How I Made @DadBoner (And How @DadBoner Made Me A Better Man)

It was just over a year ago that I wrote a post here at Deadspin outing comedian Mike Burns as the man behind @DadBoner, one of the most popular Twitter feeds ever devised. If you're unfamiliar, the @DadBoner universe centers on the labors of a heroically optimistic Michigan man who lives in his car and who loves Bob… » 7/09/13 5:30pm 7/09/13 5:30pm

How Bold Is The New BBQ Whopper? A DadBoner Taste Test

'Sup. Karl "K-Money" Welzein here with an urgent message about bold flavors. The other day I was at BK and decided to give the Carolina BBQ Whopper a go-round. Man, I gotta say, it was off the chain. With a flamed-up beef patty, all natch thick-cut bacon, pepper jack, lettuce, ripe tomates, and with TWO condiments: some … » 7/03/13 2:33pm 7/03/13 2:33pm

DadBoner Unmasked: Cracking The Internet's Biggest Mystery

Last week, we chronicled our efforts to find out the comic mastermind behind the great DadBoner twitter feed, an effort that was met with resistance by certain fans of the feed and by Karl Welzein himself, not to mention his fictional wife Ann Welzein. But that didn't stop tipsters from flooding us with information.… » 3/12/12 12:20pm 3/12/12 12:20pm

Hot On The Trail Of Twitter's DadBoner, The Internet's Greatest Mystery

Bold flavors. Power moves. Chest beefers. A thousand beers, you guys. If any of those references are familiar to you, then you're probably one of the over 52,000 people who follow the DadBoner Twitter feed, which is probably the best Twitter feed ever written by an imaginary middle-aged Michigan man who is separated… » 3/08/12 3:52pm 3/08/12 3:52pm