The Apple Did Not Fall Far from the Tree

My Dad: He was a great–and silly–man.  I miss him.  Happy Father’s Day, Dad. [Read more...]

Seven Short Genre Films by Three of the Brohirrim

These cracked me up. [Read more...]

Hey Seattle! Come See “Thoroughly Modern Millie” This Weekend

And if you happen to notice a dashing and mustachioed young man in the trailer above who bears distinct Sheavian characteristics, that’s chip off block Peter Shea, playing Trevor Graydon. You can see Pete tomorrow night at 7:00 or 2:00 on Saturday. Be there! Aloha! [Read more...]

Luke the Nordic Giant: Good Dad

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I like this

A reader over at the Register relates this anecdote: We heard Sen. Rick Santorum speak an an event recently.He related how he & his family were visiting the Vatican & were ceremoniously ushered up to the very front during an audience with the pope. The Italian bishop who directed the Sanotorums to come forward kept [Read More...]

My son the genius

“Creativity is coming up with a new idea. Internet memes are more like coming down with one.” – Luke Shea [Read more...]

My son Peter is in class with a young woman named “Shea”

I mean her first name. I have commanded him to propose marriage immediately, assuring her that he doesn’t have any feelings for her and will not be making any demands on her time and energy (which will naturally put any woman at ease), but that it is simply wrong for her not to have the [Read More...]

Today’s Reason My Kids are Awesome

Because Luke the Nordic Giant has a beard signed by Jonathan Coulton: He also has a shirt signed by John Hodgman, one of the coolest people in the world, as well as a deranged millionaire and patron of They Might Be Giants: Finally, he has an iPod signed by John Roderick, Merlin Mann, Scott Simpson, [Read More...]

My heart swells with paternal pride

From Facebook: Sean Shea: Coelophysis it to say, Dinosaurs are awesome. Peter Shea: I won’t even triceratop that. Luke Shea: We’d better stop now, Ornitholestes puns get any worse. Peter Shea: You’re right. I’ll leave it to Utahraptor it up. Prehysterical. Iguanadonate to their Komedy Kollege Fund. [Read more...]

Let me just take this moment to say…

Cow married extremely well… but I married even better: Mazeltov! Thanks to reader Nick Ruedig for sending these along. [Read more...]

Off to Chicago!

This Saturday this beautiful couple… get joined in the holy bonds of Matrimony to the great joy of both their families. So we are hitting the road for Chicago today for the nuptials on Saturday. Then everybody heads home to Seattle except for me, who will stay on at Marytown in Libertyville and give a [Read More...]

So proud!

After our sojourn in Wenatchee we got a bunch of fruit over in the massive fruit basket that is Eastern Washington.  Jan took some to her sister’s house and left it on the porch since they weren’t home.  Attached was a note: “This is a drive-by fruiting.” How I love that woman. [Read more...]