Since he's been retired, Gary has had a lot of time to devote to his new purpose in life: Converting the World to Liberalism Through New York Times Facebook Links.
The thing is, he gets personally affronted if you do not take the time to follow the link and read the whole article. I've started to dread any conversation he starts with "Did you see the article I posted on ..."
The other day in the car he said, "Did you see the article I posted on what's happening by the Fukushima nuclear plant?"
Here's the post below.
I was relieved that this time I could actually speak to at least his post, even thought again I had not read the full article.
"Oh I SAW that. You mean the one about the radioactive bears? That was scary, what happened to that bear in that picture. His face looked all distorted."
See? Look at that bear's face.
"What are you talking about?" he said.
I was a little annoyed, given that I had remembered the link to the article, even though I didn't read it entirely.
"The radioactive bears. In Japan. Your link."
"Boars," he said, "Boooooaaaaaars."
In my defense, the end of Radio Bikini would convince anyone that radiation could do that to a bear.