12/09/2008

Hear Ye, Hear Ye!...

The ONLY* time it is acceptable
to make air quotes
is when you are mocking someone
who makes fucking air quotes.




*- See comments for exceptions.

19 comments:

Dr Zibbs said...

Right on

Grant Miller said...

What if you're doing sign language?

Flannery Alden said...

I think you're right, except for when my 6-year old does it. It just adds to her snark factor.

Son of a Thomas said...

My cousin and I like to do it in public at a wrong or meaningless word to quote. Confises the masses. Oh and we do it in church while praying. That pisses off the priest.

SkylersDad said...

Or perhaps if you live in a van down by the river.

Gwen said...

"Whatever."

Some Guy said...

Grant & Flann- As a lazy blogger, I can't be expected to take the time to list exceptions to these rules, but yours both qualify.

Son of a Thomas: Welcome! Both of yours are valid, too. Hilarious!

Splotchy said...

I recently saw somewhere (The Daily Show, maybe?) where the name of air quotes was suggested to be changed to "dick fingers", which seemed entirely appropriate to me.

Mnmom said...

My 9-year-old does this, and it's hysterical. I like the church idea.

ÄsK AliCë said...

Next time I go to church (never) I'll definitely make inappropriate air quotes while singing.

pretty face said...

WTF? I'm a little absent right now.. when I wrote news, I obviously meant blog.

pretty face said...

...and then I comment on the wrong post. Now, this is embarrassing. The last comment was meant to be to your most recent post!

Nice blog.

Some Guy said...

Pretty face- Welcome! Don't sweat it. That's the sort of absent-mindedness we cherish at this blog!

BeckEye said...

What if you're a total self-important douchebag? It's acceptable then, right?

MelO said...

TRUE DAT!


however, I LURVE Chris in these SNL skits

Cora said...

Ugh, my ex-husband does that all the time. Makes me want to snap his fingers off and shove 'em up his freaking nose! (think Ken in A Fish Called Wanda. Hee hee hee). Then again, when don't I feel like that?

Micgar said...

Yeah-but what if you're pretending to be a 4-clawed cat, scratching someone?

raf said...

My hamster use to sit up in this position,with his cheeks full of nuts,waiting for another one,he was fat like this guy, but his face was terribly cute..Rosicchio, I miss youu!

Le Meems said...

But You CAN make parenthesis with your hands still. It's like doing a Kevin Nealon hand gesture . . .