Thursday, February 25, 2010

Nothing to be afraid of

On State Street today, I encountered a couple folks holding up one of those Obama-with-the-Hitler-moustache posters.* Our 7-second conversation went something like this:

Me: "Aren't you afraid of being arrested?"
Him: [utterly confused look] "Arrested? No, I'm not afraid of being arrested."
Me: "Guess he's not much of a Hitler, then, is he?"
Him: [utterly confused look persists - he still hasn't taken my point]

Coincidentally, I encountered this Mark Twain-attributed quotation not five minutes later:

“You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.”

* I was going to insert a Google image, but they all seemed to link back to crazy wingnut sites; never mind, you know what they look like.


Jeremy said...

That was hysterical, I'll have to remember that one.

James Hanley said...

Brilliant. What's the equivalent of winning the internets for things you say live and in-person? Whatever it is, you done won it.