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Come On, Dad! by Ed Avis
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A FATHER'S DAY TRADITION!!!

seriously, NAMBLA, you guys gotta cover your tracks better. this isn't even subtle. now, i know who i am - i understand i have a rather unsophisticated sense of humor, but if this book isn't just code for old dudes who want to score with kids, then please lobster press - please please please let me work for you. you have no idea how you are coming...across. (just realizing they are canadian and are probably just sweetly unaware of what they are saying.)

my tips for you:

1) you have chosen the wrong title. yes, i know there is a comma, but if you want people to take this book seriously, you have to change it.

if not 1) then,

2) that dude on the cover?? lose him. if you are married to the title, he has got to go. uniform-sized teeth? soft hairless pinkened skin?? merry blue eyes?? perfectly symmetrical wrinkle-tracks?? these are indicators. he has got to go.

3) lose this picture entirely:




4)your table of contents? get yourself a tape recorder - i think you'll be surprised at the number of poorly-chosen phrasings:

for example:

chapter one - bathtub navy?

chapter two: night adventure??

do you begin to see the situation more clearly??

take it apart?
breakfast in bed?
take a stand?
water fight?
treasure hunt?
gear pouch?
old man apples?
horror bowls?
what am i??
stuffed animal party?
backstage?
magic show?
cookie cook?? (that one is fine - i initially misread it)
lemonade stand? (this feels like it has to be a position in the gay mans' kama sutra)
sock puppets
boy box?? SERIOUSLY - ARE YOU NOT READING THIS?? BOY BOX???
candle tricks?
super bubbles?
love pills?
thermometer?
rainy day games?
backyard campout?
a real meal?
plant a tree?
secret code?
story chain?
face painting?
leafy fun?

now you can say these are all perfectly innocent activities, but when you lay them all out like that, and when each and every activity has an option, in bold type, to make it harder, you cannot tell me this is all accidental. you don't have to be someone like me with a totally childish sense of humor to see this pattern of creepiness. the "make it harder" suggestion for the "boy box" is to add a latch on the door to make it more "special." or more like a secret sex dungeon, dude.

this book is killing me. i kind of want to call the cops on it. best father's day present ever.




also - this review contains more gems from the book! enjoy!

two more father's day gems can be found

here

and here
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karen you like it when i am horrified...


message 2: by Becky (new)

Becky OMG, lol! Great review.That book is creepy for sure.


karen the author's name is an anagram for a misspelling of "evades"

run from him.


message 4: by Greg (new)

Greg It's important for dad's to make it harder when they are with their sons.


karen there needs to be a product recall for this book


karen oh! where do we get in line for "life refund" ca$h?? 'cuz mine is broken...


message 7: by Sparrow (new)

Sparrow Tommy wrote: "there should be a product recall for my life

"oops, sorry! we erred. here is your refund.""


hahaha! Same here, sister.


message 8: by Greg (new)

Greg Hmmm, I didn't realize there was the life refund option. I'll be getting in line for that one too.

Karen, did you see that there was an illustrated version of this book that came out about six years ago?


message 9: by Sparrow (new)

Sparrow eeeeewwwwwwwww.


message 10: by karen (new) - rated it 1 star

karen i saw the cover... it was enough.


message 11: by Stephen (new)

Stephen I will be laughing at those Chapter titles for a good long while...absolutely priceless review, Karen.


message 12: by karen (new) - rated it 1 star

karen thanks! i wish i had actually written the chapter titles myself, but they are all the genuine work of ed avis...


message 13: by Greg (last edited May 17, 2011 07:42PM) (new)

Greg This is the author....

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People from Chicago might want to make sure he isn't lurking around any schools.


message 14: by karen (new) - rated it 1 star

karen where's mfso? someone alert him. teh children and all...


message 15: by Stephen (new)

Stephen karen wrote: "thanks! i wish i had actually written the chapter titles myself, but they are all the genuine work of ed avis..."

That makes it even more perfect. You should start a game called "guess the subject" and see if people can figure out what the chapters were about. Most of them have me stumped (e.g "thermometer", "back stage")....excuse me, I am about to be sick....


message 16: by Becky (new)

Becky karen wrote: "the author's name is an anagram for a misspelling of "evades"

run from him."


Wow! I will run far far away!


message 17: by Joel (new)

Joel if you want to increase sales, you should cross-reference this with the justin beiber books.


message 18: by [deleted user] (new)

OH GOD TEH CHILDREN.


message 19: by karen (new) - rated it 1 star

karen i know - how does this make it past the safeguards of publishing?


message 20: by [deleted user] (new)

I am mightily afeared of the illustrated version Greg mentioned.


message 21: by karen (new) - rated it 1 star

karen (i can send it to you for yours for fathers day...)


message 22: by Miriam (new)

Miriam As Rizzo the Rat said, "If I had a life, I'd hate it."


message 23: by [deleted user] (new)

karen wrote: "(i can send it to you for yours for fathers day...)"

Thank you, but I think it might be bad hoodoo to give this to the father of my children.


message 24: by karen (new) - rated it 1 star

karen strictly for amuseent's sake, i wouldn't expect anyone to be playing bathtub navy.....


message 25: by Greg (new)

Greg watch out for daddy's periscope when playing bathtub navy...


message 26: by karen (new) - rated it 1 star

karen i like this sock puppet, daddy! can we make it harder???


Joshua Nomen-Mutatio I bought my friends some Pita Chips today. I asked if anyone liked Pita Chips and my friend responded by saying "Yeah, I'm a pita-phile."


message 28: by Joshua Nomen-Mutatio (last edited May 18, 2011 04:52PM) (new)

Joshua Nomen-Mutatio Let's play!

chapter one - bathtub navy? - This one really lays the theme down right off the bat. It probably looks a little something like this but with more prepubescent kids.

I want to crack wise about all those titles but I keep realizing that all I want to say is TWSS and that they're so ludicrous that they stand as jokes on their own. They simply bear repeating verbatim to be funny.

take it apart?
breakfast in bed?
take a stand?
water fight?
treasure hunt?
gear pouch?
old man apples?
horror bowls?
what am i??
stuffed animal party?
backstage?
magic show?
cookie cook?? (that one is fine - i initially misread it)
lemonade stand? (this feels like it has to be a position in the gay mans' kama sutra)
sock puppets
boy box?? SERIOUSLY - ARE YOU NOT READING THIS?? BOY BOX???
candle tricks?
super bubbles?
love pills?
thermometer?
rainy day games?
backyard campout?
a real meal?
plant a tree?
secret code?
story chain?
face painting?
leafy fun?


message 29: by karen (new) - rated it 1 star

karen i think my favorite is "love pills"

here's some roofies and ecstasy, son!!

"forget-me-nows"


message 30: by karen (new) - rated it 1 star

karen "gear pouch" is pretty good, too.

"these pouches are where i keep my gear for 'face painting'"

oh, god that may have crossed a taste line...


message 31: by Joel (new)

Joel i keep my old man apples in my gear pouch!


message 32: by Joel (last edited May 18, 2011 04:57PM) (new)

Joel also, karen: yes. you may have.


message 33: by Joshua Nomen-Mutatio (last edited May 18, 2011 05:01PM) (new)

Joshua Nomen-Mutatio karen wrote: "forget-me-nows"

...with club sauce.


message 34: by karen (new) - rated it 1 star

karen okay i am leaving work now, just so i can go to a computer that will let me see the links of mfso. carry on w/o me, i will be back soon


Joshua Nomen-Mutatio karen wrote: ""gear pouch" is pretty good, too.

"these pouches are where i keep my gear for 'face painting'"

oh, god that may have crossed a taste line..."


Crossed the taste line!


message 36: by karen (new) - rated it 1 star

karen home now!
\
who else wants to be gross?


message 37: by mark (last edited May 18, 2011 06:30PM) (new)

mark monday oh, karen. karen! karen, karen, karen.

i like that last photo, it is a hilarious! you look like you are in a book-burning mood.


message 38: by karen (new) - rated it 1 star

karen i'm thinking about turning that photo into my dad's card for father's day...


message 39: by mark (new)

mark monday MyFleshSingsOut wrote: "Let's play!
chapter one - bathtub navy? - This one really lays the theme down right off the bat. It probably looks a little something like this VILLAGE PEOPLE LINK but with more prepubescent kids...."


i guess i am just not appreciating your joke comparing the flaming but not pedophilic Village People with, well, pedophiles. actually, i am more than "just not appreciating" it, i think it is FUCKING LAME. seriously, i hear enough equating of gays with molesters from the ignorant and the bigoted - and now here as a joke in GoodReads too? awesome! truly an annoyance to experience after reading such a funny review. my gosh, sometimes i wish i could just reach right through the computer monitor.


message 40: by karen (new) - rated it 1 star

karen i don't think he meant any offense - mfso is one of the good ones. i think he was just riffing...


message 41: by mark (last edited May 18, 2011 06:48PM) (new)

mark monday i can't help but be personally offended at that kind of stuff, i've heard it and read it so often.

but 5 minutes later, i suppose i feel less aggro about it. plus i read some stephen reviews and that turned my frown upside down. see, i'll even take back that "sometimes i wish i could just reach right through computer monitor" comment. look at me, so very relaxed and calm now!


message 42: by karen (new) - rated it 1 star

karen sounds like someone could use a stuffed animal party!!


message 43: by mark (last edited May 18, 2011 06:52PM) (new)

mark monday maybe! although a "backyard campout" or some "plant a tree" type action could also relieve some tension.


message 44: by karen (new) - rated it 1 star

karen every time i look at the chapter list, i find a new one to be my favorite. right now, i am fixated on "horror bowls"


message 45: by Joel (new)

Joel nothing like a good thermometer and a bit of face painting, i say.


message 46: by karen (new) - rated it 1 star

karen make it harder!


message 47: by karen (new) - rated it 1 star

karen better than "tasting the cross line"


message 48: by karen (new) - rated it 1 star

karen never!


Joshua Nomen-Mutatio I was only saying that the Navy is gay, not child molestation.


Joshua Nomen-Mutatio (Seriously though, I assume most people on here know me well enough to know that I'm not only not a bigot but am a strident anti-bigot. No offense intended.)


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