shrieking ensues
December 15, 2011 1:03 PM   Subscribe

Feel-good SLYT of the day: "So tell me what it's going to be like now that you two are going to be grandpas."
posted by roger ackroyd (41 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

 
D'awwww! :D
posted by darkstar at 1:08 PM on December 15, 2011 [3 favorites]


I guess the answer is overly excited.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 1:09 PM on December 15, 2011


They are going to be such amazing Grandpas! This video made my day
posted by Blasdelb at 1:09 PM on December 15, 2011 [2 favorites]


Yaaaaay, unbridled joy! That was fun to watch.
posted by phunniemee at 1:10 PM on December 15, 2011 [4 favorites]



That made me feel good. And excited for my own (gay) son and his future family.

Then I remembered that the anti-gay marriage constitutional amendment passed in Wisconsin with 65% approval.

Fuck you very much, GOP. That was mighty white of you.
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt at 1:15 PM on December 15, 2011


Amazing. A YouTube page not filled with hateful comments. Maybe I didn't read far enough.
posted by MarvinTheCat at 1:16 PM on December 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


That is SO adorable! And what a lovely vid to have for kiddo later!

It makes me a little melancholy, too. I wish we had thought to video my Opa's reaction when we told him he was going to be a Great-Grandpa. He gleefully put his face up to my belly and yelled "Hurry up, Peanut!" Elder Monster would fall over laughing to see it.
posted by MissySedai at 1:18 PM on December 15, 2011 [12 favorites]


That was very sweet. I always like to see people who are uncontrollably happy.
posted by Bunny Ultramod at 1:20 PM on December 15, 2011 [2 favorites]


My favorite part is when he yells "Why didn't you wait till Christmas to tell me!?"

Because I like a person who is that overjoyed but still brainstorming ways this could have been made more awesome.
posted by Saminal at 1:22 PM on December 15, 2011 [25 favorites]


Today, someone reminded me of this: Loving was decided over a hundred years after the end of the Civil War. The Supreme Court decided Lawrence less than ten years ago. We have come so far.

I'm going to look at this when I have to remind myself that I'm never going to have that moment with my parents--because my future kids are still going to have that moment with me and my partner, thank God.
posted by gracedissolved at 1:24 PM on December 15, 2011 [3 favorites]


Yep, that's how you do a proper freakout.
posted by brand-gnu at 1:24 PM on December 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


My siblings and I don't have kids, but this video makes me very glad to have a gay father, for if we ever do. :)
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 1:26 PM on December 15, 2011


My favorite part is when he yells "Why didn't you wait till Christmas to tell me!?"

Because I like a person who is that overjoyed but still brainstorming ways this could have been made more awesome.


He's obviously got a flair for drama.
posted by roger ackroyd at 1:29 PM on December 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


Love it. That is some grade-A squealing right there. I, too, love seeing people just lose their shit like this (for good reasons, at least).
posted by LMGM at 1:35 PM on December 15, 2011


You really have to respect their commitment to the crazy-partner/sane-partner dynamic.
posted by mightygodking at 1:38 PM on December 15, 2011 [19 favorites]


I would like to be a Gay Grandpa but I don't want kids, so when I do reach a suitable age I will be taking applications for adoption by adults expecting children soon on the condition that I be allowed to spoil said grandchild in the manner of Auntie Mame.
posted by The Whelk at 1:44 PM on December 15, 2011 [25 favorites]


You could be my gay grandpa Whelk. I would like an ipad pleasethankyou.
posted by Think_Long at 1:48 PM on December 15, 2011 [5 favorites]



I would like to be a Gay Grandpa but I don't want kids, so when I do reach a suitable age I will be taking applications for adoption by adults expecting children soon on the condition that I be allowed to spoil said grandchild in the manner of Auntie Mame.


I'll holler at you when it's relevant, duh.
posted by liketitanic at 1:51 PM on December 15, 2011


babies.....they make people happy :) Congratulations to all!
posted by naplesyellow at 1:57 PM on December 15, 2011


That was completely adorable. But if it's part of the campaign to destroy the traditional family, they're doing it wrong.
posted by rtha at 1:57 PM on December 15, 2011 [3 favorites]


Joy is an overused phrase this time of the year. Thanks for showing us what it really means.
posted by tallthinone at 2:02 PM on December 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


everyone knows real traditional American values families take the news of a coming grandchild with a grim silence, followed by a head shake and a low "another mouth to feed" passing through rough, chapped lips. Outside, a crow is heard. The crow symbolizes hardship.
posted by The Whelk at 2:08 PM on December 15, 2011 [40 favorites]


The Whelk, I kind of hate christmas, but getting books for the children in my life who have bred, TIN TIN, MAURICE SENDAK, EDITIONS OF WILDE'S THE LITTLE PRINCE, REALLY FUCKING GORGEOUS POP UP BOOKS..........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! engages in my full auntie-mame love.
posted by PinkMoose at 2:13 PM on December 15, 2011


the children haven't bred.
posted by PinkMoose at 2:17 PM on December 15, 2011


Did I miss something in the video? Why are we assuming that the older men are a couple as opposed to the Dads of the younger two?
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 2:54 PM on December 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


Did I miss something in the video? Why are we assuming that the older men are a couple as opposed to the Dads of the younger two?

Probably the part where the title simply says "Dads" instead of "our Dads." Also, the "As seen on LGBT" with a link to YouTube LGBT channel was a clue.
posted by asnider at 3:17 PM on December 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


I saw that bit about "as seen on LGBT" but I wasn't sure where they got the video from either.

As far as the "Dads" bit ... "Dads" is an ambiguous construct to try to indicate a single person with two Dads. I think there's still some linguistic jostling to be done before we come up with a good way to indicate that.

You're right though that "Our Dads" would have unambiguously indicated the opposite.

(unless of course they're the incestuous children of gay parents. But really, let's not go there :-) )
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 4:32 PM on December 15, 2011


I'm so slow I totally didn't think they were a gay couple, but rather the couple's respective dads. The sudden cute rabbit jumping by the one guy clued me in.
posted by zardoz at 5:12 PM on December 15, 2011


I, too, volunteer to be an awesome Gay Grandpa Adoptee (or "GaGA") for a couple needing a cool elderly dude to spoil their kid rotten. I'm not terribly good at the bunny squeals or pastry cheffery, but I am nonpareil at fun magic tricks and science wizardry for kids!
posted by darkstar at 7:57 PM on December 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


I can teach them how to mix mid century cocktails!
posted by The Whelk at 8:39 PM on December 15, 2011 [4 favorites]


Auntie Mame was on this week. God, I love that movie. I like to spoil my niece and nephew, and friends' kids. This video is just so great.
posted by annsunny at 8:54 PM on December 15, 2011


Outside, a crow is heard. The crow symbolizes hardship.

I thought that was Canadian literature.
posted by maryr at 8:57 PM on December 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


Also, what are they doing in my best friend from high school's kitchen?
posted by maryr at 8:58 PM on December 15, 2011


For a second I thought the guy in the white shirt was going to try to chestbump the lady.
posted by Soliloquy at 9:06 PM on December 15, 2011


I, too, volunteer to be an awesome Gay Grandpa Adoptee (or "GaGA") for a couple needing a cool elderly dude to spoil their kid rotten.

Sorry, The Whelk offered first, and NY is closer than AZ for me (except, probably not, based on the way the airlines work around here).
posted by asnider at 10:09 PM on December 15, 2011


You can totally have two Gay Grandpas, the unborn kids in the FPP do. Darkstar can teach them about science and magic and I can take them to thier first all nude performance of Titus Andronicus.
posted by The Whelk at 10:13 PM on December 15, 2011 [7 favorites]


This is the best day ever!
posted by asnider at 10:16 PM on December 15, 2011 [1 favorite]


Yay! That was awesome!

That's exactly how it should be, a loving family happy to have a new addition!
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 6:06 AM on December 16, 2011


Wow, this is the way things are supposed to be, so much happiness! Thanks for making my Friday.
posted by kinnakeet at 6:34 AM on December 16, 2011


Our kid will have gay moms (due in March!), but only straight grandparents. I am accepting applications for a Gay Grandpa: interested applicants must submit 1) an "uphill both ways in the snow carrying my sister and a load of firewood" story, 2) a magic or card trick, 3) a lip-sych to a totally inappropriate pop-song, or some other act that is sure to embarrass the child in time, and 4) gay credentials (look at The Whelk's comments above for some ideas).
posted by arcticwoman at 6:53 AM on December 16, 2011 [1 favorite]


My kids are 14 and 11 and, while not adorable little babes, could really use an awesome grandpa of any orientation. My dad is, well, sub-optimal at best*, and my husband's father passed away before my kids were born. He was, next to my husband, the best man I have ever met in my life, and I feel so awful that my kids didn't get to know him.

That baby is going to be so damned lucky, to have grandfathers like that.

*true story: I'm the youngest of 5. When I told my dad I was pregnant with kid #2, he said, "If I had to do it all over again, I'd stop at the first." Gee, thanks.
posted by cooker girl at 10:44 AM on December 16, 2011


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