Among the discussion of how dad jokes are disarming, a form of play with kids, and, for some, a way to reshape masculinity, is a tip of the hat to former President Barack Obama's penchant for dad jokes. His dad jokes were at work during his final presidential pardon of a turkey when he said, "I've established another tradition: Embarrassing my daughters with a corny-copia of dad jokes about turkeys."
Obama also makes the same dad joke at every dinner party, according to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. "I hope you enjoy dinner, I’ve been cooking all day," Obama says.
That makes him seem like the kind of guy who'd tell you he had a dream last night that he was a muffler. He woke up exhausted.