Plinky and the Brain

14 Jul

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.


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!


4 Responses to “Plinky and the Brain”

  1. Kar July 15, 2010 at 3:34 pm #

    I keep getting invites to join Plinky … I finally popped on there and the question was,

    “you’re a fly on the wall at your funeral … what are people saying about you?!”

    So I pondered the question for a while… and then decided I’d probably rather not know. Thanks Plinky for making me doubt my self esteem!

  2. Herself July 16, 2010 at 1:57 pm #

    I FREAKIN’ LOVE Man Stroke Woman. Such a hilarious show. 🙂

    I also had a little reminiscent moment about Saturday mornings, the Den with Ray D’Arcy and Zig and Zag and of course Pinky and the Brain. Ooh, I loved Animaniacs too.

    Ah, to be 8 again. x

  3. Girl Without a Plan July 26, 2010 at 9:22 pm #

    Argh the lateness of this reply…

    Kar: ha, I think we’re all agreed that Plinky’s a jerk. Love how it’s managed to indirectly insult both of us…

    Herself: dear God, I love Animaniacs. Of all the tripe that’s re-run day in, day out, why do I never stumble across repeats of that cartoon? Those Mafia pigeons were legendary too.

  4. Kitty Cat August 1, 2010 at 3:04 pm #

    Animaniacs was one of the best cartoons of all time. If only for this song alone. GENIUS!

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