A lovely retro blog of your Dad in his “glory days.”

Wearing terrible shorts.

…and facial hair.

(Captions from the blog)

"After their Doobie-Brothers-in-short-shorts cover band failed to attract any ladies, Caitlin's dad n co decided to Take it to the Streets and find some sporty chicks, on their way back from Woodstock, who could appreciate their talent for traveling light."

Born to be wild: "This photo, probably snapped by a police security camera, catches a dad + daughter Thelma and Louise-like duo flying by the seat of their short-shorts looking for adventure... or whatever comes their way. We can only presume that this was originally Becca's birth announcement, titled "Born to be Wild."

"Kyla was not cool with her dad wearing this same outfit, years later, to chaperone her prom, coach her soccer team, attend multiple school field trips, and eventually star in an aerosmith cover band called "Kyla Looks Like a Daddy."

"Casually perched in what can only be described as my dream basement, Cassandra's dad is a true 1970's stud, effortlessly portraying Redford better than Redford ever could. The feathered bangs pretty much seal the deal. Note that no other man is pictured from the waist down, so we can only assume that this is a no-pants party all around."

"Here we find dad imparting yet another awkward life lesson: Give a dad a fish, you have fed him for a day. Give a dad some short shorts, and you have dressed him for a lifetime."

Captain Call is not the kind of man who stops to ask for directions..."

This dad is all nerd up top, and all macho down below. His super-human resilant feet can obivously handle the most uncomfortable terrain on the face of (this?) planet. What a superdad!"

Mustang Daddy

"Flouro - check, moustache - check, lace up rollerblades - check, shortshorts - of course! Can we say stereotype?"

"This family hates pants."

…and so it continues.

I could go on, and on … posting other people being funny.

Hurry over to Dads in short shorts, for more… oh, and submit your own beauts from your own archive of family horrors.

There are many South african varients of Dads in short shorts which could only enrich the offering.

And the site looks as if it is a little dormant . A shame, don’t you think?


  1. Eloise November 29, 2010 at 21:04 #

    I’ll do the papparazzi thing in Benoni tomorrow morning and post them on the site tomorrow afternoon to spruce it up a bit.

  2. Dianne December 1, 2010 at 20:52 #

    Picture 9 did it for me…..I haven’t laughed that much in ages. Poor guy!

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