Monday, December 17, 2018

Polivision's Person Of The Year

Last winter, I was out with a friend on the streets of Toronto, waiting for a crosswalk.  She happened to randomly mention the show Clone High, only for some stranger behind to immediately pipe up with "Say what?  Have you practiced your finger snaps?"  Then this stranger just walked away in the opposite direction with no follow-up.

Some might call this pretty thin criteria for determining a Person Of The Year award, but consider all the factors.  Firstly, this guy happened to identify a relatively obscure show.  Secondly, he proceeded to mention a funny reference from said show.  Thirdly, and most importantly, he then just disappeared into the night.  It would've been one thing if he'd stuck around to chuckle with us, but he didn't linger and threaten to ruin the moment.  It was a George Costanza-esque instance of dropping a joke and leaving on a high note.

Legend.  So legendary that if the government created a clone of this guy, it wouldn't be out of place.

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