He may run, then stop, then scream, then shut up, then start running again---
but he never does both at once.
I have made it a Quest in my amusing and easily amused little life to eventually make him run *and* scream. I believe I can accomplish this with relative ease. It may require three strippers and the creation of a few more multiple personalities, but I think I am able to do this, if I just try hard enough.
It's a bit of a joke with us, one of the in-jokes, the constant things that we refer to, giggling at each other. "Run screaming" makes us both giggle. We've had this conversation so often we might as well write a script for it.
I adore you, old friend, and I cherish all those stupid in-jokes we have. Yes, you're funny. Yes, you make me laugh. Sometimes you make me laugh so hard that I can't laugh anymore, and all I can do is sit there, glowing, with a grin on my face, and feel so lucky and thankful that I've got a friend like you.