Monday, February 22, 2010

Fly on the Wall

Quarto is fascinated with weather, so yesterday morning when I turned on the weather radio to listen to the forecast, it was not a surprise when Quarto appeared within seconds and became fixated on the forecast himself. He would share his thoughts on everything being said to anyone who happened to be within eye-shot and shouting distance. (He is testing out a new tone - indignation, so every one of his comments was seething with it.)

As I entered Quarto's sphere of communication, he turned to me and the following conversation ensued:

Weather Man: The following is a severe weather alert for east Arkansas, the ...

Quarto: [indignantly] There is no such state as Arkansas!

Me: [with shocked laughter] Yes there is.

Quarto: Really? I thought they were making that up.

Arkansas... a conspiracy of cartographers, apparently (to quote Rosencrantz... or Guildenstern).

1 comment:

Henry Cate said...

There is a Fred Saberhagen story where a Berserker was defeated because the Galactic Encyclopedia had an entry for a made up planet.