I was watching the first episode of “How I Met Your Mother” and there’s a scene where Robin (Cobie Smulders) quotes (what they consider) an obscure line from “Ghostbusters.”
The line, courtesy of Winston Zeddemore (Ernie Hudson):
Ray, when someone asks you if you’re a god, you say “YES”!
For whatever reason, it caused a flash in my brain pan of a conversation I had with my cousin Steve last night. He was telling me about a Craigslist entry he read. In it, someone was giving away an upright piano for free. The catch: you had to come pick it up. I asked why he hadn’t contacted the sellergiver-awayer and he said he had no place to put it, being stuck (for the mean time) back at home. My response:
Steve, when someone offers you a free piano, you take it!
It could have waited in the garage. It didn’t need to even be playable. He has an old NBA Jam coin-op arcade system in the living room. The upright piano could go right next to that.
And this is one situation where I practice what I preach. When I had the chance to get a free microfiche machine, I took it!