Where there's smoke, there's fathers
The Friday Newsletter starts a few fires in honor of the Dads
Let’s talk about Dads.
It’s Father’s Day this weekend, and there’s a lot of stereotypes out there about dads, ones built and reinforced through generations of sitcom, movie and advertising depictions—well-worn tropes of bumbling fools who can’t fold a map or a bedsheet, let alone talk about their feelings. These Dads like simple things: cold beer and hot grills, action movies and lame music, lawncare and power tools.
It’s Dad jokes, Dad sneakers and DadBods as far as the eye can see.
And, you know what?
Okay, not really.
But Han Solo is an archetypal Dad: a young man who held strong to his roguish bachelor ways for many years, but then met someone he loved, settled down, had a kid, and was eventually driven to his death by said kid.
It’s relatable, is all I’m saying.
No, in reality, Dads come in all forms, from the beer-swilling, white-New-Balance-wearing, lawn-mowing stereotypes to the complete opposite and everything in between. In light of Father’s Day, today’s weekend seven is a tribut…