Gifted with sleight of hand from his mother and what appears to be cake-carving skills and a love of spinach from his father, Glenn Beck used his powers to work in radio and later on in television.

From the ashes of his newspaper Christmas tree, Beck has crafted a career by watching his parents and never listening to them. Live a good life, lead by good example and one day your children too can wonder what you were trying to say to them.