Like most kids, writer and storyteller Mike Cohen fought with his parents. A lot.
When Cohen was 12, he started secretly using his boombox to tape record his parents when they yelled at him.
Cohen, 50, has been playing his tapes for audiences for 12 years as part of the Antagonist Art Movement. And his friend Rodd Perry just animated one.
Set in 1985, the video chronicles a lecture on a classic topic: having a messy room.
But the argument quickly devolves into sweeping accusations.
Mike: This is my room. This is where I live. I don't want to put anything in storage. I don't trust people because you taught me not to trust people.
Father: I never told you not to trust people.
Mike: You don't trust anyone who's not the same religion as you. You lock your doors constantly.
Father: You're nuts.
Recording fights like that let Cohen and his friends look back and laugh at his dad's quick temper, which he called both funny and scary.
Now that Cohen has a 2-year-old son of his own, he says he occasionally finds himself sounding like his dad, but tries to cool down faster.
After so many years, he also has a newfound appreciation for his dad's complaints.
"I think maybe I agree with a few more things now than I did when I was a bratty 18-year-old," Cohen said.