June 03, 2009

Sarcasm is the Body's Natural Defense Against Stupidity

We got in the car from one of Ringo's many music lessons and he said to me, "What are we doing tonight?"

Me: I'm going to work out. I have to run for 30 minutes.

Ringo: Other than that.

Me: Nothing. Why?

Ringo: Jeff called me. I think they want to see an 8:00 movie.

With that, I told him it was fine, and he called Jeff back.

Ringo gruffily: Hey, yeah, what's up?

Me, in the background, mimicking: Hey Jeff! It's me Ringo. How are you? It's so good to hear from you! Thank you for calling!

Ringo, shooting me a dirty look, while grinning: Yeah. I'll have to ask my Mom. I'll call you back. *click*

Ringo: They want to see "Drag Me to Hell".

Me: What? What in the heck is that about?

Bones: Mom. It's about some guy being dragged to hell.

Me: What kind of movie is that?

Bones: Mom. It's a horror movie. Please. I mean, the guy is being dragged to hell. Did you think it was a comedy?


Ringo: I don't have to go.


Ringo: I mean... I can skip it.

Me: It sounds like the family has plans tonight and you need to tell him no.

Ringo on phone: Yeah, hey, thanks for asking, but I can't. We have plans... Yeah. Ok. Bye. *click*


Me: Anytime.

Ringo: Yeah, thanks.

Me: Next four years... anytime. I have big shoulders.

Posted by Boudicca at June 3, 2009 04:58 PM

For what it's worth, I've heard it was good (it's a Raimi flick). Pretty sure I wouldn't take kids to see it.

Posted by: Toluca Nole at June 3, 2009 05:38 PM

I heard it was going to be good too. It looks scary though. I'm sure we'll end up renting it.

Posted by: Morrigan at June 3, 2009 06:56 PM

You should make the baby watch it over and over...

Posted by: Toluca Nole at June 3, 2009 07:47 PM

I don't do scary. Life is scary enough. I asked him what it was rated and he said PG-13.

Oh Mom would love the Chubbalina watching it over and over and over...

Posted by: Bou at June 3, 2009 07:53 PM

BTW, this the title of this post is his favorite saying. I was talking about his band director, over lunch today, telling him how he's really strict and can be sarcastic. I told him how I figured he'd be fine as Mo says we're the most sarcastic family she's ever been around. Ringo looked at me and said, "The band director is sarcastic because it's the body's natural defense against stupidity." Heh.

Posted by: Bou at June 3, 2009 07:54 PM


Posted by: Angus of Jura at June 3, 2009 08:19 PM

That could have been my motto when I worked for IBM.

Posted by: Denny at June 3, 2009 10:30 PM

I'da swore "Drag me to Hell" was one of those Jane Austen things.

Posted by: Bob at June 3, 2009 10:43 PM

I love the title to this post, but can't help but think that if the folk wisdom was "Smashing a brick into a moron's skull is the body's natural defense against stupidity" the world would be a better place....

Posted by: Graumagus at June 3, 2009 11:03 PM

My saying when I got out of college was "Stupid people shouldn't breed." A couple guys I knew had it framed on their wall.

I like Ringo's far better...

Posted by: bou at June 4, 2009 05:58 AM

I like Ringo's too. I think probably because I've thought it many times, but didn't know how to articulate it! ;)

Posted by: oddybobo at June 4, 2009 09:18 AM

My wife could use your title as a personal tagline.

Posted by: diamond dave at June 4, 2009 10:24 AM

It is PG-13...I just figured R from the title and that Raimi did the Evil Dead flicks. Anyway, if you're into scary, it's supposed to be quite the movie.

Posted by: Toluca Nole at June 4, 2009 04:59 PM