What a hard week it has been in Boston.
Maybe I keep watching that video, thinking about how I grew to love baseball and the Red Sox alongside Kevin Youkilis’s nine-year career here. Maybe I’ve been thinking about my first ever Red Sox game—the week Youk was called up from the minors for the first time—and how I picked him, the scrappy rookie, to be my favorite. Yes, he was my favorite guy.
As I deal with my grief, I just want to say:
Let us grieve:
McSweeney’s Internet Tendency featured “Patriotic Songs Reworked For The Modern Age” today for the Fourth of July. Their final entry, “Yankee Doodle,” just goes to show what a profound and encompassing effect Good Will Hunting has had on America’s perception of therapy. Happy Fourth of July, everybody! It’s not your fault!
Yankee Doodle went to town
A-riding on a pony.
Mommy is at work tonight, so I made instant macaroni
For dinner. Why don’t they come to my baseball games anymore?
My therapist tells me it’s not my fault.
As NPR says:
Xtranormal’s computerized voices can give almost anything a touch of humor, even when it isn’t supposed to be funny… The most popular scripts have a formula: There’s a wise guy who is the voice of reason, and a tone-deaf, argumentative adversary.
So in lieu of an animated GIF this Friday, let’s kick it up a notch, into the world of video memes… Blog Will Hunting Presents: “It’s Not Your Fault, Xtranormalified”