It's a gas, gas, gas!
The first in a new series of comments: Tributes to Crazy Jason and "Me".CRAZY JASON: "Did you know that Ted Kennedy died?" ME: "I heard that, yes." CRAZY JASON: "Well, he's not really dead. He's running a hamburger stand with Jim Morrison."ME: "How do you figure?" CRAZY JASON: "Both of them are chubby and like cheeseburgers. So, that's where they are."ME: "Okay..."CRAZY JASON: "Mama Cass might be there, too, wearing a caftan."ME: "Neat." CRAZY JASON: "But it's hard to tell because that could be Marlon Brando, too."ME: "Thank you."------------------
Nope.Ya really can't make up Crazy Jason conversations.He has some kinda pattern or something.Try as we might we can't out-clever him.(When he calls today I'll try to get his thoughts on Ted.)
And here I was all strutting around proud as a peacock 'cause I thought I'd nailed it. Sigh.
It was too slick.I always find that he comes out of left field with the punchline.Or sometimes something a six year old would come up with.Or something.
(I think it was your use of CJ using the word 'too'.)
"Or sometimes something a six year old would come up with."Wait a minue. I KNEW all this stuff sounded familar....Crazy "Jason" is actually my damn kid calling the store, isn't it?
Minute, not minue.*sigh*::falls on ceremonial copy editors sword::
IANO: Would CJ say "also" or would he simply end the sentence with "Brando"? Thank you for the helpful comments. I will quietly work on my dialogues and try again in many months. This may involve finding and studying Crazy Jason. (Should I try to work "doody" in? Or is that optional?)LOIS: The awesome thing about being a copy editor is that you can pretend that "minute" is now spelled "minue." Plus, you can edit out "copy editors sword" and substitute "copy editors bean bag chair," thus cushioning your fall and allowing for relaxed TV watching.
If I actually knew what CJ would say I'd just be making up crap all day long and posting it.
Still laughing about the photo...
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