From Robocop, With Love

Posted by jdg | Thursday, November 18, 2010 |

Look what arrived in our mail the other day:

Seriously, how cool is Peter Weller? After seeing the photos of my son in the Robocop costume, he took time away from his acting (eight episodes of Dexter) and UCLA teaching schedule (as well his dissertation for the PhD he's earning in Roman and Italian Renaissance art) to send an autographed photo to my son. Signed ROBO! Check out that note:

When you've played a character as iconic as Robocop, you must grow somewhat weary of him after a couple decades. That makes it especially generous that Professor Weller did this for my son. Gram believes the real Robocop sent this to him, because that's exactly what we told him. It's already framed and on his bedroom wall.

My daughter was insanely jealous. In fact, I've never seen her so jealous. "I'm sure Mr. Clooney just figured Wes Anderson would send you an autographed picture of the fox, kiddo," I told her. Eventually she got over it, and had to agree that getting mail from Robocop was about the coolest thing ever.