|"Ok. Who painted the floor black?!"|
When A Man Called Da-da is in charge, the Small Beings
with their Ten Thousand Things
(strewn all over the house)
are hardly aware that he exists.
After all, he’s not Ma-ma.
Next best is the Da-da who is loved
because he let’s the Small Beings watch Pink Panther all day long.
Next is the Da-da who is feared
because he makes the Loud Noise.
Bestest is the Da-da who is despised
because he won’t let the Small Beings watch Pink Panther all day long...
just don’t turn your back on them:
Pink Panther is powerful.
If you don't trust the Small Beings,
you make them untrustworthy.
This is because they ARE untrustworthy,
especially around fire and balloons and tape.
And they're especially bad if you let them
watch Pink Panther all day because Pink Panther is not perpetual:
you will eventually have to turn it off
and suffer the consequences.
A Man Called Da-da doesn't talk about this, he acts.
When his work is done,
the Small Beings invariably say,
"LOOK, Da-da! We made this for you!"
** SPLAT **
Like Ma-ma, A Man Called Da-da’s work is never done.
[Excerpted from Da-da's unpublished third book, The Tao of Da-da (or "Strong Winds CAN Blow All Day, Depending on How Much Sugar Has Been Ingested, and Knowing Exactly When We Can Expect Those Emergency Vehicles"). Enlightened publisher inquiries welcome. Prohibited where void-y. Treat for shock.]
|"Da-da, is the Pink Panther smoking?" "No. He's just cleaning a special whisker."|