Day’s Verse:
For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul an spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
Hebrews 4:12
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Me: We saw UP on Saturday. It was so cute! There’s a scene where the talking dog says, “Hi, my name is Dug. I have just met you and I love you.” That’s so exactly like a dog — I love it!
Coworker 1: Pixar is really good. “Eeeev-a.”
Coworker 2: I like Pixar, too. They came out with a really funny movie a long time ago… Something with Danny DeVito and Bette Midler. It was really funny.
Coworker 1: Ruthless People?
Coworker 2: That was it! [Quotes an allegedly funny line from the movie]
Me: I don’t think that was a Pixar movie.
Coworker 2: Yes, it was. I’m sure it was.
Me: OK, what movie was it again? [Sitting down to check IMDB]
Coworker 1: Ruthless People.

I look up Ruthless People, which was made in 1986 — before Pixar started making feature films — and which was, in addition, a LIVE ACTION movie, not at all Pixar’s style. Finally I find that it was made by Touchstone Pictures and Silver Screen Productions, or something. I read that aloud.

Coworker 2: Oh. Well, I still love Pixar movies. I like the animal ones.
Me: Like Finding Nemo?
Coworker 2: That was good, but I really liked that one with the squirrel and the nut. What was it called? Oh, Ice Age!
Me: That wasn’t Pixar either; I think that was Dreamworks.
Coworker 2: Oh. Well, what’s that one with the hamster in the ball? That looks funny too.
Me: [Puzzled]
Coworker 1: Bolt?
Coworker 2: Yes, Bolt. That’s the one I’m thinking of. That looks good too.

At that point I politely extricated myself from the conversation and rode my bike home through relentless drizzle. Along the way I practiced bunny-hopping on my bike, which restored my good humor.

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