Quotes / Pop-Cultural Osmosis

"Even my crappy onomatopoetics can evoke one of the most recognizable pieces of music ever used in a movie, Strauss' 'Thus Spake Zarustrutha'. Hum just those five notes on a crowded bus and everyone around you will get a glint of recognition in their eyes. And even the middleschooler who has, with a straight face, said the words, 'Justin Timberlake is, like, a musical genius', will know exactly from whence they came. He'll turn to you and say, 'Isn't that from the one where Homer goes to space?'...Damn kids ruin everything."

Evilina: Wait, why does he look like a cat?
Critic: (beat) Because he's a cat.
Evilina: No, that's not what he looks like. He's supposed to be scary and weird and constantly out of breath.
Critic: What?
Evilina: And why is it all in rhyme?
Critic: ...Because it's Dr. Seuss! Everything he does is in rhyme!
Evilina: No, he's only supposed to rhyme once in a while. And where's all the subplots? And in-jokes? And advertisements? And forced morals? And penis innuendos?
Critic: What the fuck are you talking about?!