Thursday, May 30, 2013

See Dad Strum

Ever wonder what happened to these two? After outgrowing their fame as childhood literacy advocates and avid kite-flyers, Dick and Jane took to the poolside life of early retirement and song-writing.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Out of Africa, Into Short Shorts

Elephant, you are lookin' for peanuts in all the wrong places.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Dads and Shark Sharks

Summer's here, and once again, our minds turn to short shorts. Here is pictured Aurinko's dad, Ernesto embodying the spirit of Tracy Jordon, before Tracy Jordon was even born: Live every week like it's shark week (in short shorts)!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Wow wow wow, Joanie Loves Chachi... in short shorts

I'll bet you always wondered what happened to this happy couple after their show was canceled two seasons in. Turns out they hightailed it to the streets of NYC where they replaced their devoted backup band with a trio of babies. Struggling to make ends meet, their wardrobe was minimal. Chachi sacrificed most of his pants to make outfits for the rest of the gang, and thus the short shorts craze was born.

Fun Fact: Chachi actually means "penis" in Korean.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Just Two Dads and We're Having a Good Time

Natalie's dad, Guy, seems to have put on some baby weight. Here he is pictured seemingly comparing his lovely baby lumps with good 'ol "Uncle Goosie." Or maybe they just can't find where they've dropped their joint. The world may never know.

Monday, January 3, 2011


Well folks, this picture leaves us speechless. Never before have we seen a man who could literally and figuratively overshadow a dad in short shorts, but tan-pa is not like most men. Thank you tan-pa for showing us that this can be done.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

River Dad

Here we see a transcendental Kenny Loggins sort of dad entering the danger zone as he attempts, for the first time ever, to frighten a worm onto a hook using only the persuasive power of short shorts. An inspiration to us all.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Daddy Brothers

After their Doobie-Brothers-in-short-shorts cover band failed to attract any ladies, Caitlin's dad n co decided to Take it to the Streets and find some sporty chicks, on their way back from Woodstock, who could appreciate their talent for traveling light.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

An American Family in Short Shorts: A Dad-umentary

This five part mini-series got sidelined when Jacinta's mom refused to take off the long skirt. The underground cult following is beginning to pick up, however.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Smokeys and the Dad-dit

Just spending some time on the swings while his hat is at the cleaner.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Club Dad: They're Not Dad Into You

Do you like to sail? Do you like to go camping? Do you like to play soccer? How about fishing? These dads have a club where they do them all at the same time. And no, you can't be in it.

Monday, April 19, 2010


Turn an ordinary ashtray into a perfectly good coaster - check.
Turn everything in this room completely brown - check.
Teach the world to sing in perfect short shorts harmony - check.
Don a pair of tube socks on everyo - oh wait, you forgot the bear. Almost perfection.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Butterfly in the sky, dad can get twice as high...

You remember that theme song, right? Amy's dad seems to have taken his love of Reading Rainbow to the next level here as we find him channeling Jerry Garcia, and LeVar Burton (with maybe a smack of Gallagher?), to take a journey through the book It's just a Plant.

I guess you can take the Dad-Head off of the Grateful-Dead touring bus, but you can't take the short shorts off his legs. But don't take our word for it...

Monday, March 1, 2010

Dad on the run

This photo, probably snapped by a police security camera, catches a dad + daughter Thelma and Louise-like duo flying by the seat of their short-shorts looking for adventure... or whatever comes their way. We can only presume that this was originally Becca's birth announcement, titled "Born to be Wild."

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Dad in the Dug-Out

When Gene Shalit (adidas shirt) realizes his team of baseball misfits is hopeless, he brings in the ringer - "daddy shorts stop." Bad News Balls all the way.

PS - pizza party at the coach's apartment later.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Another unprompted history lesson in cultural sensitivity at this year's fourth of July barbecue: while we've always thought of short shorts as the modern day fig leaf, it never occurred to us that a slip n slide could so elegantly portray an ancient fountain. Well done, Adelaide's dad.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Daddy Long Legs

Despite the fact that all signs point to fall in this pic, Liane's dad is breakin' all the records with his Florida short shorts. To experience the full effect of this post, click the soundtrack, below, and then click on the dad. Rinse, repeat.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Mustang Daddy

Why does this

The dad looks super straight though.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Who's Your Daddy?

Kyla was not cool with her dad wearing this same outfit, years later, to chaperone her prom, coach her soccer team, attend multiple school field trips, and eventually star in an aerosmith cover band called "Kyla Looks Like a Daddy."

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Catch of the Dad

Here we find dad imparting yet another awkward life lesson: Give a dad a fish, you have fed him for a day. Give a dad some short shorts, and you have dressed him for a lifetime.

It's as if he's saying,
"I have planted the seeds, son. Now go make your short shorts magic."

Monday, January 25, 2010

All Dads on Deck

The scene: Mardi Gras, 1980
The weapon: one single yard of beer
The crime: lady killing
The Culprit: Heidi's dad

How he was caught: Watch as Ed skillfully charms his victims with his smooth 1-yard-of-beer-in-28-seconds skills. A classic case of whodunnit, until his secret is unexpectedly revealed. Look again, and you'll notice the clever and convenient "easy-access" design of these short shorts and extra absorbent terry cloth top... well, let's just say that isn't booze on the wooden boat deck. Flood gates open, case closed.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Auto Steak Dad

If Zeus had an album cover, this may be what it would have looked like. Mr. Silver is pictured here, in front of Mount Olympus, taking a break from a long journey through time and space to play what appears to be either an auto harp or a flank steak. Fortunately the Greek gods had a mini barbecue magically appear from a tree stump for him to rest his leg upon, so he could take some time to sing what we could only imagine to be an ancient Greek Bob Dylan song.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Did someone Lose a Dad??

Captain Call is not the kind of man who stops to ask for directions...

"Don't worry, sweetie, we're almost there."
(They're not.)

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...