Sometimes I try too hard

I’m always fascinated to learn why people like what they like, especially if it’s an affinity I don’t share. I always make my best effort to be nonjudgmental when I’m asking.

Which is why I asked Steve, in an utterly neutral, deadpan voice, “So what do you like about zombie movies? Is it the flesh-eating?”


Followup: weeks later, I asked — apparently in exactly the same tone, with the same expression — why he likes political blogs.

“The flesh-eating.”

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  • sdn
    November 8, 2005 at 3:20 pm

    i like your wig!

  • johnaegard
    November 8, 2005 at 3:30 pm

    Victoria and I do this with Mountain Goat lyrics and Eddie Izzard punchlines:

    V: How does this outfit look?
    J: Like the shrieking of innumerable gibbons.

    J: How was class?
    V: Like the border between Greece and Albania.

    V: (anything)

  • dirtylibrarian
    November 8, 2005 at 4:13 pm

    That is so romantic. Sigh.

  • kenllama
    November 8, 2005 at 9:24 pm


    this is what my morning needed =)

  • erce
    November 9, 2005 at 12:39 am

    tee hee! That was lovely!!

  • capn_jil
    November 9, 2005 at 5:52 am

    You are collectively my favorites.

  • carapace_green
    November 9, 2005 at 9:35 am

    More apt to say, “I do this -to- Victoria with Mountain Goats lyrics and Eddie Izzard punchlines.”

    Which may be just desserts, considering that the time I got the “innumerable gibbons” comment, I’d asked Johnzo’s opinon of the same outfit about three times in a row.