behind them – an unhappy man,
lost in a suburban hell,
trapped inside in a minivan.
Dad jokes are a beam of light
for a guy who has no life,
gave up spare time for a job,
providing for his kids and wife.
So next time that you hear your dad
telling jokes that he ought not,
smile to him and hug him dearly
because my friend, it’s all he’s got.
UPDATE: This comic reached reddit’s front page, generating interesting conversation about parenthood, frustration, and hope.
UPDATE 2: Some of you may know that if you hover over the main comic image, you may get an extra joke (try it now). Someone on reddit took the pun in the comic’s hover text seriously and printed this comic on paper to prove that it’s indeed “tearable”… Thanks, /u/coldstar !