Tuesday, March 25, 2008

If I Told You . . .

Yesterday during work, I was half-listening to a conversation a couple of co-workers were having nearby. I work in a cube-farm and you can pretty much hear people talking on the other side of the building when conditions are right (apparently Bill in Accounting is a real s.o.b.).

At one point, someone mentioned the old pick-up line "If I told you you had a nice body, would you hold it against me?"

I didn't think much of it, but about ten minutes later I suddenly got it.

I've heard the line before, but always parsed it as 'If I told you you had a good body, would you think I was rude?' rather than 'If I told you you had a good body, would you press it against me?'

It was just one of those weird 'OH!' moments, like when you're staring at the blurry picture and suddenly you see Sean Connery naked, holding a chihuahua and eating a kiwi while riding a dolphin named 'Bruce.'

This was similiar to the time when I realized the chorus to 'Blinded by the Light' was not 'Stick your head in a moose, hit a tuna with your light.' Though, honestly, I like my interpretation better.



Andrew the Pear said...

If I told you you had a great comic, would you press it against my...umm... eyeballs?

Hmm, maybe pickup lines just aren't my forte. :)

Michael Suttkus, II said...

I'm sorry to say that, while I've heard that pick up line for years, I never got it until reading it in your post. I will say that I got it reading your post BEFORE you explained it, though. Why this time I suddenly saw the pun, I don't know.

Anonymous said...

no wonder you had such a hard time with dates in highschool!

Jason Janicki said...

Yes, I will press the comic against your eyeballs. And other peoples, for that matter :)

Yeah, that's exactly what happened to me. Somebody said it and I went 'OH! DUH!" Just one of those weird things.

Well, it was either that or the whole 'personal hygiene' thing. I'm not really sure :)

Andrew the Pear said...

Woohoo! Pressage for the win!