Quotes from “This is Where I Leave You”
Kenny gives them the tour, showing them each one and explaining what it is.
“That’s my Harley,” he says.
“Harley,” Cole repeats.
“That there is the queen of hearts and over here is the album cover of Th e Wall, by Pink Floyd.”
“And that little bird smoking the doobie is Woodstock. You know, Snoopy’s friend?”
“Close enough. And that there is some spiritual Japanese writing, but I forgot what it means.”
This Is Where I Leave You (Jonathan Tropper)
This made me chuckle when I read it. The context, if you need it, is a large tattooed man (Kenny) is showing a toddler his tattoos, and explaining them. There’s a nice bit of malapropism with the toddler’s misunderstanding of the tattoos (“Pink Boy” for Pink Floyd) and the inappropriateness of Snoppy’s friend smoking a joint.
There’s a nice conclusion as well, with the “spiritual Japanese writing”, undercut by the fact Kenny doesn’t have an idea what it means. The impressive thing about this exchange is just how many jokes are fitted into such a short exchange.