October 12th, 2010

Blond Couple Found Frozen Dead in River Near Here

So I was out walking just now, and out of nowhere a guy who looks kind of like an affable handyman calls out to me. I was lost in thought, and what he said came through to me as something along the lines of, "Hey, did you hear about the blond couple who were found frozen dead in a river near here?" "No," I said, shocked. "Yeah," he said. "They went to see 'Closed for the Winter.'" Obviously this was supposed to me some sort of joke, so I chuckled politely/awkwardly. As he walked away he said, "Hey, I'm trying here. Work with me."

So I just googled it, and it turns out the set-up is supposed to be: "Did you hear about the dumb blonde couple that were found frozen to death in their car at a drive-in movie theater?" So maybe the guy actually said "theater," not "river," but he definitely didn't say anything about "drive-in," which is kind of an important detail.