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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Interrupting Shark

My kids love to tell the "Interrupting Cow" Knock Knock joke that goes:

Knock, Knock

Who's there?

Interrupting Cow

Interrupting Cow wh-


I figured it's the rude, interrupting behavior executed by an animal that really gets them going.

So when "Deep Blue Sea" was on the other day, I thought the kids might get a kick out of the only scene of the movie that I remembered - the part where Samuel L. Jackson gets eaten. The first time I saw it, I thought the scene was hilarious because he's giving his big motivational speech in typical S.L.J. style, only to be rudely interrupted and devoured by the ginormous shark.

The first time may have been hilarious, but this time...I was in stitches. You see, I'm a real stinker so I told the boys to really concentrate and watch the scene closely. Their eyes were glued to the screen and their hands gripped tight to their knee caps and you could see the hairs on their neck standing on end...waiting...watching...concentrating. Then Boom! The shark sprung out of the water and grabbed the Negotiator in his jaws and both my boys jumped and instantly started to cry.

"Aw, c'mon guys - don't cry..." I said, feeling a little guilty that it startled them that badly. "It's funny."

"NO-IT'S-NOT," Zuki yelled.
I looked over at Samu and he had tears streaming down his face, his mouth was gaping open in a full out bawl. "Turn it off, Mommy! Turn it off!"

Of course, I turned off the TV and they settled down pretty quick. But the only thing on their minds was the shark who ate Jules Winnfield. Why did he eat him, is he okay, does the shark swim in Aruba, etc., etc. So, to ease their terrorized minds, I mimicked the scene to show them where the humor was.

"The big guy says, We're not gonna fight anymore...we're gonna seal off this area and- CRUNCH!" I clapped my hands together for effect and this time, the boys became hysterical with laughter.

There's that rude, interrupting behavior executed by an animal thing again. It went on for the rest of the weekend and it's still going on. The plus side is, they've developed an interest in sharks...and other animals that eat man.

Do tigers eat man? Maybe. How about wolves? Nah, never. How about crabbies? Only if he's wearing concrete shoes because he fell behind paying the Don. What about giraffes? What about em? Mommy, answer the question!

I saw no end. So instead I posed a question to them. "Do you know what Man eats?"

"What?" They asked in unison.

"Interrupting Cows."


  1. a very good post ...I have not had my interupting cow for today ...HA

  2. I reckon they are BIG in Texas!

    The cows, I mean, not the interrupting.

  3. I like sneaking up on them and surprising them. They no longer cry when I do this, but I love the look of surprise on their faces. Makes me laugh every time.