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Aug 19 2010

I’ve made a horrible mistake

I helped my dad set up a blog. It was sort of inevitable, really. One, he’s retired – what else does he have to do? And two, he’s opinionated – I know it’s hard to believe, but McCreights tend to be. What more do you need to blog? At least he’s better with computers than most 64 year olds.

Knowing his interests, it’ll probably mostly be about politics, with a touch of sports and a dash of religion. And he’s calling it If I Were King, based on the phrase that prefaces most of his advice on how to fix the world. Imagine if Shit My Dad Says was now dictator. It’s amusing and a tad bit scary, no? He’s already fixed church, men’s ugly feet, congressional term limits, Tiger Woods, instant reply, and competitive eating.

I think one of the main reason he started it was to have a place where he could publicly poke fun at Teabaggers. And have a place where people actually listen, which is not necessarily true at the dinner table with me and my mom.

So go check it out and say hello! Be gentle, he’s not used to this whole blogging thing. But don’t be too nice – I don’t want this to go to his head or something. I’m not sure if the internet is big enough for two McCreight bloggers…

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  1. 1
    Leonel Vilchis

    I especially love the golf part in the religion entry. That’s sounds like an awesome thing to do.

  2. 2
    Andrew Hall

    The man is funny!My father in law is Scottish (off the boat) and loves golf.http://laughinginpurgatory.blo

  3. 3
    Amanda Justice

    Your dad = pretty entertaining. Granted, I don’t have to sit across from him at dinner (but I did 25 years hard time sitting across from my own dad…)

  4. 4
    Icaarus

    Leonel, I completely agree. Be a moral person Mon through Sat take Sunday off to golf. That being said some of the most morally consistant people I have met are the ones on the links. Hey if golf were a religion would we have to pay taxes on green fees?Yes the internet has room for two McCreights, I am not sure about two Jens though.

  5. 5
    Jim Jenal

    Actually, very sweet of you to share your passion w/your Dad. And very touching to see him refer to you as a “Purdue science student” – it is clear to this Dad that he is extremely proud of you (as well he should be).So I wish you both continued fun and success in all of your endeavors, particularly this blogging thing!

  6. 6
    Stephen

    THIS HAS A PH.D. IN HORRRRRRRRRRRIBLENESS.But really, b’aww moment. Also fun. Perhaps we can devise a way to determine how many McCreights the Internet can hold? Perhaps as a permutation of Plato’s calculations to determine the exact size of ideal society?

  7. 7
    Carrie Williams

    Uh Two McCreights the world as we know it will no longer be LMAO…I read your dad’s posts and he is a great writer too…i will now be watching both of you…

  8. 8
    Andrew Bolt

    Jen, please help your dad set up the blog so that you don’t need one of the specified accounts (Google, LiveJournal etc) to comment.

  9. 9
    Kai Haswell

    Not a bad start, all in all. But white-on-black? Really? :( My eyes hurt.

  10. 10
    Philip Pangrac

    Nice to see humility runs in your family :p

  11. 11
    JeffSatterley

    He’s trying to take my sandals away! NOOO!Seriously though, I enjoyed it so far. I’ll keep reading.

  12. 12
    Nikki

    Awww, it’s cute and funny. That said, I’d never–in a million years–set up one of my folks to blog (Facebook is bad enough). I applaud your bravery.

  13. 13
    VeritasTruthseeker

    Now go make your dad install Disqus!

  14. 14
    Alison Eales

    Totally should’ve called it ‘Blag Dad’.

  15. 15
    Sam Barnett-Cormack

    Sooo, politics, religion, and golf… interesting combo.

  16. 16
    Sarah Certa

    I think it’s awesome that you helped your dad set up a blog. I’ll definitely keep reading his (and yours). What you said about him reminds me of my dad because he also loves talking about politics and sports but it drives my mom and sister nuts. :)

  17. 17
    ArturosKnight

    He seems like a reasonable guy. If he ran for King, I’d vote for him.

  18. 18
    jen

    your dad isn’t so bad. i shudder at the thought of my dad setting up his own blog.

  19. 19
    Derek

    Can you ask him to make it black on white instead of the all-but-unreadable white-on-black, please?

  20. 20
    Azkyroth

    Learn to read better.(Christ it annoys me when people whine about non-boring color schemes).

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