Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Air Conditioner (216/365)

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Air Conditioner: So... It's back to that stupid static again. You think I don't know what's going on in here? I know what goes on in this cottage. It's a conspiracy and every one of you low-watts is in on it. Just 'cause you move around, you think you're better than I am. I'm not an invalid. I was designed to stick in the wall! I like being stuck in the stupid wall! I can't help it if the kid was too short to reach my dials...[Begins to spark and fizzle furiously]
Toaster: We didn't mean it. Really!
Air Conditioner:
[bellows] IT'S MY FUNCTION! [continues sparking and fizzing and glowing]
Toaster: No wait. Wait!
Kirby: He's gonna blow!
Toaster: Quick, yank your plugs!
[the appliances all unplug themselves just as Air Conditioner blows up]
Blanky: Poor Air Conditioner.
Toaster: I didn't think he'd take it so hard.
Kirby: Ah, he was a jerk anyway.

Hartman, Phil, Deanna Oliver, Thurl Ravenscroft, and Timothy E. Day, perf. *The Brave Little Toaster*. Dir. Jerry Rees. 1987. Hyperion Pictures.

TIME:  6:12 PM
PLACE:  Backyard
SUBJECT:  Central air conditioner

Officially we hit the triple digits at 3:55 this afternoon.  I don’t think the air conditioner has shut off all day.  I am very grateful that we have the ability to cool our home, but I just dread opening the power bill next month.

1 comment:

Mari said...

It is beastly hot, and very humid here too. I'm ever so thankful for air conditioning!