Sometimes everyone's inner 10-year-old boy surfaces, and stupid/rude things strike you as just simply hilarious. I haven't done Three on Thursday for a while, so I decided this was as good a week as any.
So I am sharing Three Stupid Things That I Found Amusing This Week.
1. Dogs for Sale. This one isn't really part of the 10-year-old boy oeuvre (that's the next two), but I still got a heavy duty laugh out of it. My niece Annie posted on Facebook that she had seen "The Muppet Movie" in the theater the other night as part of the 40th anniversary of its release. She wasn't even born when it came out, but she loves the Muppets and wanted to see it in the theater as opposed to on television.
The Tim and I went with another couple, and about 5 minutes before the movie started, one of the ushers came down the aisle of the theater and made some kind of announcement which none of us heard all that well. But Kenny, the husband in the other couple, said as the usher left, "Well that was a crazy thing." We all kind of looked at him in a puzzled fashion, and found out that what he heard was that the usher had "dogs for sale." (The guy sitting in front of us turned around and said, "No, he was saying that they were having trouble with the projector, so the movie would start a bit late." It was just so ridiculous, that the rest of us laughed until we cried, and thinking of it still makes me laugh pretty hard.
2. Unfortunate Names. Today on the morning news, they showed a photo of a man who had been arrested for something, and his name is Dick Wang. Which of course we found hilarious. But that reminded me of a former co-worker who had a classmate in elementary school whose name was Sheldon Fartslinger. For real.
3. Famous Family Quotes. This coming weekend, we will be in Baltimore (you know, that rat-infested place where no human being wants to live) visiting with some family and probably doing a lot of laughing. I was thinking of the one time when The Tim and I went to visit when my one sister's family were in Bethany Beach for a vacation, and we went to spend the night. All of my nieces were pretty young, and Annie, the youngest, was probably about 8 years old. We arrived really late at night, and my brother-in-law had set out a plate of cheese and crackers. But instead the cheese was just a block, and he put a knife on the plate.
Everyone was chatting, and The Tim picked up the knife. Annie wanted to be part of the conversation, so she said loudly "Stop everyone and look! Uncle Tim is cutting the cheese." Of course, we all started laughing, and she realized what she had said, so she tried to improve on it by saying, "No, what I meant was he is slicing the hard milk product." Which seemed so much funnier.
Poor Annie, she is almost 40 years old now, and whenever anyone puts out a cheese plate, someone says, "Who is the one who's going to slice the hard milk product?"
Because we cannot ever let things go. Ever.