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June 20, 2019

The Sodfather with Variations

Filed under: Culture — Steve Ruis @ 9:19 am
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The Chicago White Sox (a Major League Baseball team) has a Head Groundskeeper who by reputation is one of the best, if not the best, at that job. He is so good that the Chicago Cubs hired his services to remake their field several years ago. This man has been given the wonderful moniker of The Sodfather.

This is a play on “The Godfather,” the title of a series of books by Mario Puzo and the Hollywood movies made from them. The eponymous character is the head of an organized crime family and anyone who has seen the first movie can recall Marlon Brando’s whispery statement “All I want is a little respect.” This was in reply to some person asking The Godfather for a favor. But it wasn’t just ethereal respect that was required as payment for the favor. At some later time the Godfather would ask for a return favor, and if this were not immediately granted, well, that person might end up “sleepin’ wit da fishes” wearing cement overshoes.

Okay, this post is not about The Godfather, but on the clever wordplay involving that name, in the form of The Sodfather. Never being one to leave well enough alone (or even capable of that), I decided that other possibilities must exist, and so. . . .

The head of the world’s most prominent robotics firm could be . . . The Botfather, no?

The world’s best police inspector must be . . . The Caughtfather.

The person who sells burial sites at the world’s largest cemetery could be The Plotfather, no?

Now that you have the idea, see if you can identify who deserves the following monikers.

The Plotfather (#2)

The Hollywood freelancer who swoops in and rescues movies with bad plots.

The Cotfather

The guy at the homeless shelter who assigns beds.

The Gotfather

The billionaire who dies with the most toys.

The Hotfather

The male parent of a teenaged girl whose friends all think her father is really attractive.

The Jotfather

The guy in your office who always . .  always . . . takes notes.

The Lotfather

The primary salesman in a new housing development.

The Bonmotfather

The guy at work who is always uttering lame witticisms. (I know it is pronounced “bon mo,” this whole thing is more than a bit of a stretch.)

The Notfather

The executive at a health insurance corporation in charge of making up reasons why your claim is not covered under your insurance policy.

The Potfather

This one is too easy; I’ll let you have this one.

The Quatfather

The world’s leading producer of kumquats.

The Rotfather

The guy who owns the world’s largest kimchi plant.

The Sopfather

The uncle in your family who cleans his plate (and even his wine glass) with bits of bread.

The Totfather

The uncle who won’t leave a family gathering without one more small drink “for the road,” and one more, and one more. . . .

The Whatfather

The deaf relative who responds to everything spoken his way with “What?”

The Zotfather

The anteater who fathered the anteater in the BC comic strip.

Now that you know the game, it is all up to you! (Please don’t hate me, please don’t hate me. And please don’t attribute misogyny to me because there are no women on the list. The play was on the Godfather, remember. When “The Godmother” becomes a cultural touchstone, I will continue. You can count on that.)



  1. The father of all neologists—Papa Steve Ruis , Class warfare king of the department of redundancy department


    Comment by jim- — June 20, 2019 @ 9:59 am | Reply

    • Thank you, thank you. I love acquiring new titles. I owe it all to my adoring fans!

      On Thu, Jun 20, 2019 at 9:59 AM Class Warfare Blog wrote:



      Comment by Steve Ruis — June 20, 2019 @ 10:41 am | Reply

      • I’ll give you the nod, father.


        Comment by jim- — June 20, 2019 @ 10:43 am | Reply

        • The Nodfather you are! (Shut up, Yoda!)

          On Thu, Jun 20, 2019 at 10:43 AM Class Warfare Blog wrote:



          Comment by Steve Ruis — June 20, 2019 @ 10:45 am | Reply

          • And, of course, the Yodfather — Yoda’s gangsta name…..


            Comment by Infidel753 — June 21, 2019 @ 4:34 pm | Reply

            • LOL!!!!

              On Fri, Jun 21, 2019 at 4:34 PM Class Warfare Blog wrote:



              Comment by Steve Ruis — June 22, 2019 @ 7:52 am | Reply

  2. The Podfather — leader of the aliens in Invasion of the Body Snatchers
    The Codfather — the biggest fish in the sea
    The Modfather — always has the latest stuff
    The Oddfather — the greatest eccentric
    The Rodfather — never spoils the child
    The Clodfather — greatest dumb person in the world

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    Comment by Infidel753 — June 21, 2019 @ 11:44 am | Reply

    • Odd … good ones!!!

      On Fri, Jun 21, 2019 at 11:44 AM Class Warfare Blog wrote:



      Comment by Steve Ruis — June 21, 2019 @ 12:29 pm | Reply

  3. Obviously, I like all of them. This is the sort of word play Dad and I used to do way back when. I even had a few buddies in USMC who also enjoyed this word play and one of my fellow mechanics at one company I worked for really had a blast with it.

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    Comment by Walter Kronkat — June 21, 2019 @ 3:50 pm | Reply

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