The phrase repeatedly and desperately sung by Jack Skellington
when he arrived in Christmastown
and saw foreign things like snow and merry holiday cheer
for the first time ever.
I first watched that amazingly fucked up
flick with one Erik Clark, the biggest meth-head of all time
. When Jack first picked up a huge pile of powdery snow and demanded to know, "what is this?!", it had a huge effect on my vampire buddy. From then on, he would get this crazy look on his eye and yell "What is this!?" every time he played around with a huge pile of powdery meth in my presence. It was like, his little attempt to have an inside joke
of some kind with me. It got old pretty quick, like most things he did.
Once, when I walked into his room and found him eating a huge plate of mashed potatoes
, I jokingly responded with "What is this?!" (anyone who is fortunate enough to know a vampire meth addict
probably knows that its a rare thing to witness them stuffing food
in their face as opposed to their precious white powder.)
But when I entered his room one day and found him beating the shit out of his little meth ho
for spilling some onto the carpet, I couldn't bring myself to say it, although for some sick reason that little joking phrase was the first thing that popped into my head. Instead, I decided to get my big football playing buddy to come drag him off of her. When he stormed into the room, Erik looked up and demanded to know, 'what is this?!' although not in the same joking manner and Jack Skellington-esque inflection with which he usually asked me that question.
It was quite ironic