Second - My Dad? absolutely fine, I'm the one losing my marbles as it turns out. His friend in england is alive and well and by this stage has to be about two hundred years old. It was his *SON* with the same name who died several years back. As is typical in my family, details like that were left out when I was told about it.
Third, the hunks of hannukah. I didn't get a nomination, you fuckers. Granted, I wasn't about to take my shirt off for a photo but theres a principle at stake here. The principle being that I am awesome.