K and I were talking in the front seat while The Mayor and The Rooster prattled on in the back.
As my conversation with K wound down, I overheard their conversation.
"I will crush you in half with my power!" The Rooster said to her brother.
"I am the strongest and I will fly away!" The Mayor responded.
"Are you guys playing Superheroes?" I asked.
"Yes!" affirmed The Rooster. "The Mayor is Batman and I am Bad Story Reader."
Bad Story Reader?
I was previously unfamiliar with the superhero known as Bad Story Reader, but the more I think about the character, the more I love it.
"I will overpower you with by reading another bad story!" she yelled.
Do not try to defy Bad Story Reader!
You will teeter on the edge of the cliffs of insanity from over exposure to Harold, his purple crayon and the resulting existential hell!
If you are able to resist the sure madness usually induced by Harold's crayon ... Bad Story Reader will utilize her ultimate, super weapon...
An enormous stack of Mrs. Frizzle and her Magic School Bus books!
[Fie on Mrs. Frizzle and all her evil little friends at Scholastic Books who try to pass their educational tomes off as narrative! The literature major in me curses you all! Fie! Fie! A pox on your house! A fart in your general direction!]
Bad Story Reader will torture you further by reading Richard Scary's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go over and over and over again until you are nothing but a simpering, gelatinous, wad of goo.