Monday, January 16, 2006

Return of The King, baby!

...and we're back.

Sorry about the lack of blogage recently, but we welcomed a new addition to our family last week, a strapping 10.1 lb baby girl named Mira. Now I have three girls (two daughters, one wife) to love and take care of and all that, and I'm as happy as I am tired - which is quite a bit.

10.1 lbs. Do you know how heavy that is? That's like a bowling ball, or a sack of potatoes, or a big bag of flour, or... or a 10 lb weight. My wife did the whole thing completely natural - no meds, just sheer Amazon power. She was amazing, the whole thing was amazing. I couldn't do what she did. Imagine a 10.1 lb bowling ball coming out of your vagina. Well, not your vagina, my wife's vagina. On second thought, let's skip the whole imagining thing.

Anyway, I'm a very proud and happy daddy. Thank you for your patience - we will resume our normal glib, trite blogging shortly. As usual I found the comments from readers hilarious.

Here's me and Mira, who if she could speak would be saying something like, "Get that damn camera out of my face!" Except she wouldn't say "damn." That's like swearing and stuff.



Sadly, in my absence from work the Yard-o-Beef died. The mold was too much for it and my co-workers. Hopefully somebody took pictures...

83 comments:

The League said...

Welcome to the world, Mira!

Anonymous said...

Great. Now the hip cool thing in comics blogger spouse-and-spousal-equivalent circles will be to push an enormous baby out of the lady parts. Like I don't have enough problems already.

We here @ the Casa de Maison de Beaucoup are tickled for you. Mazel tov!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the new addition to the family (Nice to know you can be a comic book geek AND have a wife and kids and all that good stuff).

John Jakala said...

Congratulations, Dave!

Rob S. said...

Congratulations, Dave!

Chris said...

Dave,

On behalf of the 2 Guys Buying Comics, congratulations!

(We here at 2 Guys also have wives and children, so yes, Virginia, you can be a comic geek and have a fulfilling life.)

Mira's a cutie! You have multiple children now, which also means that you will never, ever have any money ever again until you die.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Dave, to both you and you wife.

Anonymous said...

Congrats, Dave! I wish you all well. Glad to see you back.

Anonymous said...

Many congratulations Dave!

Two daughters and a wife? Hope you like Lifetime. When you need an ESPN fix, come visit me and my four boys.

Anonymous said...

Okay, first of all, "ow."

Second, congratulations!

Third, "ow."

Fourth, 10.1 pounds? I'm trying not to imagine things (per your instructions) but it would appear that somebody's reproductive organs were exposed to gamma radiation.

Fifth, your wife is my new hero. Ow.

Doctor Sordid said...

Congratulations, Mr Longbox. Three women in your house, huh? May I suggest you stop buying comics and start buying bathrooms... In two weeks or so, we will be expecting our own happy event, though, for my wife's sake, hopefully not such a large one.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!

My friend is actually dating a girl named Mira, although I'm sure your daughter will end up seeing a guy of much higher levels of class when she starts dating about 10 years after you die.

Walaka said...

Congrats, Dave!

Even more congrats, Dave's wife!

And hello, Mira! You have an Amazon mommy and a nerd-blogger daddy, so I am sure you'll be a super-hero of some kind!

Nik said...

Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations from a fellow mid-thirties guy with two daughters (and another baby on the way)! You may be interested to know that my nearly two year old daughter's favorite toy is the Marvel Legends Green variant Hulk. NOthing warms the heart more than a two year old girl hugging a hulk.

Jake said...

10 pounds? When my daughter was born she weighed 8 pounds 7 ounces and all the nurses referred to her as "the big baby." I can't imagine tacking on another pound and a half.

The Doc said...

Congratulations on having a giant baby!

Steven Taylor said...

Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, D-money.

dwinn said...

This news is totally airwolf.

Kevin Church said...

What Kristin said. Because she's my better half.

Kitty said...

Airwolflet!

Congrats on the new addition to the Longbox family! Yay!

SwanShadow said...

Maybe we should have named the baby Poundcakes instead.

Glad to hear that all is well. Congratulations!

maggie katzen said...

Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

That was false advertising. I assumed from the title that Jack Kirby came back from the dead, but all that happened was you had a baby daughter. Although maybe she is the reincarnation of Jack Kirby. Considering that you were her father, I'm not surprised. Anyway, contradulations.

Ian said...

If that baby knew how lucky she was to have a father who will introduce to her the aweome-ness of Suicide Squad and Walt Simonson's Thor...

Congratualtions, Dave.

Anonymous said...

Attadave! Great white hunter make baby!

Now about The Killing Joke . . .

Polly said...

congrats! so you picked out a name, right? Barbara Gordon?

Polly said...

oh. Mira.

heh. congrats again!

PHSChemGuy said...

I don't get the comics connection with the name Mira...don't tell me you're getting outvoted already...

And congrats, mang...you've taken a step that my wife and I are too gutless to do ourselves...and you've done it twice...mad props to you, Mr. Longbox...

Anonymous said...

Congratulations. That is awesome, and by awesome, I mean totally sweet.

--FMguru

LordCybron said...

Congratulations to the happy family!

Anonymous said...

Congrats, Dave!

BTW, here's a page of recaps for most of OHMU and DC's Who's Who:

http://www.ludickid.com/geekindex.htm

zailo said...

10.1 pounds? That's a treasury sized offspring if ever I heard. Super-airwolf congrats!

Kenny said...

airwolf!!!

Anonymous said...

Kirby would be proud of you!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!

Now, get some sleep!

thekelvingreen said...

Commiserations on the tragic loss of the Yard O'Beef.

I only hope that the discovery of a near mint condition Giant-Size Mira can help you through this sad time.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!

But, come on, her middle name's Stringfellow, ain't it? Huh? Please?

- Jon H

Anonymous said...

That's a lot of baby. She's adorable! Congratulations, Dave and Mrs. Dave!!

Gordon D said...

Dave,

Congratulations! Just think - in 20 some years, you will either hear her say,

"I'd like to thank my father for encouraging me to work towards the Nobel Prize"

or

"Do you want fries with that, Dad?"

Just kidding, but congratulations nonetheless.

Anonymous said...

Congrats, Dave.

10 lbs. is a whole lotta baby!

How soon will it be until you show Mira your vast expanse of long boxes to say "One day, this will all be yours...and your sister's!"

Mike Podgor said...

Congratulations on the child.

Mira sounds suspicously like the name of Aquaman's ex-wife.

Greg said...

Congratulations, sir. I also have two daughters, and not only will you never have any money again, you will also never sleep again. More time to entertain us with posts!

My girls were 6 lbs. 7 oz. and 7 lbs. 5 oz. 10 pounds is gigantic. Your wife is a trooper, although crazy. And I see Mira is already embarrassed to be seen with you. Smart girl.

Anonymous said...

10.1?! Thats no baby! Thats a space station! (ooooh, that was bad...)

Congrats!

-thebridgeisover (born 10.6)

Reno said...

MIRA #1. No cover enhancements. No variant covers. But a special edition collector's item nonetheless.

Congratulations, Dave!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Dave! I myself have two kids whom I love dearly and are immensely rewarding.
But they can get their own damn comics.

Anonymous said...

"Far beyond the fields we know, the womb of an Amazon woman...EXPLODES! And a nascent soul of Heaven is left behind...but not left alone.

"Mark well this figure and listen. Listen. Can you hear it? The wind is rising. The sound of thunder reverberates throughout a billion billion worlds.

"MIRA!"

From me and the muse of Walt Simonson, congratulations Dave! May yon babe long ride the winds of Asgard and never fall prey to the schemes of foul Loki.

John said...

tons of congrats and best wishes!

Martin Wisse said...

Ever succesful comics series gets its spinoffs...

...and it looks like this one is off to a great start.

Congratulations to you and your wife, take care of each other and remember:

the great thing about having to get up because baby is hungry is all that extra time you can use to write more blog posts!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, man!

Phillip said...

Congratulations! (Dang, all the good jokes are taken! "Treasury Edition"... Ha!) Wait, how 'bout this:
"It's a Yard 'o Baby!"
(No, she's too short... I got nothin'.)

running42k said...

Congratulations. My condolences to the Yard of Beef, but then again I am a vegetarian so I don't really feel that bad.

Katar Hol said...

Congratulations on your new daughter.

Anonymous said...

You're so cute, baby! And Mira's not too bad either.

Michael Buntag said...

Congratulations! What a lovely baby and a great name. But I'm biased as I've got a baby niece named Mira.

NiolK said...

Congratumilations to you and your special ladies!!! Now I'm not sure if this has been explained to you, I know you'll want to keep little Mira in mint condition but DO NOT BAG THE BABY! Long Box ok. Bag bad.

Anonymous said...

Congrats from the Pretty Fakes gang, Dave!

Anonymous said...

Hey, Congraturation, Dave. A father is you!

She looks great- but is Mira flashing gang signs in that picture??

Bill D. said...

Congrats to the whole family!

Edward Liu said...

First, congrats to Dave and Mrs. Dave on the sequel!

Second, I think the size of the baby (10.1 pounds?!?), the fact it was done natural (??!?!!!), and an offhand joke in the Mr. Miracle comic post means Mrs. Dave is actually Big Barda.

Third, as a birth gift for Mira/apology for saying your wife may be a 7 foot tall, 250 lb, spaceship-bench-pressing Amazon warrior woman (unless this is, in fact, true), I offer this page, where an enterprising fellow saw a Yard-o-Beef and thought to himself, "You know, I could put fins and a model rocket engine in that sucker and launch it into orbit." It's that kind of thinking that makes America great!

Word verification: "coherr." I don't even KNOW her!

Dweeze said...

Congrats!

When my youngest was born, my wife broke down and used drugs to get through it. Granted, it was a C-Section, but still, she could have sucked it up and toughed it out.

joncormier said...

Congratulations to you and your wife.

James said...

Congrats Dave!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the new bambina! Now get back to work . . .

Anonymous said...

10.1 lbs?!?! My son was born 9.7 lbs, and I thought he was big! Is it too late to rename her Giganta? How about She-Hulk?

Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

With "Return of the King", I thought you would name her Galadriel or Arwen, but I see my geekdar has been set off in error. (And not for the first time either)
Congrats!

Mark Fossen said...

Congrats, Dave!

Bully said...

Well, as my grammy used to say, every time a Yard O'Beef dies, an angel is born on earth.

What? What? Like your grammy never said anything wacky?

Congrats, Dave!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Dave. And Mira too. Yes, welcome to the world.

You will blog less, and _that's okay_.


Doug M.

Cesar- said...

COngratulations Dave. I pray that Mira be blessed and I sure she will in a home where laughter is always in the forefront. BTW, now that you're back get cracking on your blog dude it's been stale without your commentary and reviews.

Cesar-

MarkAndrew said...

Awww. So cute. And Camera Shy.

Devon Sanders said...

Congratulations, Dave!

gorjus said...

YAAAHHHH!! The best, and most beautiful excuse for not blogging ever! Way to go, Longbox family!

808 said...

Congratulations, man!

Gayest Neil said...

Congratulations!! She's adorable.

Adam Reck said...

Congrats Dave!

Ragnell said...

Congratulations!

Tim Easy said...

I too have been away for a while, and boy was I happy to see this cool blog entry about Mira! Congratz, Dave! Best wishes to you and your family for continued health and happiness!

Mister Sinister said...

Long Box 2: Spawn of Campbell

verif:
fgooe-

the call of the young Campbell

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