Going over SnarkGirl's vocabulary sentences last week, I came across her sample for the word "treacherous:"
(No, it's not a political sentence, though I thought of a half-dozen as I looked at her spelling list.)
"Stay close to the candles; the staircase....can be treacherous."
This, of course, made me giggle like a Japanese schoolgirl witnessing her first Kanamara Matsuri, because it's a quote from one of the best God damned movies of all fucking time. That's right -- we're talking "Young Frankenstein," bitches, and my kid loves the movie as much as my husband and I do. We've been known to lob quotes at one another randomly, and I love the fact that she can join in with abandon, and get most of the quotes right.
She giggled fiendishly as I went over her work, and when I honked out a laugh upon reaching the sentence, she did a little happy hop-and-clap, and we shared a high five. She could not wait to turn her work in, sure that her teacher would appreciate her cleverness.
Being a Mel Brooks aficionado, and frankly, being surrounded by people (in meat space and the virtual world) who have the staggeringly good taste to appreciate the movie for the genius that it is, it never even occurred to me that there would be people out there who just didn't. Fucking. Get it.
Like SnarkGirl's teacher.
She came home entirely crestfallen, and asked me how anyone could not have seen such a great movie. I admit, I am puzzled myself.
Doesn't everyone appreciate Mel by-God Brooks?