Wednesday, January 4, 2012

The 1% TV Dads

For the past week or so I've been working on an article for about wealth and poverty among the single dads on television. I've been meaning to tackle this topic for quite a few years, but I've decided that the era of Occupy Everything may make this the perfect moment.

I don't want to spill too much about the content, but one of the topics is about where individual TV Single Dads land on the wealth-o-meter for their locales. It's surprisingly difficult to measure some of these television dads in an appropriate manner. Yes, Bruce Wayne is rich and Fred G. Sanford is poor - - but what about Papa Smurf? Is the blue guy rich, poor, or average? Should he be compared to other Smurfs, or Gargamel? What about Man-at-Arms on "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe?" He's a civil servant on the planet Eternia, but how well-off is he compared to others on that planet?

All these calculations are beginning to be quite a struggle, but I hope to have the article finished by the end of the week. Expect an update soon.

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