Al Sicherman Creeps Me Out

Al SichermanIn my building at work, someone takes the Star Tribune every morning and makes copies of the crosswords and sudoku and leaves them in the lunchroom for everyone to work on. As I was waiting to get at the coffee machine, I saw a copy that happened to have an Al Sicherman column on it.

The guy refers to himself in the third person, as “Uncle Al.” That’s both annoying and creepy. I felt like he was subconciously inviting me to come sit on his knee, little girl. He strikes me as the kind of guy that my grandpa would love, though.

Granted, I wasn’t reading him in the first place. But I’m certainly not going to start now.

1 Comment so far

  1. amelia (unregistered) on February 1st, 2007 @ 9:47 pm

    when i was younger, his column was one of my must reads every time i saw the paper. i even got to meet him once, and he was wearing awesome suspenders.

    i guess that sort of contributes to the creepy grandpa vibe, but i thought it was neat.

    either way, i’ve drifted away from his column in recent years.



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