It may seem hokey, but this was the moment Cole needed.
Admit it. We’re all guilty of not appreciating the gift of life we’ve been given. We wallow in our sorrows, feel hopeless, act like being dead wouldn’t be so bad but then, when faced with the prospect of actual death, we realize the alternative is way better.
Cole had to see those big gator jaws coming at him to realize he wasn’t ready to meet his maker. For most of us though, death won’t come in the form of gator jaws. It’ll come in the form of heart disease, cancer, some other bodily issue and though inevitable, perhaps we can stave it off as long as we can by exercising, eating right, etc.
Life is better than the alternative.
It’s funny how sometimes characters can develop themselves. There’s a bit here that I didn’t quite notice, or at least, I didn’t get a possible underlying meaning.
Poor Walter has been griping throughout the book that the reporters he has been paired with over the years were all way too willing to put him into danger just to get a good shot. Here, he tells Natalie that sticking around to get the ultimate toilet gator shot just isn’t worth the risk of ending up in the toilet gator’s belly. Natalie agrees and like that, they are a time. They care about winning the news game, but they also care about each other and don’t want to see the other get hurt.
What do you think Cole is up to?
Hey cumquats. Did I get you with that jump scare? Do jump scares work in books? Are they possible? Have you ever read a book with a good jump scare before? Discuss in the comments.
Hmm. At this point, are you more scared of the toilet gator or Maude?
We all know at least one Maude in real life, don’t we?
Cole really loves Maude like she was his own mother, doesn’t he?
Do you think the old gal will be ok?
OK, I’ll admit it. The Dumb Dad thing was my chance to crowbar in a whole commentary about sitcoms portray fathers as idiots. Sure, there are plenty of dads who are dumb, but aren’t there some who are smart? Can’t there occasionally be a smart dad? And why are moms always portrayed as geniuses? Isn’t there at least one dumb mom out there?
Sweet merciful butt nuggets.
Do you think the professor was tripping balls or did that conversation with Sally actually happen?
Wow, that gator sure can take a lot of punishment. What, if anything, do you think can kill him?
And where’s the professor?
So much stuff to break down in this transcript.
Do you think Stank Daddy’s songs are about the causes he says they are about or are they just about perpetrating violence against women?
Is it just me, or is a late night show where a coked up parrot reads funny news headlines a great idea, yet tragically, it can never be pursued because to get a parrot addicted to coke would be unethical?
Funny, I finished the first draft of this novel in June of 2017. The #metoo movement didn’t start until the fall. Perhaps I’m some sort of psychic who predicted all of this? Anyway, hats off to Natalie. With Walter’s help, she waited until just the right time and once the toilet gator story reached its zenith (so she couldn’t be taken off it) she let Kurt have it, exposing his pervery to the world.
Poor Little Kurty.
Just like the first Mrs. Walker.
Ahh, you just got to love a good running joke.
Skippy just had a grenade blow up on him and didn’t flinch. Can anything defeat this toilet dwelling beast?
Plan B is on the move.
Look, I’m just going to say it. Cole being dragged in his undies by a rope attached to a fast sports car while being chased by a toilet gator is an awesome scene, begging to be turned into a movie. Hollywood, why you haven’t offered me a ton of cash money bling for this shit, I don’t know.