I blame merriehaskell for the fact that I ended up mentally constructing and referring to a screwball comedy featuring Civil War reenactors, in which I was masquerading as pameladean some of the time for the benefit of reporters from the society page, and also there were hellhounds in the back of someone's hybrid for it all to work. I was awake for this. Yes, I think blaming merriehaskell is the only thing to do.
Clearly it must somehow be her fault that the phrase "screwball comedy" and the word "hellhounds" have gotten wired together in my brain.
Oh, it's going to be a long, long con, if this is how my brain is firing now.