mrsveteran (mrsveteran) wrote,

Philosophical Nature

"How ya doin', Grimace?" Charlie greeted me as he came outside to join me for a cigarette. I was wearing my newly-washed and mostly cat-fur-free purple bathrobe which had previously been used as a nest by two of our cats. After about 6 washings (and dryings), you could once again tell the robe was purple, and we had the makings of at least three new cats from the dryer's lint trap.

I chuckled. "Hmm," I mused, "What IS Grimace anyway? I think he's supposed to be a milkshake or something."

"You mean he's supposed to be something?" Charlie asked.

"Well, yeah, I know he's supposed to be something but I forget what."

"Maybe all of the McDonald's characters are supposed to be something," Charlie said thoughtfully. "Maybe they're representations of parts of our society. Like Hamburglar -- he's a convict, so you've covered the inmate population. And -- he's all black and white!"

"So, that would represent -- what? That there are different races in prison?" I asked.

"No, no! It's black -- and white! It represents the truly dichotomous nature of society's duality in power structures and socioeconomic paradigms concerning the bourgeoisie, the haves and have-nots, the limitations of draconian struggles for ethnic diversity and equality!" he replied.

I stared at him for a minute, put out my cigarette, and went back inside. Just inside the door, I paused for a moment, considering.

After a bit of thought, I went back to the door, opened it back up, stuck my head out, and yelled, "No more Sociology for you, young man!"

I then went back to work, to Google for "What is Grimace", where I discovered other important aspects of the nature of Grimace, such as, "Grimace is not a lump of purple jelly" and "Grimace is not a butt."

I'm sure my 6-year-old nephew will be disappointed to hear the latter.
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