Let’s face it, while dad jokes are certainly bad, we can’t but love them! Now, one father wants the worst (or should we say best?) dad jokes out there. The best part of all? He’s doing it all for a great cause!
Groans And Smiles
When coronavirus broke out, 62-year-old Tom Schruben, along with his wife Ann, thought of the perfect way to cheer everyone up. The whole Schruben family loved Tom’s dad jokes, so why not share them with everyone? So, they started posting dad jokes on a sign near the family’s home in Kensington, Maryland. They’re always friendly, like: “A rabbit, a priest, and a minister walk into a bar. The bartender looks at them and says, ‘Is this a typo?’ Eventually, Tom and Ann’s 11-year-old daughter Dary also started joining in on the fun, with jokes like “If two vegans get into an argument, is it still considered a beef?”
Some groan at the jokes, some giggle, some laugh out loud. However, almost everyone adores Tom and Ann’s attempt to cheer everyone up. Soon enough, Tom’s dad joke grabbed the attention of local media. In just a few days, major news sources, like the Washington Post, interviewed the Schruben family. Now, people are traveling from all over to see the sign. But Tom did not stop there…
Father’s Day Contest
When Tom realized just how many people loved his bad dad jokes, he came up with an incredible idea: he would host a Father’s Day competition for the worst dad joke! And its not just for fun, either. There’s a $5 entry fee for the content, every cent of which will go to Martha’s Table, a nonprofit that works to “increase access to high-quality education, healthy food, and family and community support” for low-income families. What a great cause!
“While we love original humor — the BAD DAD JOKES genre is rooted in sharing the collected wisdom of the ages — so stealing a great joke is expected but attribute if you can. Of course, kids are welcome to send me their jokes as there’s no age limit for Bad Dad Jokes! And no worries if not a DAD as we welcome ‘FAUX PAS’ too,” the rules read. In the end, thousands entered the competition, but only one could win. The winner? “What do you call a fish with no eyes? A fsh.”
Tom thinks he knows why he and other fathers love dad jokes so much. “Why dads? There’s always been a tradition of dads embarrassing their children,” he said. After the competition, even more are getting in on the fun. For instance, Laffy Taffy, the famous candy brand, sent the family 60 pounds of sweets with jokes on them!
Even during the recent Black Lives Matter protests, Tom found a way to speak his mind and tell a dad joke. He took a stance in his own way, writing: “What kind of tea is the hardest? Reality.” If you love these dad jokes, you can follow him on Instagram @toms_bad_dad_jokes for more dad jokes!