"He bellowed, 'Who are we?' We all waited for the answer. Then he whispered, 'We are our stories.' "
Saturday, August 15, 2009
The Best Laid Schemes of Mice and Men
People, people, people, am I wasting myself here? Is anybody listening? In Bunnies and Owls, I threw in an allusion to Lennie Small. "And we'll have bunnies won't we, George?" (quote from memory, not literal). Nobody rose to the bait, or maybe just blew it off. Christ, this was even in Bugs Bunny cartons. Is it just so ubiquitous, like Thomas Crapper and the flush toilet, that nobody bothered? Or too obscure, like "Since Hector was a pup", the allusion to Natty Bumppo's dog? Talk to me here, people. (In memory of MISS Hilda Tennihill.)