HERB & MARY
On a Saturday morning in 1985 Herb and Mary drove to Sears and purchased their very first color television set. They quickly zoomed home in their Chevy Chevette so that they could catch their favorite cartoon, The Smurfs.
Once home, Herb struggled to carry the TV up the stairs as Mary made some popcorn. Once the popcorn was popped Herb plugged in the TV and they sat back to enjoy The Smurfs. What they saw was shocking in the worst imaginable way, it quite literally turned their world upside down…
You see, up until this point Herb and Mary had only seen the Smurfs in black and white, and as such, Herb had always assumed that they (the smurfs) were brown, and Mary had always assumed that they were purple. They simply could not wrap their heads around the newfound “blueness” of the Smurfs. Their brains quite literally could not process a “blue” they had never believed to be true.
Refusing to smurf in a world where Smurfs were blue, Herb and Mary quickly smurfed their brand new Magnavox on fire and smurfed it out the window. They spent the rest of the day smurfing around with the cardboard box that had once held their brand new Magnovox.
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