Thursday, October 13, 2011

Bell Invented It, We Subverted It

Shootin' Buddy and I often have telephone calls in the borderland between chaos and surrealism. I'm a mumbler and he's done so very much shooting that everyday sounds are a bit distant; I will answer the telephone by saying the first thing that pops into my head and he is only too happy to pick it up and run with it:

Shootin' Buddy: [Utters a tautology with which no right-minded person could possibly disagree.]

Roberta X: "Oh, nonsense!"

SB: (mock-stentorian) "'ODE TO NONSENSE?'"

RX: "No, it was 'Ode To A Grecian Urn.' The Greek doesn't earn much anymore but he still wants a whole lot of free stuff."

SB: "It's all your fault the Greeks are broke, you know."

RX: "What? 'The Woman Is Keepin' The Grecian Down?' Does that even make any sense?"

SB: "Oh, I could do a whole lot with that phra--" (abrupt change of tone) "You know how to make a noise like a dolphin? 'hunh-uh, hunh-uh, hunh-uh, hunh-uh...'"

RX: "I think we can loan you a ten-foot pole to not touch that with...."

SB: "Hey, is Tam about?"

...Ten-foot pole, six foot Pole, whatever....


Keads said...

Maybe you need to tend to the carbon transmitter in the mouth piece of your phone? Or is random conversation more entertaining? If so give me a call!

North said...

I just had a random conversation with some strange dude.

I have no idea what we talked about because my wife was sexting me at the same time.

Roberta X said...

I sure hope no messages got crossed up!

BGMiller said...

I dunno there Ms. X....

If a message went sideways it'll make his next comments a lot more fun for the rest of us.


WV: mitshbu - A Japanese import after some twerp kid has run it under a slow moving semi.

Guffaw in AZ said...

How much DOES a Grecian urn?

BGMiller said...


Judging by the hand wring in the papers and the wails from the EU I'm guessing not enough.


WV: priction - *snickersnicker*

Keads said...

Oh, that explains it North!