Friday Foolishness – Leather and Spandex Edition


Today’s Music: Train – Save Me San Francisco
Note On Today’s Music: Not a big Train fan, and the song has nothing to do with the post. But it’s a fun song and a fun video, so I thought I’d throw it in.

Well, that was a fun week. Started bad, got a little better, got ridiculously hot, and now it’s on the verge of finishing. Thank. God.
We had our new overlords in from overseas, and they did not make life easier. On the bright side, I sent out a resume for a position I’d like to get, so hopefully I’ll get a call from them.
The upshot is that I wasn’t around the ‘sphere near as much as I wanted to be. Most of the posts I managed to read I did in my email. But there were still some great ones.
Sights N Bytes told a story about a possessed guitar. Adair put up a perfectly named post about random stuff. Though it could also have been called “Ear Wax and Why We Love It”.
And more thoughtfully, ShoutAbyss put up an excellent post about the NRA that doesn’t have the usual vitriol a topic like that inspires.

Thanks to them and for everyone else out there. You guys put up wonderful posts that remind me there are better things to do than work too hard, and I thank you for it!

Hard to remember, but it was just last week we were discussing death. Specifically, the thing that doesn’t kill you.
And boy, did you guys have some strong opinions. So here they are, your responses to last weeks poll, What doesn’t kill me…. (As always, my comments are immortalized in italics.)

Better run!
(But it’s exercise that always gets me!)
will keep trying unless you kill it first. liveclay/Laura!
(What did you do to piss off the telemarketers?)
is anything that ends with ‘ia’ … insomnia, dyslexia … (kanerva)
(Actually, death by euphoria sounds like a pretty good way to go…)
is called parenthood (kanerva)
(Well, yes, but not in mainstream magazines.)
better run like hell because I have “cramps”- enough said! FinallyWendyWanders
(And, as a guy, I think you’ve said too much!)
helps me understand Calculus?
(Nothing like solving a mass/velocity equation while running for your life!)
makes my therapist wealthier
(Tell me about your mother. $500 please.)
may eventually result in a lucrative book deal
(Yeah, but what do you do for the sequel?)
is sure to try harder next time. ~flame
(I prefer “If at first you don’t succeed, screw it and take a nap”.)
makes me really really annoyed!
(You wouldn’t like me when I’m annoyed!)
will only make me stronger and baaaaaderrrr
(HA! That was its plan all along!)
will, eh, nevermind. I never complain about being alive. sandylikeabeach
(WE HAVE A WINNER!!!)
better fucking run. Lilly
(I bet you say that to all the boys!)
Underpants! Bats0711
(Still hung up on those poor rollercoasters…)
Runs when I wake up. Red.
(Exactly what do you look like when you get out of bed?)
…knowing it has to sleep sometime…Red.
(Oh, yeah, that’s what I thought you meant! *cough cough*)
will leave me believing strongly in euthanasia (Elyse 54.5)
(Why help it to win?)
are the terrorists who keep poisoning my food & gave me an inefficient colon.
(If you don’t eat the bacon sundae, the terrorists win.)
The terrorist one was me – WhatIMeant2Say
(See, Homeland Security! She’s in with the terrorists! Not me! (You can pick her up at Harvard this summer) (hehehe))
is mimes, they suck. John Phillips
(Mimes can only kill you if they escape from that box they’re trapped in.)
makes for good blog fodder!
(Megashark versus Octoblogger!)
probably will give me explosive diarrhea. Love, Edward Hotspur
(After it’s done not killing you, you should definitely make it do your laundry!)
makes me _wish_ i were dead
(Well, that’s fatalistic of you…)
Will most certainly give me more wrinkles and grey hair! SnaapALicious Ginger
(I didn’t know you suffered from stress, Ginger. I thought you were just a carrier.)
is apparently a really bad hit man. – mikecalahan.wordpress.com
(I really hope you’re not complaining about that!)
makes me want to kill them.
(Turnabout is fair play.)
should have, because now, I’m fucking pissed. (Lorre)
(I see you as Clint Eastwood in this one…)
Will still probably kill me.-Lily
(That’s the spirit!)
makes me longer (popular saying from the Spanish Inquisition) Linda V
(No one expects the Spanish Inquisition…)
is clearly underachieving Stay Abnormal
(Well don’t encourage it!)
makes me a believer in the benefits of alcohol. KJ
(You’re only coming to believe in that now???)
will come back to haunt me (Frank)
(If it gets you, you can haunt it!)

Congratulations to sandylikeabeach for her life affirmingness! And of the offered choices, the most popular was “had better pay my bar tab!”. Damn right. It’s the least it could do.

Last weekend, my girl and I made it to see The Avengers. And it was a lot of fun! Personally, I thought Bruce Banner had the best scenes in the movie. And can someone explain to me what Natasha’s super power is? Other than not sweating all over herself while encased in leather and fighting like a tornado, I mean.
Following that line of thought, I started wondering, what would a good superpower be?
Which brings us to this weeks poll.
Dream big, fellow Asylumites! But dream it soon, because this poll closes at 2359 EST, on 28 June. Leave a way to tell who you are in the write-ins, and I’ll link back to you next week.

So there you have it. And to keep the foolishness rolling a little longer, these are for your entertainment.
This is from the pre-finale fight near the end of the Avengers. Without seeing the whole movie, it’s not as good, but I thought this was one of the best bits.

And for those of you that lament the lack of spirituality on this site, I give you Reverend Jesse Jackson.

Have a great weekend, y’all. See you when I see you…

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74 responses to “Friday Foolishness – Leather and Spandex Edition

  1. Glad you made it through another week. Have a great weekend…we may actually see sun! I’m so excited I could pee myself!!! Uh, I won’t, but I COULD…just sayin’….

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  2. Thank goodness someone else said it. I said to Chris after the movie, “What exactly does Black Widow have to offer besides her sexual appeal and ability to shoot a gun?”
    I answered my own question in there it seems. šŸ˜›
    “HULK SMASH” is my fave, too. He always has been. That was my favorite show when I was a young girl.

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    • I remember Bill Bixby and Lou Ferrigno too! watched that every Friday (though it was mostly to pass time until Dukes of Hazzard was on).
      What?
      the “Puny God” bit at the end had the theater I was in in stitches.

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  3. Holy cats it’s hot here too right now. Happy that it’s due to cool down a wee bit this weekend. And happy that my office is nicely centrally air conditioned, even if my apartment doesn’t cope so well with its wall units……I’ll keep my fingers crossed for the work position you’ve applied for. Hope the overlords don’t get your heckles up too much! I know how that can be. I’m drowning in work up here, but should be able to calm things down a wee bit over the next week or so. Very grateful for your Friday Foolishness to allow me some temporaryrelief, haha!

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    • We’re having the same weather, Britky (has a nice ring to it!) The rain that’s threatening should wash all the humidity away and set up a nice weekend.
      Hoping you catch up on your work and get some time for your self, and at the very least, have a great weekend!

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  4. God knows what happens when I type in boxes……looks like my blog name got caught up with the end of my name up above, LOL!

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  5. My son didn’t want to see the Avengers. He’s become such a Dark Knight snob, and it’s a shame. Lots of good superhero flicks out there.

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  6. Hi,
    A great answer by sandyofthebeach, well done. šŸ™‚
    I also thought The Avengers was a great movie, it was a lot of fun to watch. Did you see the first movie, the lead up to The Avengers, Captain America – The First Avenger ? It was a real surprise, a lot better than I thought, a fantastic movie as well. šŸ™‚
    http://www.1channel.ch/watch-506440-Captain-America-The-First-Avenger
    Available to watch online now, and some reviews at the bottom of the page. šŸ™‚

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    • I saw the first Iron Man movie. (Yes, I’m way behind!) I’ll probably catch up on Netflix.
      And thanks for that link – but probably not a good thing for me to have at work.
      hehehe šŸ˜‰

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  7. I woke up to the sound of squirrel “toenails” tapping at my window…and a squirrel looking in the window at me….he then yelled “go read El Guapo’s post”………he knows talent when he reads it šŸ™‚ A big thanks to you and all of your great contributors…great to start Friday off with a bunch of laughs šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚

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  8. Yay for Sandy! She is like the glowy, glittery, bedazzled light at the end of the tunnel, with sprinkles!

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    • Much yay for Sandy. And she’s more like the glittery glowy badazzling meandering strolling wandering light that just sort of pops up right when you need it!

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  9. Have you ever noticed that that guy from Train has the biggest head in all of rock music? It’s like something from Easter Island. I can’t listen to (or watch) them based solely on that. But I take your word for it that it’s a fun video! Happy Friday!

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    • I actually didn’t notice that in this video, Laura. I was too busy wondering what the hell was on his feet on the performance parts of the video.
      Now though, whenever someone says something about Train, my first words will probably be “Oh, Easter Island head?”

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  10. It’s a fun movie, for sure. Bruce Banner definitely gets the greatest audience reaction – ya gotta love ’em. I’m gonna think long and hard about which of my super powers to reveal, I have so many, hard to narrow it down to just one. : )

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  11. free penny press

    I never saw the movie but sure heard enough about it from Co-workers.. and BTW your blog is a plethora of great links(blog).. Thank you kind sir.

    have a great weekend and stay outta trouble šŸ™‚

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    • Avengers is a perfect summer-popcorn movie, FPP.
      Hope you enjoy the sites linked to, and enjoy whatever you do this weekend.
      well, really, whatever you do whenever you do it…

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  12. A toast of limoncello to Sandy’s winning entry!
    Good luck on the job application.
    Good song for starter … and good for a west coast swing a well.
    Ending with Green Egg and Ham to a Rev Jackson cadence is quite unique.
    Dang …. Gotta run … errands to do & a project complete.

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  13. whiteladyinthehood

    Wishing you good luck on the new position! I can’t wait to see the Avengers. (and I personally liked Ironman 1 and 2 – love super heros) Have a great Friday!

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  14. My favorite two: what doesn’t kill me makes my therapist wealthier
    AND probably will give me explosive diarrhea… haha!

    Your blog always makes me laugh. Hope you get the new position, will be crossing my fingers!

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    • Thank you, Asplenia. It’s one of those jobs for a group that actually does something useful. Who’d a’ thunk it?
      And glad to give you a chuckle!

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  15. I heard that The Avengers was great! I hope to see it soon….Happy weekend to you!

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  16. Jesse Jackson reading Green Eggs and Ham kills me every time. Meanwhile I don’t know what it is about your Friday Foolishness challenges that turns me into an idiot. I can never think of a good ending for the line. So instead I’m just enjoying reading everyone else’s and thinking “Good one!!!”

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    • I think I remember him doing Fuzzy Wuzzy too, but couldn’t find a clip, Madame Weebles.
      If something occurs to you for the poll, drop by later and throw it in. Fortunately, there are no standards or minimums for anything around here.
      Or else I’d have been barred long ago…

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  17. Wow William Sadler played the Grim Reaper (Bill&Ted) – amazing what a little white make-up and body-covering robe could disguise!

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  18. Loved that video. I was marveling at how they came up with so many rhymes for San Francisco and the ending totally snuck up on me! HA HA!
    All of the above. HA! I am officially nominating that phrase for adjective status! Thanks for the heads up on the great posts too, Guap. Oh and good luck on getting that new position. Whatever you do don’t mention your blog! (And I always took you for a super clean underwear kind of guy!)

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  19. Natasha’s super-power is bad acting. I enjoyed the Avengers as well, I also thought Bruce Banner (and his computer-generated alter-ego) stole the show.

    Good luck on the application. It’s always easier to find a job when you’ve got one. Would you still be working in the City?

    The next thing I’m gonna do is check out that NRA link. I don’t know which side it takes, but a lack of vitriol?–this I’ve gotta see.

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    • Something about Banner’s line in that clip, “I’m always angry”, just jumped out at me and stuck in my head.
      the position is based in Manhattan, but would include going to satellite offices in all 5 boroughs.

      Hope you enjoy ShoutAbyss’ post.

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  20. I wasn’t able to watch Jessie Jackson read Dr. Suess it said the video was enabled. SHoot.
    Good luck on new job. I know it’s not much fun when the big wigs are marching around. I noticed on last weeks poll lots of people with stomach issues and stress. Funny last week my blood pressure was high but my stomach was fine. I guess stress effects people in different ways. Hope the next week will be less stressful for all. That would be nice.

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    • Gah. Looks like they disabled the embed. But you can click the link and watch it on you tube I think.
      Hope your blood pressure has come down, and as far as next week’s stress, from your mouth to gods ears!

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  21. By the way enjoyed the train video. I wasn’t expecting the end that was a surprise.

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  22. Gosh, there were so many answers I loved from that last poll. Thanks for giving me a laugh!

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  23. Hahah Linda Vernon’s made me laugh! That was an excellent poll! The Avenger’s was pretty awesome. Natasha didn’t really have a power, but then again neither did Captain America. He just had a shield! Same with Iron Man and his body armor. And Thor and his hammer! Like, did any of them have actual powers besides Bruce?

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  24. sweet, sweet post, EG!! I LOVE Train, ever since the singer (Patrick Monohan?) was on CSI New York! sounds like you really need this weekend – good thing they pretty much happen, no matter what!
    Best of luck on jobseek!
    have a lovely weekend, dear friend!!
    (Loved sandylikeabeach’s AND (of course) Linda Vernon’s!!!)
    I got FridayFractals early, thinking of you – must’ve known you’d need a good dose this TGIF!

    šŸ™‚

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    • Thank you, BuddhaKat!
      I saw the fractals go up early – I was happily surprised. I’m going to go there in a bit. Saving it as a treat to end the day with!
      Hope you have a great weekend!

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  25. and what is wrong with Natasha sweating and wearing leather? Sounds Sexy to me! Have a great weekend!

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    • You misunderstand, SnB – I don’t think it’s wrong. I just don’t think it’s a super power. It’s a pretty good power, just not super..
      Thanks, and hope you’re weekend is fun too!

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  26. The movie made me a huge fan of the Hulk. Or perhaps just Mark Ruffalo? I’m not a superhero kind of gal but the Hulk can take me out and smash things any day.

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    • right there with you, Zen.
      I though Ruffalo added something extra to the movie.
      And as far as you and the Hulk, whatever you do in the privacy of your own alien invasion is entirely up to you! šŸ˜‰

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  27. I think underneath the leather, she’s probably some sort of femme-bot. I guess that means her superpower is her boobs. Good luck on the job front!

    Oh, and haven’t seen “The Avengers” We rarely go to the movies, but we went and saw “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World” tonight. No opinion. The world did indeed end.

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    • We don’t get to the movies often either, L&L. Sorry it wasn’t a great flick.
      As far as Natasha’s powers, i think you’re right. My girl found this on pinterest. And thanks! I’m really hoping I get a call from their recruiter.

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      • Yeah, she totally looks like a femme-bot in that picture! I think it’s her posture.

        Just for the record, so you don’t decide not to see it or something. It’s not a bad flick; it just has a really depressing ending. My bad, since I probably should have figured that out (before going to see it) based on the title alone…

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  28. I knew when I answered that, I best clarify. šŸ˜› I am attempting to answer the comments at my place, but cripes there are five pages of them. *sigh* Remind me to never take off a week again.
    Red.

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    • Egad! Still, I hope it was a great week off, and take your time. Don’t want to burn yourself out on the first night back!

      Also,you had great guest posters. I hope everyone checks them out!

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      • I really wish Lizzie’s had gotten more traction. Now that I am back though, there will be more of the usual crowd. A lot of regulars took the week off with the drunken impression I would be posting nothing. I really wonder when people think that….
        Red.

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  29. Very good quality this week i thought. Both the questions and the answers. Well done to all concerned. Tip Top Old Boy! The NRA article was good too – always amazes me The US’s relationship with guns.

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  30. Why is having clean underwear a superpower? XD

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  31. for those lamenting the lack of spirituality? SOL..Jesse Jackson..
    You rock! And I got an answer in this week… šŸ™‚

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    • Well, you know, never know when the fundamentalists will come strolling by, LizzieC…
      Can’t wait to read your answer (which will be soon so I can get tomorrows post done!)

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