Thursday, August 06, 2009

I'd Like To Try Making a Meme

I've been reading J. Gregory Keyes' "Age of Unreason" series recently (I read the first book when it came out, then got behind and am just now getting back to it. In a few years, I might look into picking up that "Da Vinci Code" novel.) I'm enjoying it greatly, and I've been trying to describe the plot to different people. At one point, I explain that one of the threads of the narrative involves an expedition led by Blackbeard and Cotton Mather to discover what happened to England after the end of the first book...and I suddenly stopped. "That sounds like the weirdest 'buddy cop' movie ever. He's a pirate. He's a Puritan minister. Together, they have to join forces to discover what happened to England...that is, if they don't kill each other first!"

And now I want to see if someone else can come up with an even more unlikely buddy-cop pairing. (Of course, the "buddies" in a 'buddy cop' movie don't actually have to be cops...'Turner and Hooch' is one cop, one dog, while 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit?' is one private eye, one cartoon bunny.) So go ahead and, on your own blog (or in the comments section here if you don't have a blog) come up with your best bizarre buddy-cop pairing.

Here's mine:

"He's an anarchist. He's the ghost of a nobleman. Together, Gavrillo Princip and the spectre of Archduke Ferdinand must discover who framed Gavrillo for Ferdinand's murder--and they only have 48 hours before all of Europe is plunged into a bloody war!"

And a bonus:

"He's one of the most respected and revered physicists in the history of the world. He's the new mascot of 'The Today Show'. Together, Albert Einstein and chimpanzee J. Fred Muggs must stop the Rosenbergs from delivering atomic secrets to the Russkies...or the next world war might start sooner than we imagined!"

6 comments:

arcanenitehawk said...

I would like to point you to http://www.theyfightcrime.com/. An example of its output, "He's a leather-clad neurotic inventor fleeing from a secret government programme. She's a virginal tomboy pearl diver with an MBA from Harvard. They fight crime!"

arcanenitehawk said...

Sorry I meant http://www.theyfightcrime.org/

chiasaur11 said...

I'm still fond of SNL's Sarte and Hutch.

RichardAK said...

Do they have to be real, historical figures, or can we use fictional characters too?

Anonymous said...

I just love the fact that both of his examples failed

Anonymous said...

He's a thrill seeking bank robber. He's a xenophobic pulp writer. Together, John Dillinger and H.P. Lovecraft must stop the Nazis from kidnapping Edgar Cayce and using his psychic powers to take over the world.