Monday, April 25, 2011

My Hilarious Father and Dipsticks

My Dad is the most awesome man in my life.  He always has been, always will be.  (Sorry Captain).

My Dad is brilliant in a way that so many people lack.  Aside from being intellectually intelligent, my Dad sees things in a way few others do.

I don't know if any of you remember the comedian George Carlin.  He pointed out things like, "Jumbo Shrimp" and "non-stop flight" [I'd kind of like it to stop somewhere, wouldn't you?!]

My Dad loved George Carlin because my Dad, the most observant man ever, notices things like that all the time.

My Dad has been retired now for 2 years (we dragged him, kicking and screaming, from the office when he was 78.  That's not a typo).

As a child I remember his occasional letters to the Editor with his observations.  He lives in a big small town - or is it a small big town?  Any way, there are a lot of people population wise but everyone seems to know everyone, or at least they know my Dad.  And my Dad knows everyone, like the guy who runs the editorial page of the local paper - who is also the organist at my Dad's church.  Now that Dad's retired, he writes letters to the Editor with a vengence.

This one is my personal all-time favorite:  (ALL RIGHTS RESERVED BY MY DAD):
Editor:
We're wondering why we still rely on foreign oil and we're running low.
Well, there might be a very simple answer.  Nobody bothered to check the oil and we just didn't know we were getting low.  The reason might be purely geographical.  "Our" oil is located in Alaska, California, coastal Florida and Louisiana, North Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Texas.  Unfortunately, our "dipsticks" are all in Washington, D.C!
I have posted his letter on my bulletin board at work and giggle every time I read it and remember Dad.  Some day I hope to be as smart as my Dad.

Love you Dad!!

9 comments:

Busy Bee Suz said...

Your dad is brilliant!!!!! I love people who see right through the B.S!

ps. We LOVED George Carlin. The husband and I saw him in Vegas years ago...it was the best ab workout ever!!!!!

Gigi said...

I love it! Your dad is 100% right and calls it like it is! Thanks for sharing.

Oh and your comment this morning - made me laugh!!

Feisty Irish Wench said...

bwahahahahahahah!!! I love your dad now too!

and my word verf? miceshoe - wth?

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Love it! And George Carlin, too.

Dysfunctional Mom said...

Awesome! There is no better way to get through life than with a great sense of humor.

ChiTown Girl said...

Your dad is hilarious!! We also LOVE George Carlin :)

Sandra said...

I love your dad already! He sounds very funny and there's nothing more charming than a quick wit!

JO said...

MY Father said "Of course he is a smart man. He graduated from 'the University situated on the Bluff...and run on the same basis". Yeah. We definitely need to keep up the mantle of keeping these two guys totally away from each other when we can. (PS - My dad LOVED the letter. PPS - My Word Verf is "Coment" which is either telling me to Comment, or is the mashup of "Co-lament" - which is what your Mom and My Mom used to do when the "boys" got together)

blueviolet said...

He sounds like such a great guy, and I love his take on things!