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A happy Father’s Day to all.

In honor of this occasion, ten items that A Superfluous Father will appreciate:

1. Birgit Nilsson performing Liebestod:

2. Walt Disney’s musical recitation of Casey at the Bat:

3. Wilber Marshall’s fumble recovery and run through the snow in the 1985 NFC Championship:

4. Sen. Barry Goldwater’s acceptance speech at the 1964 Republican National Convention:

5. John Paxson’s last second heroics in the 1993 NBA Finals:

6. A live performance of Ue wo muite aruko, by Sakamoto Kyu:

7. Bill Mazeroski’s home run in the 1960 World Series:

8. Renata Tebaldi performing Un bel di vedremo, from Madame Butterfly:

9. The Cornell Glee Club, performing Far Above Cayuga’s Waters:

10. Abbott & Costello, performing their Who’s on First? routine:

In the spirit of Father’s Day, it is perhaps obligatory to include this next item, despite its being much beneath this website to inflict anything remotely smacking of Broadway on its readership:

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