was that funny?
September 8, 2009
Remember that Seinfeld episode when Jerry wakes up in the middle of the night laughing and writes the joke down on the paper he keeps next to his bed for just such occasions? But the next day, he can’t remember why what he wrote down was funny.
Well, two things. First, what did he write down? I can’t remember, and I really wanted to remember for this post. I HATE that I can’t remember the key piece of a joke about not remembering.
And second, I did that. I keep a note on my iPhone with ideas for blog posts. Like when I walked into my mom’s house and saw my brother cutting onions while wearing goggles, I wrote “onion goggles” in my blog note. Next to another note that says “hugs i love you.” You’ll just have to wait for that one. And an old one that just says “wtf.” I guess that’s a category.
But right below those notes, is this one:
Butterfinger vs Quarter
What the hell does THAT mean? And why would I possibly find it funny. And more importantly, why would YOU find it funny?
I mean, I love Butterfingers. They’re my second favorite candy bar. I love the way they stick in my teeth. I love em in milkshakes. They’re awesome. But what do they have to do with quarters? And what connection with quarters would possibly make Butterfingers funny? Or, conversely, what connection with Butterfingers would make quarters funny? I’m at a loss. Is it a cage match between Butterfingers and quarters?
I’ve had that in the notes for months, and I have no idea where it came from. I’m beginning to suspect Kim of getting at my phone at night and typing cryptic things in the blog ideas note to mess with my head.
Maybe that’s what happened to Jerry.