Sunday, February 10, 2008

The Mysterious Godzilla Quesadilla Connection

I have some of the strangest dreams. Last night I was dreaming about a friendly conversation with someone... okay, it was E. Anyway, we were talking about why Godzilla continually destroyed Tokyo. This was a very realistic dream as E and I often discuss such esoteric and philosophical topics in our daily interactions. Anyway, it then came up of how the Japanese would probably pronounce Godzilla. (WARNING: Very Politically Incorrect Dreaming Ahead!) Of course, they would say "god - zirra" since we all know how difficult a time the Japanese have with pronouncing L's. And then my dream self noted that the "illa" was the same as in the Spanish word quesadilla so Godzilla probably should be pronounced "god-zee-ya". And isn't it strange that Godzilla seems to always rise out of the ocean from the east... as if he walked all the way over from... (gasp!) ... MEXICO! All of a sudden the whole Godzilla mythos and all the unexplained phenomena of the universe made all the perfect sense in the world to my dream self. Godzilla was Mexican and he was pissed off that the Japanese couldn't pronounce his name correctly and he was going to continue to stomp the crap out of Tokyo until they got it right. ¡Arriba! ¡Qué lástima!

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11 comments:

CW Fisher said...

And it came to you as if in a dream...

Funny stuff -- I was especially impressed with the upside down exclamation points. I love that about Spanish. They're so enthusiastic their punctuation does flips.

Tony said...

Why thank you, CW. I consider your compliments to be extreme high praise. Whatcha think of my Mexican Godzilla? My first attempt at an "original" graphic mod for one of my posts.

CW Fisher said...

Es fantastico, muy muy fantastico, especialamente el mustacio! (Solamente el mustacio). No, no, es mi sense o yuma. Muy bien. Bueno. Hasta la vista, bebe.

Tony said...

El bigote era más duro que mira. Soy seguro que usted habría podido hacerlo todo mucho mejor.

GeologyJoe said...

Maybe it was Godzilla's job to destroy cities?
So as a Mexican he had to cross international borers to get to work.

E said...

You're not being politically incorrect at all. In fact, Godzilla's actual Japanese name is Gojira. You can see how WE anglicized it to make it cooler. And it's odd how frequently I turn up in other people's dreams. It really is.

Tony said...

~GeologyJoe~ You've got a point there. Seems that city stomping work in Mexico may not be nearly as lucrative as it is in Japan so Godzeeya is forced to seek employment out of country. Of course, now that the Cloverfied monster has claimed New York as its own, Godzeeya may have some city stomping competition to contend with.

~E~ STAY OUT OF MY HEAD! You have learned how to infiltrate the dreams of others to spread your vile world view. I refuse to give in to your wicked nocturnal seductions of my psyche with your promises of cosmic conquest and video gaming prowess secrets.

CW Fisher said...

Godzira! This can't be true!

Tony said...

Ah, but it IS true... according to E. Just say Gojira fast three times and the mantra will reveal that my dream hypothesis is indeed how it really is. Truth is always stranger than fiction... and I ain't making that up...

E said...

Truth is stranger than fiction. I'll sit you down with some David Lynch movies and we'll argue that statement.

Tony said...

David Lynch... the Twin Peaks guy? Well, some fiction can be strange but isn't all based on at least a tad bit of truth?

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