Teutonic Thoroughness, Nathan Marsak Style


You might ask yourself what bright, well-educated people with an arts background (art history for Nathan Marsak and Kim Cooper, musicology for yours truly) discuss when they get together.

Of course, the subject is the prevailing market value of Jabberjaw lunchboxes on ebay.

Kim, consulting her laptop: “32 bucks!”

Nathan: “Nooooo! I should never have blown mine up with an M-80!”

This was followed by an e-mail discussion of “Jabberjaw” broadcasts in German, discovery of a catalogue raisone of “Jabberjaw” episodes and the following riff by Nathan:

Jabberjaw: Ich, Jabberjaw. Die Seele von der Nation schlägt als ein Herz im Willen des Mannes.

Glückliche Kinder: Ja, Herr Jabberjaw. Wir sind Ihre Günstlinge. Lehren Sie uns die Wahrheit, als wir von Zarasthustra gelehrt worden sind.

Jabberjaw: Sie können nicht gelehrt werden. Sie können zerstört werden. Das ist Ihr Gebrauch zu mir. Der Wille von den Staatlichen Nachfragen nein weniger.

Glückliche Kinder: Ja, Jabberjaw! Formen Sie uns mögen so viel teutonisches Ton!!

About lmharnisch

I am retired from the Los Angeles Times
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