But the news coverage said they “couldn’t put Humpty together again.”
Always wondered if cats have an internal life counter. When they still have nine of them, are they more reckless: “Race you across this busy highway, Harry. What do we have to lose? If we don’t make it, we’ll both still have eight more lives, right?” And are they aware that they’ve died and come back? Do they die and start life anew, or do they pick up where they left off?
Oh, the mysteries of the universe!
A kinder, gentler zinger would have been, “Yes, I have too . . . I can accept your faults and live with you.”
The Honeymooners explained it best, when Ralph told Norton about his brilliant idea to win first prize at the lodge’s costume party: rent a professional costume.
Norton: “Ralph, you’re a genius.”
Ralph (smugly): “You think so?”
Norton (emphatic): “I know so — because you think like me.”
Then he shows Ralph the professional costume he already rented.
“What’s the difference between elephants and grapes?”
“I don’t know.”
“You’d be a fine one to send to the store for grapes.”
What did Johnny say when he saw the elephants coming down Main Street in the circus parade?
“Here come the grapes!” (Johnny was color blind.)
The California Raisins singing group would argue with that assertion.
As someone wiser than myself once observed, “The problem is that I have too much month left at the end of my money.”
Actually, Garfield, it was a near hit, and a total miss.