Sunday, August 31, 2008

All DNC, All the Time 2: The Boy Wonder Hits the Big Time

Attendees at Barack Obama's acceptance speech at the DNC in Denver. That's my little boy at center. Photo by Kevin Moloney for the New York Times.

It was a good thing I'd finished my morning tub o' tea when I opened today's New York Times national edition to the politics pages, else I'd have spewed it when I got to the story at the top of page 20: Political Realities May Pose a Test to Obama’s Appeal to Young Voters.

Because the young man holding a flag front and center is none other than my own son, the Boy Wonder. In case you're wondering why he looks so much taller than everyone around him, it's because he is so much taller: 6'4". Thinner too: 130 lbs, despite eating four square meals a day, and then some. Hence his choice of T-shirt, whose logo can't be made out in the photo: "Giraffes United Against Ceiling Fans." (See it here at Threadless T-Shirts.)

The photo was on the NYT home page when the BW saw it late last night. Too bad he didn't get a screen shot, as it's since been replaced. But at least he had his 15 minutes of (anonymous) fame, and I'm sure the folks at Threadless are thrilled.

13 comments:

Katharine O'Moore-Klopf said...

I like the look of rapt attention on his face. That's exactly how I felt watching Obama's speech on TV.

Sleeping with Ward Cleaver said...

Seriously, his face says it all. I love this picture. And the t-shirt--what a hoot!
Am seriously jealous of his weight, however!

sleiter said...

He grew up so beautiful! You have every right to your mama's pride!

Kim Stagliano said...

WOW!! Bella, that's so cool! I have the paper here. I'm going to see him for myself.

Laurie Viera Rigler said...

So cool--this is cause for a kvell-athon!

Denise Turner said...

Awesome! He looks so good! Having met Boy Wonder, I'm especially pleased to see him get his 15 minutes of fame-- although I'm sure it won't be the last time. He's so cool. ;)

Sustenance Scout said...

YES to that wonderful look on his handsome young face! No wonder the TIMES ran that photo. It captured the essence of the whole amazing evening. K.

Doreen Orion said...

Kvell away! Frame it for your grandkids so you can show them their dad was at President Obama's acceptance speech.

Blair said...

Very cool! Congrats!

Carleen Brice said...

Very, very cool!

Kristina said...

That's amazing! And I love that T-shirt. If I knew anyone tall, I would buy it for them.

Katie Alender said...

That's a great photo! I see a definite family resemblance (and I don't just mean the height).

sally nemeth said...

Tremendous! Kvell away!