Brian and I were having a conversation, as longtime partners sometimes do. He had just explained something brilliant about which I had previously been ignorant.
Brian: …well now you know.
Me: (without missing a beat) And knowing is half the battle! (Arm pump!)
Brian: (laughs heartily)
Me: That’s like an automatic response for me. I didn’t even have to think about it! You know, those 30 second segments at the end of G.I. Joe were my favorite part of the whole show!
Brian: (incredulous): What? Really?!
Me: Dude, you’re talking to someone who grew up to become a therapist! I lived for those segments! I was just hanging on through all the violence and sexism to see what patriotic American moral we’d be taught at the conclusion.
Brian: I bet Saturday morning cartoons shaped our whole generation, just 30 seconds of propaganda at a time.
Me: (clapping) Yes! I was like, Ooh! What cartoon wisdom will they teach us today?!
Brian: What was even better was when they dubbed over them with hilarity years later. **pause** Porkchop sandwiches!
Me: Agreed. What an American treasure.