Most of you have never met my dad, but when I tell you I have had an interesting childhood, that is almost an understatement. He taught me to look on the bright side of things, even in bad times. He taught me that everything was a teachable moment, but it was your job to figure out what the lesson was. Growing up, he also had cheesy lines that seemed super useless until I got older.

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Last year on Father's Day weekend, I was able to bring him in and have him co-host my show with me. We had an absolute blast! Unfortunately, with the whole COVID-19 thing, we cannot allow guests in the studio right now. Instead, I figured I would share some of his lines with you in honor of Father's Day. Over the years, we have called these random lines of knowledge and phrases Pop-isms.

Pop Young
  • You have a question, I have an answer. Let's see if they fit!
  • If you're gonna be dumb, you gotta be tough.
  • I can't fix stupid.
  • You buy them books, you send them to school, and look what happens.
  • I don't know, it's your story.
  • It's good to be seen.
  • Excuse me, are you in my way?
  • Just think, if we were rich, we wouldn't know how to fix this.
  • When your mother and I were married, we agreed on till death do us part. I just didn't know we were setting a goal.
  • I married your mother for better or for worse. I'm just waiting for it to get better.
  • Build a bridge and get over it.
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To this day, I use almost all of these on a weekly basis. When I was younger, I just thought they were dumb lines. Little did I know, they all seemed to have their teachable moments in each phrase.

Roddy Johnson
Roddy Johnson
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