As we look back on 2008 (insert groans here), I want to take a moment and thank Forrest Gump for indelibly changing American culture. While I wait for the mental gears to stop grinding, I will ask the question I’m sure most people are asking internally right now… what the heck? How did Forrest Gump change American culture? We can all thank Forrest Gump for providing the single most quoted, plagiarized, appropriated and butchered line in all of film history… the box of chocolates.
Now, I appreciate the analogy of the meaning of life to a bit of oversugared goodness, whether that be a confectioners treat or an online video of a squirrel on caffeine, as much as the next person. However, it strikes me as odd that so many of the grand points of life can all be contained in the symbol of a box of chocolates. Because I’m sure that some people can kind of see where I am coming from, I thought I would provide a list of some of my favorite “box of chocolates” analogies. Observe…
Life is like a box of chocolates…
- … so pig out!
- … it’s overpriced and you only enjoy half of it.
- … it’s great until you get to the nuts.
- … you go through a lot of “meh” to get a couple of glorious moments of enjoyment.
- … there’s some great contents, but it is buried under stuff that looks like poo.
- … pleasent at the start, squishy in the middle, odd aftertaste at the end.
PS: Here’s to the 2009 truffle!