Saturday, May 10, 2008

Archaic Career Aspirations, Part 1

Caption-writer for silent films

At least I assume that this was the misbegotten career hope of a 6 year old boy. I can think of no other reason why he'd ask me how to spell "villain", "drat", and "curses". Plan B son, plan B.

11 comments:

The Blogger Formerly Known as DCup said...

Oh my. Was he twirling his mustache while he said those things?

And did you check to make sure his brother wasn't tied to some railroad tracks?

Of course you did.

WendyB said...

Foiled again!

MichaƩle said...

"I can't pay the rent..."

"You must pay the rent..."

"I can't pay the rent..."

"You must pay the rent..."

"I can't pay the rent.."

"I"LL PAY THE RENT!"

"My hero!"

(please tell me I'm not the only one who remembers this "bow tie/moustache/hair bow" drama!)

Sorry...it's what came to mind!!!

enc said...

He's been watching too many old Dudley Do-Right cartoons! I suppose you could be glad he's not using the expletives the rest of us use.

BeckEye said...

Perhaps he's creating a comic strip? It's gotta be better than Andy Capp.

FranIAm said...

Oh that is good. Really good!

susan said...

If he changes his name to Snidely Whiplash you'll know there's trouble brewing.

Distributorcap said...

i hope he doesnt marry someone named Nell

Spartacus said...

Funny story. But could it be that maybe he's wants to learn how to spell new words? With a 3-year old brother and access to silent movies, probably not, but I felt compelled to ask.

dguzman said...

Your interpretation of the facts is hilarious.

CDP said...

(0)(0)--OK, is that right? Yes, the railroad tracks were my first stop!

WendyB--Curses!

Michaele--Exactly!

enc and Beckeye--There might have been a SpongeBob episode involved, too.

Fran--and yesterday, he needed to know how to spell "Dagnab" as in "dagnab it!"

Susan--Yes, I'll be concerned if that comes up.

Dcap--or Penelope

Spartacus--well, that's possible, but where's the punchline, right?

Dguzman--:)

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