A facepalm-worthy collection of dad jokes to make you grin and groan, and remind you why you love them, this Father’s Day.
The internet’s prediliction for cheesy puns and dodgy wordplay make it a haven for dad jokes. They make you smile and cringe in equal measure – a bit like dads, really.
Just look at this scene after a dad joke bomb has dropped:
Dads are great, even if their jokes are terrible.
I don't trust stairs. They're always up to something.#dadjokes
— Bad Dad Jokes (@baddadjokes) April 13, 2016
It starts early, too. As soon as fatherhood is on the horizon, the dad jokes kick in.
All dads are subject to this transformation, even the cool ones.
And, now and again, your everyday dad can surprise you with a totally chill idea.
Some dad jokes are so old, they’re prehistoric.
Some require careful construction for the pay-off.
Some have shock value, providing a mix of horror and hilarity.
And then there’s the puns. Oh god, the puns.
Even multilingual puns.
Dad jokes can be musical.
They can be intellectual.
And they can also be delivered by dogs.
Good dad jokes, like good dads, are supportive.
best dad joke of all time pic.twitter.com/ULXh54ZV0g
— Tumblr Humor (@TumbIrHumor) June 9, 2016
And sometimes it’s just a fun way for your dad to give you some helpful advice.
Of course, I couldn’t create a collection of dad jokes without a contribution from my own – which made me cringe with pride.
Happy Father’s Day, dads! Keep up the comedy.
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