Thursday, November 13, 2008

The wonder years


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have a terrible habit of telling my grandchildren that the world was black and white until some guy named Kodak came along. I then show them some old pictures to prove it. Just when I have them almost ready to believe it, Grandma tells them not to believe me. She's no fun at all!

Jim from Jim's Journeys

Ivan G. Shreve, Jr. said...

I do a similar thing when my father starts to tell stories (and they're all depressing--apparently nobody in his family ever emerged a winner) about growing up--I usually interrupt by saying: "Hey! How come everything's in black & white now?"

Toby said...

I had a bellman at work once tell me that 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' couldn't be any good because it was in black and white!

Ivan G. Shreve, Jr. said...

I had a bellman at work once tell me that 'The Dick Van Dyke Show' couldn't be any good because it was in black and white!

Which pretty much explains why he's still a bellman. :-)

HouseT said...

I'm reminded of an old Calvin and Hobbes strip where Calvin's dad was attempting to tell his son that the world used to be in black and white.

His dad even went so far as to say that they even had color film back then, but it took color pictures of a black and white world. Which only goes to show that Calvin isn't the only one in that family that's a little unbalanced.