My mom thought that an iPod worked like a cassette player. When I heard her complain that she had to listen to songs she really didn't like on her playlist to get to the ones she wanted to hear, I suggested she just take those songs off her playlist. She replied with, "Well then I'll just have to listen to 3 minutes of silence until the next song comes on."
My Dad keeps a digital alarm clock right next to his computer screen so he can tell the time.
Whenever my dad talks about the Nintendo Wii, he insists on spelling out "W-i-i."
Jeremy W, University of Oregon
My dad doesn't know how to send me e-mails. Instead, he just uses the customization feature on stuff like e-cards. I recently got an e-card of a cute kitten with the message "I transferred $100 into your account".
Sebastian C, Yale
Every videogame system ever made is a Nintendo, according to my dad. When Xbox 360 came out, my little brother asked for one for Christmas, my dad asked me "What in god's name does he want two Nintendos for? He already has one." We have never owned any Nintendo. We had a Dreamcast.
Noah Rubin, Colorado College
Our printer ran out of ink, so my Mom bought a new printer.
Steve Lukiewski, Towson University
This week we have a very special Parent Just Doesn't Understand That His Kid's a Dick:
My dad knows next to nothing about computers, so I will regularly connect remotely to his computer and put viruses on it, and then tell him that it's his fault when it gets slow and breaks, and that he needs to upgrade a certain part to fix it. Then, when he orders that part, I will take it and use it in my computer, and take the used part from my computer and put it into his computer. That way, I get free upgrades whenever I want, without having to pay anything for it, and at the same time, he thinks he's an idiot for breaking his computer all the time.