John F. rubs elbows with captains of industry and heads of state. That must make him pretty important. Its not just everyone who is tight with the former CEO of General Electric, who just happens to be a best-selling author to boot. Dang, and high-fivin the Prez o' Deutschland! Yeah, baby! Won't be long before John will be color commentating on CNN about blogging and being famous and stuff and lunching and hiking with bigshots.

Oh, hey, wait a minute. Thats not Jack Welch, thats some other Jack Welch, some BYU perfesser or something like that. And you bump into some ceremonial, powerless figurehead out killing time hiking around the alps? OK, whatever. Report back when you hang with the real Jack Welch and Angela Merkel.


danithew said... @ August 10, 2006 at 12:12 PM

Jack Welch is John Fowles's father-in-law.

Anonymous said... @ August 10, 2006 at 12:13 PM

This is one of those occasions where I really, really, wish I had not followed the link. Fowles should simply retitle that blog "I'm related to people that some Mormons worship but that nobody else cares about." I mean, how many pictures of Jack Welch (father in law) does one blog need? And I wonder who paid for the trip to Germany so that Welch could enlighten people there about the Dead Sea Scrolls (about whihc, I might add, he is no expert). Oh, and in case you missed it, John is also related to Willard Richards! YAY

Anonymous said... @ August 10, 2006 at 1:32 PM

Angela Merkel is the prime minister not the president of Germany. True, the president of Germany is basically a figurehead but prime minister and president are not one and the same. Thought you might want to know Snarky seeing as how you aim to be correct in all things.

Jack "Marlboro Man" Mormon said... @ August 10, 2006 at 2:14 PM

Heck! I guess I'm famous then too on account of me meeting Mr. John Fowles...son-in-law of Jack Welch, meeter and greeter of heads of state.

Time to take another drag and bask in the glory of my past acquaintences.

Oh, reckon I should find a blog and post about the time I met Senator K. Gunn McKay in the Babylonian Mall in SLC.

Anonymous said... @ August 10, 2006 at 3:38 PM

This is ridiculous. I seriously doubt John F. is trying to tout his "important connections." John's family and friends read his blog as well as "bloggernacle" participants, and I am sure they were interested to hear that little anecdote, which happened to also involve family.

Also, there was another post reflecting gratefully (for pioneer day) on lessons learned from ancestors. That surely also had no sinister double purpose as you seem to imply.

Anonymous said... @ August 10, 2006 at 4:29 PM

Not sinister. Just self-serving and silly.

Anonymous said... @ August 10, 2006 at 4:42 PM

It's self-serving to share a special story with family and friends in the spirit of reflecting on pioneer heritage?

Anonymous said... @ August 11, 2006 at 4:14 PM

You got his last name wrong.

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