Last weekend Mum and Matt were not getting along at all. Every time they were together for more than five minutes they started grumbley-grooing at one another. Aftewr the umpteenth shouting match Sunday evening I copped an attitude which sent me into helpless fits of the giggles.
I have been talking with both of them for six years about finding less… ugly ways to deal with their frustration. Thus far they haven’t listened much. That is why I copped the following attitude.
Perhaps a little more explanation is in order. Thirty years ago, before The SImpsons, Matt Groening had a comic strip entitled “Life In Hell” that my brothers and I adored. One of our favourites was when the central character, Binky the Bunny copped an attitude. He swirled his ears into a turban and pronounced, “I am the Swami Binkynandu, kiss my enlightened ass.”
Of course Jim, Matt, and I adored this. We went so far as to cut the original comic out of the New Times Weekly and save it. This was one of many, as well as some of ‘Ernie Pook’s Comeek’. So when I copped my attitude last week it was Binky the Bunny who inspred me to illustrate my mood.