During “The Lees of Old Virginia,” we stopped the recording to talk to Chase about Richard Henry Lee. The musical portrays Lee as a buffoon, but he was really a great colonial leader. We also talked to Chase about how his right hand had been injured, leading him to cover it with a black handkerchief.
I asked Chase if he knew of anyone else who covered an injured hand in black, thinking he’d say Luke Skywalker. Chase is a huge Star Wars fan. He hits me with this:
That guy in the movie with the guy who rode the bomb.
And after a beat, I realized, yes, Dr. Strangelove did do that! I am totally winning at parenting.
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