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February 9, 2014

“Did you steal my watch?”

sutherlandJust Asking

Another great Al Ackerman multi-pupose meme–Did you Steal My Watch?–insertable anywhere, always out of context.One never knew where this one would pop up, hermia-like, to suck the narrative momentum out of any conversation or text.

For instance, consider the impact of the meme in a context like this and you will get the full flavor:

“And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard -
And sore must be the storm -
DID YOU STEAL MY WATCH?
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm”

You get the picture of the wide ranging utility of this utterance. And by the way, Ackerman told me Emily Dickinson was A MAN.


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