Wednesday, January 27, 2010

it's the end of the world as we know it

In the car, Iris hummed and then sang out, "Leonard Bernstein!"

"Mom, do you know the words to 'It's The End of the World As We Know It"? " she asked presently.

"Not really," I admitted. "Were you thinking of the 'Pearls Before Swine' cartoon?" (In the "Pearls before Swine" collection Iris got for Christmas, there is a cartoon where two of the characters admit that although that is their favorite song, they only know the words "Leonard Bernstein").

Iris admitted she was thinking of that cartoon. I asked if she knew who Leonard Bernstein is.

"He invented the Bearenstain Bears."

I attempted to explain who Leonard Bernstein was, going so far as to sing bits of "West Side Story" tunes after pointing out the differences in pronunciation and spelling between "Bernstein" and "Bearenstain", but Iris was adamant. Arriving at her writing course at 826 Valencia St., I called upon the scruffy writer manning the pirate store to arbitrate our dispute. He informed Iris that Leonard Bernstein was a famous conductor who invented the Bearenstain Bears.


hughman said...

HA! she has moles everywhere!

Vodalus said...

I just wiki'd it. The man was pandering. :P

Of course, Iris *could* just go amend the wiki page such that it fitted her interpretation of history...

Anonymous said...

I forgot about Leonard Bernstein. Rather I always remember and "I feel fine".

BTW, I have Wraith of The Lich King now, and am back for at least 60 days. You can find me on Drenden on either my hunter or new priest Shaurochris. I have a troll in Doomhammer but I just can't remember her name.


the Drunken Housewife said...

Caan! Can you play on Doomhammer? look for Hassenpfeffr or Hassy? i'd love to add you to my guild and play with you.

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