Friday Foolishness – Philosophical Edition


Today’s Music: Garbage – Blood For Poppies

Well, my week was both good and bad busy. Bad, because there was an awful lot of work to do at work. That spilled over to home a bit too. Big fun. But good, because since last weeks poll, I’ve seen some great music. Rodrigo y Gabriella were touring Area 52 in front of a great band. Plus, that was my first trip to Radio City Music Hall, which is a beautiful room!
Then there was The Vaccines, who cancelled last year due to medical issues. They’re all better, and it was worth the wait. And right now, I’m recovering from the hangover incurred at The Wombats.

But there was also some great stuff in the ‘sphere that I was able to catch whenever five free minutes presented themselves.
Break It Down Pete posted some hilarious ads, and added some very funny captions. Check it out and add your own in the comments! Rachael Black posted an image of what might be the best cure for insomnia ever.
And in a hilarious bit of true storytelling, Old Dog New Tits had me gasping and laughing at the same time with this post.
Oh, and a last minute add on – Cayman Thorn has put up the next cycle of Shadow Falls. Go check it out! big fun in flash fiction.

Thanks to them and all the rest of you for helping me get through a long week and some severe music induced hangovers.
Now if I could just catch up on my sleep…

tracking favorite qualities in a good beer.
(Tried that. After the research, I was in no condition to write)
But I can’t catch up on it right now. Because we still need to talk about last weeks poll!
We asked…well…what the next poll should be.
And here’s what you had to say: (Italics, as always, are mine.)

Whether it is possible to emphasize the word “in” in the phrase “in July”.
(That poll is coming. IN August.)
one with a twist ending. –Carrie – Cannibalistic Nerd
(Like a twilight zone episode! Maybe have every answer added to the same choice!)
In haiku format. You provide the first 2 lines, we fill in the rest! Laura
(Suggestion has merit.
Like Cherry Blossoms, they fall,
Ideas, rich poetry)

the first real poll I vote on here – shame on me!
(WE HAVE A WINNER!!!)
A poll about polls. Stacy Lyn)
(Going Meta!)
what you’re wearing poll -goradde in i-didn’t-do-shit-today shorts
(A great idea, but I write all these polls naked. ;))
How the rise & fall of the economy never changes rise & fall for a hooker. Red.
(The economy is not what I think about when I watch hookers rising and falling…)
about poles. Or pole dancing.
(Previous polls have shown that poles prefer the Viennese Waltz.)
What was the other one? Hats. People aren’t wearing enough of them. Cowgirliz
(There’s a condom joke in there that I think I’ll leave in there…)
benzeknees: where Canadian football or American football is better!
(I’m afraid a fight would break out over that question. Them Canadians are a surly bunch!)
a totem pole!
(There is strong magic in your suggestion.)
How we can get Good Housekeeping to notice you-Mel (According to Mags)
(I tried to get their seal of approval, but apparently I’m too irritating to bottoms. Hmph.)
The Bat Poll Rich Crete
(BIFF!!! BAM!!! ZOWIEE!!!)
Do you think Jesus was a good swimmer? Linda Vernon
(I shouldn’t say it, but I can’t help myself. Before or after the holes?)
… the one that follows this poll. (Motley News)
(Michelle, I’m ashamed to admit how much time I spent trying to break the laws of physics so it wouldn’t be.)
… the next poll of continued brilliance. (Frank)
(Brilliance…hmm…A poll about Frank! ;))
for the funniest youtube video….if it is even possible to decide
(Ooh – that means we can claim to be on You Tube for a reason!)
a 10 foot poll – John Phillips
(I’m not gonna touch that one…)
I’m voting for two,two, two mints in one! KJ
(Only if it’s two wintergreen – I like the sparks!)
What will y’all be giving GingerSnaap for her B-Day?
(Your birthday? Now that would be a good time for a pole poll!)

Congrats to whoever anonymously threw in the winning answer!
And for those of you that went with the offered choices, Beating a stripper poll! by just 1 vote, was a monument to mans quest for enlightenment and understanding in an astouNDING RICH UNIVERSAL ENVIRONMENT!!! Or something about pickles. I like pickles!

There you have it. The people have spoken. And the people are weird.
We wouldn’t have it any other way here in the asylum!

So without further ado, the question that has plagued mankind THROUGH THE AGES!!!
well, since last week’s poll anyway… As always, if you write in an answer, leave your name and I’ll link back to you. And vote as often as you like, just do it before 2359 3, May. Because that’s when the poll closes.

And to amuse you until next we meet…
This isn’t philosophy, but hey, there’s a picture of a statue in the park above, so I thought this might work. The relevant bit starts at about 4 minutes and is around 2 minutes long. You’ll know when it ends. For those that have time, the whole video is great.

Take care until next we meet. And wear a hat.
Just in case.
😉

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85 responses to “Friday Foolishness – Philosophical Edition

  1. El Guapola,
    Those are a lot of external links… Say hello to a friendly SEO post!!
    Le Clown

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  2. I heard Rodrigo y Gabriella on a NPR broadcast a couple of years ago – amazing music. And the holy Jesus swimming comment was priceless.

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    • First time I heard Rod y Gab, I put my guitar down for a month because there was no way I could match them.
      Then I didn’t put it down for a month, trying to match them. They are definitely in a class by themselves, Sandy!
      And since that comment has your approval, at least I know I’ll have company in hell! 😉

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  3. Hey everyone … ask Guapo about the new winged toy he desires! (which I stunned you didn’t mention). Have a good weekend!

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  4. Winged toy? I’m curious…hmm…amusing Friday as always Guap. Have a good weekend!

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  5. So many links so little time. I will be back….Hope your weekend is well.

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  6. 1. Wombats- Awesome!
    2. Garbage- Awesome!
    3. A Pole for my Birthday? Awesome!
    4. Friday Foolishness being ‘late’ today- not.awesome.
    5. ;o)

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  7. I am beyond jealous of you going to see Rodrigo y Gabriel. I was all set to put Ariana in a jail cell for the night so I could go but the police would not take her for the offense of not having a baby sitter and for being so darned cute! Kids… grrrrr! Next time they’re in town… you are required to take me with you!

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    • You should let them have her as their mascot for the night next time! Who could resist her cuteness, Lorist?
      And you’re on! I’ll keep my eye out for their next pass…

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  8. I found that Garbage tune on YouTube. Nice music. Weird I’d never heard of them before.

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  9. Can you catch up on sleep this weekend? I mean, after hurling yourself off a plane and other recent shenanigans, some downtime sounds like it’ll fit into future plans.

    Thanks to you, I want a pickle for breakfast!!

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  10. Thanks the mention, as always. I took part in your poll. I usually do and I usually enter my own answer. It seems that many do. I’m not sure I’ve done correctly in the past … or even today, for that matter.

    Please teach me ….. O Guapo, My Guapo.

    (Also, feel free to use that phrase here liberally. I think it suits you.)

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    • O Guapo, My Guapo…feels odd as it rolls off the tongue…
      I’ll have to get people to start calling me that and see how if feels on the ears, ODNT.
      You can also just add “ODNT” to the end of your write in. Those answers are usually waaaay better than anything I manage to come up with!

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  11. The Vaccines are a great band – saw them a while back – gone for the pickle. I like pickle.

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  12. Missed seeing you around EG.

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  13. What can Jesus swim? I don’t know where my mind was last Friday but your Friday posts always get me going (in the right direction of course)! Apparently I forgot Jesus could walk on water. Holes or no holes. Slapping Friday Foolishness forehead! I love High Anxiety! It’s the best~

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    • I would love to have one of those conversations with you, Linda. You know, where it roams far and wide, crosses 97 different topics, we both strongly assert that we agree with each other, then try to figure out what the heck we were talking about!

      That would be a perfect afternoon!

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  14. Before or after the holes – hilarious! I’m envious of your concert goings, no wonder you can’t find the time to sleep, but sleep is SO over-rated. Enjoy your weekend!

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    • Trust me, Alex, another 10 years and you’ll love the sleep.
      I made sure to make it to work today tough. As an old boss of mine once said, “You want to run with the dogs, you gotta get up with the dogs”
      Thanks, and hope your weekend is great too!

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  15. Birds pooping on me is like one of my biggest fears. It’s so unexpected! And then you have to go home and change! I think those damn birds are smarter than they let on…

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  16. I wrote a haiku today too!

    soft folds spill o’re pants
    unfastened, eff muffin tops
    love is ranch dressing

    In other news… you already know the fav things about beers and ironically I am doing a project on that very thing in school. Plus fav qualities of brewpubs. Can I send you a survey?

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  17. O Guapo My Guapo…. hmmmmmmm… why is it that you are not showing up in my email box nor my reader? It isn’t me.. I checked all the usual problems.. I mean – I am not saying it’s you either , I am just saying.. so..anyways… awesome foolishness as we have become accustomed to…love High Anxiety – watched it TWICE – it’s a good example of angry birds and the very real threat of..I dunno. what the hell I am saying… Once at the zoo when I was a kid a bird pooped right on my pb&j sandwich… what else ? oh yea .. saw your cool ass flying toy – that’s awesome! ask Santa… ok.. hi ho hi ho off to … find a donut… 🙂

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  18. HI,
    Well done on your comments to the suggestions, I just loved the Jesus comment, I just burst out laughing, and I’m having my morning coffee too, you just don’t want to know. 😀

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    • Thanks Magsx2. Hope you covered the new computer first! 🙂
      I’m relieved and laughing that no one complained about the Jesus joke. I was a bit worried (never know who will wander in), but I just couldn’t resist!

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      • The new computer is safe. 😀
        True you just don’t know. But it got a good laugh out of me anyway, and I’m sure there would of been others as well. 🙂

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  19. Getting all philosophical is for us old guys, Guapo. It allows us to forget what we’re all pissed off about. Thanks for the shout, and for your support in following Shadow Falls. Have a great weekend.

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    • I know exactly what I was pissed about, Cayman – those damn kids.
      GET OFF MY LAWN!!!
      hehehe
      Hope everyone checks out Shadow Falls. It’s a lot of fun.

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  20. So, first of all, let me say that I love the irony of a band called the Vaccines having to cancel due to medical issues. Secondly, I was fully prepared to come up with a clever “other” for your poll, but the one about it being all about me was just to perfect to pass up!

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    • Ha – I never made that connection on the Vaccines, whatimeant2say! You get extra clever points for that.
      And you’re welcome to vote as many times as you like, choices or write ins. We don’t stand much on rules in the asylum…

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  21. I am too brain dead to think of anything pithy tonight. Have a great weekend, Guapo.
    Red.

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    • Right there with you Red!
      On the bright side, after a good nights sleep, I plan on reading all your stuff I’ve missed.
      Hope your weekend is calm and relaxing.

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  22. love that view through the table!

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  23. Just thinking about you. Cause I’m thoughtful and/or weird like that. 😉

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  24. i think, therefore i am not a republican. continue…

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  25. I always love ominous music to play whilst I drink a fine umbrella drink…

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  26. whiteladyinthehood

    Okay, Guapo – I’m writing a nasty letter to WordPress. I’m not getting any of your new posts! I don’t know whats going on…I’m glad I had the smarts to just come on over here and see – I thought maybe you were on vacation! Dang WP. (Great post)

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    • Always a pleasure to see you, whitelady!
      Check your spam email folder. All of my WP stuff went there for about 3 days, confused the hell out of me. Just marked it all as “Not Spam” and it cleared right up…

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