Two unrelated plot lines came together this past week, and it felt so good I just had to share.
The first is that I’m forcing my oldest son to read Dune. I know, I know. I’m a horrible tyrant of a dad, but let’s face it, Dune should be required reading for all teenagers.
The second is that I picked up The Sting in the bargain bin at Target the other day. The boys and I watched it last Tuesday, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Movie-wise, it’s tough to beat watching Redford and Newman doing their thing.
The next day, my oldest son texted me: “The Fremen: Paul Newman’s favorite people.”
A single text encompassing references to both Dune and The Sting? Perfect.
In case you’re wondering about the connection, remember the color of Paul Newman’s eyes. If that doesn’t do it for you, better go get a copy of Dune. It looks like you have some reading to do!