You Sold Him The Eiffel Tower For A Thousand Francs?

I need to validate my sense of humor, here, because apparently my fiancee doesn’t think I’m funny.

So: you can buy a wine called “Cat’s Pee On A Gooseberry Bush”, so named because that is the classic description of the aroma of a good Sauvignon Blanc. Arlene and I had nice meal a few days ago, part of which was this very acceptable wine. We’re always excited to find a wine we both like, so later on, we had a conversation about it, and she wondered if it possibly came in a red.

I replied “Could be, but I don’t know too many people who’d want to punch cats in the kidneys for a living.”

Now, let me be clear about one thing, here: I think I’m hilarious. I am hurting myself laughing at this point, I can barely keep the car I’m driving on the road, because this joke I’ve told myself is so awesome. Because all I can see is a pair of moustachioed, beret’d frenchmen saying

“Pierre, eet eez ze long day today, n’est pas?”
“Mais oui!” thud! mreowr! “Back in zee field, you!” (fling) “Gaston, hand me another.”

According to my deluded fiancee, this is not at all funny, and I’m somehow broken for even thinking it might be.


  1. Posted May 24, 2005 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

    The joke alone is worth revisiting that wine. I don’t remember being fond of it, but that may have changed.

    Sorry I missed dim sum, I was just leaving my parents’ place at the appointed hour.

  2. mark
    Posted May 25, 2005 at 5:06 am | Permalink

    It’s OK, sweetie, _I_ think you’re funny. You stand up to that big bully, and if you get your nose bloodied after your next tiff, you can always come running to me for a pat on the head to ensure your ego stays intact for your next round, you big lug.

  3. Mike Hoye
    Posted May 25, 2005 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    But she’s way bigger than me! Scarier, too!

  4. Posted May 27, 2005 at 7:42 am | Permalink

    Could it be that your fiancee is a cat person? Cat persons may not find your particular, er, “screenplay” particularly funny. (Ahem!) There are other ways cats could pee on bushes – you know?

  5. Posted June 2, 2005 at 11:53 am | Permalink

    Damn. I’m a cat person, and I found that LOL funny, for sure, and I’ve got a pretty high threshhold on that.