My apologies for the dearth of posts lately. The real world caught up with me something fierce this past week. But enough about me -- this post is about YOU! In honor of Father's Day coming up soon, I'm taking nominations for worst and best fictional father, step-father or father figure. Tell me who springs to mind for you, whether they're from film, TV, books or an old Bloom County strip. Need a few examples? Well, you'd have to put Lolita's Humbert Humbert somewhere at the top of Worst list. Maybe add a dash of The X-Files' Bill Mulder or Battlestar Galactica's Bill Adama. On the "best of" side, there's the sweatered-duo of Bill Cosby and Ward Cleaver. Les Miz's Jean Valjean ran around in sewers to save his daughter's drippy boyfriend and Buffy's Giles got hit on the head all the time to protect his slayer, so they might earn a good guy spot.
Post your nominations in the comments section, and we'll see who tops the list when we rank Worst Fathers this Friday and start preparing for Best Fathers next Friday.