Now, I don't personally know what scientific discipline he labors in, but I like to think he's a mad Doc, and spends his days perfecting killer robots and death ray-equipped atomic war Zeppelins, because as we all know I was abandoned in the woods as a child and raised by Universal serials. But whatever his speciality, we're glad he spends some of his non-world dominating time here with us, and hope he's having a festive day in the company of his loved ones, or crushing his enemies, whichever is more fun and involves fewer undignified paper hats.
So in Doc's honor, we're having Post-Friday Beast Blogging a day early, because he recently expressed a fondness for the feature:
I love the Moondoggie/Riley posts, they remind me of the days when I had a yellow lab (Gypsy, named after everyone's favorite Richard Basehart loving automaton) and a Belgian shepherd (Damien, named after the antichrist, naturally). Same color scheme as Moondoggie and Riley, and similar personalities. Both have long since passed on, but the Moondoggie/Riley pictures bring back pleasant memories.It's hard to think of two more perfect connections, since we yield to no one in our love for Mystery Science Theater 3000 (in fact, if it weren't for MST3K: The Movie, Mary and I wouldn't have met, married, and be violently ill at the same time right now, so pardon me a moment of tear-dabbing sentimentality). And of course, Damien also has a special place in our hearts, since I had to watch Omen III: The Final Conflict when we were writing Better Living Through Bad Movies, and it had such a profound effect on my psyche that I bought that entire Seven Knives of Meggido set they used to sell on late night cable TV.
MOONDOGGIE: Did you get a balloon?