...ron, don’t give your father that look!”
“What look?” the genius asked as if he didn’t know what she was talking about.
“Your father is a good man. You could do a lot worse than him. Your father never lets anything get him down!”
“By being in deep denial?”
“Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy. You never know a man until you’ve walked a mile in his moccasins. Promise me you’ll try to understand your father?”
She gave him her own look. Jimmy sighed, “Okay, Mom.”
* * * * * * * * *
Jimmy’s two best, and only, friends, Sheen and Carl found him working in his lab. “What are great invention are you working on now that’s going to backfire in some catastrophic event that will require the heroic efforts of UltraLord, and his---”
“Sheen! UltraLord isn’t real! He’s just a comic book---“
“Multimedia! Multi-media! UtraLord is everywhere! UtraLord is more real than you or me!!”
Carl said, “If there’s going to be another disaster, I’d like to know in advance so I can be under my bed when it happens.”
“There will be no disaster. Or catastrophe.” Jimmy held up what he was working on. “Gentlemen, I give you empathy transmitters....