January 9th, 2010

Uncle Sam WWII - by pear_icons

Another Steve quote

Steve explains to me that some exciting moment has happened in college football. A quarterback has gotten injured early in the game, and an 18-year-old freshman gets to fill in, and is doing a brilliant job. Very thrilling.

Me: Oh. Sort of like in theater, when the lead can't go on, and the understudy gets to fill in, and ends up dazzling the audience.

Steve: (disdainful pause) You just used a theater metaphor to describe sports. You're supposed to use sports metaphors to describe everything else in the world.

(I doubt I have a "sports" tag. Right, I do not.)