Monday, May 26, 2008

Proud Father

75 comments:

Robin S. said...

Please tell me this is a serious picture. Please!

If so, many congrats to EE, Jr. and his proud Dad.

ril said...

Now this one really brought a smile to my face -- no kidding! Congratulations.

Julie Weathers said...

Awesome, congratulations!

Anonymous said...

That's really cool, man. But I'm only 99% convinced. It isn't like EE to reveal a photo with so much information.

But congrats, just in case.

...dave conifer

Robin S. said...

Oh, Good Lord.

It just occurred to me what all this means. You really aren't who I thought you were - and that changes oh, so much about the liberties I've been taking with your cartoon-ified self. Holy crap.

Please tell me your son doesn't read this blog. Was that really his art on the ad?

I'm gonna have to get me to a nunnery - or otherwise clean up my act - and fast.

ril said...

Hey, cool it, Robin. You're making one huge, huge assumption here -- that the one on the right is Evil Editor...

Evil Editor said...

That was his art. I doubt he reads the blog with much frequency, and certainly not the comments. He's 22with a great sense of humor, so I think he could handle whatever you're worried about. And whattaya mean I'm not who you thought. Who did you think I was this time?

Chumplet said...

Ya gotta be kidding me! Really? Congratulations!

You look too young to be an editor...

Julie Weathers said...

I'm gonna have to get me to a nunnery - or otherwise clean up my act - and fast.~

Ha ha ha ha...breathes...ha ha

Sorry, Robin. That is priceless.

Sister Agatha has been wanting to talk to you.

Chumplet said...

I have a 19 year old daughter who kicks ass in animation. Maybe they should hook up LOL.

Phoenix said...

OMG! You know what this means? Sonny boy can no longer be claimed as a dependent. No more free rides, EE. Unless he's heading for his doctorate...

Congrats to you both!

Julie Weathers said...

You look too young to be an editor...~

I was thinking the very same thing. Going to college, editor, evil editor, what a guy!

Robin S. said...

Hey chumplet- I have a 20 year old
daughter studying graphic design and illustration. Looks like we've got a boatload of good artists around here, including you , my dear(except for me - my girls tell me that even my stick figures are disproportionate).

Anyway, EE. I'm talking about the last person I thought you were. The last one on the list. That's why I thought you wouldn't mind if I messed around with you on here. I thought you'd think it was funny.


So- what degree did that cute little Sparky, Junior earn himself?

Katharine O'Moore-Klopf said...

Well, well, well. If the son got any genes at all from his father, EE must be at least somewhat good-looking!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to EE JR! Robin's presently too rattled to notice, but I think the tassle is covering up the nipple ring!!!

Renee Collins said...

Hey, your son is a good looking kid.
Congrats to him (for graduating.) Though I guess, congrats for being cute too.

Dave F. said...

It's a good photo. In fact a great photo.
BTW - We can see the iron fence surround the facility in the background.
;)

Evil Editor said...

He has a BS. Of course I take full credit for teaching him to BS.

Kiersten said...

Argh...blogger ate my comment. Sorry if this is a repeat--

I love your son's glasses. What a cutie. And a BS, which means he didn't study English...interesting...

Also, your shirt/shoulder are very cute as well.

I hope you had a great weekend with your son, congrats!

McKoala said...

How lovely. Congratulations to the graduate and yourself.

Even lovelier. You've managed to scare the crap out of Robin. Succeeding where many men have failed.

pacatrue said...

So I finally have to give up my dream of EE being a hot woman from Argentina.
Congrats to you both! You will have a lot more money now that the college bill is done.

Xiexie said...

*In the voice of my deceased old Aunt Ollie* This is just winnerfer (her pronunciation of "wonderful"). Congrajadation, EE

Whirlochre said...

This is funny — and good news too. Congratulations to both.

As for we minions — now all we need is a fortune teller who can read necks.

talpianna said...

Congratulations to parent and child.

BuffySquirrel said...

So...it wasn't BEA or WisCon. lol

That'll teach me to assume EE has no life outside the blog. I mean work. Yes, work.

Congrats!

Anonymous said...

I've been away so much, I didn't know what to think of the post at first. (I have no idea what the running bit with the squirrels is about.) Now that it is all revealed: congrats! The guy behind the funny hat is about 40 pounds too light to be EE, though.

-Bill H.

Bernita said...

Congratulations, EE Jr.

fairyhedgehog said...

Congratulations to EE Jr and to you too EE.

I'm a bit puzzled here, though. I would have thought that showing your son's face would blow your deep cover. Are you going to have to go on an editor relocation program now?

Katharine O'Moore-Klopf said...

Hey! We've all missed a bigger point: This post's photo is evidence that there likely is a Mrs. EE—or that there was, at some point.

writtenwyrdd said...

Okay, so we know exactly four 'real' facts about EE now: he's a father of a son who's 22, and he's an editor.

Hey...you know what that means? You might not be too young for me after all, EE! Heh.

Seriously, congrats to you and the graduate. Who's head did you photoshop onto that body?

writtenwyrdd said...

Seriously...that's not your son in the picture, is it? I assumed not, so you could remain anonymous from those of us with the urge to stalk, er, sleuth.

Anonymous said...

A Mrs. EE?

Oh god. I actually hadn't pictured that.

Robin

Julie Weathers said...

Hey...you know what that means? You might not be too young for me after all, EE! Heh.~

Well, he's still too young for me and I have lost interest anyway. Even with the disguise, the muttonchops should have shown a bit. The muttonchops are what had me all hot and, er, intellectually intrigued.

Precie said...

Many, many congrats to EE, Jr!!!! And thanks so much for sharing one of your more revealing pics! ;)

BuffySquirrel said...

What I'm wondering is if EE Jr is taller than Dad, or standing on a box.

ChrisEldin said...

Congratulations EE!!!!

Warm hugs!

Is that a castle in the background? Or a church? Or Oxford? I just finished reading "Pillars of the Earth," so I'm admiring the stonework.

(Robin, drinks are on me!)
:-)

Beth said...

EE is a daddy????

I mean, who knew?

Congratulations to you and your son!

~Beth, who will be graduating three young 'uns next year

ChrisEldin said...

Oh man, I do want to make a sexy joke about the lad. But it's just not right. Not right at all.
;*)

150 said...

Of course you mean:

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v733/Amberdulen/?action=view¤t=grad2.jpg

Anonymous said...

Why is the top of the mortarboard so bare? Where is the ad copy for Novel Deviations?

writtenwyrdd said...

*makes with the shifty eyes* EE's probably got a kid, but that's not him.

I mean, look at the collar of that blue shirt! Half of it is missing! That head is *not* original to the picture. So it probably isn't EE Jr shown.

EE is too clever to give us a photo that might lead minions to his door...

Sarah Laurenson said...

Congratulations, EE Jr.!

Nice one, EE. Loved the elements of this piece. And it sure got the minions talking.

More money? What about Evilette? She in college?

Robin - With the divorce rate being what it is, you still have a shot.

Kiersten said...

I don't know, WW, I think he's real.

The missing collar is just a glare from the sun bleaching the color out in the picture.

Besides, it's well known that proud parents have a compulsive need to show of their kids, and if you had a 22 year old son who is that cute and just got a degree, I don't think you'd be able to resist a little photo bragging, either.

Dave F. said...

"Bachelor of science" implies science. Is it perhaps science science?

Like Chem Engineering or some other degree (sorry to be such a nerd and snob).

I always hope for new scientists.

writtenwyrdd said...

"The missing collar is just a glare from the sun bleaching the color out in the picture."

Blow it to 400% or 800% and you can see it isn't glare. It's 'shopped.

Travis Erwin said...

Many congrats to him and you for leading him this far.

But now I totally know who you are. That brown shirt was a dead giveaway.

Evil Editor said...

No, not real science. Computer science.

Kiersten said...

Computer science is awesome. My dad's a programmer. I can't listen to him describe in detail what he does without my brain turning all fuzzy, but it's great. And marketable.

And WW, come on, where would he get that picture? First of all, EE Junior has cap hair. Where would he find a picture of a cute 22 year old kid with cap hair? And then photoshop it onto a body in a graduation gown? And make the perspective right?

Just accept that EE gave us a fun glimpse into his personal life and be grateful ; )

freddie said...

Congrats to EE, Jr. and EE, Sr!!

Anonymous said...

That was a pretty good clue there. The graduate DOES have hathead, leading me to believe that the head really does belong to the body it's resting on.

I wonder if the Down syndrome detective would have picked that clue up.

Julie Weathers said...

~Beth, who will be graduating three young 'uns next year~

Really? My stars, I didn't think you were old enough to have them graduating. How did you manage to graduate three in one year?

I miss your input around here. Know your busy, but I always enjoy watching you work.

Julie Weathers said...

Ugh, should be "you're" I'm not totally illiterate.

Dave F. said...

Computer science is "mind" science. The four engineerings - Chemical, Civil, Mechanical and Electrical - are hands-on physical science. I always tell people that I'm a high-class plumber. I like pipes, valves, pumps and reactions.

Advanced physics, mathematics, computer science and stuff like that are "mind" science. The majority of the work is in the mind.

When I went to school (YES, speech had already replaced sign language) there were no degrees in Computer Science, it was MATH with computer options and the machines were big as buildings. Now it's all networks, information processing, and ideas. And above all, it crosses all subjects - hard and soft science to fluffy, silly information. That's respectable work. think about the data analysis and information handling involved on the Phoenix project that just landed on Mars. There are computer people involved in every step.

When you think about what is spectacular in a field, I knew the first Chemist (BS with honors) to go to Johns Hopkins Medical.
The kid was a genius, a brilliant mind headed to explain the human body in chemical reactions. I still dream of growing up to be that good.

Julie Weathers said...

I'm not sure why I find that brown shirt intriguing, but I do.

Jr's smile is wonderful.

BuffySquirrel said...

I don't think it is shopped, wryd. The lack of pixelation is due to the lack of colour and contrast in the white areas.

Julie Weathers said...

This picture reminds me of Wilson on Home Improvement.

Robin S. said...

OK, I gotta say. I love that brown shirt. I really do.

I'm gonna be good - but I have bene thinking about that brown shirt.

Also - you said you'd take pictureS. PictureS. Plural, as in, more than one.

Isn't it time for the next photo, please? I' mean, I've been EE-deprived all day- except for a quickie early on.

Anonymous said...

Awwww, EE, how sweet! Wish I could see that smile on your face, though.

Julie Weathers said...

OK, I gotta say. I love that brown shirt. I really do.

I'm gonna be good - but I have bene thinking about that brown shirt.~

Mmmm, yes nice shirt. I have to admit there is less competition in the harem tonight, though. Laughingwolf has discovered the way to my heart. Now, if he has a brown shirt, life will, indeed, be perfect.

fairyhedgehog said...

~except for a quickie early on~

Coming from Robin, that has to be intentional.

Anonymous said...

Uh. Yeah - Gina. Couldn't help it.
Wishful thinking.

Bad Robin. Bad Robin. Bad.


Anon at work and signing in later.

Anonymous said...

You gals are nuts. But I bet EE would fit that bullfighter costume in my closet. Now there's a thought...

Julie Weathers said...

You gals are nuts. But I bet EE would fit that bullfighter costume in my closet. Now there's a thought...~

I'm thinking kilt.

talpianna said...

EE...half-naked...in a kilt.....

Bring on the black-footed ferrets!

fairyhedgehog said...

Is it me or is it getting hot in here?

Anonymous said...

I can send a kilt. Which tartan?

- Yank in Scotland

Anonymous said...

Whichever tartan it is - make it a flimsy fabric, please. So light shines through.

Anon at work

Kiersten said...

I really hope that EE is right and Junior doesn't visit the site very often. I can just see him reading this comment string, smiling at the congratulations and the comments about how cute he is, but the smile slowly fading as he gets down toward the bottom. At this point he sighs, shakes his head, and says, "Yuck. That's my DAD they're talking about," and turns off the computer to go take a shower because he feels dirty.

On the other hand, I'm sure EE's enjoying the comments.

Anonymous said...

Anon at work - I must sadly, TRAGICALLY inform you that many Scottish men fail to 'go commando' under the kilt, so a flimsy fabric would only reveal Marks and Spencer boxer shorts (or whatever equivalent EE wears).

Anyway, it doesn't actually need to be light fabric; if a man is spinning energetically enough at a ceilidh [traditional dancing], the kilt may well fly up and leave nothing to the imagination.

(Although a lack of imagination is certainly not a problem in *this* blog readership.)

- Yank in Scotland

Prem said...

Congrats yo. Is he following in his old man's evil footsteps?

I can't tell how tall he is from the pic, but your son looks a lot like Stephen Merchant:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Merchant

Should see if you can get him to con his way into getting some facetime with Ricky Gervais.

Julie Weathers said...

http://tinyurl.com/48w66c

I have dreams of becoming an official kilt inspector one day.

Robin S. said...

And yet- EE said he went commando on his anniversary blog - so...

By the way, I TRULY hope you weren't teasin', EE, about that cute little boy of yours not reading the comments. Truly.

Julie Weathers said...

(Although a lack of imagination is certainly not a problem in *this* blog readership.)~

We are writers, after all. What is a writer without an active imagination?

Julie Weathers said...

You need to sticky this picture. Justifiable pride.

Brenda Bradshaw said...

Holy crap...