Sunday, July 4, 2010

(Father) The Beast

This Vintage post was written over three years ago.  I was rummaging through old writings and thought this might explain how he earned his nickname, The Beast.

The reason why our first born is called Beast is partly because of the irony it holds. He is a cute little angel. However, there are times his evil side rears its ugly head. At this point he has morphed into what we call The Beast. You can’t get mad at a Beast because that is what he is and is made to be. Much like how Chris Rock spoke about the circus tiger that attacked Roy Horn of Seigfried and Roy "That tiger didn't go crazy, that tiger went tiger!"

Or the story of the turtle and scorpion:

A scorpion, being a very poor swimmer, asked a turtle to carry him on his back across a river. "Are you mad?" exclaimed the turtle. "You'll sting me while I'm swimming and I'll drown."

"My dear turtle," laughed the scorpion, "if I were to sting you, you would drown and I would go down with you. Now where is the logic in that?"

"You're right!" cried the turtle. "Hop on!" The scorpion climbed aboard and halfway across the river gave the turtle a mighty sting. As they both sank to the bottom, the turtle resignedly said:

"Do you mind if I ask you something? You said there'd be no logic in your stinging me. Why did you do it?"

"It has nothing to do with logic," the drowning scorpion sadly replied. "It's just my character."

Well, we don’t have a scorpion, we have a Beast. He is an animal that we have studying for quite a while who has an extremely angelic yet brutish character.


  1. How about Fire Boy? How did you come up with that one?

  2. So...three years later: is he still a beast?

  3. Buddy,

    Fire is a raging tornado of combustable flame. I'll get back to you more on that one.

    Lee Ann,

    Not really. However, calling him Beast is so instinctual that he answers to both his real name and the nickname.