Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Breakfast with The Boy

TB: Why are comics so long?
DD: Because the people who write them like them so much, they don’t want them to end.
TB: But they do end.
DD: That’s true.
TB: Are they too long to read?
DD: They’re too long to read out loud, but when you learn how to read, you can read them yourself all the way to the end.
TB: I don’t want to read. I want to be a scientist.
DD: Scientists have to read.
TB: Why?
DD: Because if you thought you were working on making the world’s biggest balloon, and you read somewhere that someone else made an even bigger one, then you’d know that you were just making the world’s second biggest balloon, and what’s the point of that?
TB: Silly Daddy. I want to study volcanoes.

I don't know why it struck me funny, but it did...