Things One Doesn’t Need to Hear From One’s Offspring
Posted on March 10, 2008 Posted by John Scalzi 24 Comments
First in a no doubt continuing series:
“You know, daddy, if you had just a little more hair up top, you’d look just like Ned Flanders.”
Maybe this Ned Flanders:
Otherwise, you know. I’ll pass.
You growin’ a cookie duster?
For a while, my dad’s students called him Flanders. It’s not that big a deal.
I am amused, however, to think that the two of you might resemble each other. (And, apparently, Ned Flanders)
Regardless of one’s religious convictions, there is no excuse in this day and age to have a moustache like that. For shame!
Austin Williams @ 3: Yes there is — midnight snacks!
You ought to start dressing like that for cons :)
hi diddely ho author!
Might want to have that jaundice looked at. Spend more time outdoors!
If you had a mustache like that, I see a lot of sinister twirling in your future.
I believe that the definition of that type of facial hair is pornstache.
Thinking back to my nascent pearls of…something, I’m infinitely grateful for the lack of blogging-technology way back then.
This now has me wondering if anyone’s done a crossover between The Simpsons and Buffy. Lisa is surely a Slayer…
So if not Ned Flanders, what famous person, other than SF author John Scalzi, do you look like?
Perhaps she meant Ned Flanders in his Streetcar Named Desire appearance, which sadly seems not to have any easily located instances that I could point you to.
Flanders, like Groundskeeper Willie, takes off his shirt and turns into a veritable icon of manly beauty.
Or she could be messing with your head.
I hate to say it but you look more like Heinrich Himmler..
than Ned Flanders. That’s way too close to real evil.
I’ve only seen pictures though. :)
That’s funny. I’ve been telling my dad for years that he looks just like Mr. Burns.
I always considered Flanders’ ‘stache more of a pushbroom style than a pornstashe – with John Holmes and the Hedgehog having the genre-defining pornstashes.
“This now has me wondering if anyone’s done a crossover between The Simpsons and Buffy”
googling “simpsons buffy crossover”…
Buck @ 12
Obviously he looks considerably like John Scalvi.
You share many things with dear Ned.
Both of you love your offspring.
Both of you would never sacrifice a household animal to an off world demon.
Er…you still have three cats, right?
At least she didn’t say you look like Comic Book Guy or Moe or even Selma!
better than being compared to Homer…
So, this morning at breakfast my 9-year-old, who had been looking at the front page, asked me to define ‘hypocrisy’, ‘prostitution’, ‘engulf’, and to tell him how people get prosecuted. Thanks, Governor Spitzer.
Mr. Burns: Who is that cloven-hooved chap? I like the cut of his jib.
the Prince of DarknessJohn Scalzi, Sir. He’s your eleven o’clock.
Look on the bright side John, at least she didn’t say that you reminded her of Adam West’s “Mayor” character on Family Guy. You see, it could have been worse, much much worse…