Friday Foolishness – Galactic Edition


Today’s Music: The Firm – Star Trekkin’
Note on Today’s Music: TMWGITU made me use this. The things we do for love…

Well, I had a kill-yourself kind of week. I’m tempted to call out the laptop manufacturer whose product has been driving me batpoop crazy all week, but I don’t think the Lenovo people, or their buddies at IBM would appreciate it. The T520 team definitely wouldn’t, so I’ll just let it go.
But the fact that it was such a long week made reading the other blogs that much more fun and appreciated as I struggled along.
Lisa shared some of her addictions, and I hope she never goes into rehab for them, because they’re too funny.
Asplenia earned herself a lifetime pass from cooking, and finished up the post with one of my favorite bits ever from a Monty Python flick.
And the Girl in the Cat Frame Glasses put up her Epic Four Part Bio, with a nod to mental health in part 3. It’s a great well told story.
(It’s still Mental Health Awareness Month.)

Thanks to them and everyone else for feeding my addiction to great stories!

Last week, instead of doing the smart thing and asking how these polls should be asked, we went the other way, and asked how they should be answered. Several people were confused and had no idea what I was talking about. Welcome to my world ladies and gentlemen…
So here they are, your answers to last weeks poll, The correct answer for these polls is… (As always, my comments are in italics)

lurking somewhere just beyond the horizon Laura (liveclay)
(Not sure if that’s Joe Walsh – In the City, or Rod Serling…)
there’s an app for that.
(You know, Angry Birds can’t solve everything.)
Filling in bubbles is so inside the box. No boxes. Red.
(Perhaps an oval, with a MΓΆbius strip wall?)
take two aspirin and call me in the morning. Barking in the Dark.
(If you hold the pills between your knees, you won’t have good stories to tell in the morning.)
all of the above and then some.
(Wait, going above and sideways? I like it!)
With a shotgun_Barb
(Step awaaay from the coffee, Barb.)
Huh? Elyse, 54.5
(I believe you have grasped the essence of these polls, Elyse!)
Roast beef
(No, that was the pickle poll a few weeks ago…)
Always mine. Quirky
(I am so tempted to write “WRONG” here. Fortunately, I am (barely) not that immature!)
Call me a dumb blond on this one cuz I’m just not gettin’ it. Michelle Motley News
(It was a test, Michelle. And you’ve passed brilliantly!)
Yours for only $19.99….that’s a $60 value! Stay Abnormal
(I’ll take seventeen hundred!!! Will you throw in an oven mitt?)
Umm, whatever he said (jerking thumb to the left) Kanerva
(GAH!!! Watch those thumbs lady! That was my eye!!!)
whatever I answer I decide to grace you with. G-Snaap
(Who is Grace, and why are you waving her at us?)
The correct answer is ‘me’…’cause I’m always right! KJ
(By official order of the President of Canadia!)
C and some that I typically can’t provide – a quick, witty answer. (Frank)
(At least you have the wisdom not to fake wit, Frank. Unlike a certain Friday Foolishness poll writer I could name.)
if I KNEW.. I would win one WOULDNT I? lizzie
(Wait for it…)
I am confused
(Hey, you can join Michelle and Elyse at the support group! I’ll be there too. Sigh.)
Dude, you have too much free time on your hands. WG
(god, how i wish that were true…)
I did NOT have sexual relations with that woman! lizzie..
(yes…I think…can it be…
WE. HAVE. A. WINNER!!!!
and despite what that Linda Vernon character thinks, I was not intimidated into picking you this week.)
(I’m not scared of her.
(Much.)

Congratulations to LizzieCracked for this weeks winning answer! And for those that are wondering, the most popular poll choice was F. What the hell are you asking me for?.
Congratulations to you all. For making it through another one of these. Sigh.

There’s been a bit of hullabaloo in NYC. They flew in a space shuttle, and are going to put it in the incredible Intrepid Air & Space Museum. Until then, it’s sitting in an airport. Under a shed. Next to the highway.
Hmm…
Why are the best ideas also the worst? I’m going to take a short drive this weekend just to see it. I swear, officer who might be reading, I’m just going to look.
But for those of you who’ve been here a while, this week’s poll asks. Where you wanna go?
Vote often, and if you write in an answer, leave a way to recognize you and I’ll link back to you next week. Just do it by 2359 EST on 24 May. Because that’s when the poll closes.


And to keep you entertained until I call for bail, enjoy these:
The first man on the moon

and a quick look ahead, from NASA

Have a great week all. I gotta go catch my ride.

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79 responses to “Friday Foolishness – Galactic Edition

  1. Congratulations Lizzie! Another delightful ride on the foolishness shuttle. Can it time travel too?

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  2. Another great edition, Guap! Have a good weekend!

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  3. You said “Batpoop”. Yes, it’s that kind of morning! Thanks for brightening my Friday!

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  4. O..M..G… did you SEE that? I WON!!! I did it I WON a poll Finally after week after week of ridiculous answers…. Beam me up Guapo!! (like Star Trek get it? ) wow.. Wow.. that’s cool beans.. I am so easy to make happy arent; I?

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  5. Alright, why does it have to be batpoop crazy?

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    • Because if I chose “political party” crazy, that would have been too crazy.
      Besides, we know bats (like yourself) are ridiculously cool, Bats0711 It’s just the poop that isn’t…

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  6. Snap Snap” back to the homeworld!” Yipee what a great idea!

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  7. Thanks for the shout out, Sir Guapo! Much appreciated and very kind of you. Why does it feel like every month is about mental health or lack thereof on your blog? haha! No wonder everyone responded so positively to your last post – We’re a nice collection of loonies – that’s my professional opinion.

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  8. I really enjoyed the videos!

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    • Glad you did, Starla. I found a stunning one of a simulation of a meteor crashing into earth, but as good as it looked, it was just too damn depressing.
      If anyone wants it, I’ll post it in the comments.

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  9. Way to pin the video on TMWGITU! Great post loaded with Ohio connections. Joe Walsh, key bands while in NE Ohio; Rod Sterling, started TV career in Cincinnati; Neil Armstrong, native and still lives here; given the theme, I toss in John Glenn too …. and a comment from me. Now, it’s back to the mega-load of mulch in my driveway.

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    • I actually showed her the line when I was writing the post. She rolled her eyes at me. Sigh.
      And without you, Ohio would be under represented, Frank!

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  10. Woo-hoo!! Space shuttle madness

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  11. springfieldfem

    Thanks for the shout-out, Guap. Ya big ol’ cutie patootie!

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  12. Sorry your weeks sucks, but here’s the good part………….. TODAY REALLY IS FRIDAY THIS TIME! You get to have a weekend! Woo hoo! Woo hoo for me too!

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  13. I entered a comment about pluto in this week’s poll but I forgot to put my name after it! Lookout for it!

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  14. Eric Murtaugh

    I say we just take that thing for a spin around the ol’ galactic block. Need groceries? No problem. First we’ll hit up China, then chow down in some distant galaxy. Short on beer? We’ll head to Germany, and then maybe watch the sun set from Mars. Gas money might be a problem, though. Where’d you put that collection plate?

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    • Eric Murtaugh

      It just occurred to me that if we’re getting sauced on German beers we might need a DSSD (yes, designated space shuttle driver). Otherwise, we might end up with a DASSUI (you got it, driving a space shuttle under the influence). Those tickets will hit you where it hurts, man!

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  15. Science Question for El Guapo: Why can you see through people when they are on the moon?

    And I whole-heartedly concur that Lisa should never seek any kind of help for her addictions! And I couldn’t be prouder of my wonderful cyberdauther Lizzie for coming up with the winning answer!! YAY!

    Of course, I left to figure out a good answer for the quiz last week and got sidetracked killing off Scrubby Whodiddle but it couldn’t be helped, somebody had to stop her! This week I will not leave until I have come up with an answer about where we should go on the space shuttle!

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    • I’m going to guess that it has something to do with the effect of no atmosphere on the travelling of light waves, Linda. I’m also going to guess I’m absolutely wrong.
      And you’re now in charge of coming up with a name for when we rechristen the shuttle!

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  16. If you manage to get that thing off the ground, guap, I don’t think they’ll arrest you but put you on the cover of Time…please come by and pick me up for a spin in outer space, hmm?

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    • Sorry, Zen, my mistake for not being clearer. OF COURSE YOU’RE COMING!!!
      And you’re responsible for the playlist for the first leg to Alpha Centauri.

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      • YAY! I promise to not play disco or Coldplay until after the 3rd round of drinks have been served. Wait, that wouldn’t be fair to you, since your driving…how about some David Bowie (Major Tom, of course) and Beastie Boys (Intergalactic) instead?

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        • That would be fine, Zen, even the disco. I was just worried you were going to suggest William Shatners Rocketman.
          3 rounds is not enough to prepare you for that.

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  17. Hi,
    Wow, a ride in the space shuttle count me in on that one. πŸ˜€
    Loved the videos.

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  18. I’m partial to a number of the poll choices, but I think my fave was Barb’s “with a shotgun.” The winner was a close-runner up.

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    • Also an excellent choice, Smak. But the Sexual Relations comment caught me by surprise I guess.
      In the end, picking a winner each week is probably the hardest part of the cycle…

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  19. Drive that shuttle over to New Mexico and park it at the Spaceport! http://www.spaceportamerica.com/ How many people can fit in that thing? Enough to take out for birthday margaritas while you’re here, yuuuuum! Have a great weekend!

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    • Space port, Laura? We don’t need no silly space port. What freeway is closes to you? We’ll do a quick touch and go, and head on out.
      Zero G birthday margaritas!

      Have a great birthday, and a great weekend too!

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      • πŸ™‚ Sounds like a plan! Birthday next week so that’s plenty of time to pack some sturdy underthings for when the Zero G and G Force combine to strip off outer layers. Woooooooop! But I have to survive a trip to another planet in the next few days 😦 Back next week and ready to read!

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  20. I don’t know how you manage to stay cheerful with a “kill yourself” kinda week but hope your weekend more than makes up for that! Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to come up with another poisonous dish to make my beau, haha.

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    • Oh my – the first dish wasn’t enough, Asplenia? πŸ˜‰
      By the time I type up the Friday post and answer all the write ins, I’m usually in a good (or at least better mood). That’s the part I do first, then do the intro and the new poll last.
      Happiness all around.

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  21. whiteladyinthehood

    Dang it Guapo – you are gone from my Reader again! (and not in the Spam folder) Forces are at work trying to keep us apart…heavy sigh…I may have to un-follow and re-follow you again…Stupid WordPress…
    Great post!

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    • The sadness at those forces is overcome by the joyous message in my inbox again “whiteladyinthehood is now following your blog”!
      Nothing will keep us apart. NOTHING! πŸ˜‰
      Have a great weekend, whitelady!

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  22. Bravo/a to all of my bloggers that I enjoy reading every day!! You received an ElGuap Award! Jealous is now my middle name.

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  23. Perfect solution to the ovals and boxes. Hope you are having a great weekend. My typer is tipsy, and I have tears in my eyes from the COMMENTS for Friday Follies this week.
    Red.
    LOVE the new poll.

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    • Hope your weekend is continuing as well as it started, Red!
      Off to check out the follies (as everyone should!!!) and everything else I’ve been missing over there!

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  24. free penny press

    This was a fun read and please just “look” at the shuttle πŸ™‚
    (I voted we go look for the big dipper…
    have a great weekend EG!

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    • Yes, look. Of course, FPP. Pay no attention to the commemorative silver plated, inscribed bolt cutters!
      Big Dipper it is, for dancing and drinks (Seriously, it sounds like a swing club!)

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  25. Just putting this in writing is likely to get you on a DHS list somewhere

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  26. Oh no! A craziness kind of week for you too. Glad you somehow struggled through it, thanks to the blog therapy! I’m having a tough time keeping up with my two blogs, but I suppose posting a wee bit here and there is better than nothing. Especially here – keeps the journal going so I can share my lunacy with the grandcats later in life! Yes grandcats, you read that right…..

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  28. Was away for the weekend. Just checked the result. Got it wrong again. Confident this week though. I like rockets.

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  29. LIZZIE WON? LIZZIE WON, LIZZIE WON!! IT’S ABOUT DAMN TIME LIZZIE WON!

    Sorry for my later than usual arrival. Always fashionably late, am I.

    And, for the record, you did a good thing when you listenend to TMWGITU- otherwise you would be given the nickname of TMSGTITU (the Most Stupidest GuapTart In The Universe) by Lizzie & myself.

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    • Of course she did, Ginger. she had the best answer of the week!
      And for the record, it’s always a good think when I listen to TMWGITU.
      Yeah, I said it.

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  30. Can I have a seat in the back please? I don’t need a window seat because I’m afraid of flying, but I seriously want to go find some other life forms with you guys!

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  31. OOOOO- Now I remember! How could I forget this? What the hell is wrong with me?
    I know, you have been trying to figure that out for a while now. Sigh.
    I’ll go home now!

    Tomorrow is FRIIDDAAYYYYYYYYY!!

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