Are you turning into your dad? The top ten signs you’ve embraced dad-ism revealed as survey says 38 is age men turn into their father.
It’s a startling moment in any man’s life.
You’re sat on the sofa keenly scrutinising the money pages of the newspaper, looking forward to giving the lawn a good mowing and finding yourself unusually excited about an upcoming sale at B&Q, when it hits you (if you can keep your eyes open long enough): you’ve turned into your dad.
It’s enough to make you slip on your sensibly priced comfortable shoes and retreat to your man cave with a pint of bitter.
It seems all men are destined to become their fathers – it’s a message carried not only in the Independent, but also in the Daily Mail, Daily Express and Daily Star. With so many convergent sources, it must be true… or, just maybe, it might be PR for a TV channel running a ‘Dad Dancing’ competition:
Steve North, General Manager of UKTV channel Gold said: ‘The future looks bright for men, more sleep, having your very own chair, letting loose on the dance floor and finding ourselves funny – it seems 38 is the age men officially lose their inhibitions
And why the focus on getting old and turning into your father? The Daily Mail carries the crucial quote from North:
‘The best way to ward off the top dad-ism sign of falling asleep in the front room is by tuning into Gold’s Easter schedule featuring Only Fools and Horses, the Royle Family and the Vicar of Dibley.’
Embrace it, fellas – turn into your dad, and you can enjoy the same tired old sitcoms he was watching 20 years ago!
We all love a good, catty insult, right? Of course we do – in fact, there’s even ‘research’ to prove it:
‘My dear you are ugly, but tomorrow I shall be sober and you will still be ugly’: Winston Churchill tops poll of history’s funniest insults
Winston Churchill’s ability to lift the spirits of the British people in times of adversity were, however, neatly balanced with a sparkling line in withering put-downs.
Now Churchill has topped a poll of history’s funniest insults with a famous jibe directed at either the socialist MP Bessie Braddock or the Conservative Lady Astor, the first female MP (depending on which version of the story you hear).
When accused by one of them of being ‘disgustingly drunk’ the Conservative Prime Minister responded: ‘My dear, you are ugly, and what’s more, you are disgustingly ugly. But tomorrow I shall be sober and you will still be disgustingly ugly.’
Unsurprisingly, the story also ran in the Daily Mail – themselves no stranger to insults:
Churchill tops poll of history’s funniest insults with ‘My dear you are ugly, but tomorrow I shall be sober and you will still be ugly’
When Winston Churchill was accused of being drunk by socialist MP Bessie Braddock he knew exactly what to say.
And the former Prime Minister, who was famed for his wit, has topped a poll of more than 2,000 Britons to find history’s funniest insult.
While the opportunity to rake up old insults – plus the chance to have a heartwarming photo of good old Mr Churchill – is one the newspapers scarcely need an excuse for, the article is still merely a piece of PR nonsense:
As well as the scathing Mr Churchill, the Daily Express reported that other household names including Barack Obama, Groucho Marx, Noel Gallagher and Elizabeth Taylor also made the top ten of the poll, which was commissioned to mark the Blu-ray release of the LIberace biopic Behind The Candelabra.
This may seem like something of an unusual paymaster for this particular story, until we spot who occupies position three in the list:
Liberace himself makes an appearance at number three in the list with his response to a critic: ‘Thank you for your very amusing review. After reading it… I laughed all the way to the bank.’
I imagine the PR company behind this are also laughing all the way to the bank.
According to the Daily Mail:
The power of pink: Men who wear shirts of that colour earn £1,000 a year more than those who don’t
– Men who wear pink also tend to be confident and get more compliments from female colleagues
– Research also found men in white are most punctual, while those in blue have the least work romances
Men who wear pink shirts to work earn more and are better qualified than those who favour traditional colours such as white or blue, it has emerged.
Researchers also found men who wear pink are more likely to get compliments from female colleagues and are more confident characters in the office.
Stephanie Thiers-Ratcliffe, International Marketing Manager for Cotton USA, which commissioned the study, said: ‘You can tell a lot about someone by the colour they wear.
One in four men feels more attractive in a pink shirt and those who frequently wear purple or lilac have the most office romances, while those who prefer blue have the least.
Men who wear pink are also twice as likely to have a Master’s degree than those who favour white shirts, with one in ten pink shirt wearers having a PHD.The report also found men who favour shirts with green tones are the most likely to be late for work, whilst white shirt fans are the most punctual, the survey found.And if you are trying for a promotion then it’s best to dress in a purple shirt, it emerged.