I was speaking with a young friend today regarding the new Dr. Seuss movie.
ME: Have you seen 'Horton Hears A What'?
ME: (giggle) Horton.
ME: Yeah, Horton hears one (hehehehe).
HIM: Hears a what?
ME: Yeah (heheheheeheheheheheh)
HIM: No! Who!
ME: Horton! Try and keep up! (hysterical laughter)
This went on for quite some time, with him having no clue about the old 'who's on first' gag and getting more indignant by the second. Finally he decided that I must be a couple eggs short of an Easter Basket and a couple days late April foolin' him and gave up, at which point I tried to explain the old 'who's on first' gag which, as it turns out, I couldn't. It just sounded really stoopid, which made the whole thing seem even funnier (to me). I can just imagine how he's going to relate this at the dinner table tonight. It will start out with, "That Molly Bee is so weird..." Hopefully it will amuse his parents where it patently didn't amuse him! It's the little things that keep me going..... a joke's still a joke no matter how small.