shopping for mama

Mark: So, Clementine, what do you think that mama wants for Christmas?

Clementine: A man.

Mark: A man?

Clementine: (Holding her thumb and forefinger about half an inch apart in front of her squinting eyes.) A tiny man.

She wouldn’t tell me what the little man was for, or how she’d come to find out that her mom was looking for one.

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8 Comments

  1. UBU
    Posted December 18, 2006 at 8:54 am | Permalink

    That’s O.K. Mark — you’re tiny where it counts…

  2. mike_1630
    Posted December 18, 2006 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    Not a good sign Mark… not a good sign at all.

  3. Ted Glass
    Posted December 18, 2006 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

    I suspect the penis interpretation is correct, but she could have been saying “spiney” as in “mama needs a man with a spine.”

  4. It's Skinner Again
    Posted December 18, 2006 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    Tiny men make wonderful presents, but are expensive. See if she’ll settle for some sea monkeys.

  5. mark
    Posted December 18, 2006 at 9:30 pm | Permalink

    I have a vague recollection that they used to sell little men on television when I was a kid. I believe they primarily cleaned toilets.

  6. ol' e cross
    Posted December 18, 2006 at 9:48 pm | Permalink

    Sounds like mama wants Michael Crichton for x-mas.

  7. mark
    Posted December 18, 2006 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

    Speaking of which, have you checked out the PB Wiki site? The story is coming right along.

  8. It's Skinner Again
    Posted December 19, 2006 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    I think I get the picture. Mama’s getting pretty tired of hearing about the little men you saw on TV who are going to clean the toilet. Time to switch off the box and do some housework, Mr. Big Man.

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