Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Dogs and cats living together...

Blogging from A to Z Challenge.
Theme: Making movie lines our own.


"Dogs and cats living together..."

The ghost busting team (Ghostbusters1984) warn the mayor about the apocalyptic-type disasters soon to befall New York City:


DR. PETER VENKMAN (Bill Murray)
This city is headed for a disaster
of biblical proportions.

MAYOR (David Margulies)
What do you mean, "biblical"?

DR. RAY STANTZ (Dan Aykroyd)
What he means is Old Testament, Mr. Mayor,
real wrath of God type stuff.

DR. PETER VENKMAN
Exactly.

DR. RAY STANTZ
Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies!
Rivers and seas boiling!

DR. EGON SPENGLER (Harold Ramis)
Forty years of darkness! Earthquakes, volcanoes...

WINSTON ZEDDEMORE (Ernie Hudson)
The dead rising from the grave!

DR. PETER VENKMAN
Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together...
mass hysteria!

MAYOR
Enough! I get the point!

Out of all that, the phrase dogs and cats living together...  stuck. We continue to use it for things unusual, bizarre, or out of place.

If I make my favorite breakfast of grilled cheese sandwich with peanut butter spread across the top and syrup poured over that, my husband shakes his head, "Dogs and cats living together..."

Finding a pair of my stockings in his sock bin: dogs and cats living together.

Shortly after we moved from Tennessee to Utah, it snowed...in September! That's right, dogs and cats living together!

And of course, when our son had a miniature dachshund and our daughter adopted a silver tabby, we watched their pet's shenanigans and laughed, "Dogs and cats living together..."

2 comments:

  1. So funny! Man, oh, man. I am going to have to start using these.

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    1. You might have quite a collection by the end of the challenge! :-)

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