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Minion Retirement Planning

The other day I was driving the minion to  karate camp.  Normally we spend the morning talking about Ninjago or Star Wars.  Not on this day. On this day, he spotted a bright yellow sign in front of one of the senior living centers in the neighborhood.

HelpWanted“Look, look, look. They need help. Dad, can I work there.” The minion bounced in his seat with excitement as he pointed out the window

It took me a second to spot the sign.  “You might be a little young for that. Maybe when you are older.”

Without hesitation he said, “Alright.” After a short pause he asked, “Dad, what’s a manor?”

The manor was part of the center’s name.  I love how the minion didn’t worry about the type of job, he just wanted to help.  I explained to him that in this case the manor was a place for older people to live where they don’t have to be alone. They have friends there that they can talk to and people that can help them if they have any problems.

He was quiet for about 20 seconds. Then he asked, “Are you going to live there?”  He paused just long enough to be noticeable and added “When you are older?”

shaky_old_manThat was a relief. He didn’t think I was ready to move in right away, although he probably still thought it would be sooner than I would have liked.

“I don’t know,” I answered. “I thought I would just move in with you.”

“Nah.” He shook his head.  “I want you to live there. Then I can take care of you when I go to work.”

Apparently he already aced the interview and was hired.

I smiled in the mirror at him. “Are you sure you don’t want me to live with you?”

“Nope. You should go there.”

I could tell by the tone of his voice that he thought that would be for the best, and I was in danger of losing this round. He’d probably start packing my bags once he got home.

Fortunately I had an ace card I could still play.

“Have you thought about who has all the cool games you like to play?”

It got very quiet in the back seat. At the next stop sign, I turned to see what he was doing.

“Dad,” he said.

“Yes?” I answered.

“You can live with me.”

party_open_clip_art Victory was mine. Video games: 1. Senior, retirement center: 0




What if the League of Assassins had a Theme Song?

Image from arrow.wikia.com

Have you watched Arrow on the CW?  That show is one of the many things that fights for control of my time, but thanks to the power of TIVO I am able to resist. At least for a little while.

In the current season, The League of Assassins has decided that The Arrow will be their next leader. Now that might make sense based on the fact that The Arrow is this awesome, ninja-like vigilante who haunts the night.

What The League has failed to consider is that before Oliver Queen was The Arrow he was a rich-kid who spent all his time partying.

Or maybe they haven’t. Maybe the reason they want to have an ex-party-animal as their new leader is because they want him to lighten the place up.

Have you seen their lair? Nothing but open flames, bare stone, and instruments of death.  I think they are secretly hoping that Ollie will bring in an open bar, disco balls and some live music.

The League knows that It’s time to break free of their ancient traditions and move into the 21st century.

Rumor has it they even have a new theme song picked out to play when Ollie takes over.

One of my minions loves this song. Every morning while I am writing, he is sitting next to me playing The Ninja Song, and for the rest of the day “I’m a ninja, and I’m gonna gitcha.” is running through my head. Well, at least it pushed out The Banana Splits Song which amazingly is more popular on YouTube than The Ninja Song.

What do you think? Is that the right theme for the new, modern-era league, or is there another that would suit them better? What’s your favorite theme song?