The other day, the Guardians were flipping through the TV channels and they paused for a moment on some strange show. As far as I could tell, it was about a group of intellectually challenged humans who run around in the woods and look for something they call “Sasquatch” or “Bigfoot”. The Guardians didn’t linger on the show for very long, but let Me tell you, My interest was piqued! I immediately went and found Brother Oliver and told him to grab his camera and follow Me. We were going on a Bigfoot hunt!
Brother Oliver was skeptical, but to his surprise we quickly found and photographed what I believe was a real, live Bigfoot! Here is the photo that Brother Oliver captured:
After taking the photo, Brother Oliver said, “Leader Otis… you do know that was Brother Henry, right?” I replied, “No, no, no! Brother Oliver! You didn’t see the show about hunting Bigfoots, or Bigfeet, or whatever you call them. You’re supposed to run around and assume that anything you find, no matter how insignificant or downright stupid, is evidence of a Bigfoot! You’re also supposed to make improbably dense statements about why whatever it is you found couldn’t possibly be explained by something that should be completely obvious to you. For instance, you should have said, “Hmmm… I suppose this photo could be of Brother Henry…’ to which I would reply, ‘No! It can’t be! Brother Henry would never, under any circumstances, sit in the window. The only explanation is that this is a Bigfoot!’”
Brother Oliver thought about this for a moment and then said, “Wow! That is really, really dumb.” At that point, I too had to admit that the whole idea was really dumb. It sounded like fun at first, but in reality, stupid is almost never entertaining. Come to think of it, that’s probably why the Guardians changed the channel so quickly. I’m just embarrassed that the dumb rubbed off on Me a little bit before they did.
So Sayeth Otis