They’re not making pencils any longer.
Nope. They’re long enough already.
The grandsons have passed along their repertoire of jokes and riddles and Granddad is almost hoarse from laughing. After the little chaps exhausted Dearly Beloved in the pool, out on the golf course in the 97 degree heat, with chatter, or by climbing on him, they got to watch cartoons on TV to allow the big guy a little time to catch his second wind.
Watching TV is something the boys rarely do at home. Although I’m sure it’s because their parents encourage more creative activities, I immediately saw an additional reason: SRON… the Sibling Rule of Nature which says brothers cannot agree on any selection. Easier to inspire Congress to compromise on an immigration bill than to get two brothers to agree on a pizza topping. Cartoon compromise? It ain’t gonna happen!
Yesterday, after they couldn’t agree on a channel, Dearly Beloved said that he’d watch something on his computer with them. Solomon-like, he took them aside, one at the time, and asked them to tell him three things they’d like to watch, suggesting that one inclusion be something he thought his brother might also enjoy, and he wrote them on a pad. A teaching moment, perhaps?
List 1 List 2
- Wipeout Batman
- Downfall Garfield
- Basketball shots Super hero
Nope. Looks like Congress is still in session. That meant that Granddad got to decide.
He’d choose something of educational value, right?
He selected fishing bloopers with Bill Dance. If you’re not familiar with Dance’s fishing show, proceed cautiously. I think it’s a guy thing. See how long you can watch before you scream for a net. If you make it to the end, there are a zillion more on the internet. Does Dance do these things deliberately or is he an absolute klutz?
The other thing that appears to be of limitless supply is a new-to-us TV cartoon series on the Disney channel. It seemed to be the only one that had a prayer of being enjoyed by both. Luckily, Disney must crank out Phineas and Ferb cartoons 24 hours a day. I’d never seen it before, but after this week, if I’m ever on Jeopardy and it’s one of the categories, I’d have a real shot at acing it.
What did one potato chip say to the other?
Want to go for a dip?