This weekend includes Father’s Day. Finally, a day for the men of this world to put aside their privilege, and be celebrated for the effort they sort of make, helping their wives raise a family.
Even though my parents were divorced, my father still had important things to teach me as I grew up and saw him on the occasional weekend and summer holiday.
Every one of those bits of advice are true, and I constantly use the one about writing when teaching my scripting classes. To this day, I still have a Siamese cat, and though I’ve never been in a boxing match, I know how to handle myself when a drunk gets troublesome.
No comment about the rest of it.
I have children of my own, now.
Ty the Guy OUT!
In the world of Father-based comic strip characters, they’re all second rate compared to Jiggs, the orangutan-faced hero of “Bringing up Father” (later known as Jiggs and Maggie).
The magnificent deco-inspired designs and line work of George McManus was inspirational when I was a kid.
My father’s favourite comic strip was KRAZY KAT:
I read a bunch of them when I was a kid, and they didn’t make a lick of sense to me. It wasn’t until I was much more sophisticated adult that I realised they weren’t supposed to.
If you’re at ALL interested in my fairly interesting father, there’s a bunch of past pages on this blog dedicated to him.