My new favorite line from a television show comes from a show I will likely never watch. The line is featured in a commercial for the show Expedition Impossible – another one of those Amazing Race type of shows. I am not into that kind of television – I am challenged enough trying to find my way around a small city (yes, I am hopelessly geographically challenged). I get no joy out of watching these folks globe trot as a matter of personal growth. The closest I would get to investing in such a notion would be to see the movie Eat, Pray, Love – which has not happened yet.
In the commercial promos for the show one of the show participants who is replete with East Coast attitude says to her teammate in a tone that indicates that her teammate must have missed something significant, “We’re in the Sahara, yo!” It never ceases to amuse me – every time I hear it I smile and repeat it. Cheyenne is pretty much over it, but what can I say – simple things amuse simple minds…and I am endlessly amused.
It carries the equivalent (when delivered correctly) of the old Gary Coleman line, “Whatcha talkin’ ’bout Willis?” If you are going to be around me this summer you can expect this retort to come up no matter how random it may seem whenever you say something that I find ridiculous or disdainful. I ties so perfectly into my inborn New York roots and my increasingly irrepressible summer attitude.
Sooner or later my new favorite line will be replaced by something else, but until then all killjoys take note -“We’re in the Sahara, yo!” – now that is what I am saying!
Day six hundred and ninety-seven of the new forty – obla di obla da