Thursday, November 26, 2009

Gang war trivia

Wherein each answer contains "Crip" or "Blood." Gang with the most correct answers releases your relatives. If there's a tie, the police will break down your door and shoot your dog; if you don't have a dog one will be provided for you. If you miss everything both gangs firebomb your home.

Good luck.
  1. Pilot on the first space shuttle mission in 1981.
  2. Any substitute for currency which is not legal tender and is often a form of credit.
  3. In 1969 this R&B/jazz-rock band had three singles reach #2 on the Billboard charts.
  4. On, January 30, 1972, another name the Bogside Massacre.
  5. The former gold mining camp at the base of Pike's Peak or a song by The Band.
  6. Oceanographic institute in La Jolla, California.
  7. This sausage is also called Black pudding.
  8. 1922 swashbuckling novel by Rafael Sabatini, who also wrote "Scaramouche." Errol Flynn played the title character in the movie.
  9. A purchase made for a specified period of time.
  10. A a terminal-based ripper/encoder/tagger tool for creating Ogg Vorbis/FLAC/MP3 files under UNIX/Linux.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Quickly done rarely reflected

Wherein I'll start brining the turkey this evening

  1. The Bitches of Charlie Brown

  2. Batteries

  3. Mission Impossible

  4. Canada

  5. Hitler

  6. The Bitches of Charlie Brown

  7. don't know

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Songs of a sartorial nature

Wherein 1958 was a good year
Black Denim Trousers and Motorcycle Boots, Vaughn Monroe
Blue Dress, Depeche Mode
Blue Skirt Waltz, Jimmy Sturr
Blue Suede Shoes, Carl Perkins
Boot-Leg, Booker T & the MGs
Boots, Laurie Berkner
Bring Your Clothes, Laurie Berkner
Button Up Your Overcoat, Dick Haymes
Buttons, Sia
Chantilly Lace, Jerry Lee Lewis
Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes, Paul Simon & Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Don't Dress Your Cat in an Apron, Billy DeWolfe
Dungaree Doll, Eddie Fisher
The Emperer's New Clothes, Sinead O'Connor
Fool Buttons, Jimmy Buffett
Funky Bikini, Ursula 1000
Get Dressed, Bumblebeez 81
Good Bye Pork Pie Hat, Charles Mingus
The Golden Glove, John Wesley Harding
Greensleeves, various
Gumboots, Paul Simon
Heels, Q-Tip
Hell of a Hat, Mighty Might Bosstones
Hot Pants, James Brown
I Just Want the Girl in the Blue Dress to Keep On Dancing, Mike Doughty
I Like You In Velvet, Malcolm McLaren
If Love is a Red Dress (Hang Me in Rags), Maria McKee
I'm Too Tough For Mr. Big Stuff (Hot Pants), Vicki Anderson
In These Shoes, Kirsty MacColl
Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, Brian Hyland
Keep Your Dress Tail Down, Boozoo Chavis
Leather, Tori Amos
Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat, Robyn Hitchcock
Little Black Sandals, Sia
Mini-Skirt Minnie, Sir Mac Rice
My Little Suede Shoes, The Robustos
Needles and Pins, Jackie DeShannon
New Suit, Wild Magnolias
Nightgown of the Sullen Moon, They Might Be Giants
Nothing's Gonna Change My Clothes, They Might Be Giants
Picasso's Shoes, Mrs. Fun
Pink Cashmere, Prince
Puka Puka Pants, Petty Booka
Port Starboard Sox, Kate & Anna McGarrigle
Raspberry Beret, Prince & the Revolution
Red Shoes, Tom Waits
The Red Shoes, Kate Bush
Seven Thirty Seven/Shoe Glue, Mighty Mighty Bosstones
A Shine On Your Shoes, Mandy Patinkin
The Shoe's of the Fisherman's Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers, Charles Mingus
These Boots Are Made for Walking, Babette's Feast
Shoehorn With Teeth, They Might Be Giants
Silk Hope Rope, Trailer Bride
The Silken Ladder, Gioacchino Rossini
Silly Hat, Blues Clues
The Slacks, Trip Shakespeare
Slit Skirts, Pete Townshend
Something's Jumpin' in Your Shirt, Malcolm McLaren
Soul Dressing, Booker T & the MGs
Stewart's Coat, Rickie Lee Jones
These Are My Glasses, Laurie Berkner
This Hat, Laurie Berkner
Top Hat, White Tie and Tails, Many Patinkin (Irving Berlin)
Turtle Shoes, Bobby McFerrin
Wearing a Raincoat, They Might Be Giants
Where'd You Get Those Pants, Fishbone
You Can Dress 'Em up (But You Can't Take 'Em Out), Mojo Nixon
You Can Leave Your Hat On, Randy Newman
Your New Clothes, John Wesley Harding

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

"edited to appear as such" is not the same as an actual continuous take

Wherein guess I need to buy a turkey in a couple days and get a bucket for brining

  1. The businessman's leash. I like bowties but could never tie them myself.

  2. Set himself on fire

  3. ooh, good question. uh, wait, I'm confused. Is it number of states that border both Iowa and Ohio? If so, that answer is zero. Or is it [Iowa border states] + [Ohio border states] = ANSWER. Let's try that. Iowa will be [MN, WS, IL, MO, SD, NE(?)] = 6. And Ohio will be [MI, IN, WV, KY,PA] = 5. Answer is eleven. I've done some one day bicycle rides around the river bluffs of La Crosse, WS. Beautiful country. One ride I never made it down for was a century ride through Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota. That part of the Midwest ain't flat.

  4. I think Thich Quang Duc might quarrel with Pangloss. Answer is Candide. I'm pretty sure that once long ago I extensively quoted from Candide and I wanted to link to that post. However, no amount of searching has uncovered it. Maybe it was all a dream.

  5. Wall Street Journal

  6. The Golddigger guy. Good lord, I just finished listening to Rufus Wainwright on Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me and that's the only name I can think of....Almost had it....though a Rufus version might be interesting....but Loudon would probably better....on second third thought, I'd rather hear Martha Wainwright sing it....Kanye West.

  7. Last seven countries to hold the International Rocksteady Glockenspiel championship. Like the America's Cup, the winning country hosts the next competition. After winning the first 10 championships, it is a national disgrace that Jamaica hasn't held the "Ragga" cup since 1987.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Musical rebus #12

Wherein mentioned in Songs of a botanical nature

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Songs of a botanical nature

Wherein searching through my list and skipping the Christmas songs

  • All Her Favorite Fruit, Camper Van Beethoven
  • Autumn Leaves, Edith Piaf
  • Baby Seed, Momma Stud
  • Banana Boat, Edric Connor
  • The Banana Boat Song, George Clinton
  • Banana Boat Song (Day-O)
  • Banana Chips, Shonen Knife
  • Banana Juice, The Mar-Keys
  • Banana Pancakes, Jack Johnson
  • Belleville Jungle, Les Triplettes De Belleville
  • Big Apple, Urban Dance Squad
  • Blackberry Blossom, Michelle Shocked
  • Bloodflowers, Cure
  • Blood Roses, Tori Amos
  • A Blossom Fell, Nat King Cole
  • Blueberry Hill, Fats Domino
  • Bluegrass Breakdown, Roy Clark & Buck Trent
  • Bonny Bunch of Roses, John Wesley Harding
  • The Briar and the Rose, John Wesley Harding
  • Cherry Red Wine, Luther Allison
  • Cocktail Trees, Exene Cervenka
  • Coconut, Nilsson
  • Coconut Milk, Bo Dollis & the Wild Magnolias
  • Coconut Telegraph, Jimmy Buffett
  • Concrete Jungle, The Specials
  • Cowboy in the Jungle, Jimmy Buffet
  • Digging My Potatoes, James Cotton
  • Field of Dirt, John Doe Thing
  • Flowers, Camper Van Beethoven
  • Fruit Salad, The Wiggles
  • Fruit Salad Salsa, Laurie Berkner
  • Fruit Tree, Nick Drake
  • Fruitcakes, Jimmy Buffett
  • The Garden, PJ Harvey
  • The Garden of Zephirus, Dead Can Dance
  • Gardening at Night, R.E.M.
  • Grapefruit-Juicy Fruit, Jimmy Fruit
  • Grasslands Chant, The Lion King
  • Green Buds in the Springtime, DJ Frane
  • Green Onions, Booket T. & the MG's
  • Harvest Breed, Nick Drake
  • Harvester of Hearts, Rufus Wainwright
  • Heart Full of Leaves, Robyn Hitchcock
  • Hellflower, Mary's Danish
  • Holding Out For the Roses, Dayroom
  • Honey Tree, Trip Shakespeare
  • Honey Tree Lie, Patrice Pike & Wayne Sutton
  • Hot Potato, The Wiggles
  • The House at the Top of the Tree, They Might Be Giants
  • I Don't Want No 'Sparagus, Mojo Nixon
  • In Honeysuckle Time, Lonnie McNeil
  • In the Jungle, Kid Creole & the Coconuts
  • Juicy Fruit, Rudy Greene
  • Jungle Beat, George Bruns
  • Jungle Boogie, Kool & the Gang
  • Jungle Gym, Jack Johnson & G. Love
  • The Last Rose of Summer, Tom Waits
  • Laurel and the Rose, Joan Armatrading
  • Laying on a Bed of Roses, The Muffs
  • Lentil, Sia
  • Lush and Green, Grandpaboy
  • The Memory of Trees, Enya
  • Mint Juleps and Needles, Brenda Kahn
  • Mushroom Maniac, Mojo Nixon
  • My Little Grass Shack, Lisa Loeb
  • My Sweet Potato, Booker T & the MG's
  • Nature Boy, Prudence Johnson
  • Nectarine (Part One), Mike Doughty
  • Needle in a Haystack, Belle Stars
  • Nutmeg, Fishbone
  • One Tree Hill, U2
  • The Orange and the Green, The Irish Rovers
  • Orange Blossom Special, Jimmy Sturr and his Orchestra
  • Orange Blossoms in California, Irving Berlin
  • Orange Coloured Sky, Richard Thompson
  • Oranges, They Might Be Giants
  • Oranges and Lemons, Disneyland Boys Choir
  • Peaches and Cream, Beck
  • Peanuts, Little Joe & The Thrillers
  • Pineapple Princess, Petty Booka
  • Ramblin' Rose, Nat King Cole
  • Raspberry Beret, Prince
  • Rhubarb Pie, Laurie Berkner
  • Rockin' in the Jungle, The Eternals
  • Roisub Dubh (The Small Black Rose), Cherish the Ladies
  • Rose in the Garden, J.J. Cale
  • The Rose Tattoo, David Byrne
  • Roselani Blossoms, Cindy Combs
  • Rotten Banana Legs, Skankin Pickle
  • Salt and Cherries (MC5), Wendy & Lisa
  • Salty Peanuts, Philly Joe Jones
  • Sassafras Roots, Green Day
  • Shaking the Tree, Peter Gabriel & Youssou N'Dour
  • Snap Bean, Li'l Brian & the Zydeco Travelers
  • Song with Orange, Charles Mingus
  • Stalk of Wheat, They Might Be Giants
  • Straw Into Gold, Idina Menzel
  • Strawberry Fields Forever, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs
  • Strawberry Jam, Michelle Shocked
  • Sunflower, Paul Weller
  • Sweet Pea, Zuzu's Petals
  • The Three Dogwoods, Nick Charles
  • Tobacco Road, War
  • Trees, Marty Casey
  • Under a Shady Tree, Laurie Berkner
  • Under the Cherry Moon, Prince
  • Urn With Dead Flowers In A Drained Pool (Modena), PJ Harvey & John Parish
  • Valley of Vegetables, Laurie Berkner
  • Vegetable Omelet, Maggie Estep
  • Waltz of the Flowers, Tchaikovsky
  • Weeping Tree, Mary's Danish
  • White Ginger Blossoms, Alfred Alpaka
  • Wildwood Flower, D.L. Menard
  • Willow, Joan Armatrading
  • Winter Wheat, Michelle Shocked

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

175 consecutive weeks

Wherein I'll estimate playing 75 per cent of these

  1. William Tell
  2. The Star Wars guy with the beard. It'll come to me. Also can't remember the name of the phone; I want to call it Drood or Druid. Unless it's some other phone and I'm wronger than wrong. George Lucas.
  3. Cambodia
  4. Ottoman
  5. Chris Everett, Martina Navritolova
  6. That's a classic sounding Swedish/Finnish name so I was about to say 3M. But those bricks made me pause and now I'm thinking Legos.
  7. I've heard the Dylan and Weezer songs, none of the others. No idea, but if you buy the new Weezer album, you can get a Weezer Snuggie.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Ear a la tartarre

Wherein for #5 whatever movie is being discussed I bet it sucks

  1. bat of the baseball
  2. Marseilles
  3. Robin Hood's merry men
  4. lava
  5. I was going to guess Spaceballs, but since it's character and not movie title I have no guess.
  6. Mexico or Argentina..........Argentina
  7. FACT: They all enjoy the taste of raw human flesh