Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Twitter's shitmydadsays gets own TV show!

For those of you who've perhaps not yet seen it, or don't use/bother with Twitter, you will have missed this.

There is a 'Twitterer', Justin Halpern, whose Twitter profile name is '@shitmydadsays' (shit my dad says) and who, as the name suggests, posts the barbed retorts and sangfroid observations of his father - and it has to be said that these invariably deadpan and litotes-laden laments are, by and large, utter gems.

Any way, it transpires that it's just been given it its own TV show on CBS in the States.

Here's a selection of the Tweets:

"Son, no one gives a shit about all the things your cell phone does. You didn't invent it, you just bought it. Anybody can do that."
"Just pay the parking ticket. Don't be so outraged. You're not a freedom fighter in the civil rights movement. You double parked."

"Does anyone your age know how to comb their fucking hair? It looks like two squirrels crawled on their head and started fucking."
"I didn't live to be 73 years old so I could eat kale. Don't fix me your breakfast and pretend you're fixing mine."

And here's a frank and funny interview with Justin Halpern, in which he explains the relationship and growing up with his father.



  1. Thanks! I follow him and look forward to the interview.

  2. Glad you liked it Erin - no surprised at all that you like him too! Great job and getting the CBS deal, eh?

  3. Thanks for sharing this. I want to know his dad. He sounds dreamy. Everybody loves a crotchety 'old' man. :)

  4. uh uh just waith till your all saying the same crap your dad was putting in your ear to your own kids.
    children should be seen , not heard
    Why arn't you outside??!?

    and of course all the precarious means that children seemed to have for getting to and from school in the "old days" that defied the laws of physics; "uphill bothways" and always 10 feet of snow
    "they ate dirt and were glad to get it!!"

    Of course my Mom had a different approach:
    "I hope you have 3 just like you!"
    thanks for that one Ma

  5. Hey Chris - Bingo!

    "Unless you stop crying, I'll continue dangling you from an open window by one ankle until you do..."

    Ah, fond memories! ;-) :D


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