Elana Safronsky, Managing Editor
Tuesday, June 15, 2010 1:17 PM EDT
La-Z-boy through the ages (clockwise from the top); 1950s prototype, TheBSReport blog; 1970s prototype, Morgan.co.nz; a contemporary suped-up prototype, JerkMag blog; 'Jason' rocker/recliner, one of the most popular models, WestDawson.com.
I'm a day late with this -- apologies. Some of the team and I were painting a colleague's apartment yesterday (she was in dire need of a little condo beautification), with some hilarious results to come.
But back to the task at hand: Dad Week is here. We thought originally we'd theme the whole month, but in truth, we're not sure dads have the attention span...
And so we welcome Dad Week with this question: Are "Dad Chairs" Extinct?
They should be. Like all things designed for maximum comfort (The Snuggie, pajama jeans) they foster bad taste, complacency and dry up our life juices, hastening us toward the grave. (I still think it's Monday.)
My dad's never sat in a dad chair (though he's had plenty of apparel confiscated), mainly because he's been barred from ever making any decor decisions. But if he had his way (or at least a son to tip the gender scales in our household) I'm pretty darn sure he would.
So while I'm inclined to dismiss the whole phenomenon as passé, my dad's rebellious outbursts against aesthetics make me think twice -- IS the Dad Chair still out there? Or are we hanging on to a stereotype?
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