Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Behind the Hilarity

And now, dear readers, you get a peek behind the curtain of TDRae humor. Some of you "in the know" probably recognized the "juggling geese" quote in TBGE's post this morning as originating from the character Wash in the TV show Firefly.

[Wash and Zoe discuss Saffron's oddities.]

Every planet has its own weird customs. About a year before we met, I spent six weeks on a moon where the principal form of recreation was juggling geese. My hand to God. Baby geese. Goslings. They were juggled.

So there's the context. And later...

If she can fly this thing, why just take the shuttle?

Maybe she likes shuttles.

[Everyone stares at him.]

Some people juggle geese!

I know there's nothing like explaining a joke to ruin the funny, but when your frame of reference is so obscure, sometimes a small primer is in order.

Enjoy the day!

P.S. Thanks to wikiquote.org for the lovely Firefly quotes.


Hanineal said...

Thank you, Todd. My significant other was reading over MY shoulder and wondered why I laughed about "juggling geese". You explained it much better than I did.

From one Browncoat to another,

TD said...

Thanks for the howdy, Dan! :-)

"We have done the impossible, and that makes us mighty."