|Me and my bro - I'm on the left|
He was SERIOUS. Yes, I knew the show was scripted! But sometimes from the way I talk, think, write and live my life, you might not know that I know, but I know.
If you dig deep enough (and I think I have), you feel like you know what Mr. Genius, Paul Rhymer was up to, at least partially. I haven't filled in all of the blanks by any means and I'm probably wrong half the time or more. But we've been presented with a very large puzzle - a book, let's say - that's missing several hundred pages. We've been given clues what may be in those missing pages. This resides in our minds, influenced heavily by Rhymer. Some of us choose to flip through those pages and see what may or may not exist, others choose not to.
|The Genius, Paul Rhymer|
Well, try immersing yourself in the show for 3+ years - and by that I mean to think about the show when you aren't listening to it. An example: wonder about Vic and his love of parades. Do you know anyone who has a LOVE for parades? That's obsessed with parades? That wants to attend every parade? Vic has a parade sickness. Make it real. Imagine someone you know and give them a parade sickness. How would they act?
As goofy as that sounds, I have done this for all the characters, including many of the those who aren't a part of the original series. It probably goes far beyond what is "normal", but I enjoy it!
There are unanswered questions everywhere. Do you not ponder these things? For instance, we are told that the Donahue and Scott families live next door to the Gooks. When the Brainfeebles moved in, we are told they live next door. They can't all three live next door!
Okay, so that's probably not a big deal to you, but it happens to be a big deal to me. Everything in the show is a big deal, because I've made it real.
Am I nuts? Probably... and enjoying the series as much or more than anyone I know.