So, I've been watching "Person of Interest" at dracosphynx
's behest. "All the characters have extra points in snark," he explained to me.
"I should try to practice writing characters with snark," I thought to myself in the shower.
Jason Carter popped into my head, dressed as the Ranger Marcus Cole from Babylon 5. I have no idea why it wasn't Jim Carrey or Jackie Chan. My subconscious works in mysterious ways. "What, you want me to say something snarky?" he asked.
"I'm sorry, but have you heard of the pink elephant thing? Well, this is just the opposite of that." Jason looked terribly earnest, as he does so very well.
"The minute you asked me to say something snarky, everything funny and comedic immediately fled my mind. It is a wasteland of wit. A desert of--"
"I get it already, thanks for trying, Jason."
"Thanks, I was going spare trying to think of a synonym for humor that began with D." He flashed his trademark grin and vanished.