The other day, we were walking through Dupont Circle, when I saw a guy dressed up in Revolutionary War-era duds. My initial reaction was that one of the prisoners in stocks at Colonial Williamsburg had escaped.
Then the dwarf hamster wheel in my mind really started spinning, and I came up with an idea for a cartoon short based on the sitcoms of the ’80s, called "Founding Father Figure."
Here’s the plot in a nutshell: That wacky Ben Franklin is flying his kite in an electrical storm again, when lightning strikes. He’s somehow vaulted into the future and ends up outside a Boys & Girls Club, which he confusedly wanders inside. The employees think Ol’ Ben is part of an educational outreach program about American History, and immediately put him in charge of a bunch of multi-racial kids. Hilarity ensues.
The Patent Office is right down the street, so don’t even think about stealing my idea.
I’m going to see Blue Öyster Cult later today — they’re headlining Frederick, Virginia’s Fourth of July celebration. As many of you are aware, BOC is one of my all-time favorite bands.
Not many folks will know who I’m talking about, and fewer will care, but Rudy Sarzo is filling in on bass. Take that, MGP.