Zippy's is the kind of joint we love to eat at. Complete with Pac-Man and Pinball machines lining the walls, sparkly red plastic booths complete with tables made of Formica to eat at, and a sound system spitting out classics by the likes of Johnny Cash and GNR.
But another big part of the allure of eating there is also all of the pictures on the walls. Old pictures, many black and white with signatures and short notes scribbled on them adorn the walls. There are pictures of old restaurants, cars, storefronts, and of course, plenty of old advertisements.
When we first arrived, we had a good time relaxing and chatting with each other, mostly about Lukas' new LEGO Idea book. But once our greasy fare had arrived we began to look around at all the interesting characters in the restaurant, and also at all those pictures.
It was then that Lukas called out in an excited voice "Look, it's the JOKER!" He has got some kids and he is making a Pirate walk the Plank!"
Mrs. LIAYF and I just laughed when we saw what the Joker was up to.
"Don't worry!" Lukas continued. "Batman will get that JOKER!"
If you remember, this is the kid who has never been to a McDonald's. He had no clue who this red headed character really was.
It was at this point I asked him if the Joker was a good guy or a bad guy. "He's definitely a bad guy" Lukas concluded.
Mrs. LIAYF and I just looked at each other, smiled, and kept the secret to ourselves.
Well, I guess Billions and Billions of victims can draw their own conclusions on that one. And, although we didn't see him show up to take care of this Joker, perhaps Batman prefers his burgers cooked fresh, and served with a touch of ambiance.
"Hooray for Batman." I offered.
Heck, he might even own his own burger joint.