Monday, July 30, 2007

From Seuss to Spade?

Conversation between Hamlet and Rain Dog at bedtime:

H: Daddy, tell me a story about a bad man.
R: What kind of bad man?
H: Just a bad man.
R: Does he stay bad, or become nice?
H: He stays bad.

Four years old and already thinking noirish thoughts. It's a crime writer's career dream come true.


Blogger Meg said...

As long as Hamlet doesn't *become* the bad man... That's a bit too noir-ish even for a crime writer.

31/7/07 10:45 AM  
Blogger pattinase (abbott) said...

Imagine having a little girl with curly locks and big brown eyes who said that. And also watched forties movies with Barbara Stanwyck at five instead of cartoons.

1/8/07 10:14 AM  
Blogger Christa M. Miller said...

LOL Patti! Does that describe you, or Megan?

1/8/07 10:18 AM  
Blogger pattinase (abbott) said...

Well, my favorite movies starred Shirley Temple if that tells you anything.

1/8/07 12:29 PM  
Blogger Daniel Hatadi said...

Cool kid. Reminds me me of the story of Tom Waits' son at Elvis' grave saying something like, "Can we get his teeth out and make a necklace?"

5/8/07 11:24 PM  
Blogger Christa M. Miller said...

Patti, Shirley's movies had some dark undertones. All those wounded WWI vets?

Daniel, he is a pretty cool kid. Did Waits Jr. really say that? That's great!

6/8/07 8:11 PM  

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