Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The World's Greatest Excuse
It pains me to inform you that I have yet to finish the "Whirlpool" followup post. I could offer the reason in quiz form:
a) I have been spending quality time with the family.
b) My EC gave an FHE lesson about spending less time using technology.
d) All of the above
e) None of the above.
Instead, I will just offer this: "Something suddenly came up."
That's all. Even though the answer was "d) All of the above", I'm sticking with "Something suddenly came up". Why? you may ask. Because "SSCU" is the catch-all, best-ever excuse to get out of anything. And if you need more convincing - all you need to know is that Greg Brady taught these all powerful exculpatory words to Marcia. 'nuff said.
To show you the proper usage of the SSCU phrase, I have included an short video presentation. It is so good on so many levels. Sure, it is 9 minutes long, but I wouldn't expect you to watch it unless it had my full endorsement.
While viewing, please keep in mind the following:
• The highlight of the clip is not - as commonly believed - Marcia getting hit in the face with a football. As entertaining as that may be, the real focus should be on Jan's pants.
• The young man playing Doug Simpson does not have even half the acting skills as Greg's "Oscar-worthy" right eyebrow.
• This was 1973. I was 11. Marcia Brady was the most beautiful woman in the world in 1973. Looking back, even I must admit that her hair could have used a little trim.
• When Marcia is on the phone, that curly thing coming out the end is called a "cord".
• Remember, this was Prime-time television back then. 7:00pm. Yes, like "The Office" or "How I met Your Mother".
• The most unrealistic part of this clip was not that Robert Reed was playing a straight, married man, but that Marica went for a ride in Doug's convertible without her purse. Like that's gonna happen.
• If I weren't writing this mindless drivel, I could have finished my important post by now.
• Yes, this clip could be used for an FHE lesson.
You are most welcome!