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Monday, December 27, 2004

The Sublime and the Ridiculous 6 

Today, I prepared a Boxing Day brunch for my family. The brunch went well, but in the process of making the salad I cut one of my fingers. Later, in the course of a series of pathetic attempts to detach the counter top dishwasher from the sink I injured another part of my hand. So, consequently, this makes it rather difficult to type. You are thus treated to a shorter entry than usual. Merry Xmas.

I get a rather sublime form of enjoyment watching holiday movies and specials. Sometimes, it is difficult to find the time to watch all of them. Therefore, in order to share my enjoyment with you, I list below my favorite quote from each of the shows I enjoy. I hope these bring knowing smiles to your faces or possibly lead you on enjoyable quests to find the film or special each is from:

"A guinea? For me? Hey, what for?" "I'll give you one guess." "To keep me mouth shut?"

"Faith is believing in something when common sense tells you not to."

"You don't like coconut?!! Hey, brainless, don't you know where coconut comes from?"

"Fuuddgge. Only I didn't say "fudge." I said the word."

As for the ridiculous, I think we have to momentarily enter the world of toyland. I love shopping for toys for my niece and nephew and for the assorted offspring of our friends. However, I recently came across a doll that certainly qualifies as ridiculous, if not completely disturbing on multiple levels. She is a whip-carrying, black bodysuit-clad, busty plastic creature. She is Catwoman Barbie. One can only hope this doll has been as popular as the movie. Or, that its manufacturers realize that its true niche will be in the bargain bin of stores with multiple "Xs" in their names.

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