Friday, July 9, 2010

Fart

I am reading a book. It's a fantasy book. Please do not tell anyone who may have thought I was cool.

There is a character in it named Fatren. The first time I read the name, I thought it said Fart-en for a moment, and I snickered a little then reread it and got it right. Then the second and third and fourth and fifth times I read it, I thought it said Farten again. I kept snickering. Finally I gave into the impulse and just mentally changed his name to Farten. Now I don't bother correcting myself. It was inevitable, I guess.

The guy named Fart reminds me of the best joke my dad ever told (he even made it up himself). Okay, it wasn't very funny, so don't get your hopes up. At all. We used to ride Bay Area Rapid Transit (San Francisco's light rail system, also known as BART) all the time. Once when we were riding it, he said, "You know, Fresno has a BART system, too. They call it Fresno Area Rapid Transit." We didn't care until someone was bright enough to figure out that what the acronym would be. Then I remembered the moment with fondness for the rest of my life. Heh, heh.

See, my family thinks farts are hilarious. Exhibit A:

Matt and Josh Woodland, having the time of their lives in 2003.

See how hard they are laughing? That's how hard we were all laughing. This is in Sweden, where INFART means entrance and UTFART means exit. I'm not sure what FART by itself means, but I'm sure the Swedes all spend their days laughing their butts off, just like the Woodlands did when we were visiting.

13 comments:

Lindsay Gunnell said...

Awesome. I laughed really hard too. We love farts in the Gunnell household. Seriously, Boyd has converted me to potty humor. Oh well.

Kristina P. said...

Very funny. Adam only buys fart cards for all occasions.

BTW, you won something from my giveaway!

The Boob Nazi said...

I have a picture from Norway with a sign that said, "Fartsmusee." I'm right with you on that one.

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David Sven said...

I hate to burst your bubble, but I definitely photo shopped that picture from Utfart to just say fart.

But I remember dad's legendary joke. It IS legendary.

Dani said...

David, I'm shocked! But utfart is still funny.

Becky Marks said...

I thought the fart thing was just a boy thing! (smile w/ a head shake)

taratuulikki said...

I think that picture of chubby ugly Josh and spikey ugly Matt will definitely have to be my next "photo of the week" on my blog.

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Cameraman said...

As an Aussie tourist, I was in Fresno in 1983 and witnessed the huge sign that spelt "FARTS" on the inside wall of the station.
I was amazed and couldnt help a chuckle because the other comuters didn't seem to notice. I can verify the massive Fresno Area Rapid Transit System sign is nnot an urban legend. It was real!
Unfortunately I didnt grab a photo. Do you know of one?