Friday, February 22, 2013
"And then that happened."
"Well, that happened."
"That really happened."
"That just happened."
Okay. The first time those words were written; brilliant.
New, quirky, sassy, funny, irreverent; sold a scene.
Whedon-esque simplicity (if he wasn't, in fact, the
author; who knows at this point?) irony and wit.
For a few times afterwords, when used in reference to
one person having already brought the phrase into the
lexicon, cute and a nice in-joke.
Now, it's gone the way of a drunk homeless guy in
an alleyway (in a movie) who sees
something spectacular and vows to give up hooch.
It's become the overdone Seinfeld
"Not that there's anything wrong with that."
It is now the Giffen/DeMatteis Justice League
"Bwah-Ha-Ha!" over saturation.
And it needs to stop.
"Talk to the hand."