Really lookin forward to the weekend, you guys.
August 16, 2011 1:41 PM Subscribe
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Meet Karl Welzien. He lives in Grand Blanc, Michigan. He is recently divorced from Ann, and lives with his buddy Dave. He loves drinking cold ones, driving his Sebring, maxing out some karaoke, and knocking back some Chili's hot wings because they have big bold flavor. He's a big fan of Guy Fieri, and loves the occasional "toilet nap" during his workday. Karl is a fictional character that exists only on Twitter, @DadBoner
Aaron Belz at HuffPo calls him "deeper than 'Family Guy' or 'King of the Hill,' @DadBoner is a Beckett in progress.
" Entertainment blog MamaPop says he is the "new S*it My Dad Says."
Another blogger has this to say about him
What blows my mind is the character development. Using subtle language and context clues, we’re given a startlingly intimate portrait of who Karl is. Even the list of feeds he follows tells a story. I’ve never seen the narrative format of Twitter used in such a brilliant way. It’s subtle. Non-obvious. Though it’s all told in the first person, I feel like I understand Karl as though he’s a character in a novel. His angst, fear, confusion… I feel like I know Karl. I’m rooting for him. You will too.
Some recent story arcs in the life of Karl:
Mortifying himself in front of the new black co-worker
Jack Daniels & Hungry Man dinners are a bad choice
Dave says he should trim his pubes
Piercing his own ear goes horribly wrong
Getting entrepreneurial: Karl plans his pizza joint
... and the epic tale (spread out over the course of several days) of no air conditioning and the Burger King bathroom trip