Monday, July 26, 2010

What is the Airspeed Velocity of an Unladened Swallow?

While I finish tapping out the epic tale of my dog's bout with an autoimmune disease as well as doing another load of laundry (one word -- OxiClean; that wacky, and dead, Billy Mays knew his stuff on this one though I do suspect he may have been snorting it when he recommended the Zorbeez over the Shamwow), you can get more than your full dose of Uncoolness today at Dad of Divas, where the extremely tolerant Chris interviewed me for his Dads in the Limelight series.

Why, you ask, why should I click this link to visit another dad site when I have all the at-home dadness I can stand right here? Here's why:

1. The interview features the only known closeup photo of me and Mr. Met together, disproving the theory popular in some parts of the blogosphere that we are one and the same. It also proves that my head is larger than his and that my hairline is rapidly receding.

2. It contains some important advice about fatherhood which may or may not be: "Always use birth control, you idiot, or this is what will happen to you! Ahhhh! AHHHHHH! I'm on fire!"

3. I let you ladies in on two of the important issues really weighing on the minds of the father of your children. (Hint: The answer to the first issue is, in my mind, "Tommy.")

4. The interview was obviously done at a time when I was much happier and more frenetic than when I wrote last week's post. Obviously, my meds need adjusting. Someone get me an orange Hostess cupcake, ASAP!

And if you're still not sold on clicking over, rest assured that the majority of the interview really did go something like this:

Video: Monty Python and the Holy Grail, "Bridgekeeper's 3 Questions"


  1. "How do you know so much about swallows?"

    "Well, you have to know these things when you are a king, you know."

  2. I enjoyed the Xmas photo card. And Hostess Snowballs are better than those orange cupcakes. Just sayin'.

  3. Color me intrigued. I shall proceed to the interview now.

  4. MP & THG = One of my all-time favorite movies. As for the Dad of Diva's interview - it was interesting hearing from an At Home wit for a change. I like the interviewer's website tagline. When my second son was born, I used to sign my emails "From the House of Penises."

  5. We're supposed to put cereal bowls on the top shelf? Cripes, I had no idea. I've been doing it wrong - and apparently didn't marry a man who knew better - for years!

    Long story and many dirty bowls later, you had me at the Monty Python clip, which basically means you had me from the start of this post, the entirety of your interview on the other site, and then back over here. Destiny!

  6. So which one was Mr. Met, again? The guy on the left? (snort)

    Loved the interview. You and I share a Most Significant Moment in Becoming a Father :) Small world...

  7. And there was much rejoicing to learn that the airspeed velocity of an unladen European Swallow is 24 mph.

    While I loved the Christmas card, I was so hoping this would be vlog. I've often wondered if your voice sounds like David Cassidy or James Earl Jones.

  8. Well Done!

    And may August be a bit healthier for both Man and Beast.

  9. That movie is one of my favorites.
    I knew that I had done right by my kids when their dad called me and asked me "What the hell? The kids were quoting Monty Python at breakfast".

  10. THANK YOU!!! I do so dearly The Holy Grail. That was a well needed laugh today.


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