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Pop Culture Happy Hour

13 Apr

Upon hearing her shout out from Linda Homes of NPR Monkey See and Pop Culture Happy Hour:

M: Wow, I’m famous. Time to get some big sunglasses.



The Lorax Argument

9 Mar

Kids are arguing about something, M concludes, “But, I want to help the environment!” L says, “Not fair, you know I can’t talk back to the environment.” He then walks past me muttering something about the unfairness of the “Lorax argument.”


Have they named one of their logic patterns?

SO Not Jokes

5 Nov

M: Mom, on Tarzan and it looked like Mrs. Potts from Beauty and the Beast was their teapot!

Me: Yeah, animators do that a lot in Disney. It is sort of like an inside joke.

M: That is not a funny joke! I thought something had happened to Mrs. Potts! That she was dead!!


Ah, history…

7 Oct

Overheard while L was running around outside playing “Indians and Marines” with neighborhood boys. (Whatever happened to Indians and Cowboys?)

L: No, you can’t kill me. I am Columbus. I sailed to the wrong place and now I am going to put all the people that live here first in the brig! 

Brig is short for brigantine and is the military installation equivalent to a jailhouse. 

The Bieber Hair Flip

4 Oct

L: I think it is time to get my hair cut. I don’t like it in my eyes and then I have to do this [flips hair].

M: You look silly flipping your hair like the Beaver.

L: It is in my eyes.

M: That is what ladies do to get a man’s attention [demonstrates a perfect hair flip using hand to flip over shoulder].

L: Why would a man like that?

M: I don’t know. Tell me when you are one.


2 Oct

So, we were watching Supernatural, Season 4, Episode titled “The Monster at the End of this Book” in which Dean and Sam Winchester meet the prophet that is writing what will one day become known as the Winchester Gospel. 

M: Mom, what’s a prophet?

Me: Well, it is someone who can tell future events. That’s not the best way to describe it, but it’s what I’ve got right now.

M: Oh. [Still looking perplexed.]

L: What’s a prophet?

M: It’s a daily newspaper.


+10 points if you immediately get the reference. If you don’t, M is referring to The Daily Prophet, the newspaper in the Harry Potter book series.


30 Sep

Please note, the following conversation took place after M followed a YouTube chain and watched the death scene of the 1968 version of Romeo and Juliet.

M: So, they both died?

Me: Yes.

M: Why?

Me: Well, because they didn’t communicate very well and did not really know what the other one was doing.

M: Why didn’t they just text each other?

Me: They didn’t have texting back then. They didn’t have cell phones or even phones.

M: What do you mean no texting?

Me: I mean texting was not possible. It could not happen.

M: That’s crazy.