What I really want on Father's Day has nothing to do with Game of Thrones
Ian Douglas'Treat Him like a King on Father's Day,’ says a print advert from Amazon, currently doing the rounds, with a picture that implies that a Game of Thrones DVD would do the job. Bearing in mind that kings in that show tend to be gored by boars, go mad with the power or face beheading at their own wedding in Westeros, I’m not so sure I fancy that.
Elsewhere my nearest family, the light and warmth of my life, are exhorted to buy me tablet computers, Simpsons-branded beer, shaving paraphernalia, mugs with slogans that imply I enjoy watching television, aprons with slogans that imply I enjoy barbecuing meat, a waffle iron that brands your batter with a stag’s head design, and cufflinks. Endless bloody cufflinks.
Bicycle-shaped cufflinks if I ride a bike to work, cassette-shaped cufflinks if I like music, golf balls, golf clubs, golf bags, coins, bits of maps, cartoon characters, hot and cold taps, cricket bats, a pair that says ‘If found, return to wife’ in case I’m an idiot, and lots of cutesy pairs that include the word ‘bestest’. Not one pair shaped like some nice cufflinks, for the man who prefers not to carry a weak joke on his wrists all day.
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"What I really want on Father's Day has nothing to do with Game of Thrones", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2013. Consulté le 10/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/what-i-really-want-on-father-s-day-has-nothing-to-do-with-game-of-thrones