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Friday, July 4, 2008

Twilight Zone

Yesterday, as I was driving, I was thinking about the phrase "that's like the pot calling the kettle black." Really, I was thinking about how absurd it is since pots are inanimate objects that do not talk. I was also thinking about how pots, pans, and kettles are usually not black. I suppose they were at a time, but not so much now. They come in a vast array of colors.

Today, while reading Mr. Monk in Outer Space, I came across this:
"Have you ever heard the phrase 'the pot calling the kettle black'?" I (Natalie) asked him.

"That makes no sense. Pots are inanimate objects that don't talk, and if they did, why would they talk to a kettle?"
Now isn't that weird?


James Pate said...

What? There are Monk books? As in Tony Shalhoub Monk books?

Pascalian Awakenings said...

Yes. As in Mr. Monk. There are novels based on the series. This one you would probably really like. It has Ambrose and he goes to a Sci-fi convention that seems real Star Trek-ish, but a different made up TV show. I was truly laughing out loud while I read the book. It really captured Monk, but he does not actually go into space.

Pascalian Awakenings said...


Monk goes to the convention, not Ambrose. We know Ambrose does not leave the house. Ambrose plays a key role, but I don't want to ruin the story for you. It was very entertaining. I started it yesterday (Thurs) and finished today (Fri).

James Pate said...

Is Ambrose the one who sees the same therapist as Monk--they have a little rivalry?

Pascalian Awakenings said...

No, that's Harold Krenshaw. Ambrose is Monk's brother. John Turturro plays him. He has been in two episodes: "Mr. Monk and the Three Pies" and "Mr. Monk Goes Home Again."

Ambrose has agoraphobia, and has not left the house in about 30 years. He might even be smarter than Adrian.