"The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing."


Glenn Reynolds:

Barack Obama:
"Impossible to transcend."

Albert A. Gore, Jr.:
"An incontinent brute."

Rev. Jeremiah Wright:
"God damn the Gentleman Farmer."

Friends of GF's Sons:
"Is that really your dad?"

Kickball Girl:
"Keeping 'em alive until 7:45."

Hired Hand:
"I think . . . we forgot the pheasant."

I'm an
Alcoholic Yeti
in the
TTLB Ecosystem

Friday, September 22, 2006

Who Knew?

Dear Son:

Forget about football, basketball or baseball. Take up golf, young man. It's less physically punishing, you can continue to play well into old age, and it appears to have other benefits as well (which also last well into old age).

More HERE.

Comments on "Who Knew?"


Blogger David Ashley Gilbert said ... (4:33 AM) : 

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Anonymous Uncle M said ... (1:13 PM) : 

Dear GF,

I hate to be the one to break it to you, BUT at least one of your sons is into, well, kickball. It's unlikely that any of the women pictured would have married a kickball player, no matter how accomplished. And here I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt.


Blogger Hired Hand said ... (6:09 PM) : 

For your information, my kickball prowess has managed to produce for me an exceedingly attractive female companion.

Plus, your mom's ugly.

And, FYI, golf is extremely physically punishing. Perhaps not as acutely as football, but the golf swing is an incredibly unnatural and strenuous motion, contorting the spinal column and giving you Old Man Back. (Medical term.)


Anonymous Uncle M said ... (6:52 PM) : 

HH -

Ouch! And I thought we were, well, friends in addition to being somewhat distantly related, sorta.

In order to help you avoid the embarrassment of wandering the planet drowning in a sea of ignorance (and I mean that in the nicest way, really) here is a picture of me mum:


BTW, she's 75 in that picture which is two (2) years old.

Lest you move on to the other women in my family, below are pictures of my wife, Robyn, and daughter, Hilary a/k/a the HilBabe ... for obvious reasons:



Gratuitous attacks on the women in my family will not stand!

Now, if you'd care to take aim at my career as an AHS and Jumbo/Tufts football player, Bring It On!

With tongue firmly planted in cheek, I rest my case.

Mission Accomplished.


Blogger Hired Hand said ... (12:35 PM) : 

Any distant relation has been greatly exaggerated. And for some reason, I am reminded this morning of the old maxim (which I just made up): "Wary ought be the man who calls his college-age daughter 'babe'."

Just sayin'.


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