It’s A Warner Bros. World…
— My better half brought home a little statue of an angel the other day; you know the type I’m talking about. They’re white resin imitating marble, widely sold at places like K-Mart, and this one stands about ten or twelve inches tall. The angel in it has unfurled wings clearly visible, curly hair, and bare feet. In its hand the angel holds a bird regarding it, the bird (probably a dove) in turn looking at the angel. I laughed hysterically for several minutes after seeing the statue, which admittedly is not a normal reaction. It did, however, reflect the way that my mind works!
I knew what was going to happen next, you see…the angel would open its mouth, and stuff the bird into it, just as Sylvester the cat would Tweety in a Warner Brothers cartoon. Perhaps a stray feather would escape from the corners of the Angel’s mouth. A slight satisfied smile would cross over the Angel’s mouth, and then the bird would somehow force open the angelic mouth and emerge, verbally abusing the angel. The bird would further retaliate by wrecking mayhem upon the angel, in effect sending it to the nether regions. In my mind’s eye, I could see all of this happening perfectly!
Having been raised on Warner Bros. cartoons, I knew that this was simply the way that things happened and played out. Now, many years later, those same cartoons continue to shape and warp my perceptions of reality, strongly shaping the way that I respond to it…Sufferin’ Succotash!