Of course I have to admit that I got sidetracked when read about the newest postal shooting, because lately whenever I use the expression "Don't make me go postal on your ass" I think to myself, now THAT is politically incorrect. It's as bad as saying I was jewed out of something or gyped. But then they go off shooting each other again and the expression will start ringing true, even if it could be considered cruel.
Oh yes.... This morning I was thinking about famous quotes and sayings, and really, proverbs. This was all brought on by the italian proverb that I put on my checks. I started to think (here we go) about all the people who said those things. And I started to think about the future, and like, will our decendants look back someday and quote things that we said as proverbs? How many proverbs and quotes were just a saying of their time? And I started to think about what things have happened that could or should or maybe shouldn't AT ALL be considered proverbs. And somehow I think of quotes from movies and music. That sort of defines our times, does it not?
Quotes of the Future:
"baby got back."
"talk to the hand"
"2 trailer park girls go round the outside"
"Stop. Collaborate and Listen"
"me love you long time"
"but nothing compares to these blue and yellow purple pills"
"The shit is bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S"
"If you want to destroy my sweater. Pull this thread as I walk away"
"Jenny I've got your number 867-5309"
"party like it's 1999"
"Abra-Abra-Cadabra. I wanna reach out and grab ya"
"another one bites the dust"
"Hold onto 16 as long as you can. Changes come around real soon make us women and men"
"Lovin would be easy if your colors were like my dream"
Who are we to know that David Bowie and Pat Benetar won't be the most quoted people in the year 2057? How do we know that the sayings that we quote today weren't said by some drunken guy singing his lungs out in a bar? His friends caught on and they started repeating what he said. You know how it is when drunk people say and do things and you repeat them for the rest of your lives and laugh and laugh and it becomes a commen expression amongst your group of friends? And then maybe you pass that expression down to your kids and it spreads, and generations later you are saying something that becomes a quote. Wow.
So that's at least one of the things I thought of in the shower this morning.