Thursday, November 20, 2008
RED TRIPS THE LIGHT FANTASTIC
ME: What was that term you were using earlier? Something about the "light fantastic?"
RED: "I tripped the light fantastic."
ME: Yeah, that's it. I was trying to remember.
RED: I used dat at my credit union. You say "I tripped the light fantastic." Then they're supposed to come back and say
"You wanna gedda young lady? You dilly her in the dally, you twidder her in the twilight,then yer jackin in the dashcliffs in someone's underwear out on the washline, and the grand finale yer the phantom in the boudoir."
Then you grab the guy's leg and go "SHEEP SHANKS!" You yell "Sheep shanks!", but yeah, "I tripped the light fantastic."
ME: But what does that mean?
RED: I don't know. It's just a term that somebody...the guy at da credit union, he was behind the manager, he said, I never heard dat before.
PHIL:(leaving) Ok, Red, see ya.
RED:Or da one where I was on the treadmill. The doc says, we're going to stop the treadmill and give you some dye, then you sit down for fifteen minutes, then we get you back on the treadmill. I say, doc, you ever hear the term 'heart dropsy?' He says , no, what is that? I says its when a guy sits his ass down in a chair and he ain't got enough heart to pick it up again! (laughs)
PHIL: (in doorway) Hey Red, I'll see ya then if you're gonna stand here and bullshit all day.
RED: Sheep shank! (Exits)