Wednesday, August 01, 2007

very easily amused

My brother has an infinite ability to crack me up. It's especially pronounced when we're riding in a car -- probably the natural outcome of many long road vacations in our childhood.


"Comfortably Numb" by Pink Floyd is on his satellite radio. He's driving. Neither of us is speaking.

Just a little pinprick...
There'll be no more -- aaaaaahhh!
But you may feel a little sick.

And I'm doubled-over, laughing, because he chimes in with a loud, piercing falsetto at the "aaaaaahhh" part.


We're driving again, approaching a stop sign. The highway has rumble strips. As his truck wheels contact the rough surface, resonating with sound pairs (front and back tires) that are further and further apart (we're decelerating), he's adding his own sound effects:

mer mer
merr merr
murrr murrr

And I'm laughing again. Every time.


teh l4m3 said...

Is your brother fatrobot?

madamerouge said...


Timmy said...

I see nothing wrong with this behavior.

Salem said...

Good times.

Much less stress than having Jason and YJA in your back seat, too.

Dead Robot said...

Next time you go over those rumble strips (or a draw bridge with metal grating) and you hear the low hum, yell out "KILLER BEES!!"

Or if you're slowing down, you could say "Thank god the killer bees are receding!"

Crucible said...

You have good meds. jk!

Jason said...

I don't think I have anything intelligent to add here.


Nölff said...

He should be a battle rapper.