Wednesday, June 8, 2016
It is to Laugh
The next category is "Two words/phrases that make you laugh." I had to think about his because I'm always quoting popular culture for a laugh.
Here's one phrase that makes me laugh: "Put Edwina back in bowl." It's from a movie called All of Me starring Lily Tomlin and Steve Martin. It's silly little movie where a guru is going to put the soul of Edwina (played by Tomlin) into a bowl and then transfer it to a younger woman since Edwina was sickly her entire life. Of course, it doesn't go as planned and at one point the Steve Martin character tells the guru to put Edwina back in the bowl. And the guru says in an Indian accent "Put Edwina back in bowl." It's funnier when you hear it in the movie. So, given the slights prompt ("Please hand me that bowl") I'll say "Put Edwina back in bowl" and I laugh and laugh while people think I'm nuts.
Another phrase that makes me laugh comes from a Looney Tunes cartoon. There so many to choose from (Duck season! Rabbit season!) but the one that never fails to make me laugh is from "What's Opera Doc." It goes something like this (sung to Richard Wagner's "Ride of the Valkyrie" by Elmer Fudd): "Kill the Wabbit / Kill the Wabbit / Kill the Wabbit / Oh oh oh!"
But really, almost any Looney Tunes cartoon will have a gold mind of memorable phrases ("Had the silly thing in reverse").
And then there's Ghostbusters . . .