17 November 2010

Buggy Boom Boom


SILVER PUNCH BUGGY!!!!!
*WHAM*
*No punch backs!* 
*OWWWW!!!
*WHAM*
*NO punch backs!* 
*HEYYYYYY!!!! MOMMMMMM!!!!*

I wish there were a jaggedy, more spidery font that could sort of visually approximate the ear-piercing, spine-shattering, nerve-damaging screech that normally accompanies that first statement ...
and a font that could somehow convey the sense of pain and deep-seated injustice that the punch recipients feel.

I hate this game.  Loathe it.  DETEST it.

I have hated it since 1995.  I have no siblings.  If I had siblings and had been subjected to this game as a child, my loathing would perhaps extend back to the 60's.  But I was introduced to this game by my stepchildren... they were 9 and 10 at the time.

OLD FASHIONED RED PUNCH BUGGY!!!!!
*WHAM*
*STOPPPPPPPP ITTTTT!!!*
*THAT'S ENOUGH!*
Back then, I outlawed the game... a couple of times.  They always found a loophole.  "What if we don't actually hit?"  "Okay."  Stupid, stupid, stupid.... why did I say that?  



WHITE PUNCH BUGGY WITH BLACK TOP!!!!
BOOM, BOOM, BOOM!
NO PUNCH BACKS!
NO, I saw it first!
NO, I DID!
NOOOOOO, I DID!!!!
*WHAM*
HEYYYYY!!!!!

A few incarnations and loopholes discovered later, and the game was totally and completely outlawed... for good... forever.  And they lost interest, I think, as it had all been going on for MONTHS.

Why is it that those who cannot remember the past... until it is too late... are doomed to repeat it?  The same thing is happening NOW.  I hate it.  Why don't I have the heart (or smarts) to just outlaw it completely again?  I think I'm getting there... lil' Miss C is only 20 months old and she now says:

B'OO BUGGY BOOM BOOM!!!

but it IS kind of cute when she says it!  

2 comments:

  1. This is hilarious.

    love this post.

    So true.

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  2. Very funny. I always hated that game but I think that was mostly because my brother's always ganged up on me.

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