I was more going for the Danny Glover running joke in the “Lethal Weapon” franchise.
Verne is unaware he is something of a pretentious ass.
“We are too old for that stuff!”
How in the world did you do all that in four years?
You are a cartoon character Verne. You do not get hurt unless it is funny.
How did you even get down here?
Do not startle a man at his workbench.
“After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing as wanting. It is not logical, but it is true.”
Hat on the ball, shoulder in the gut and wrap up. Good tackling form , Snoopy.
You may be right about that. It does not change the bad taste though.