Special DeliveryPosted: December 23, 2011
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The current leader in the clubhouse is Doc D: She noted that one anagram for Mother-in-law is “Woman Hitler”. Very funny, D.
With the holidays in full swing, I remembered one Christmas when my bro and I requested that our parents get us an Atari video game system. (Missile Command was a great game.) Our Dad insisted that he was not going to buy an Atari–that it was too expensive and was a complete brain-and time-waster. We begged for weeks to no avail. Chaunce was not budging.
Christmas Eve arrives, and the biggest box under the tree is just about the size of an Atari box.
Dan: Bill, we got him to cave. Yes!
Bill: Shut up you pinhead. We don’t need Dad changing his mind at the last minute.
So we unwrap all the boring, practical gifts and finally get around to the Atari. We start yelling, “We got an Atari! We got an Atari!” Dad interrupts with a stern, calm message.
“Boys, I told you we weren’t getting you an Atari. Now unwrap it.”
Disappointed, we start unwrapping what likely would be a 3-volume set of cookbooks or a typewriter. (Yeah, it was a long time ago.) We finally get through the wrapping.
And it was an Intellivision.
The Cadillac of gaming systems.
This thing blew Atari out of the water.
We went absolutely Nuts. Bonkers. Crazy.
After a couple of hours of sweet, delicious gaming, Dad and Uncle Wayne made us go to bed. Why? So they could stay up until the sun rose playing baseball and poker on OUR Intellivision.
I remember those things about my dad. The joking. The misdirection. The mischief. He’s a good man.
EDIT: It appears FedEx has told YouTube to pull the disparaging video of a delivery guy throwing stuff over a fence–unless YouTube would like to hear from a team of powerful lawyers.