Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Be Honest - Do I Seem Like A Yank To You Lot?

Dumb Brit points out in the comments to this post that I have apparently come to the attention of another 'proper journalist' recently...but apparently I come across as, as he puts it:

"A very angry American chap calls himself "DangerouslySubversiveDad" but never writes anything about fatherhood, apparently using the "dad" moniker to excuse his rabidly outspoken political views."

He does however add the following:

"Or perhaps his message is simply that you can still be a father and be interesting. With so much evidence out there on the net to the contrary, perhaps he has a point."

Well, where to start? Yes, I am aware that the odd reader of this site has arrived here because they are searching for 'Dad-related' material - or other more unsavoury types of 'Dad' material. Though I don't claim that this element reaches quite the same proportion that this guy's smiliar element does, it is still a readership I think I could somewhat live without.

I wonder what would make someone think I was American? I do try to be as Anglocentric as possible with posts, but inevitably news from outside the UK box occasionally has to trump domestic material - I assume our friendly Telegraph reporter didnt manage to find this post though. Bit of a giveaway that one when you think about it.

I liked the 'excusing' my views part. Why parenthood would be seen as any kind of a shield against criticism I have no idea - in my experience male parenthood most definitely tends to attract it rather than deflect it. Being yelled at in a Mothercare 'Parent and Baby' Room by an irate breastfeeder springs to mind...'But you're not a woman, you don't understand!'

For the record, I have never seen any need to 'excuse' my views...guess you'd all probably worked that one out already though, right?

Rabidly outspoken I can't really argue with. Can't see the damn point in having this damn Blog and spending time composing these little missives if I dont tell it like I think it is, or rather should be.

But hey, why shouldnt things be more 'family-oriented' on this Blog? So come all ye Rabid Rightwingers, give your tired, huddled parenting anecdotes yearning to be free...maybe we can even make Mr Leonard think us 'Phony Dads' have their mushy moments too.

UPDATE: Oooh, and the Times as well ...


Blogger Phu said...

Glad to see you've become net-famous DSD.

11:42 AM  
Blogger p_pandar said...

Nice to see the mainstream press finally taking an interest, even if they are so blatantly bad at their jobs that they failed to even read your profile... oh and am I american too?

3:25 PM  
Blogger Dangerouslysubversivedad said...

Yes, you Imperialist Aggressor/Oppressor you.

5:46 PM  
Blogger Jimmy K. said...

W.A.S.P. no matter the country. We all sound alike in the end. Jimmy K. in Texas

4:26 AM  
Blogger Jimmy K. said...

W.A.S.P. we all say the same things. I thought by the word Cronulla you meant Corona beer from Mexico and just misspelled it. Me being a red neck in Texas. Congrats You seem to be "movin on up"

4:33 AM  
Blogger Rastaman said...

Congratulations on joining the ranks of the Imperialist Warmongering Infidels. I hope you realize what an honor has been bestowed upon you. You ARE buying the next round?

6:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hit the big time eh.
Hold the front page!

4:56 PM  

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