Sunday, August 30, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
A workplace haiku
Power flickers, fails
Programmers cries loud and pained
Heh, should've backed up
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Seriously? "performance by an actor who never blinks--or at least tries his damnedest not to"
1. A monk
3. Slave ship journey from Africa to East Coast
7. not interested
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Musical rebus #9
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Short quote: fogeyism
Adso, the narrator, from The Name of the Rose:
In the past men were handsome and great (now they are children and dwarfs), but this is merely one of the many facts that demonstrate the disaster of an aging world. The young no longer want to study anything, learning is in decline, the whole world walks on its head, blind men lead others equally blind and cause them to plunge into the abyss, birds leave the nest before they can fly, the jackass plays the lyre, oxen dance. Mary no longer loves the contemplative life and Martha no longer loves the active life, Leah is sterile, Rachel has a carnal eye, Cato visits brothels, Lucretius becomes a woman. Everything is on the wrong path. In those days, thank God, I acquired from my master the desire to learn and a sense of the straightway, which remains even when the path is tortuous.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
2. Tennessee Vols women's basketball coach. Pat something...not Summerall...he's the old, possibly dead, football guy.
3. On Sports Night, wouldn't it have been ex-wife? I can picture the guy, just not his name; Tim? The taller of the two Sports Night anchors. Looking at the cast names, with no pictures or other ID'ing features, it's Peter.
4. Silver or gold, I'll pick silver.
5. Sears Tower
6. Mommas And The Poppas
7. next question
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Musical rebus #8
Friday, August 14, 2009
Name the well-known childrens' story
After witnessing his mother's murder he becomes a male prostitute for an old woman and later marries his cousin. With no other credentials than a sharp suit and a fancy car he becomes king after the old king mysteriously dies of poisoning. And for a bold example of cronyism rewards the guy who nominated him for king with a lucrative government position.
It's all rather shocking.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Isn't "retour des cendres" an Elvis Presley song?
2. Dog Day Afternoon
3. Monopoly, boardgame of
4. something to do with Napoleon...how about his body...or his shriveled male member soaking in a jar of formaldehyde. Ok, that penis thing was meant as a joke, but I'm closer to an actual urban legend than I thought. Though we all know that the Smithsonianians are lying liars about John Dillinger.
6. A myth involving Greek men and sheep? Heh heh heh. Jason.
7. Might have occurred to me if I'd sat on it for awhile, but I easily figured this out with very little research. The lightbulb moment was seeing [xxxxxxx] in the "My Two Dads" description; I'd forgotten about that.
Sunday, August 09, 2009
Musical Rebus #7
To make it a little harder I haven't divided the words. There are seven of them, but you'll have to decide where they begin and end.
Since I just thought of it, here's a new clue for the last word:
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
Jimmy in Wonderland
This all started when I couldn't remember "Habitat for Humanity." But I thought I'd try to find by searching Jimmy Carter's name. Considering google's suggestions, when people are researching Jimmy Carter they're not interested in peace in the Middle East or homes for poor people, or even peanuts or Plains, GA. No, what they (we?) apparently need more intel on are the adventures of a failure and his giant rabbit. Maybe more "Harvey" than "Alice" but with an unhappy ending?
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
1. Was there a Ginger Spice or am I getting this mixed up with Strawberry Shortcake?
3. My guesses in descending order: Food, fire, fun, fritata
4. Hawaii & Alaska
6. FF Coppola
7. Three hockey, two basketball, two baseball, no football -- seems like it should be a clue.
Sunday, August 02, 2009
"New Panda Preserves Suggested"
A tasty new product from Tierney Labs.