It is with a self-consciously pained facial expression, and in my best Walter Brennan voice on the words “young whippersnapper”, that I announce an annoyingly successful attempt to bring laughter to the unwashed masses – that’s you, in case you haven’t had a discreet sniff recently – by someone whose age – by the look of their hastily snapped selfie (q.v. David Delaroddis, previous post) – in relation to mine could only be expressed in quantum terms.
Einstein put it best when he said,
Callow upstart (whippersnapper)² = X(geezer) – (tight bell bottoms)
where X = a ratty-looking cardigan from Gap with obvious egg-yolk stains, and “tight bell bottoms” represents a desperate attempt to revisit a certain incident in 1978 when I fell out of my clogs, drunk, while dancing to “I Feel Love”.
And thank you, Albert, for that crackling riposte. Mister “Laugh-So-Hard-It-Hurts” ! As you, dear reader, trudging wearily through the digital landfill of the Internet, will recall, Einstein is famous for such plums as, “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” – which I’d always thought attributable to Minnesota Fats – and, “The only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once.”
Yep. You read right. Only a genius who changed our very understanding of “time” and “matter” could write phrases as elegantly grammatical as “the only reason for… is so that”. Lesson learned!
Anyway, I might as well get it over with and give you the URL. The whippersnapper’s work is found at : YouReadyGrandma and is best described as “Onion-y”.
It brought tears to my eyes, anyway. Grandma, indeed…