Friday, September 29, 2006

Cardinal Points

The other day The Cardinal sent out an email to a few of The Singles asking us why it was that he's the only person with a murder-mystery specific nickname.

"Why isn't Trouble 'Preggo'?" he inquired

Trouble (in costume) posing next to Mama Lighbulb (who wasn't)

"Or Disaster 'Cokehead'?"

Cap'n Disaster showing off her hidden drug stash

He then continued on to say that he felt picked upon and that it was such thoughts as these that kept him awake at night and prevented him from getting into a good school.

Magic Pants and Cap'n Cluck responded by listing off some of his other nicknames, such as Ultimate Fighter and Dennis, but of course, the reason The Cardinal is known to the Singles as The Cardinal is because, prior to the murder mystery, none of us knew him at all, so when we would see him out and about or try to describe him to others, we would use our only point of reference. After all, if you're going to dress like this

you've really got to expect that that's going to stand out in people's minds.

He also asked if, since there's an Anti-Cap'n to offset Cap'n Cluck, is there also an Anti-Pants to offset Magic Pants? I responded that I thought of someone who might be the Anti-Pants, personality wise, and then accidentally pictured him as also being Anti-Pants in a more literal fashion, and therefore had to go gouge out my eyes and hope that the shock freed me from the mental image forever.

There were a few other digressions in the replies flying back and forth (including Magic Pants declaring herself the Nickname Irregularity Containment Keyman & Notably Addicted Moniker
Enthusiast and the formatin of the Coalition Against Magic Pants, or CAMP), but in the end, The Cardinal's valiant efforts to dislodge his nickname were fruitless, for the nonce.

However, I did mentione his nickname suggestion to Trouble and, well, let's just say that the next time he runs into her, he might have to put his Ultimate Fighter nickname to the test . . .


CAP'N Disaster said...

I think too much explanation would be required if we went around calling me "cokehead"

Cap'n Cluck said...

1. Making lists is fun.

2. Have a Cluckity Cluck Cluck Day!