The Dad Joke: A One Year Anniversary

I overslept and am out of time, so here’s a lazy screengrab of a bad joke and a worse photoshop.


Oh! The screengrab shook something else loose. I just finished Thorn’s recent book, The Satanic Brides of Dracula. Amazon that shit, well worth it. I’m reading his current Nysta book now while I wait for the pre-ordered newest book to arrive. Nothing more enjoyable and inspiring than reading a friend’s books, to get me into the swing of writing my own.

– Best I could do from my – yes – Huawei mobile phone on my way to work on the bus. 

About Hatboy

I’m not often driven to introspection or reflection, but the question does come up sometimes. The big question. So big, there’s just no containing it within the puny boundaries of a single set of punctuationary bookends. Who are these mysterious and unsung heroes of obscurity and shadow? What is their origin story? Do they have a prequel trilogy? What are their secret identities? What are their public identities, for that matter? What are their powers? Their abilities? Their haunted pasts and troubled futures? Their modus operandi? Where do they live anyway, and when? What do they do for a living? Do they really have these fantastical adventures, or is it a dazzlingly intellectual and overwrought metaphor? Or is it perhaps a smug and post-modern sort of metaphor? Is it a plain stupid metaphor, hedged around with thick wads of plausible deniability, a soap bubble of illusory plot dependent upon readers who don’t dare question it for fear of looking foolish? A flight of fancy, having dozed off in front of the television during an episode of something suitably spaceship-oriented? Do they have a quest, a handler, a mission statement, a department-level development objective in five stages? I am Hatboy.
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2 Responses to The Dad Joke: A One Year Anniversary

  1. But…it’s lunch either way… *head asplodes*

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