Wednesday, June 15, 2011

the saddest thing in the world

We Americans use superlatives very sloppily. We're constantly calling such-and-so "the best X ever." Another beloved, overused superlative? "The saddest thing in the world is..."

While I was walking home from the auto repair shop (it's exactly four miles, as it turns out), I started thinking about some of the more lighthearted applications of that locution. Feel free to add your own "saddest thing(s) in the world" in the comments section.

The saddest thing in the world is...

1. uneaten chocolate mousse.

2. a Lamborghini stuck in New York City traffic.

3. the great Liam Neeson, trapped in the hell of "The Phantom Menace."

4. a lion with hiccups.

5. ice cream on the sidewalk.

6. a little too much lemon juice in your otherwise-perfect hummus.

7. a Korean who hates kimchi.

8. a legless giraffe.

9. a fat Cary Elwes.

10. Jabba's unrequited lust for Princess Leia.


1 comment:

Charles said...

Aaaaaaaahhhhhh! What the hell happened to Cary Elwes?!