I often get strange ideas in the shower, ususally along the lines of odd bits of songs, commercials and other pop culture detritus that I can shout out or warble in my off-key tenor.
This morning it was an impersonation of an overly serious drama student announcing his rendition of Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.’s catchphrase “Shazam!” (complete with Southern accent) and then intoning “end scene”.
After several go-rounds with that, I tried to get my wife involved in a discussion of the politics of Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C. This was a show about people in the military, filmed during the Vietnam War, yet with no commentary about (or mention of) the war.
My wife’s response? “I’ll put two cookies in your lunch if you stop talking crap and feed the doggies.”
The cookies were homemade and quite delicious at noontime.