Monday, June 16, 2008

Happy Late Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to my Dad, The Admiral. And, while I'm at it, to Jamie's Dad and my Father-in-Law, Dick McBride.

The Admiral is out of town at the moment, and I doubt he'll see this post before he returns next week. But that's okay. He's in Florida with my grandparents, and while he has Blackberry access, its unlikely he'll be doing much in the way of web-surfing.

The Admiral has had an exciting 2008, with a new position at work (officially making it so that I have no idea what the company he works for actually makes). He's traveling a bit, and he seems to really like the people and the job. So, bully for him.

I believe he's going on some globe-hopping trip as soon as he returns from Florida, so I often imagine the Indiana Jones red line following him around the globe.

So, catch you when you're back, Dad.

The League knows that its no guarantee that just because you married The World's Most Fascinating Woman(TM), that you're also going to wind up with great in-laws. So, you know, bonus for The League that Jamie's dad and I get along really well (as far as I know...).

Dick has not just an interesting professional career, but he's also a bit of a renaissance man. He's a world traveler, a videographer, a history buff, a piano enthusiast, an amateur astronomer, and.. really... the list goes on and on. Having him in San Marcos will, no doubt, add some spice to our lives here at League HQ.

So a salute to both Fathers running around in my life. Both great guys, and I look forward to having them both in the greater Austin Area in the next few years.

Happy Father's Day!


J.S. said...

I think I read the issue that the above picture is from. In the next panel Pa Kent breaks a beer bottle over Clark's head, brandishes it, pulls a piece of kryptonite out of his pocket, and starts waving it around, crazily yelling, "So you think you can take your old man, huh?"-- a scene not dissimilar to what has played out at the Steans house between The Admiral and The League a thousand times...

Anonymous said...

Isn't that a rite of passage for all fathers and sons?

Sleestak said...

It looks like Clark is about to b-slap an old man.

The League said...

I find this picture a fascinating Rorschach test and referendum on Father's Day.

Steven said...

I see Clark saying

"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horation, than are dreamt of by your philosophy"

Or perhaps...

"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain... Time to die."

Anonymous said...

Why is Kent wearing Cyclops' ruby glasses?