Illiterate Dad. Read to your children. comics every mon-wed-fri at .. >Be a kid >Family was poor, couldn't afford much entertainment >Dad would have a storybook with a blank cover >Greatest stories ever, would stay up
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Illiterate Dad

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Submitted: 10/07/2013
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#2 - procowboy (10/07/2013) [+] (2 replies)
But he isn't black?
#3 to #2 - toastableduckling (10/08/2013) [-]
If he was black he wouldn't be with his son.
#26 - unbelievable (10/08/2013) [+] (22 replies)
What's the joke?
What's the joke?
#27 to #26 - deathblossomfour (10/08/2013) [-]
He doesn't know how to read, but he wants his son to think he does, so he's holding The Stranger and reciting a commonly known nursery rhyme, Humpty Dumpty, so he does not look like a failure in his son's eyes. The fact that the book is being held upside-down reinforces the fact that the father is unable to read, and cannot tell what the correct way to hold the book is. The simple white shirt and black tie combination represents the plight of the common man in the harsh and unforgiving economic environment the current western world. The fact that the father never learned to read, yet has still managed to secure a stable job to support his family is a testament to the love the father shares for his son. While viewing this piece, we may ask ourselves where is the mothers place in this scene. The father has either just arrived home from work, is about to leave. Could the mother have left when the son was an infant? Or could her absence allude to a grander scheme of things? Where is our mother? As a nation? As a planet? Who is supposed to guide us as we settle down for our metaphorical bedtime? This piece captures all of these questions and strife with subtlety and grace, earning it's spot on the front page.
#38 - mrcerealkiler (10/08/2013) [+] (1 reply)
>Be a kid
>Family was poor, couldn't afford much entertainment
>Dad would have a storybook with a blank cover
>Greatest stories ever, would stay up all night fantasizing about what would happen
>The stories never seemed to end
>Grow up, find out my dad died
>Had to clean out his stuff, find the book with no cover
>Open it expecting to find the same amazing stories from childhood
>Whole book is blank, not a single word to be found
>Mfw I realized my father would make up stories on the fly to get me to sleep
#7 - breadbasket (10/08/2013) [+] (12 replies)
I think the joke is that he didn't have a book to read to his son, so he grabbed that book, and turned it upside down so that his son wouldn't recognize any of the words in it.

It's a stretch, but it makes more sense than the dad being illiterate.
#20 - habanaro (10/08/2013) [-]
This made me very sad.
#33 - bitchplzzz (10/08/2013) [+] (1 reply)
User avatar #6 - croski (10/08/2013) [+] (4 replies)
I have to say he has a great taste for a illiterate man taking The Stranger by Camus.
#14 - holmesc (10/08/2013) [-]
Reminds me of the forest gump ending.
Reminds me of the forest gump ending.
#15 - slimeywaffles (10/08/2013) [-]
>younger me   
>in bed at night   
>"Dad, can you tell me a bedtime story?"   
>"Well, okay, once upon a time...haha, nah, g'night"   
>shuts door   
>younger me
>in bed at night
>"Dad, can you tell me a bedtime story?"
>"Well, okay, once upon a time...haha, nah, g'night"
>shuts door
#61 - jeunechien (10/08/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Black dad version
User avatar #19 - sayonarazetsubou (10/08/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody

It is said that the Queen song "Bohemian Rhapsody" is based on The Stranger. Listen to the lyrics closely and make the connections to Meursault.

And if you haven't read The Stranger, listen to this anyway because Queen.
User avatar #8 - ImmortalBaconEater (10/08/2013) [+] (8 replies)
That is my favorite book.
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#57 - welcometoatl (10/08/2013) [-]
I love the Stranger and it's Philosophical interpretations.

8/10 would recommend to someone who asks me if it's any good.
#11 - axtinguisher (10/08/2013) [-]
That's actually quite adorable.
User avatar #5 - DmOnZ (10/08/2013) [-]
That books pretty messed... not as bad as the Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea though.
User avatar #1 - deepfriedchocolate (10/07/2013) [-]
so they're both illiterate?
#34 - lolfire (10/08/2013) [-]
Beach party !
#17 - purestwater (10/08/2013) [-]
**purestwater rolled a random comment #4102138 posted by pottslande at Friendly ** :
I know a guy like that in my rehearsals too

He has to eat 3,000 calories a day just to remain the skinny dude he is
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