Deep thoughts for Friday

by chuckofish


Ah, it is Friday again. Per usual I have no big plans for the weekend. I will be working on filling my kitchen with good vibes (see here.)

Father’s Day is Sunday, so hopefully we will see the boy and daughter #3 at some point, but nothing is on the calendar yet. I guess it is time to wrap up some Old Spice!


Anyway, here are a few things to think about to put you in the mood for celebrating with your OM:


“Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing.” (Ron Swanson, Parks and Recreation)


Our own pater was not one for handing out advice. (I could have used some.) In fact, he was not one for chatting with his kids. I guess that’s a pity, but certainly not uncommon. I had Ward Cleaver and John Wayne to stand in and I am not complaining.

As far as appropriate movies for the Father’s Day weekend, I would suggest:

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) with Gregory Peck as one of the best fathers ever,

Gregory Peck and Mary Badham in

The Bicycle Thief (1948) with Lamberto Maggiorani as a father who can’t catch a break in De Sica’s classic,


East of Eden (1955) with Raymond Massey and James Dean as dueling father and son,


or Rebel Without a Cause (1955) with Jim Backus and James Dean as dueling father and son,


Big Jake (1971) starring John Wayne and two of his real-life sons and Christopher Mitchum (son of Robert) in pursuit of kidnappers,


and Life is Beautiful (1997) with Roberto Benigni as the best father ever (next to Atticus Finch) who tries to protect his son emotionally and physically from Nazis in a concentration camp.


There are plenty more, but these are the ones that come to mind.

Have a good weekend. See you on Monday when I will be able to say, “In the immortal words of Julius Cesar, ‘I left, I did nothing, I returned.’” (Larry David)