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  • Grandma and Granddad's house was a favourite destination, with one in five children saying it was top of their list.

    I know I could never get enough ribbon candy.
  • My parents never used the 'we'll turn this car around' thing. They would threaten to not stop for bathroom breaks, and threaten to not feed us for a few days if we peed in the car.
  • I'd let the MILF in that first picture drive my stick shift any day.
  • I never minded my mom turning the care around so much, but I'll bet the people who kept t-boning her when she turned into her lane were pretty angry.
  • That's because most Dads can reach into the back seat and smack the kids without slowing down or swerving. It's safer, even if you're the one getting smacked.
  • No wonder they like Dad better, mom is driving from the wrong farking seat!
  • Anderson's Pooper: That's because most Dads can reach into the back seat and smack the kids without slowing down or swerving. It's safer, even if you're the one getting smacked.


    I lol'd.

    And I think it has something to do with the fact that more male drivers actually pay attention when they drive, rather than swerving the minivan all over the road while playing their next words with friends move.

    I usually try to stick up for my gender when it comes to driving, but as a whole? I'm happy to be the exception, and not the rule. I've just almost gotten rear ended by more females in this last month alone- and I peek my rear view and there's their iPhone in front of their faces.

    /hates humanity a little
  • I always liked showing off my skills in pull tab removal before handing my dad his beer. The 70s.
  • The kids prefer to wide with me because I play them The Clash, Bob Marley, Johnny Cash and Sabbath.

    One of my proudest moments as a parent was hearing my five-year old singing along to the end of "Rudie Can't Fail" from the backseat.

    /the 3-year old likes Kraftwerk
  • Skarekrough: The kids prefer to wide with me because I play them The Clash, Bob Marley, Johnny Cash and Sabbath.

    One of my proudest moments as a parent was hearing my five-year old singing along to the end of "Rudie Can't Fail" from the backseat.

    /the 3-year old likes Kraftwerk


    You're a good dad.
  • If I recall my childhood correctly, my dad preferred to drive. So when my mom was driving, there was only one parent in the car. When my dad was driving, there were usually 2 parents in the car. Thus there was a higher degree of discipline and fewer backseat arguments when dad was driving.
  • Cythraul: My parents never used the 'we'll turn this car around' thing. They would threaten to not stop for bathroom breaks, and threaten to not feed us for a few days if we peed in the car.


    My parents didn't either. If we stepped over the line, it was off to the side of the road for a good old fashioned ass-whoopin'.
  • Hard to drive from the kitchen...



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  • I think the deal is for men, we have a certain emotional investment in being a "good driver". You better be able to drive a manual, have a nice smooth routine for checking mirrors, you better know how to put the pedal and pass, etc. Even if you're rolling in some 4 banger, part of the average male mind is still playing GT5 or Forza. Jackasses like myself rolling around in something with a V8+forced induction are very blatantly playing GT5 over in the far left lane.

    For a lot more women, driving is just a chore.

    When I met my wife she was a terrible driver. She had no predictive skills (giant corner uphead? She'd accelerate and then lock up the brakes when she realized there was a corner.), no confidence, she didn't know to start checking mirrors to find gaps well before you need to change lanes.

    I started taking her to race go karts with me (good ones that could hit 33 mph) and eventually it ended up with us going to a race car driving experience at Michigan International Speedway. It took about two years to basically retrain her, but things are a lot better now. About sixth months ago we were in northern Michigan passing a logging truck, when its tire blew out and the trailer swung into our lane. She did a beautiful 180 into the oncoming lane, which moved us clear of the logging truck but now created the threat of oncoming rear ending us. She didn't miss a a beat, down shifted to avoid stalling out, hit the gas and got the car going back up to speed in the opposite direction.

    /there was actually nothing in the oncoming lane, but I still give her props for knowing that was a threat and reacting
  • Fish in a Barrel: I'd let the MILF in that first picture drive my stick shift any day.


    Stock photo++

    / giggityfaps
  • My dad used to say
    "Don't make me drive into that bridge abutment."
  • Heh my dad said that al the time. But he always actually meant "I'll pull the car over and whip both your asses". We had one of those big 1970's station wagons and they would let us scamper all over that damn thing so we were rarely in the smack in the head territory.
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  • ha-ha-guy: I think the deal is for men, we have a certain emotional investment in being a "good driver"


    my emotional investment in being a good driver is driving smoothly enough so that my wife goes to sleep and stays asleep in the passenger seat. a long drive in silence is better than a long drive being reminded of all the various threats that will kill us because oh my god, slow down, you're going to get us killed. 

    / i hate driving. i drive a standard, and honestly, the standard has increased my hatred for driving.  there is nothing fun about sitting in an uncomfortable chair, forbidden from relaxing because all these other large objects can kill you if you make a mistake... or just kill you because you're unlucky.
  • My Dad did it once. Stopped, pulled over, and got out of the car as if he was going to haul our asses out and leave us on the roadside. In fact, he just leaned up against the trunk for a few minutes and got back in. I'm assuming that there was counting and swearing going on back there, as well as some wondering where his life went wrong to have such horrible spawn.

    Now that I always have two kids in my backseat I kinda know where he was coming from. I should call him up and apologize.
  • Yeah, I remember when I was young, getting together with my friends, putting swastikas on our foreheads, getting rubber knives, and "home invading" rich houses as a mock Manson Family prank - you know, just pretend stabbing. It was hilarious at the time. But looking back now, I'll bet I scared that one pregnant lady.  Of course, enough time has passed now, so Manson Family home invasion pranks, although not nearly as side-splitting anymore, are probably much more socially acceptable now.  This guy's crazy though. Too soon.
  • Hector Remarkable: Yeah, I remember when I was young, getting together with my friends, putting swastikas on our foreheads, getting rubber knives, and "home invading" rich houses as a mock Manson Family prank - you know, just pretend stabbing. It was hilarious at the time. But looking back now, I'll bet I scared that one pregnant lady.  Of course, enough time has passed now, so Manson Family home invasion pranks, although not nearly as side-splitting anymore, are probably much more socially acceptable now.  This guy's crazy though. Too soon.


    Wait, isn't this the Joker copycat thread?
  • Hector Remarkable: Hector Remarkable: Yeah, I remember when I was young, getting together with my friends, putting swastikas on our foreheads, getting rubber knives, and "home invading" rich houses as a mock Manson Family prank - you know, just pretend stabbing. It was hilarious at the time. But looking back now, I'll bet I scared that one pregnant lady.  Of course, enough time has passed now, so Manson Family home invasion pranks, although not nearly as side-splitting anymore, are probably much more socially acceptable now.  This guy's crazy though. Too soon.

    Wait, isn't this the Joker copycat thread?


    Nope. One thread off.

  • Hector Remarkable


    Wait, isn't this the Joker copycat thread?


    No, you want thread 12A next door.
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