Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Addendum to "Ther Planets"

First off - sorry for misspelling "The" in the title of the last post. I've only been working with the English language for 35 years or so. Those three-letter definite articles can take a while to master. You know how it is.

So I followed up the book, The Planets, by borrowing a VHS video from the library called, Eyewitness: Planets. I rushed home and popped it in the machine.

The documentary began with a shot of the most beloved planet of all, and quickly delved into the life forms that inhabit it - namely its vegetation. After thirty minutes of video concerning some of the most remarkable of Earth's flora, I started to wonder how incredibly long this video must be, and when we'd move on to other, more critical elements of the third planet's role in the solar system, and when we would move on to the next planet.

And then, suddenly, the video ended.

I glared at the TV while the credits rushed by and while the screen turned blue and while the VCR began to auto-rewind. Finally I picked up the videocassette box and read the label again. And it did not, in fact read Eyewitness: Planets. It read, Eyewitness: Plants.

Plants.

Not planets.

And this is how FWG discovered he's a moron.

3 comments:

Kathleen said...

It's so nice to know that I'm not the only one to do things like that. Did you enjoy it? So, you saw something you wouldn't normally have picked up and although you're probably disappointed not to learn more about Mars and Venus, you now know more about earth's plant life than most botanists. ;-)

Claudia said...

OMG >.<

You pulled a Claude.

Sorry dude. Stuff like that happens to me all the time.

Happened tonight, in fact. SIGH.

Dave said...

You know what you need? Besides a dictionary, that is?
You need to go out and sample mass quantities of wine. I say we make a date for this Sunday. It'll be like deja vu all over again.