On Sun, 12 Mar 2006 14:27:31 -0500, "Bob (this one)" <[email protected]> wrote: >Kevin S. Wilson wrote: >> On Sun, 12 Mar 2006 02:32:44 -0500, "Bob (this one)" <[email protected]> >> wrote: >> >>>I bet this brings the house down around the trailer park. >> >> Wallace Shawn says, "Block that metaphor!" > >I bet you can quote Rocky Horror, too. Here's a piece of toast. You know >where to stick it. > Oh, my. I have to say I'm a tad disappointed in you, Bobbo. In your frantic haste to toss back what must've seemed to you a witty retort, you failed to consider the possibility that someone else's frame of reference might not only encompass yours, but also extend beyond it, in this case well past minor character actors and cult movies. Still, I'm going to help you out here, Bobbo, because I'm your friend and I hate to see you continue to parade your ignorance for all and sundry to see as if today was Pride Day for the Slow-Witted and Culturally Destitute. 1. Long before those shiny colorful movies that have so thoroughly arrested your attention, people told stories of all kinds, both fact and fiction, in what we grown-ups like to call "periodicals." 2. The father of diminutive actor Wallace Shawn was the editor of one such periodical, in which regularly appeared bits of badly mangled prose under the heading "Block that Metaphor." That's all the time I had set aside today for remedial instruction, so I'm unable to tell you the title of the periodical. I expect you'll soon be scurrying over to google to complete this small portion of your lessons.