Today, I encountered an interesting phenomenon named Plinky.
Plinky wants to be my friend. Plinky tells me that it will make my writer’s block go away and make it easy for me to
“create inspired content”.
Wow, thanks Plinky. Are you trying to tell me something about my current “content”? Why not just tell me I’m fat while you’re at it.
Plinky is insatiably curious about my thoughts and feelings on just about everything. To be honest, Plinky is a bit nosey for my liking. Not to mention a tad pushy.
“No Plinky account? Sign up!”
“Sign up below to get started!”
“To answer the prompt below, you’ll need a Plinky account.”
“Please give me your email address! Pleeeeeease!”
Jeez, Plinky. Have some self-respect, would ya? You’re embarrassing yourself.
In spite of all this, I think I kind of like Plinky. I suspect this is mostly because it is fun to say and also it sounds very like Pinky, which brings back some very pleasant childhood memories of Saturday mornings plonked in front of the telly.
“Whaddaya wanna do tonight, Brain?”
“The same thing we do every night, Pinky.
TRY TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD.”
Obscure, you say? Pure brilliance, I say.
I’m playing hard to get. Well, kind of.
I didn’t give Plinky my email address. But I did spend a few minutes contemplating Plinky’s question of the day:
“What’s your favourite quote, and why?”
Well, Plinky. Interesting question. So many sources to choose from: literature, film, music, family (see below), friends, bloggers, civil rights activists, dumb-ass celebrities, crappy posters, crappier t-shirts…
Too many, in fact. I’ve changed my mind, it’s not an interesting question, it’s a stupid question that involves too much brain-racking on my part. What’s YOUR favourite quote, hmmm Plinky? Bit of a one-sided relationship, this.
At that moment, my attention was momentarily diverted as I noticed that someone nearby was watching Shaun of the Dead. Just as I turned to look, Pegg and Frost uttered the immortal lines:
Pegg: “You want anythin in the shop?”
Frost: “Corne’o [Cornetto].”
Bam, favourite quote. At least, at this moment in time it is. Do I really need a reason? I didn’t think so.
How’s that for inspired, Plinky? Smart-arse.
P.S. Shockingly, I could not find this clip isolated anywhere on YouTube. So the best I can do is give you the trailer and implore you to see the whole film in all it’s awesome-ness if you haven’t done so already.
Here is another great Nick Frost clip, for the craic.
Funny ’cause it’s true!