by Pierce Ivory
If you are reading this post you may be wondering what the hell has fathers day got to do with printing. The truth of the matter is, absolutely everything and possibly nothing!

As a print company we like to cater for everyone. Sometimes we like to promote ourselves as a best in class quality print house. Other times we don’t. We simply like to promote ourselves as people, social creatures just like you. With fathers day a time for social engagement and family we thought we could write a post without the mention of printing – epic fail, we couldn’t :-)

Unlikely Fathers

To all the Dads out there reluctantly enjoying the World Cup in Brazil (all 5 weeks of it), we feel your pain. How can your partners expect you to sit through such grueling torture after a long and hard days work. Try force a cold bottle of beer down and everything will suddenly appear rosy. Sometimes you’ve just gotta take one for the team.

luke_and_anakimI often wonder on fathers day about the most unlikely dads and their relationship with their children. Take Darth Vader for instance. He didn’t get to enjoy many a fathers day. Darth was always just too busy. Time management wasn’t a priority on the dark side which was a pity really. Luke and Leia really lost out on some pivotal bonding opportunities.

When Darth proclaimed to Luke that indeed he was his father, there lay a great opportunity to build bridges but it never really came to fruition. Shame on you Vader!

 

dumb-and-dumber-2-jim-carrey-jeff-danielsAnother father we must celebrate on this great day has to be – Harry Dunne. Remember him. He of course was part of the manic double act with Lloyd Christmas aka Jeff Daniels and Jim Carey. In Dumb and Dumber To Harry finds out he has been a father for the past 20 years. He never knew, the poor guy!

We all have fathers of all shapes and sizes and from all walks of life. Today we acknowledge you for all you do and all you (hmmm) forget to do. You have helped shape us into the people we are today and for that we salute you.

I know we went somewhat off track this week with our blog post but fathers day is special and it does deserve a little of our time. I did say I wouldn’t mention the printing industry but how can we celebrate such a day without mentioning the the ‘Father of Print’, Johannes Gutenberg. They say he was responsible for one of the greatest inventions of all times. He revolutionised education and the way we communicate with each other.

On that note we’ll finish up on this post and try to enjoy the rest of the day and all the precious days to come. Raise a glass for all those heroes, sung or unsung, that we call ‘Dad’. Thanks Dad :-)