'Shit My Dad Says' Heads to TV
Son's lucrative exploitation also includes book deal
By Harry Kimball, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 10, 2009 11:21 AM CST
A pearl: "You worry too much. Eat some bacon... What? No, I got no idea if it'll make you feel better, I just made too much bacon."   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Move over, Al Bundy: A project based @shitmydadsays, the Twitter feed engineered by the son of a cantankerous father, has been picked up by CBS. The creators of Will and Grace are on board as executive producers, with that selfsame transcriber of a son taking writing duties. The microblog’s title will change once on-air, the Hollywood Reporter adds, helpfully.

Justin Halpern, 29, has also recently signed a book deal, as the account started in August springboarded to its now more than 700,000 followers. A sample: "Just pay the parking ticket. Don't be so outraged. You're not a freedom fighter in the civil rights movement. You double parked." Another? “Why the fuck would I want to live to 100? I'm 73 and shit's starting to get boring.”

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Nov 11, 2009 10:44 AM CST
Nov 11, 2009 4:14 AM CST
I just hope Peter Boyle plays the father.
Nov 11, 2009 2:01 AM CST
You don't really think the well-crafted tweets are what the "dad" actually says, do you? Who speaks in 130-140 character blurts? Justin was a writer before he launched @shitmydadsays. Applause for his novel pitch method. But I agree with Reader64481... after a few chuckle-worthy tweets the foul mouthed padre quickly becomes a crashing bore.