I woke up one morning last week with a phrase in my mind.
The phrase was “Morons! The Musical.”
I have no idea what it means.
Maybe my sleeping mind was doing a riff on “Repo! The Genetic Opera”…? Or maybe it has something to do with a childhood spent at regional theater productions of 70’s musicals. Or it’s just a really cynical way to start a morning.
No matter the origin, “Morons! The Musical” is a neologism of great potential. Consider the versatility:
Declarative: “The instructions for assembling this unit were written by the composers for ‘Morons! The Musical.'”
Interrogative: “What is this, the tryouts for the revival of ‘Morons! The Musical?'”
Imperative: “Put the recycling in the correct bins, otherwise you might find yourself with a front-row ticket to ‘Morons! The Musical.'”
Exclamatory: (simply) “Morons! The Musical.”
Mr. Max even added a new twist: “Coming to a theater near you…’Morons! The Musical.'”
Try it. You’ll like it.
I made the graphic below to illustrate my inexplicable fondness for this silly joke. Enjoy.