Monday, July 30, 2007

My work here is done...

So I get the following email from a dear, feline ninja friend of mine. It is completely true as I understand it. No names have been changed to protect anyone. And it brings a ridiculously huge smile to my face every time I read it:

Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2007 21:37:27 -0700 (PDT)
From: Ninja El Gato
Subject: It's CLOBBERIN' TIME!
To: Jonathan Mazur

Good GRIEF, what have you DONE to my CHILDREN!
Fantastic 4 this, Fantastic 4 that, I spend my days as
Reid [sic] Richards to Sammi's Sue, with Quinn alternating
between Ben and Johnny Storm.... sometimes I get to
be the Thing, but Quinn usually claims that role. A
few weeks ago they spent the day with the team emblem
on their chests, done with face paint. I feel like an
underpaid actor. (But it's all good! S calls our
family the Fantastic 4.) It's all they ask for to
watch right now. Although has asked for her own
Spider-Man costume... Quinn's loathe to share, it's
still his favorite.

Got yer message (oops, now I'm typing like Ben talks),
sorry I haven't called yet (and sorry to hear about
your voice, I hope you've reclaimed it!), finding
phone time remains a challenge.

Sincerely,

Mr. Fantastic
I seriously cannot tell you how funny I found the first line.

Comic books... capturing children's imagination since 1939...

(Granted, some people think it's "corrupting the morals of youth," but I think we know that those people are idiots...)

So happy to be passing on the fun to future generations. And now waiting for JADO's and my cousin's kids to be old enough.

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So much other stuff to report. Perhaps when I have more time...

1 comment:

JADO said...

I live in a state of perpetual fear that my son will love comics like I love comics. I am a recovering comic addict, and I may not be strong enough to resist providing them for my son.

I don't think we have enough room in our house to store all of the comics if I start buying them again.

The only thing that would be worse if he HATES comics...

God, I'm so screwed...