One of the running jokes in Road Runner was the protagonist's pseudo-latin name, with the toon frozen while they were in mid-leap and the name appearing above them. Wile E Coyote was for example Carnivorous vulgaris. Road Runner was Acceleratii incredibus. The names would often change.
TheNoo's pseudo-latin name is Rowdius Interruptus.
The name for newspapers in our house is 'Rowdies'. It came from the Simpsons' episode where Homer was accused of pinching the bum of the babysitter - proven innocent when Willie came forward with a filmed-from-the-bushes voyeuristic video that showed Homer was just retrieving the Gummy Venus de Milo that was stuck to her arse. At the end of the episode the tabloid TV show, who'd turned their sights on Homer, went after Willie ... calling him Rowdy Roddy Peeper (a pun on a Scottish themed wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper). Peeper sounded like papers. Hence Rowdies.
Glad I cleared that up.
I like to read papers on the floor, stretched out, lying on my stomach. That way I don't have to suffer the irrits of managing the pages - avoiding page fall out and that annoying page-turn fail where it suffers a crinkle.
As a baby, when he was crawling, theNoo liked nothing more than to fast leopard crawl across the lounge-room carpet and over my paper. He'd grin up at me with his wet pink mouth, his shy tombstone teeth just peeking up from his gums.
I think he learned to do this from the cats.
When he was pulling himself up to walk holding onto the furniture, he'd get near the paper then flop on it.
As a walking boy he likes to run over them.
Today he augmented his fun.
TheWife got him a cheap toy stroller from Toys R Us. He likes to fill it with toys then speed it down to the other end of the house, turn, then come back again.
Today he discovered the joy of rolling the pram across the top of my paper. He'd park it, laugh at me, zoom up to the sliding door, spin, then come back for some more.
When he's older I half expect he will try for a Tom Cruise Mission Impossible style from the ceiling crawlspace dangle...