Monday, July 23, 2007

Becoming Eleanor Abernathy

Most of you know Ms. Abernathy as the Crazy Cat Lady on The Simpsons. What most of you don’t know is that Ms. Abernathy was a child prodigy turned Ivy League grad turned burned out casual alcoholic turned psychotic cat lady. What some of you do know is that I’m currently transitioning into stage three: burned out casual alcoholic (yes, I’m typing with one hand whilst enjoying glass of cabernet with the other—sue me). Sunday night’s two hour block of Simpsons reruns included "Springfield Up" the episode where we learn Crazy Cat Lady’s gripping back story:

Eleanor, age 8: declares feminist ambitions

Eleanor, age 24: graduates from Havard & Yale

Eleanor, age 32: burns out, turns to wine

Eleanor, today: throws cats for fun and profit

This clip really, really spoke to me, and made me want to hang out with her after work. Alright, we all know this is actually Blythe.

6 comments:

blythe said...

not fair - i can't watch stuff at work.

also, i forget that your whole life revolves around the simpsons.

and, there's nothing wrong with being a casual alcoholic. i am concerned about you drinking cabs, though. gross city.

Big Daddy said...

I love how she was just chucking those cats everywhere.

I heart The Simpsons.

Abe 'Grampa' Simpson said...

Dear Mr. President,

There are too many states nowadays.

Please eliminate three.

P.S. I am not a crackpot.

Ralph Wiggum said...

I ate the blue ones ... they taste like burning.

blythe said...

that is so mean. i would never EVER name a cat buster.

Mr. Shain said...

yeah, but at least i admitted that i want to hang out with you.