Somehow, it evolved into a contest to see who could come up with as many lame parodies as possible.
It started clever enough. For us, anyway. I asked her if at some point, she'd go to Walgreen's for a candy run. She said maybe, and I replied with "Don't tease me."
Ginger: don't tease me, bro
Jeff: I want to draw of a picture of a Klingon on his knees with his hands up, while Kirk and Spock are aiming their phasers at him. "Don't phase me, bro!"
Jeff: or a college freshman: "Don't haze me, bro!"
Ginger: or a cinnamon bun: don't glaze me, bro
Jeff: i've seen that with a donut
Jeff: Someone who works for a nonprofit: Don't pays me, bro!
Ginger: or a building: don't raize me, bro
Jeff: a flower
Jeff: don't vase me, bro
I should point out that this was over the course of the day--we were actually working as well. Honest.
Then at one point, it got goofy.
Jeff: Broken video game sign: Don't plays me, bro!
Ginger: jewelry: don't appraise me, bro
Jeff: Jennifer Grey: Don't Swayze me, bro! **artistic license**
Ginger: king kong: don't fay wrays me, bro
Jeff: Ballerina: don't plies me, bro!
Jeff: Crowd to cheerleader: Don't "Ready, OKs" me, bro!
Ginger: mom to teenager: don't "anyways" me, bro
Jeff: Joint to stoner: Don't blaze me, bro!
Ginger: agent to bruce willis: don't yippee-ki-yays me, bro
Jeff: Miss Piggy to Kermit: Don't yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaays me, bro
Jeff: Dumb Donald to Fat Albert: Don't "Hey, hey, heys" me, bro!
Then somehow I managed to get all kinds of historical:
Jeff: Samuel Tilden: Don't Rutherford B. Hayes me, bro!
That's funnier if you look up Rutherford Hayes on Wikipedia or something.
Not much, but we passed funny long ago, didn't we?
After that, we got punchy.
Jeff: Edith to Archie Bunker: Don't "Those Were the Days" me, bro
Jeff: Kitten in cardboard box before being dumped in the middle of nowhere: Don't strays me, bro!
Jeff: HMS Titanic to engineers: Don't raise me, bro!
Jeff: Critic to Sandra Bullock: Don't "28 Days" me, bro
Ginger: metropolis to superman: don't up, up, and aways me, bro
How much sadder could we get?
Well, by the time I tried "Environmentalist to McDonald's in the late 1980s:
Don't Styrofoam trays me, bro!" we knew that we had officially stomped the life out of this particular meme.
Oh, except for the neat LOLcat I submitted to I Can Has Cheezburger?:
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Click on it and vote the hell out of it, and I might make the main page. I should get something out of wasting this much brain power.