September 18, 2008

Not Quite Hacking E-Mail. . . But

As some of you may know, my Geode Twin side-kick, Caroline, had a baby earlier this summer and has been on maternity leave. Thus, our routine MSN IM conversations, which are usually a huge hit here, read by literally ones and twos of you, have basically dried up.

Well, Caroline and I are still in occasional e-mail contact, and today she forwarded something she called "A Cat and a Swear Word," which was, true to her description, a series of pictures featuring a cat and a mouse and an eventual swear word. It lead to the following e-mail exchange:

Me: "A Cat and a Swear Word" is a sitcom that NEEDS to be made.

Caroline: Absolutely it is. The theme song would have to be the Perfect Strangers theme song and the laugh track would just be cats meowing. I'll get working on it.

Me: You know, a sitcom like that would probably actually be considered pretty darned good entertainment by a disturbing number of people. I think the thought of a meowing laugh track is freakin' hilarious. Also, the main character cat would normally speak English, but would meow when swearing, kind of like the Smurfs. I'm telling you, the possibilities here are BOUNDLESS. . . well, except for being limited to a cat main character, I mean.

Caroline: Yes, yes. A cat that normally speaks English, but NEVER answers when asked a question. The cats could be named after famous cats in TV history. Azreal in honor of the Smurfs and Toonsis in honor of when SNL was funny. And didn't ALF try to eat the family cat on that show? He could be the wacky next-door neighbor. Maybe that's going too far ...

Me: The first rule of "A Cat and a Swear Word" is: You can never go too far with "A Cat and a Swear Word." The chance to bring ALF back to television should never be dismissed.

Caroline: ALF can always stand for "A Legendary Feline." We have some big ideas, you and I. If only we could make money off of them. Alas, "A Cat and a Swear Word" will die and join TotalTard Magazine.

Posted by Ryan at September 18, 2008 10:29 AM | TrackBack

Ahhhhhh I feel so much better! This is what I miss! What variety was the baby after all?

Posted by: Donna at September 19, 2008 08:59 PM

The baby was of the penis wielding persuasion, and he looks crazy like his dad, which is scary because his dad is a 6'6" redhead dude with one of the most unique vocabularies you've ever encountered.

Posted by: Ryan at September 19, 2008 09:10 PM
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