By Jim Lindberg
Jim Lindberg is a Punk Rock Dad. whilst he drives his young ones to college within the morning, they take heed to the Ramones, the conflict, or the Descendents—and that is it. they could take heed to Britney and Justin on their lonesome time. Jim is going to football video games, dance rehearsals, and piano recitals like several the opposite dads, but if he feels the necessity, he additionally is going to punk indicates, runs into the slam pit, and is derived domestic bruised and crushed . . . yet in some way feeling unusually larger. whereas the opposite dads dye their hair brown to hide the grey, Jim sometimes dyes his blue or eco-friendly. He makes his daughters' lunches, kisses their boo-boos, and tucks them in at night—and then is going into the storage and performs Black Flag and Minor risk songs at a felony quantity. He can pay his taxes, votes in all of the presidential and gubernatorial elections, serves on jury responsibility, and reserves the correct to think that there's a titanic correct Wing Conspiracy—and that the pinnacle of the P.T.A. is potentially in on it. he's a Punk Rock Dad.
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