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And so the asshat was born.

August 20, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjl

I thought that everyone knew that the manliest way to carry a baby is to dribble it like a soccer ball.

August 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDean

SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!

Seriously though, I will totally help you Kickstarter this if you actually try to make a structurally sound version.

August 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterZ2

Cats are easier, though non-deductible.

August 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

The hats should be disposable with a bigger brim (sh!t catcher).

August 21, 2013 | Unregistered Commentergrumpy

*snicker* asshat

August 21, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterwickedragon

*asshat...GENIOUS! Seriously couldnt they make a carrier like a sports/gym bag? Head, arms and legs stick out...make it look like agym bag and going to the gym is manly. So I hear anyway.

August 21, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermohrorless

Tell me again why you don't want to be a parent? You've got all the requisite skills...

August 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKibi

Cats are easier? Have you ever tried putting a saddle on a Cat?

August 21, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermayhemfunkster

Pretty sure the most manly way to carry a baby is to velcro the kid to your tactical vest holding a tiny shotgun.

August 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSumocat

I would have thought by now guys would have realized how important fathers are to their children and gotten over this stupid notion that it is unmanly to carry your baby.

Great - another fatherless generation, lost to the stupid notions of "manliness". Funny how trying to be manly makes so many men act like stupid little brats.

August 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDQ

When he said cowboys, I thought he was going to invent the baby holster.

August 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterC.S.Strowbridge

Why do the archetypes in panel 2 all come from The Village People?

August 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDave

Or for twins, baby pouch jodhpurs. Or chaps.

August 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNewlin

@DQ

As a very involved (changed diapers, got up in middle of night...helping them with homework every night now) father of 4, I split my gut laughing at this. Please understand the basic concept of humor for what it is and stop looking for ways to bash men under ever doily.

August 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFarney

A hat? Pffft. Every truly manly father knows the best way to carry a baby is tucked under the arm like a football, preferrably in the context of a teaming, aggressive crowd (a Walmart during a Black Friday sale, a stadium at the end contentious national sporting event, etc.). That way he can extend the macho metaphor with stiff-arms and spin-steps, and the pretense of saving his progeny from a rival football team or zombie horde...and after clearing the crowd, he hands off the tike to his woman and does an end zone dance (important note here - pass the child before the end zone dance to avoid tragic 'spiking' accidents).

While we're on the subject, check out this amazing short film showcasing the manliest transport of a baby EVAR (men please be sure to see this in private, because you are going to cry...):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gryenlQKTbE

August 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDaldude

For a completely different take on the same problem: http://www.slate.com/articles/life/gentleman_scholar/2013/07/dad_style_how_to_wear_a_baby_in_a_bjorn_or_snugli_without_looking_stupid.html

August 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDreamLibrarian

@ Dave - those archetypes aren't *from* the Village People; they went *into* the Village People. I'm afraid I can't answer the "Why?" part, though.

August 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBabyDoc

So, DQ, has your gynecologist figured out the cause of your pussy cramps?

August 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSteve Skubinna

Rolfmao @ Daldude. Sorry Meyer, but that whole bit about "spiking accidents" made me laugh harder than the comic.

August 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEric L

Pretty sure the most manly way to carry a baby is to velcro the kid to your tactical vest holding a tiny shotgun.

August 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAvia

@Skubinna - If you knew anything about women at all, you'd know it's the uterus that cramps, not the pussy. Now that you've successfully proven how un-manly you are, perhaps you'd be willing to invest in the asshat to make up for it? Or maybe a biology course?

August 22, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterbuzzy

I had no idea that ANYone thought there was an unmanly way to carry a baby. Being a man is a state of mind. A man looks like a man no matter what he's doing.

August 24, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSondra

@Sondra -- as long as he isn't nursing.

August 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNysssa

pretend to sleep through the crying. Brilliant!

August 29, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterscott

Just seen on TV, but web site is dated five years ago: http://daddle.com

"As seen on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno the Daddle is the cutest gift we have seen for Dads, Moms or even Grandparents! A soft, stuffed "saddle" for Dad, or Mom to strap on their backs, to give kids (age 2-6) an exciting horsy ride."

I'm not sure if that's what happens if Mom wears it.

For a start, there's what gravity does.

And you know how a train set is meant for a child, but Dad spends more time playing with them... it.

September 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Carnegie

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