Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Death at One's Elbow

I won't lie. I was a little miffed at the lack of response my last Facebook post received. One like.  ONE!  Not even a 'love. I post so little - compared to most - that when I do, and I think it's funny, I like to semi-resonate. Bother. 

While some people use the platform as VagueBook, I try not. I post funnies mostly - or at least things I THINK are funny, but I try not give the folks lobs I do want them to think about it, even for a nanosecond. 

Two days ago was the one-year anniversary of our shelter-in-place order, and nothing was the same again. One thing being: no more handshakes (which I do NOT miss). But I thought of our now 'elbow greetings' - or my faux elbow greeting (show my elbow from six feet away, but still no need to touch me!)

But I thought of Young Frankenstein and posted the above .gif with:  I cannot believe that for an entire year we all haven't been saying: "Taffeta, Darling"........."Taffeta, Sweetheart".

I know my demographic. These people wouldn't (or shouldn't) be associated with me if they didn't get the association.  

Oh wait - I just got a laughing thingy. Yay me!

Well, in the meantime, enjoy Madeline Kahn. 

Song by: the Smiths


James Dwight Williamson said...

Poor Blobby , you shouldn’t be held responsible for non-appreciation of Sophisticated Humor!

anne marie in philly said...

hee hee hee! one of my fave all-time movies! the lips, the hair, the dress, the nails...

GregM said...


Comic genius. Gone too soon.

uptonking said...

Adore. I want nothing to do with FakeBook. The whole concept is lost on me. I joined way back, immediately got all these invites(?) from people I knew from theatre and college and high school and I thought... F this. Destroyed my account and never looked back. Madeline Kahn was a true treasure. I adored her in everything she ever touched. (Remember the Broadway musical The Twentieth Century?). And Young Frankenstein is a true classic. I didn't remember this scene... so time to revisit. Clever you, for remembering. Have a lovely.