small children...."

Monday, October 12, 2009

We have struck gold!

Literally, gold. Look at those precious sunshine shorts peaking out down there. And what is that ballerina pose the son on the right is practicing? The "squatting pile"? Thanks to this sweet candy-making father for starting his kids off right with shorties all around.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Dr. No (...Pants)

You may not notice the diguise at first, but look closer and you will notice that this dad is effortlessly portraying a young James Bond, but this time his name is Shorts. Short Shorts. But look fast, he is about to take off from the heliport to catch the bad guys (or some snacks, whichever).

Friday, October 9, 2009

Pool-boy Dad

I am sure mom hand selected this pair especially for her big, strong cabana boy... ahem- man! You could almost hear the clink of mom's glass of "ice tea" right now.

Thanks to Steph for her dad!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Birthday Dad

Well hello there, and welcome to another entry of dads in short shorts. In this photo, we see birthday dad in his natural element, circa 1984. Luckily dad went all out with the decorations here for Kyle's big one year birthday blowout. I just really wish I could zoom in on that drawing on the fridge and see what the quote says. I'm guessing it's something along the lines of, "Dad, pour me a cold one too."

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Grandads in.... Diapers?

If anyone's dad is embarrassed to be on this site (..or he doesn't even know that he is on this site because you know he will be embarrassed... oops-SORRY DAD!), Grandpa has just slapped some sense into him with this epic pic! I can just hear him now;
"Short? hrmh! You call them short? In MY day, if you weren't showing skin higher than the upper thigh area, you weren't a MAN yet! Look at ME- I wore the shortest swim trunks of them all, and I was treated as a GOD! I would toss around anyone who threatened me in their
short-shortiness! This is how we won the war!"
Uhh...ok, grandpa....

Thanks to Jon for the earliest example of short man-garments since the loincloth!
See his movie!! (

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Survivor Dad

After being dropped in the middle of a deserted island, this dad was left with nothing but a spearhead, his wits and a pair of blue hotpants. Needless to say, this dad triumphed over peril by fighting a thousand jungle beasts, drinking condensation off of his tiny waterproof trunks and safely swimming back to a mainland, all thanks to a pair of very little shorts!

Thanks to Bryan Scary for this picture of Dr. Scary! Hear Bryan sing songs about his dad:

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


WOW- look at that dad'! This dad looks like a young, undercover Steve Guttenberg in total masculine-hunter-and-gatherer mode! Those shorts are at an amazing height. He's even beat out Guttenberg! (see below)

Thanks to Emily for this amazing dad pic. Check out her blog at

Monday, September 28, 2009

Just another dad at the beach...

Oh, looky what we have here! Those trunks are pretty high up there, dad.... Oh WAIT a second! Look at Junior over there! I think he has got dad beat on the indecent-exposure-at-the-beach scale. Hmmm... has anyone started a "Babys in Speedos" blog yet? Too creepy? NSFW??

(PS- Thanks to Zak for sending us this. Check out his Russian friends:

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Car Wash Dad

This dad and kid duo are looking great in their matching red bottoms, but at 50 cents a car wash, they'll be hosing down a lot of Hondas before Daniela can pay her way through school.

When plan A failed, she later proudly took over the family business and now owns a chain of car wash stores in Queens.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Original Brooklyn Dad

Pictured here, in South Carolina, Jess's Brooklyn dad is slightly out of his element, yet still appears very comfortable, thanks to his sweatpant short shorts.

Undercover Dad

Despite the beard and sunglasses, this dad is not leaving much to the imagination. Even at a young age, baby Geoff seems completely aware of the atrocity dad is committing.
Thanks Julie for sending us this mysterious dad.

Vacation T-Shirt Dad

One of my personal favorite looks pictured here:

I don't think anyone will be losing this dad in the Bermuda Triangle.
Thanks Angela for unearthing this fantastic pic of your boyfriend's dad!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Let's see what's going on at the Ho-down!!

1981: Oh look, it is party dad at the height of his success.

He is sporting plenty of cowbell to go around, and also has five kids - wow!
*Thanks to Brian from KFDI for submitting this inspirational dad!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Noah & his Dad: Still Skimpy After All These Years

This pic of this dad was taken in 1988, at the height of the dads-in-short-shorts phenomena. HE NAILED IT- as eloquently put by Noah's T-shirt. 20 years later......

Above picture is from 2009- Almost nothing has changed! This dad is still rocking the above the knees. ALSO, please note: like father, like son. Great job, you guys- amazing family effort!

XXX-mas Dad

First of all we would like to mention that even though this dad looks looks exactly like the dad below, HE IS A TOTALLY DIFFERENT DAD!!!! I know! We can't believe it either. It might be Christmas in this pic, but this dad looks HOT HOT HOT.