Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Tea: vignettes with my sister

My sister and her friends have been talking about writing to Operah to get her to donate air conditioners to her high school (why do they deserve such a gift? "We totally deserve it bc we're so modest!We have to wear buttons!" so they won't get pneumonia from wearing tank tops and short-shorts in the air conditioned rooms. a nice safe bet for the health insurance companies. "You totally took the buttons out of context! You're making me sound like an idiot. I definitely think you should put in abt how cool I am. that's very important.")
They're very modest.

"Ever notice how peas smell like feet?"
"Lots of things smell like feet. and feet smell like lots of things."
"but if peas smell like feet, then maybe we used to be peas. now here's my theory. in the olden days, we all lived. and it was dirty. and there was a massacre, where they chopped off all our feet and cooked them, and they turned green before they were cooked, bc rotting flesh turns green. and they called them 'peas.' and that's why peas smell like feet."
"peas come in peapods."
"but when they cook, they're connecting to their past. and that's why they smell like feet when we cook them."

I hereby propose a contest. quote: It is a mistake to think you can solve any major problems just with potatoes. -Douglas Adams. funniest context in which this quote could have been said in a casual conversation. do it. do it now.

6 Comments:

Blogger Richard said...

How is it that your family is so connected with pop culture?

As for DNA, really the only way to work it into a conversation is if advising some (rather dumb) politician regarding how to fix a) the economy 2) immigration laws iii) (religious) fundamentalism.

7:17 AM  
Blogger Miri said...

all it takes to be even remotely connected to pop culture is a television, and a radio. and the spare time to invest in watching/listening to said mediums. I'm not quite sure where DNA fit into all this, however I do like the idea of potatoes as solution to ecenomic, immigration, or religous fundamentalist issues. I think they'd be quite useful in all three areas.

10:08 AM  
Blogger Tobie said...

well, economic certainly. Think Irish Potato famine. Actually, that's immigration too. And since they were Catholic, into a largely Protestant country...

1:15 PM  
Blogger Richard said...

DNA == Douglas Noel Adams.

1:33 PM  
Blogger Miri said...

points to the ubergeek for knowing the man's middle name.

2:30 AM  
Blogger daarkthoughts627 said...

thanks for writing about me, mir! it makes me feel sooo special!
-evie

4:16 PM  

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