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emma Jo Daddy and Phineas and Ferb


Emma Jo and I find a lot of fun, and sometimes silly, things to do.

she turned nine just yesterday, and is becoming a very interesting little person.

one of our favorites is planning trips to New York City. I’m also coaching her in soccer again. she is part of Shockers Nation now, just like “sissy” (yesterday, their two teams combined for a massive scoring effort of fourteen goals with none against us). reading Harry Potter has gotten interesting, as well.

but, more often than not, after a hard days work and after school, we like to snuggle on the big sofa and watch Disney’s, Phineas and Ferb. it’s brilliant.

here’s the theme song, just for you.

01 Today Is Gonna Be A Great Day (Theme Song from Phineas and Ferb)

aspects of the show’s humor are aimed at adults, including its frequent pop-cultural references. co-creator Dan Povenmire, having previously written for Family Guy (which I don’t particularly care about), sought to create a show less raunchy, but with the same use of comic timing, employing humorous blank stares, expressionless faces and clever wording. Povenmire describes the show as a combination of Family Guy and SpongeBob SquarePants. Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, the other co-creator, said the show was not created just for kids, but simply did not exclude them as an audience. Marsh calls the characters “cool, edgy and clever without […] being mean-spirited.” according to Povenmire, their animation director, Rob Hughes, agreed:

“in all the other shows every character is either stupid or a jerk, but there are no stupid characters or jerks in this one.”

I like that sort of messaging for my own family.

with your day good or bad, dance away with a wild jig. do it! Emma Jo and I certainly will.

“Hey Ferb, I know what we’re gonna do today.”

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork


zeke And luther



I’ll freely admit that I thoroughly enjoy the Disney Channels: Zeke and Luther.

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I don’t watch much television – even the Discovery Channel, which is what most sanctimonious pricks claim to watch when they piously claim not to watch television, when in fact the probably watch House and Greys Anatomy and often with the help of their Tivo. But, if I can, I’ll watch witty shows like Zeke anf Luther, and also Phineas and Ferb – which is totally awesome.

My little Emma Jo probably is not sure what to make of me standing in a room howling at the television when these shows are in progress. I suspect Joanne would rather I was elsewhere.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork


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