Saturday, June 20, 2009


A family tree, that is—- even fictional characters:

Star Wars Family Tree: These movies were all about genealogy, after all (I am your father, Luke!):

Donald Duck’s Family Tree: Do you know the names of Donald’s mother, father, and sister? I didn’t:

Disney Family Trees: Did you think that only ducks have family trees? No, indeed-- even Jiminy Cricket’s got one (he’s descended from nobility, and he’s got a brother and a sister):

Barbie’s Family Tree: It lists her relatives-- sisters, brother, and cousins, and her many friends. Yes, I’m curious, too-- how do the anatomically incorrect manage to reproduce?

Dracula’s Family Tree: Actually, this family tree begins with Vlad the Impaler, the very scary, very real person upon whom Bram Stoker based his most famous creation-- Dracula. By the way, don’t ask how Vlad came by his most unusual nickname if you are a squeamish sort of person:

1 comment:

John said...

Actually, it is said Bram Stoker's Dracula was partly based on Vlad, and partly based on the poet, Walt Whitman, with whom Stoker had corresponded. The body and physique was that of Whitman.