Saturday, May 10, 2008

What's Next, Marriagewise

For reasons that can only come from the file labeled "Sometimes Kids Have to Make Fathers Crazy and Fathers Better Suck It Up Because There Is Nothing That Can Be Done about It," Thing 2 (and sometimes even 1) adores Adam Sandler movies. Which means I have repeatedlly seen or endured the background noise of cable broadcasts of Big Daddy — admittedly not as nails-on-chalkboard bad as some of his others.

Fortunately, there is no such love (yet) exhibited for today's most powerful father-of-the-bride, U.S. Prez Bush who gives away one of his twins today in Texas. He'll be the first First FOTB in 37 years.

What could tie the two together (hypothetically, of course) is a treatment making the rounds from Sandler's production company. Currently entitled, "I Hate You Dad," it will be the story of a dad who moves in with his son and begins battling his daughter-in-law-to-be. Sandler and POTUS 43 do seem to share a public personna and 43 will be out of work in January '09 (not that he seems particularly busy now), which would be about the time IHYD could be ready to begin production. With favorability ratings yet to find a firm foundation, Bush is probably fairly well prepped to take on a role of someone annoying and (by title, at least) hated. But, basically, what else does he have to do.

It's not as if he is even going to work as hard another FOTB who actually sewed his daughter's wedding dress and made the three-tiered wedding cake. Which would be a much less grating (hence un-Sanderlike) movie.

** Probably a test of how well you did as a dad (how many horrible movies and other travails you endured and for what purpose) is what you get back when you give your children away in marriage. **

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