19 January 2011
If it were not for this wall....
Since it's Mr. E.A. Poe's 202nd birthday, I wanted to share a funny story. I know, it seems odd to the words "funny" and "Poe" in the same sentence, but he was quite the satirist. Anyway...
My sophomore yr of college, I had a literature class, and one of the stories we read was Poe's "The Black Cat." My roommate and I had the class together, so we decided to work together on the accompanying project: draw the last scene from "The Black Cat."
For those who don't know the story--SHAME on you--basically, a guy is tormented by his wife's cat and ends up killing the wife and holing up the evil cat in the wall (incidentally where he also placed his wife's body). But he hears scratching behind the wall, and the cat is still alive!!!!!!!!!
I have no artistic ability. My roomie, however, had been in art class when we were in high school and done pretty impressive work. So what happens?
I drew a stick cat with one eye. And it's quoting something Ryan Stiles said on Whose Line is it Anyway, tailored to suit our wall-cat needs:
"If it were not for this wall, I would be freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!"
Also, we named the cat Fluffy.
And I kept Fluffy for a long time after that. I miss that cat.