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Okay, it's official: Pigpen made 3-D [Apr. 2nd, 2009|08:52 am]
terribleturnip
I know that the current fashion is to have yourself turned into an anime (or as we old-timers call it, CARTOON) character. But you know me, always bucking the trend...

Last week, thanks to an ignition coil gone bad...lurking under my car's hood, flushed out by a brake job...at the very time we were supposed to be packing for NCRF, of course....I had to rent a car for the two days it took to fix everything.

The car was freshly washed and vacuumed when I picked it up. Two days later, when I returned it, it was not only filthy outside, but there was detritus all over the inside floor, and a fine layer of dust coating the interior.

And I did not transport an animal, eat food, or attend a renaissance faire in those two days. They've always been my excuses for why my car looks like a homeless person lives in it.

But now, no excuses.

I must face up to it: like Pigpen, I have a constant swirl of dust and detritus circling me. It's just not as visible to the human eye as was the cartoon characters. But trust me, it's there.
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[User Picture]From: lowlandscot
2009-04-02 01:29 pm (UTC)
For years I've wondered why MDRF didn't simply run out of dust, since I seemed to be carrying foot-acres of it home with me. Now I understand -- you replenish the stock just by showing up every weekend.
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[User Picture]From: armitige3
2009-04-02 02:08 pm (UTC)
For what it's worth, "anime" is the Japanese word for "animation." When one refers to "anime," they are specifically referring to a character from a Japanese animated show movie. There's a particular, recognizable style to anime, just as there is to American animation (e.g., Disney, DreamWorks, Pixar, Don Bluth, etc.).

So, you are correct, Pigpen is a *cartoon* character. ;)
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[User Picture]From: terribleturnip
2009-04-02 02:11 pm (UTC)
I do actually know anime from Bugs Bunny, hon, but accuracy just isn't as funny as crochety ignorance...

I am winking my oversized round eye at you...
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