Purple People Eaters

[Ed. Fixed the quote- darn copy/paste!]

I’ve taken recently to replacing my MSN Messenger personal message with Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey, sometimes abridged for space. This is my way of responding to people who put interesting quips in their personal message trying to appear smarter or more serious. For this week, my quote is:

If I could be a bird, I’d be a Flying Purple People Eater because then people would sing about me and I could fly down and eat them because I hate that song.

To which my sister (a Dr. at the CDC) responded in IM:

Do you think if you were I one eyed people eater you would have the depth perception to swoop down and pick up people without crashing?

Well played. This round goes to her. What else should I set my personal message to? MSN should have a “Personal Message Rotator” with packs of quotes and sayings. Just like those Quote of the Day calendars we all had (ok, mine was “Far Side”) 🙂

2 comments

  1. Ryan G says:

    Wait, I don’t get it… she said the same thing you said back to you?

  2. pat says:

    For those REALLY in the know, the "one eyed, one horned flyin’ purple people eater" is NOT a bird, it’s a space alien…see the 1950’s song of the same title.

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