Friday, June 02, 2006

Kill the Gophers

Sandy: Carl I want you to kill all the gophers on the golf course
Carl Spackler: Correct me if I'm wrong Sandy, but if I kill all the golfers they'll lock me up and throw away the key.
Sandy: Not golfers, you great fool. Gophers. The *little* *brown*, *furry* *rodents*.
Carl Spackler: We can do that. We don't even need a reason.

Cathie saw this gopher on our deck the other morning. She recognized that it was a gopher from the gopher's shes seen in the movie Caddyshack.

Update: I saw the little fella again and I think he's way too big to be a gopher. I did some research and it looks like he's a groundhog/woodchuck, which I just found out are the same thing. The downside is that there are very few classic movie lines involving woodchucks. Groundhogs on the other hand have whole movies written about them.

1 comment:

Auntie K, Lady of the Lake said...

Note to Cathie -- it could have been a POSSUM, which I found out was NOT the same thing as an armadillo, but did find out all about it's marsupial tendencies, and its ability among all rodents to use its thumbs (prehensile, as I now recall from SAT days.)

Yucko. My neighbor would look on the brightside and begin preparations for Woodchuck Gumbo. Maybe you could try that?

...or just sit and be grateful for the opportunities life presents us to learn new words.