There’s a new Instagram account whose primary focus is a subgenre of students they are calling “Kenyon dads.” Usually accompanied by some kind of “dad joke” or a phrase an embarrassed teenager might whine when their father does something embarrassing. The Instagram, KenyonDads, posts pictures of students weekly, crowning a new Kenyon Dad with each post. Lucky for you Thrill readers, I happen to know the Dad behind the Dads. I decided to ask them a few questions in the name of journalism. They agreed, but only if they could remain an anonymous dad.
These jokes brought to you by the father of Thrill editor Malice Jackson, ’15.
As Allen Jackson puts it:
If you define Dad jokes as truly bad you can just look some up on the internet. If you define them as everyone-says-they’re-bad-but-really-they’re-funny you might get something like these:Q: How many Kenyon alums does it take to screw in a lightbulb?A: Four. One to screw it in, three to talk about how much better the old one was.