An explanation: by day, I’m a freelance medical editor; by night, I’m a geeky blogger with a silly sense of humour. When they combine, you get this. In 1989, Tim Burton’s Batman was released and became a sensation, and Jack Nicholson’s Joker was a sensation as well. Dialogue from the film was included in Prince’s Batdance song, which was everywhere that year as well, and the line spoken by Nicholson’s Joker, ‘This town needs an enema’, entered pop culture.
Fast-forward to now: the other day, I tweeted a line about a company needing an editor, and echoes of the past came back as the word ‘enema’ and ‘editor’ scanned the same in my head, going round and round. I suddenly had an idea for one of those meme things that the kids seem to like nowadays. Throw in a misspelling and I had a silly joke that made me smile. I hope it makes you smile as well.