Thursday, June 2, 2011

Day 170 - The Pirate's Last Wave

Dale's true identity as a pirate has finally been revealed. And how do you know if you are a pirate? You just "Arrrrrrrr!!"





















Since today was the last wave, I thought we should take a minute to review a few
Pirate
Rules (as found on tensionnot.com) and discover how Dale has either obeyed these rules or, in pirate-like fashion, totally disregarded them.

1. When fishing, a pirate uses either a sword, a knife, or
his bare hands. Use of a hook is only acceptable in the event the pirate is missing a hand. (see Day 121, Day 113, and Day 93)

2. Parrots are the preferred pirate companion (see Day 134). Monkeys are an acceptable substitute, unless they fling their feces at people. Then they are an awesome substitute.

3. No pirate shall ever sit on a toilet seat, for any reason. (see Day 167)


4. Pirates never use the words "fresh" or "feelings," and certainly not together (as in "I have that not-so-fresh feeling"). (see Day 149)

5. Peglegs must be made of timber or some other suitable wood. Plastic, ceramic, porcelain, or metal peglegs are utterly unacceptable, simply because it complicates the use of the phrase "shiver me timbers."

6. Pirates do not wear eyeglasses or bifocals unless they are looking at a treasure map, and even then they are allowed only a monacle. Any comments about "Mr. Peanut" while wearing the monacle are prohibited. (again, Day 167)

7. A pirate must never visit a tanning salon. If he is not already tan enough (Day 123) from searching for treasure, he hasn't been searching hard enough.

8. A pirate may never wear another man's clothing, unless he first kills that man. [Day 19 --what man would be caught dead in those clothes?]

9. No pirate may do the arm movements for "YMCA", or engage in country-western line-dancing. (see Day 15, Day 23, and Day 32)

10. Under no circumstances is a comb-over an acceptable pirate hairdo. [Bad Hair Days? He had a few... see Day 52, Day 49, Day 48, and Day 39]

11. Only a pirate is capable of killing another pirate. If you are not a pirate (let's say a ninja) and wish to challenge a pirate, they have a word for that. Corpse. [Did somebody say Ninja? see Day 147]

12. Three-cornered hats, headbands and bandanas are the only acceptable headwear for pirates. Fedoras, bowler derbies, baseball caps, mickey ears, top hats, sombreros, or anything with lace and flowers will be removed from the vessel-- head included. A grace period of one minute is allowed for hats looted from a tailory. [And a few bad hats: Day 98, Day 41, Day 28, and Day 154 for starters]

13. No pirate shall drink Grog out of a glass. Grog is only to be consumed either straight from the barrel, or from a mug heavy enough to to kill a man. (see Day 156)

14. A pirate shall never wear lipstick, nail polish, or capri pants. Actually, that kinda goes without saying. [
Nothing in the rules about dresses? See Day 139, Day 146, Day 132, Day 130, or even just yesterday]

15. Pirates shall always wear boots, except in the case of a peg leg. Then one boot is acceptable. Flip-flops are right out.

[flip-flops? Well those would be EVERY DAY. This rule must not apply to Hawaiian Pirates, as Dale wore his "Hawaiian slipper" every day for the first 61 days. Then he mixed in other foot apparel as costumes required: Day 62 (boot!), Day 81 (clown shoe), Day 82 (boot!), Day 84 (boot!), Day 85 (boot!) Day 88 (board shoe), Day 89 (boot!), Day 95 (boot!), Day 96 (boot!), Day 100 (boot!), Day 101 (boot!), Day 109 (boot!), Day 113 (boot!), Day 116 (Spartan sandal), Day 140 (boot!), Day 144 (boot!), Day 148 (Leprechaun), Day 158 (clown shoe)]

149 comments:

  1. I have enjoyed your blog! Here's hoping to Year 2!

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  2. Thanks for a year of entertainment and some great laughs!! Lani

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  3. So bummed to see this put on hold. I want to be a dad just like my Uncle Dale.

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  4. I wish I'd known of your blog earlier. Looks like I could have had a lot of laughs throughout the year! You are very creative. Your son is very blessed to have a dad that would go to so much work to show his love for him. :)

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  5. I love this! Thanks for the laughs! But where was Napoleon Dynamite? :)

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  6. Just came over from the article on deseretnews.com. this is AWESOME! I'm totally cracking up at the different costumes. what a great dad to take this much time and effort to show his son how much he's loved. He'll remember it for a lifetime. no regrets, right? that's what life is all about!

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  7. Thank you so much for the posts. They brought a smile to my face every day. Have a great summer and we all hope to see you next year.

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  8. Dale, this was great. but having known you since i was a little kid, i am not at all surprised.

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  9. I read about you on the Deseret News. This display of creativity and love made my heart smile. I am inspired to be a bit more fun for my own 15-year-old son, but mostly -- for myself. Your goofiness translates into happiness. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Found this on Fark (does this mean you made the big time?) absolutely loved it. Thanks for making my day.

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  11. I saw this on The blaze today and left a comment. I think this is awesome what you do sir and commend you for it. Just like I told the Blaze. I appreciate their site but I thought it was a bad article since it only focused on how embarrassed you make your son. This is something that these kids will NEVER forget and will grow to appreciate one day. Probably would have been better done to gradeschool kids lol but still and all. GREAT JOB DALE.

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  12. Love this!!! Great memories not for your own family but for the rest of the kids on the bus!

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  13. You are my hero. When my one-year-old is capable of embarrassment, I will come to you for advice.

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  14. Note that you basically inadvertantly reinforced bus and school attendance by doing this. Awesome.

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  15. I just was informed of this blog. You are hilarious!!! I love this I am crying as Im looking at the pictures. My daughter who is 20 and who has found me embarassing thinks you are awesome and funny, NOT embarassing at all. You go Dad!!!

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  16. Sir you are out of your mind, and it's fantastic! good on ya sir.

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  17. You're a great dad! This made me get a little teary...!

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  18. My mother did this to me! Once she wore a huge Mexican sombrero; another time she wore a fur coat on a blistering hot day; she met my brother with the lawn mower and a sign that said "Welcome Home, Tommy;" or she'd dress as a Dallas Cowboy cheerleader and carry a laundry basket. I'm relieved to know I'm not the only kid who grew up being tormented in this special way. But in some ways I can't really believe someone else would even think of this. I'm just sad I can't send the link to my mom. I lost her to Leukemia 8.5 years ago. I'm 40 years old and now I wouldn't trade all those moments. (or the other crazy things she did, like meeting my first plane home from grad school at Christmas with a sign that read "Troy Aikman") I guess sending it to my brother, who suffered along with me, will have to do. Wow. I homeschool my kids, so I won't be able to wave at their bus, but I'll think of something. Thank you so much for this trip down memory lane! (I found your blog via a news article about you that a friend posted on Facebook from the Deseret News in Utah, I grew up and live in Texas.)

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  19. This is so great. You are an inspiration to me. My kids are mortified if I head to the bus stop in anything resembling pjs. Imagine the embarrassment if I wore a costume!! Keep it up!

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  20. So great! I just found out about this today. I wish I had thought of it. I still have a junior in high school so just maybe...

    Highlighted your blog on mine: http://jiresell.blogspot.com/2011/06/i-wish-i-had-thought-of-this-waving-at.html

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  21. You are the coolest dad ever!

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  22. This is one of the best things I've ever heard of, you're a brilliant man and I appreciate your sense of fun. :D

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  23. Love the Blog!
    ~Robin, West Memphis, Arkansas

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  24. Known world wide...
    From Sweden http://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/article13127372.ab

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  25. http://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/article13127372.ab .Hello from Sweden u are soooo cooool hahaha.

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  26. i just love this. your kids will remember this forever, and cherish this when they are older.

    such a great story.

    sara in italy

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  27. Heard about you from the swedish newspaper, Aftonbladet. Fantastic!

    Hope you continue to do things like this and blog it!

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  28. I think this is the coolest thing I've ever read about a dad and his son. The son may have cringed in embarrassment, but he'll remember this and treasure it for the rest of his life.

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  29. You're the coolest dad ever! I'm taking notes for when my three year old gets into school. Really, you made my heart grow three times it's size today.

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  30. Everyone deserves a dad like this. How can you be embarrassed when you dad is so awesome? This is something to be proud about.

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  31. Ha! Ha! HAwesome!! :D What a lucky kid! ;D

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  32. Today was a special day for to be a dad, I baptized my first born son (8), had a party for him, played whiffleball, took him to his baseball game, he went 3 for 3 (so did my 6 year old :)), we went swimming, bbq'ed, read the scriptures, prayed, tucked them into bed... And then I read this story on the Blaze, and looked at every picture and laughed out loud, it was a perfect ending to a nearly perfect day for me!

    Thank you so much for shining your light before our world! The most incredible thing to me is that you probably had no idea the hearts you would warm around the world the day you wore your Chargers jersey... You just thought you were waving bye to your son in a unique way every morning.

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  33. You are an AMAZING dad! and very creative and clever too! What a nice change to have something so great covered in the news.

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  34. I gave you the "Most Creative Dad of the School Year Award!" Did you also attend the Parent-Teacher conferences in a costume too...ha! How were you able to find all of the costumes? They must have cost a fortune!

    Rain,
    About your college fund? I spent it all on these costumes! Indeud!!!

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  35. Haha... You made my morning! I just read in our newspapper about you (www.aftonbladet.se in sweden)
    Have a great summer :)))

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  36. I love it! You're so creative! You must be the coolest dad ever! ^_^

    Take care, continue spreading joy!

    Greetings from Sweden

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  37. Have a great summer! Thanks for the great school year.

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  38. Love this. Read it about 2 weeks ago - wow, yu're page views have exploded :) Fun Fun! Hope you get a nice spot on the Today Show...maybe!

    Love parents willing to embarrass their kids - facebooked the link :)

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  39. Congrats on all the awesome news coverage! You are a seriously cool dad. I love the blog, and I hope you plan to continue this next year!

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  40. I terrorised my eldest son for about 3 years by threatening to dress up as a fluffy pink bunny rabbit to walk him to school if he didn't do exactly what I said. It worked a treat, I'd just look at him, say 'the bunny' and he'd do exactly as he was asked.

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  41. Hahahaahahah LOL can you adopt me?:D :D

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  42. I really think this you should receive an award as one of the worlds best best fathers! This was such a truly cool thing for you to do!

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  43. Oh my god!What a dad you are =) This is such a funny idea =) Love it!

    Keep up the good work!
    Hugs from Sweden =)

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  44. Just discovered your blog via a friend's link on Facebook. I am the 47 year old father of two relatively healthy adult children. Bummer. YOU ARE MY FRIGGIN' HERO!!!!

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  45. Very funny, and if I saw somebody else's parent do this, I'd definitely laugh my ass off, but I don't really understand why you guys draw pleasure from having your kids suffer. High school is hard enough. Still, very funny.

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  46. hey! you are on the swedish newspaper! how cool is that? SUPER COOL! very funny, i like!

    check it out!
    http://www.aftonbladet.se/nyheter/article13127372.ab

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  47. what a great idea.
    loved all the different costumes.
    way to go dad!
    make-your-own-invitations.com

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  48. You, my friend, are totally insane... I love it!

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  49. Love it! What a tribute to your son, and to all of your children :) They are very blessed to have you.

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  50. Saw this on Twitter and had to share it on my FB page! I love the lengths you went to connect with your son!

    What a fun family you must have!

    Thanks for the laughs!

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  51. Love this :) You make people in a good mood :)
    Keep up the good work :)

    Here is Dale in the biggest newspaper in Norway http://www.vg.no/nyheter/utrolige-historier/artikkel.php?artid=10086862

    Hugs from Norway

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  52. ADORABLE. May we all have Dads like you!

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  53. Love love love this. You guys are awesome. Thank you for sharing your awesomeness with the world :)

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  54. Just read about this on Yahoo!!! I love the idea!! I have a 10yr old son that will enter middle school next year. This past school year, we had a few incidents on the bus. . .maybe I should try to do this on the days that I'm off to see if it will keep us from having this problem again next year!!! I admire your courage AND your character!!! Thanks for sharing!

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  55. Darn! I miss a lot of fun, I wish Yahoo feature your blog a long time ago!

    http://www.shine.yahoo.com/channel/parenting/dad-plays-best-prank-ever-on-teenage-son-2493685#photoViewer=10

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  56. What a marvelous padrecito you are...if only more were like you, ENJOYED your kids to la hilt. You taught your kids joy, magic, and to laugh very loudly at themselves, the world, and you of course. That's love at its very best, gracias for doing the thing teens consider the worst...I have four grown humans, once teens...

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  57. After reading your blog, for a moment I thought I wish I had these kind of memories with my Dad..and then as I thought, I realized I wish I had been as smart as your son to understand and appreciate my Dad's humor. You are a great father and you are blessed with a great family.

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  58. yahoo brought me here. awesome dad and awesome family. hope you keep it up. i will be coming back to check out the costumes!

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  59. you're the greatest dad ever!

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  60. I found this blog via Yahoo! and just went through the whole thing. Awesome, hilarious and fantastic! I only wish I had known about it at the beginning since I would have enjoyed the anticipation of seeing what goofiness you accomplished each day. Great job Dale, I guarantee you this year long stunt will be passed down in the family history. Thanks for the smiles!

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  62. WOW cuz! You're on Yahoo news! How cool is that?! You guys are incredible!

    http://www.shine.yahoo.com/channel/parenting/dad-plays-best-prank-ever-on-teenage-son-2493685?posted=1#postcomment

    <3 Kel

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  63. This is the funnest thing I have ever seen in my life.. Thank you for the laughs...
    This is my first time here I will be back to see what other inventive things you guys come up with..
    xoxox
    Jessica

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  64. My dad left the house when I was 10-years-old to never come back :(

    Your son is very lucky :) I'm jealous!

    I love your story. Thanks for sharing.

    greetings from
    Orange County, CA.

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  65. A million hearts and smiley faces to you and your family. You're such an inspiration. Thanks for showing the world that even a simple wave can actually be so much fun.

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  66. wow funny i wish my dad had a sense of humour like you it wouldve made school less painful lol all the way frm new zealand

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  67. Excellent examples of "Take the world seriously, but never yourself". The force is always with you. We all should try taking a page out of your book. Peace!

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  68. How amazing! I read it on a famous web site from Brazil and I laughed until I cried... I kept imagining you waving at the bus with a big smile on your face.. that's awesome. I have a suggestion, anyway.. what about "cat woman"? I'm sure you'd be fine :) congrats

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  69. Very funny, I'll do the same here in Brazil. kkkkkkkkkkkk

    Site:
    http://g1.globo.com/planeta-bizarro/noticia/2011/06/pai-veste-fantasias-para-dar-tchau-e-constranger-o-filho-no-onibus-escolar.html

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  70. Dude, very funny and original your idea ... children will never forget things like this ... likewise not forget our stories, our jokes, our victories and defeats ... when we left for another plane, love and comedy mingle in a hybrid sense .. But only in Portuguese I can rightly say: Saudade ... like nostalgia, but good, right?

    My son is 8 years old ... as soon as he completes a 14, 15, he will have problems ... hahahahaha ... uhuhuhuhuhuhuhuh ....

    Dude, Keep doing That Funny shit ...

    Sincerely, from Rio de Janeiro,

    Rafael Leonardo Braga

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  71. Awesomeness! I love this! Just found this blog (from a facebook link) and so the first thing I saw was the pirate costume. I thought to myself, "Wow...the guy did a peg leg...wonder how he did that?" ;) I think you are WONDERFUL!!!!

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  72. I think it's great you took the time to create a funny memory for your family. Not just one but 179 days worth of fun. Also the fact that you gave your son your attention for that length of time. How many parents do anything with their children today. Too Busy! Not always their fault but it still comes down to no attention for their children. Seriously though you need to come up with a new idea for your youngest boy and you have plenty of time for that. I hope you keep this view point and perspective on life. I would've loved to have had a father like you. Keep it up! Kathy Gibbons Fountain Valley, CA

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  73. Love the extent that the whole family went to to make it a fantastic year. Congrats to all. Ever in Georgia? We would love to have any or all of you as guests at our home.

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  74. What a great memory this will be for you and your son for the rest of your lives. Absolutely wonderful

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  75. Don't stop NOW!! He has two more years left!!!!

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  76. Hahaha! now this is hilarious! I can;t imagine my dad would do that to me hahaha!

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  77. You made my day... I'll keep it in my Favorites just in case you continue posting such great pics... :D

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  78. Oh, i just discovered your blog through Ghetto Girl. How I wish I'd seen it sooner. What a great family you are and how lucky Rain, Rikki and Riot are to have such a father. I will follow so that I can start at the beginning. Nothing like starting the day off with a smile if not an outright guffaw! After teaching for 30 years I wish there had been a wave at my car some of those days.

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  79. You guys are positively AWESOME! So cool you are from American Fork, home of our amazing friends, the Barnes Family! Y'all grow some great people out there in Utah!

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  80. Sensacional! parabéns pela idéia. Muito original e sensacional.
    Quero ajudar um dia e fazer você em desenho acenando para o seu filho.

    Abraços do Brazil!

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  81. Ah, você está em um site muito popular aqui do brazil.
    http://g1.globo.com/planeta-bizarro/noticia/2011/06/pai-veste-fantasias-para-dar-tchau-e-constranger-o-filho-no-onibus-escolar.html

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  82. Parabéns pelo jeito engraçado de encarar o dia a dia, seu filho deve ter muito orgulho de ter um pai como você. Você deve ser além de pai, um grande amigo do seu filho.

    Abraços do Brasil (São Paulo - SP)

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  83. Hi, We, Brazilian, support you! Vere funny!

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  84. I love this!!!! As a professional seamstress, my kids always had killer costumes at Halloween and whatever came up through out the years. It was something greatly anticipated each year. You are an example of what "family" is supposed to be about. If you decide you are going to continue this, I would like to offer to make you a (free) costume of your choice!! (This is a real offer... its the very least I can do to encourage this kind of behaviour!! lol) It would be a real pleasure to do so!! Thanks for the laughs!

    www.thetigerlily.com

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  85. What an awesome way to stay involved in your child's life!!! <3<3<3<3 Your family is an inspiration!

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  86. Just a quick shout out to all of our new Brazilian friends! My father was a Mormon missionary there in the 50's, so I grew up with a love for Brazil. My father shared with me many wonderful stories of the good people in your country. Keep the comments coming... Dale speaks Portuguese--albeit Portugal Portuguese, and not very well ;)

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  87. Thank God you're not PC!! Where's the fun in that?!? But as for being the world's greatest Dad, I have to say, wow!
    We need more like you on this planet!

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  88. OMG, what a GREAT dad!!! Humor is a fantastic skill to teach kids, they can deal with life's little issues with a different perspective. LOVE it!!

    ..... and if Rain didn't like it what's he gonna do "nibble your bum?" That's my shout out to Monty Python! LOL

    What's wrong with guns? Sorry can't follow anti gun logic, I'm and NRA Instructor, and teach youth at a local gun range....

    If it was PC, it just wouldn't be as funny!!

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  89. Way too much fun lol. Love the great sense of humor your family has. Thank you for posting this adventure. I will be checking back from time to time to see what you do for Riot's morning send off.

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  90. BEST BLOG EVER!!!!!!
    I'm so glad you decided to do this long after I graduated high school...my mom would have stolen this idea and tortured me for 4 years. Your family is AWESOME!!!!

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  91. You are so creative! I just loved all those costumes! Brazil is already your fan!

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  92. Arr, shiver me timbers but ye are a fine father, pirate rules aside! If me own pappy had done this for me I might have become a pastafarian a mite bit sooner!

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  93. You have a tremendous sense of humor and a very loving heart. A combination that is super hard to beat. I wish you and your family good health and luck for the future.

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  94. Seeing this blog (after your interview with CBC "As It Happens") has just completely made my day! Your creativity is impressive! Love the quotations and other text that you've used with each pictures.

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful fun!

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  95. You're great!
    Now You're famous also in Italy (Please update your worldwide waves. Corriere della Sera(www.corriere.it)is the most famous italian newspaper)

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  96. Muito divertido !!
    Parabéns!
    Brasil
    laura

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  97. congratulations! Lots of fun for a kid, I bet.

    Some other Brazilians made some comments here! All of them enjoyed very much! I just loved it!

    Are we having year 2? Any chance of this turning into a "reality show"? All this creativity, all this love for a family, all this sense of humor deserve to come a show for everyone! Hope some network come to you and offer a contract ;-)

    All the Best,

    Luis Tredinnick - Brazil!

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  98. You're the coolest dad ever.

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  99. Very Frank DeLima-ish. You so lolo. Da kine make me lol plenny.

    Your kids are lucky to have wonderful parents who love them and are "checked in" to their lives. This will make for wonderful memories when they are much older.

    You should have a section (or a single post) on your blog where people can suggest other easy-to-put-together characters if you ever run out of ideas.

    Thank you for the laughs.

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  100. OMG that is so freakin super! What a wonderful memory to have created for so many years to come even though your son may not have thought so at first. And to have the energy & motivation to keep that up all year is amazing. What a great sense of humor! I wish my Dad would have been like that! LOL
    Simone Campbell
    Merritt, BC, Canada

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  101. This is so interesting, and memorable... Keep up the creative idea's. Your children will cherish and love this memory for life.

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  102. Hello, I've clicked over from DeseretNews.com. Despite your son's embarrassment, I have to say this is the sweetest token of fatherly love I've ever seen. What lucky kids you have!!!

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  103. I discovered your blog via Twitter and I love it! My parents had the same sense of humor that occasionally caused me to want to die a thousand deaths during high school, but looking back at it now I wouldn't trade those memories for anything.

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  104. This is what its all about...family, fun, laughter, and letting loose! Great blog!
    Mike Keller
    www.lifeinaweek.com

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  105. Dress up as a Notorious Newman Brother and then I'll be impressed! http://www.thenotoriousnewmanbrothers.com

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  106. You are a pretty amazing dad! Thank you for the laughs and enjoy your summer...you earned it.

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  107. What an awesome dad and cool family.

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  108. Congratulations! What a wonderful family!
    I read about the comouflage of Mr. Price and I immediately smile. Thanks: it rains here (Genova, Italy), and I really needed it...
    For the young Rain will not be difficult to become an exceptional daddy. Good summer.

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  109. I think you're a great father.

    Go on

    Ciao!

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  110. This site is Brilliant, I thought it was really funny. My friends told me about this at school.....And I live in Ireland.

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  111. Ha, whimsy rules! Hilarious. Thanks for the fun. :-)

    And don't worry, I had the same kind of (awesome) parents, and I didn't need much therapy at all. (Remember the time your mom...? Yup, I remember.)

    I'm hoping my son needs even less, although there is much hilarity here as well. An excellent way to hearten the planet. Thanks for the laughs. :-D

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  112. You are my new hero! This is awesome! Why didn't I think of this?

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  113. I absolutely love the Pirate rules!

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  114. I just want to say that when I saw this on Good Morning America this morning it made my day-brought a little tear to my eye as well. What a great dad, but I'm sure you already know that.The dedication this took is really remarkable.Most people would never keep it up. You are really an inspiration.

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  116. I just read about you on one of the most read internet news sites in Japan. What a wonderful family you are and I love the energy you are giving out to the world to share! This is exactly what we need here in Japan right now!! Thank you soooooo much!!! and I hope you have a great summer!!! Love, Amika

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  117. I found you through a friend's post on FB. I went back and started at Day 1 and am sad to have reached the end so soon! I hope this blog is "to be continued"! Thank you for bringing smiles to people everywhere. You have my vote for Coolest Dad Ever! Have a wonderful summer. -Renée in Sherwood, Oregon

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  118. You have some lucky children! What a fantastic way of making the family laugh and creating so much love! Keep it up!
    B from Montreal, Canada

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  119. I call Douglas, I'm from Curitiba, Brazil, and when I read reports on the internet about this guy who fancies himself every day to his son, I thought it was hilarious what he does. Dale knows very well enjoy the life, the world needs good humor of people like him. Thanks Dale, keep it up!
    =D

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  120. He dressed as Princess Leah is awesome!
    I'm laughing so far. God Bless you Dale.
    kkkkkkkkkkk

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  121. www.DarcyLee.com for pictures in your head.

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  122. I love your blog, and the idea is truly great fun. I think the world needs more funny moments in life, as we are all way to serious, so thank you for making us all smile!

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  123. Hi I wrote about it here, feel free to check it out and leave a comment there: Utah teen embarrassed by dad, wears 170 costumes, waves at school bus http://exm.nr/jchfze

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  124. This was hilarious! Pretty much a genius idea!

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  125. How wonderful! I'm sure it was work to do this 5 days a week but what fun. Congratulations to you, your son and your whole family. God gave us the greatest gift when he gave us laughter. Bless you all.

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  126. Oh my gosh, how awesome!! What a wonderful Dad. Your son will remember this for the rest of his life. What a great story he has to tell. It's so fun and thoughtful for a Dad to spend time every day doing something special for his children. You are a super Dad and any child would be lucky to have you!!!
    I wish you lived in my neighborhood so I could see such a delightful display everyday.

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  127. You've set the bar for screwing with my children very high, sir. Very high indeed.

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  128. Glad to see parents having fun...

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  129. glad to see parents having fun...

    http://dailybullseye.com for new movie, book, music, video game release information

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  130. This is a great project and it speaks volumes of your commitment to being involved in every day of your child's life.

    You personalized every morning he left your home with a public display of loving humility. If that ain't good parenting... what is?

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  131. You're not just an acceptable dad. You're an AWESOME dad! Way to go, Dale!

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  132. Your great project just had it's minute of fame on French TV (canal plus) I'm loving it and sharing. Hats off!

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  133. Your published in Chile ,
    Here we said "gringo-loco".
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  134. Is this the guy in the videos on YouTube?

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  135. I saw you on yahoo news! You're famous! :)

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  136. If I went to that high school, I'd ride that bus just to see what costume he'd wear next. Great blog and a great project. I think my all-time favorite was the Batgirl costume. Hilarious!

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  137. I wrote about it here: Wave at the bus video and photos go viral (hilarious photos, video): http://bit.ly/jeNZNz

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  138. Fantastic blog, fantastic year, fantastic dad, well done ! x

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  139. You, Sir, are a shining example of Fatherhood! I have to say that this is among the more original and fun blogs I've found on the vast ocean of the Blogosphere...very well done!

    A side note: please correct me if I'm wrong. I understand that the phrase "Shiver Me Timbers!" came from timber being used for the mast, deck, etc. When the wood had been damaged by cannon fire or collision, then the splinters (some very large, deadly, and flying fast) were called "shivers"...hence, Shiver Me Timbers!

    Which, face it, sounds far groovier than "splinter me wood!"

    Oh yeah, PS: Rule #2 made me laugh coffee out of my nose...Thanks!

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  140. From one pirate to another, loved the costume. The peg leg was awesome you scallywag.
    YARR!!!

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  141. Sir you are out of your mind, and it's fantastic! good on ya sir.


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  142. The world needs more parents that do things like this for their children. Thank you for the laughter! Hilarity. Total and utter hilarity.

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  143. This is amazing! You remind me of my dad's wonderful sense of humor. One year for Halloween he wore a Superman costume while he was his wheelchair and told people he was Christopher Reeve. I didn't always appreciate his humor growing up... But now that he's gone, I'd give anything to be embarrassed by dad again!

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  144. Only later in time I found your blog, but it is just great, nice posts, memorable moments, I suppose!

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