Friday, June 6, 2008

Upcoming Movie Review: Kung Fu Panda

Sorry I've been away for a few days. One of the promised book reviews is underway, but events beyond my control have prevented me from completing it in a timely manner.

Specifically, one of my non-blog-related projects got me in recent legal trouble. It occurred to me a few weeks ago that everybody likes the smell of baking Tollhouse cookies, so I figured I could make a fair amount of cash by inventing a baking Tollhouse cookie-scented plug-in. The creation required a good deal of chemicals and equipment, of course, so the odors of my disastrous early attempts coupled with all the weird gadgets I was hauling in and out of the house convinced my neighbors I was running a meth lab.

The police arrived, confiscated my set-up, and took me and my roommates in for questioning. After examining my equipment, they discovered I was working with a chemical normally found in human gastric juices. As I explained to them, this chemical, which gives vomit its distinctive odor, is useful in fragrances because it can spread them rapidly through a large room. The officer interrogating me then suggested that I was, essentially, trying to replicate the smell of barfed-up cookies. I didn't think that was particularly funny, but the other policemen did. After two days, they suggested I label my new fragrance "Tossed Cookies," and then let me go.*

But now that my latest embarrassing ordeal is over, I'm ready to return to regular blogging. Snuffles, much to my surprise, is interested in seeing this movie, so we will be reviewing it together. And I will write that book review.

Yes, I made all that up.

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