Thursday, July 26, 2012
Dear Spontaneous Combustion
Dear Spontaneous Combustion:
What's up, and why do you keep doing that? People become fireballs, their existences turned into piles of ashes, spots of human grease. No one has verifiable proof that someone has spontaneously combusted. There is no defense against it. Drinking vodka and smoking? Eating greasy foods and smoking? Not properly hydrating yourself and, um, smoking, or just being in an arid climate where the odds of combustion are greatly increased?
If I could draw your picture, you’d have a reddish hue, a devilish grin, be sort of like a devil but not really one, you know? I wouldn’t give you a pitchfork tail or horns, for instance. But a pointed black goatee? Yes, definitely. My neighbor has one and he’s devilish. He lets his dog poop on my lawn and I know his kids stole bulbs from my Christmas decorations.
I know it’s kind of dumb for me to call attention to myself when you so rarely inflict yourself upon the human race so I’m just imploring you to consider I’m not making light of you here. I take you seriously. I know you’re real, that there’s a difference between you and pedestrian intentional fire setting.
Anyway, I know if you had a band you’d burn your guitars, you’d demolish your drums. You’d sing, this ain’t no fooling around, implore us to dance with you, slam with you, take your partner, churn to the left. We’d raise our hands. We would obey.