Friday, March 4, 2011

I may have overplayed the James Franco card

ME (to 16-year-old son): Did you hear that James Franco made it to class at Yale at 9 a.m. the day after hosting the Oscars?

SON (with no apparent enthusiasm): He's a diligent boy.

Yale Daily News via New York Times
ME: It's not so much that he made it across the country. Of course it's humanly possible to get from LA to New Haven overnight. What's interesting is, that's how important he considers his education -- he didn't even use "I just hosted the Oscars" as an excuse to skip class.

SON: Mm-hmm.

ME: And did you know he's also earning a master's at NYU?

SON: An ambitious young man.

ME: That's a full-time program, you know.

[silence]

ME: And just think, meanwhile he also starred in one movie, appeared in several others, wrote a book, had an art exhibit at the Museum of --

SON: -- and learned heart surgery, yadda yadda yadda. OK!!!!!!!

Hmm. Is it possible I overplayed the Franco card? Maybe I should have added that my son would have done a better job as Oscar host.



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