Friday, June 4, 2010

Blink, Blink!

So I'm an adult. Right age and everything. Still, I love cartoons. So much that I drag my kids to the movies under the farce that it's really for them. ;)

One thing I wonderifically admire are the 'blink, blink' moments. You know, that look you're giving me right now. When one person says something and the other person has no good response for any number of

Take Winnie-the-Pooh and Rabbit. In one episode, Rabbit asks: "Pooh, don't you know what a referee does?"

And Pooh stares back, and you hear "blink, blink," as he blinks twice. Without saying a word, we KNOW. Pooh has no idea. Zero.

It's brilliant, I tell you, brilliant!

So I've started doing this to my husband (and a select few others who appreciate the nuanced humor). ;) Here's how it works. Let's say your best friend Eddie holds out his finger to you and says, "Wow! Look at
the size of that booger!"

What do you say? You're kind of speechless. Right?

Just hold up both hands, open and shut your fingers, and say: "Blink. Blink." And now, with no words, you have conveyed your disgust and/or speechlessness without ever having to say to Eddie: "What a disgusting
behavior! You don't have the manners of a cow, and I am udderly . . . I mean utterly . . . speechless by what you've just done!"

So go on, go out there and spread the blinks! And in the mean time, have a blink, blink moment you care to share?


Joanne said...

Sometimes I think the humor in many of the cartoons is so much more geared toward adults than children! I'll definitely keep this "blink blink" opportunity in mind for future use ;)

Jaydee Morgan said...

This is a fantastic idea - and I have just the person to try it out on ;)

Christine Fonseca said...


mi said...

haha, this post makes me think of Oobi, which is my son's favorite show.

Anonymous said...

:D I love this, and will definitely have to try using it in the future.

GMR said...

Nice post! Hopping through from your comment on the blogger hop. I definitely understand (and appreciate) a good blink blink moment. Happens more often than not depending on the audience. Have a good weekend.

Lydia Kang said...

Those pictures are so funny and cute.I remember when I was a teenager and I first heard the idiom "My eyes are bigger than my stomach."
Blink, blink.

Blueicegal ♥ said...

great psot and thanks for stopping by!:)

Carin said...

Thanks for visiting my blog through the Hop! I love the layout of your blog and your humorous entries!

~Carin at A Little Bookish

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

Haha. I can't wait to take my goddaughter to the cinema under the pretence its for her to see an animated movie. lol.

Christina T said...

:) I love those moments in cartoons too.

Vicki Rocho said...

(Oobi's like me....Oobi's like you....Oobi's got a lot of big things that he's gonna do...)

Sorry I couldn't help myself.

Miel Abeille said...

I had a blink, blink moment just this week! The guy at the deli counter wasn't practicing good hygiene, then went to slice my ham. Yeah, I blinked twice and declined from purchasing. Eww!

Thanks for visiting Miel et Lait, I'll be visiting you again soon. :)

Jessie Oliveros said...

blink, blink

ha, I couldn't resist. I know what you are talking about...those big dewy cartoon eyes...blinking.

TK Richardson said...

This was a great post! And I'm glad I'm not the only one who watches cartoons just because the kids are watching them. lol :)

Alexandra Crocodile said...

I will make sure to blink twice the next time I don't understand something:) Thank you so much for following my blog, by the way! I'll return the favour:)

Arena @ {thenerdswife} said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love your site!

CherylK said...

Love the blink, blink trick and I'm so going to do that!

I like kids' cartoons a lot. But I cannot abide the grown up cartoons. Nope...not a Simpsons fan, at all. I'd rather read a book. Or go to see Winnie-the-Pooh. There isn't anyone wiser than Pooh.

Steve Flewallen said...

Question: Does Eddie == Rick or someone else you know? :)

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