A Father’s Day appreciation of always-embarrassing #DadTwitter

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Wild dads can’t be broken.

It’s been a while since “Shit My Dad Says” was the hottest feed on Twitter, but did you know that plenty of fathers still use the service, day in and day out, to relate their (mis)adventures in parenting? Welcome to #DadTwitter, where embarrassment is an art, a crushing sense of responsibility pervades all, and the kids can’t hear you curse, thank god. 

Naturally, we wanted to ask Twitter’s Top Dads™ what they loved most about being a part of this online community. Their exhausted, sarcastic answers are #DadTwitter at its finest.

We here at the Daily Dot would like to wish these dynamic dads a wonderful Father’s Day, with all the macaroni-studded cards and backyard grilling that entails. When your children are done paying you lip service, we’ll be here waiting for more of that cuddly cynicism and disarming sincerity you do so well. Plus the dad jokes. Please never stop with those.    

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Miles Klee

Miles Klee

Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions,  and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'