How I can tell my son is not a cartoon character  

PillsburyCodeBoy 60M
479 posts
8/4/2005 6:59 am

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How I can tell my son is not a cartoon character

Because he told me so!

The other day my son was chattering on about stuff he'd seen on Cartoon Network. Finally I said, "I think you're a cartoon character."

"No, I'm not," he said very seriously. "You know how I can tell?"

"No, how can you tell?"

"Because I can feel physical pain, and cartoon characters can't," he said. Whereupon he balled his hand into a fist and bonked himself on the head. "Ow! See? Physical pain."

O-kay ...

"You know how else I can tell?" he continued.

"No, how?"

"Because I don't have a black border around me. I have a white border around me."

At least he can tell. Sometimes I'm not so sure about myself.

I remember once making a mad dash to my car in a downpour. I had borrowed a large golf umbrella and managed to keep myself reasonably dry. As soon as I got in the car, the umbrella opened with a fwoomp! and soaked me and the entire interior of the car. Because I had the top pointed toward me, it pinned me to my seat. Because it was such a large umbrella, my arms weren't long enough to reach around so I could close it. Someone had to rescue me. From an umbrella. I definitely felt like a cartoon character.

Ever have those moments when you'd swear you were in a cartoon?

rm_beaujelais 59F

8/4/2005 11:21 am

No I haven't, but I have always wanted to be Penelope ... that cat that Pepe LePew was always after .... *boing* *boing* *boing*

rm_pootle47 58F

8/4/2005 3:11 pm

Best laugh today darling. Very visual. Thank you. {=}

rm_jayR63 59F
1884 posts
8/4/2005 3:23 pm

I don't embarrass easily, in fact I laugh at myself quite often.

If someone had to rescue me from my own umbrella, well now that I picture it I'd probably still laugh.

bemusedgoddess 52M/48F  
71 posts
8/7/2005 11:07 am

Black borders...I always wondered about that as a kid too!

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