with slight elements of fiction added by the dancing mouse.
C is attempting to create a song at 40bpm…
M: This isn’t 40bpm, you’re hearing it at double speed. It’s 80. 40 is way too slow.
C: There is nothing wrong with 40!
M: Nothing wrong except that’s where listeners start to shut their ears or risk falling into a coma.
C: [happily inserts another slow synth whale sound]
M: I would come to see you perform just for the expressions…even if you do make old people music.
C: I bring the old people out on the dance floor!
Totally in context talking about flying fish…
M: I can see you using that for an excuse on arriving late at a party: I was talking to a flying fish on the bus and it flew off with my purse.
The 5 year old’s take on evolution
Alice: Humans are not animals. We are not monkeys [gestures at her arm lacking in fur] and we are not flamingos [gestures her arm upward in a wild, birdish motion to demonstrate a lack of wings].
M: She’s right. Humans are definitely not flamingos.
C: It is a persuasive argument…
Alice: And what is a monkey? It is not a human and it is not an elephant. Everyone each has to eat every kind of food [takes a conclusive bite of her broccoli].
She always wants to win at everything…
Alice: Whoever is closest to the cucumber is the winner and I am holding the cucumber so I win.
C demonstrates the principle of false syllogism
C: My only romantic skill is to be very nice to people.
M: That’s an oblique way of going about things for most people.
C: [blinks] What does oblique mean?
M: At an odd angle. That’s like trying to buy an umbrella by going to the golf course in the rain. Sure there will be people with umbrellas …
C: So where should I buy my umbrella?
M: At MEC.
C: Okay. I’ll go meet people at MEC.
It’s really a sort of grey not ugly green!
Alice: I spy with my little eye something that is purple and white and ugly green.
M: Ugly green?! … My shirt?
Alice: Daddy got it right!
Speculating that the cartoon character’s first aid kit can heal everyone because it contains ‘liquid love’. For some reasons the characters sneak into a walrus colony disguised as a walrus, with the little penguin character at the back.
C: What is my bag of liquid love doing doing in the walrus colony?
M: The lady walruses took it for themselves. ‘Look!’ they said, ‘here’s a pamphlet.’ …
I hope the walruses don’t drink the liquid love first. Otherwise that attempt might go very badly for the penguin.