Friday Foollishness – Creamy/Crunchy Edition


Today’s Music: Rich vs Roach – The Casbah
Note On Today’s Music: This is one of my favorite pieces of music. Brilliant.

Oh. My. God.
Is it finally Friday? Do I really have two days off that I can use to catch my breath, if only for a moment? It wasn’t work that got me this week. It was personal matters that had me getting to bed late every night, and left me with a minimum of personal time this week. I’m hoping next week will be a little better, but the early view is not optimistic.
But, because I look forward to what you guys say every week, I did manage to sample a few posts.
Elyse knew how the Supreme Court would vote way before the rest of us. A Very Strange Place earned a blog award. Well deserved. Even if he does wear a squid on his head.
Because he’s a pervert.
Susie Lindau got stuck in the worlds most expensive traffic jam. Whatimeant2say bestowed one of the coolest awards ever on me, which I’ll have to find a place to hang. (because really, it’s pretty cool!).
And Trifecta, in a legendary example of their obsession with 3, put up their week 33 challenge, with some brilliant entries!
Thanks for giving me a few minutes of laughter and thoughtfulness. I really do appreciate it, and I’m looking forward to catching up on everything I’ve missed!

That’s what a superhero looks like! Until he starts chewing on your furniture…

Last week, we wanted to know the inner you. The deeper you. The super you. So we asked. Because how else do you ever find anything out? And here’s what you guys answered to last week’s poll, My superpower is… (As always, my responses bring truth and justice in italics).

The power to confuse you. and if it gets really tricky, myself. LizzieC
(That wouldn’t be a real super…um…I mean…um…yes, I’d like flapjacks with that…or something…)
Silent and deadly (aka fartpower!) Kanerva
(She’s the only one who can conquer the evil Nostrilitis!)
being a flower on a wall…a wallflower! (Stacy Lyn)
(So your super power is…stamen-a? HAHAHAHA!!!)
I can be a mom & a Yaya simultaneously! @justsoozie
(If you were a MaYa, could you stop the AzTec end of the world thing?)
being asleep when any really difficult job comes up. Rose
(Does that mean a pillow would be part of your superhero costume? Are spandex pillows comfortable?)
the ability to ramble endlessly about myself without using even one swear word
(Um…is that a super power, or super deficiency?)
I know people when I sniff their butt. No, wait. That’s my dog. Michelle Motley
(You know Michelle, I’ve never actually seen you and your dog at the same time…)
Being able to complain about anything and everything! –Lily
(Sadly, it’s too late now for you to develop a secret identity to go with that.)
a laconic, yet powerful, sense of humor (unlike the lady in black in clip) b’kat
(I bet you’d look even better than her in black leather!)
ok, well the sense of humor would be acerbic, quick, laconic, quirky, so everyone would die laughing (yhis field is TOO small!!! buddhakat
(How would you defeat your arch enemy, Dour Man?)
Noticing that all of the above should be at the bottom – John Phillips
(WE HAVE A WINNER!!!)
mind control – which I would ONLY use for good!!! buddhakat
(I. BE. LIEVE. YOU. OH. WISE. ONE.)
“Octoblogger?” good one!!! buddhakat
(I rely on SyFy movies for all my wacky creature names.)
Always having energy…no matter how much my child tries to drain me of it!
(Wait – does that make your child a super villain?)
Able to Spot Pottery Barn BS in a single glance! LVernon
(Doesn’t it only take a single glance into Pottery Barn to see BS? And would you still be able to spot sustainable BS?)
repressed, oppressed and depressed, but not freshly pressed. Stay Abnormal
(No, but if a watery tart throws a scimitar at you, you could be king!) (anyone? anyone?)
baking bacon-chocolate chip cookies (as long as we’re all about bacon!) – asplenia
(Paula? Paula Deen? Is that you?)
ability to suck at submitting good answers to Guapo polls. (Frank)
(Frank, you’d need an infinite amount of time to be able to achieve that. I love yours answers to these!)
ADHD- Awesomely Daring & Hi-Larious Diva! GingerLicious
(No one would be able to see your logo. You’d blind them with your shininess!)
modesty. – BrainTomahawk
(Shouldn’t that be MODESTY!!!)
eating lots of asparagus without my pee smelling. ~flame
(You could say you have that power now, because I certainly wouldn’t want to confirm it.)
Being able to “Mel”tittask-According To Mags
(You could be MELtiple Powers Woman!*)
(For those of you who have no idea what this means, you should be following @AccordingToMags on twitter. And reading her blog!)

A secret. I like the element of surprise. SURPRISE!! See? It worked! KJ
(EEK!!! Hey, well done. And oh, my hiccups are gone! You have dual superpowers!)

Congratulations to John Phillips for an unprecedented two wins in three weeks! And from the offered choices, the most popular was a tie between BRRRAAAIIINNNNSSS!!!! and finding the baco- I mean…good in my fellow man. No, forget it, I mean bacon.. So congratulations to all you lucky winners.

And that brings us to this week.
One of the side effects of being pressed for time all week and doing everything on the run is that even the eating is done on the run. That’s right folks, sandwiches.
One of my favorite ones is the classic, PB&J.
But that got me to thinking. Peanut Butter is a noble spread, up there in the pantheon with butter…hummus…bactine (sorry, that’s for a different post).
So shouldn’t it be able to spread it’s cement like wings and fly? Smear itself joyously across the dance floor? That’s the question we slather on this weeks poll.
Vote as many times as you like. And if you write in for Other, leave a way to tell who you are and I’ll link back to you next week. Just do it by 2359 EST, on 5 June. Because that’s when this one ends…

There you have it. Another week thankfully drawing to a close.
Here’s a couple of videos for you until next time.
First, the PB&J video made me think of this. No idea why.

And a hilarious sketch with Carol Burnett and Robin Williams. A bit long, but worth it!

Have a great week everyone. And if you see anyone running like hell, that’s probably me.

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76 responses to “Friday Foollishness – Creamy/Crunchy Edition

  1. whiteladyinthehood

    Hope your personal matters work out and get better for you! Cool Friday post, Guapo!

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    • Thank you, whitelady. It’s looking like they will work out, so next week will probably just be the running around without the stress.
      Have a great weekend!

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  2. Just off to work, so will catch the post later today. I had to see who won and now I think I can retire from the blog world. I mean, how do you top being the poll winner 2 out of three times. What is left to do???

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  3. Thanks for the Carol Burnett clip. The Carol Burnett Show was one of the funniest shows ever!

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  4. I agree with Sandy…LOVE the Carol Burnett/Robin Williams clip…the two of them together is genius! Certainly made my day…hope everything works out for you Guap…remember to breathe. πŸ™‚

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    • Thanks kayjai. I’m actually sitting here reminding myself to breathe every so often.
      Have a great Canadia Day weekend!

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      • *sigh* is there something I can help you with? Ugh. I’m sorry you’re stressed…want me to politely tell someone to fuck off for you? How about posting a bat signal in the sky to ward off the evil villains and get bat man to kick someone’s ass…that’s usually how it’s done, I think? No? Come over and have a beer….or 10.

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  5. Where oh where did the bouncing peanut butter jelly come from? AAARGH. That was painful. I lasted 44 seconds… please spare me misery – was the remaining minute more of the same? PBJ is a bit of a cultural mystery to the Australian in me (vegemite & cheese: that’s a different story). The Finnish new settler in me has noticed that PB has only recently arrived here, and is still a novelty food. You won’t find it stocked with jams and spreads, rather on the American / British shelf or the ethnic section 😎
    Hope that the coming week has earlier nights for you.

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    • Yeah, that clip is an earworm in the worst way, Kanerva. It just repeats, over and over.
      hehehe
      I’m surprised Peanut Butter isn’t a thing worldwide! Though I still don’t have any idea what “vegemite” is, so…
      I’m hoping there will be good news today, and an easier week to come.

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  6. Way too much awesomeness for me to get a handle on El G, but I will walk away, eyes rolling in opposite directions, with these mind boggling statements battling for supremacy in my head: πŸ™„

    β€œThe power to confuse you. and if it gets really tricky, myself.”

    β€œI know people when I sniff their butt. No, wait. That’s my dog.”

    and

    β€œmind control – which I would ONLY use for good!!!”

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    • Sorry about that, IzaakMak. But that’s what happens when the cleverest commenters on wordpress have a venue to respond freely to the stupidest questions ever!
      Hope you jump in on this one, and have a great weekend!

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  7. Great post, Guap. Thanks for the shout out! You would never be mistaken for a vulture.

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  8. Thanks so much for including me in your “foolishness!” It is one of my goals to be as foolish as possible. No fooling!
    I hope you have a relaxing weekend after your stressful week. πŸ™‚

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  9. Hope things clear up too — it doesn’t look good in the time realm, you mention, so we’ll stay tuned for whenever you’re on track. What’s important is that you have time for you. πŸ™‚

    Also, what type of PB? Crunchy or smooth?? That’s the bonus question. πŸ™‚

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    • Thanks Asplenia! Despite the stress of not remembering to write these up until Thursday evenings, I really enjoy reading all the answers everyone comes up with, and it’s a fun way to unwind for me.

      I think crunchy or smooth depends on mood and what exactly you’re doing with it… πŸ˜‰

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  10. Am I ever going to escape the shame of the Squid Scandal?!

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  11. Thanks so much for the shout out! I’m a big fan of eating on the run. Ihope your week calms down sometime soon!

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    • You’re welcome, Mel! Eating on the run is fun if it’s on the way to something fun – like wolfing down a hot dog on the way to a ride at the fair.
      A cold slice of pizza while racing to the next thing you have to do ? Not so much…
      Glad to see you around, ecstatic you’re doing alright!

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  12. LOL! Great feature of the Wonderbutt award! I loved everyone’s answers to the superpower question! You have some very creative readers!

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  13. I’d never heard ‘Casbah’ before. But you’re right–it’s a great piece. You could even say Buddy & Rich “Rock the Casbah.” But I won’t.

    While it’s true that Avery Strangeplace wears a squid on his head, he wears it like nobody else!

    And I’m hoping next week will be better for you, too! Life can surprise you with its sweetness sometimes! I’ve got my fingers crossed for you, Bro!

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    • Thanks Smak. Rich vs Roach is a fantastic album overall, but I think it would be better to use the hyperbole in the sentence Strange rocks the squid.
      Because he really does.

      I’m hoping life surprises me with lottery millions, myself. Or at least a long nights sleep…

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  14. From wonderbuts to peanut buts to Carol Burnett and Robin Williams are the funniest pair no ands ifs or buts, your Friday Foolishness was worth waiting all week for as usual El Twinkletoes!

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  15. Dang it … I’m losing it. I visited this morning, but just notice I didn’t comment. Hmmm … too much energy going into thinking about the poll question! πŸ˜‰ Hard to believe I actually won once!

    Thanks for the great clip of Carol Burnett and for showing your jazz side of your musical nature. Have a good weekend … be safe, stay cool, and enjoy.

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  16. Aw darn! I was hoping my post on Mr. and Mrs. Smith would win an illustrious El Guapo Friday Foolishness honorable mention. Oh well, I’ll keep shooting for the stars.

    Hope you have a restfull weekend. πŸ™‚

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    • Gah! I thought your blog was private. I just checked, and of course, it isn’t.
      Sigh.
      HEY EVERYONE, GO READ SAVOR’S STUFF!!!!

      And I hope your weekend is also stress free.

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      • no no, I wasn’t looking for more traffic (although that would be fine too) I was just looking for a big fat pat on the back from you. You seemed quite taken with that post, and I thought, “oooooo, I wonder if he’ll mention that post on his friday foolishness edition.” ya know, I got all star struck and stuff.

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  17. I’m embarrassed to admit that I had a pair of those ‘parachute pants’ that MC Hammer made so popular.
    I totally forgot to submit my super power which leaves one to suspect it has something to do with procrastination, memory and Alzheimer’s.
    Have a great Weekend Guapo and thanks for the laughs!

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    • I had the Michael Jackson parachute pants in high school. 2 pairs.
      Thank goodness there were no camera phones or internet back then, Lisa.

      Glad you enjoyed this weeks roundup, hope your weekend is a blast!

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  18. Hi,
    Sorry to hear you had such a bad week, I really hope next week is a lot easier for you.
    Loved the Carol and Robin video, great laugh for the morning. πŸ˜€

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    • Went through a whole stack of Carol Burnett clips before settling on this one (my girl liked it most).
      Hope your laughs continue all day long, Magsx2!

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  19. So sorry you had a busy week but thank you for coming to Friday Foolishness! πŸ˜‰

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  20. The music was fabulous. And I adore Carol Burnett. That was hilarious. Anyone who could crack up Robin Williams during an ad lib is great.

    Needed this. Red.

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    • Then I’m glad I picked this clip, Red.
      Carol Burnett was everything from screwball zany to high class, and everything in between.

      Hope your weekend gives you some fun!

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  21. all the best people are a little bit foolish. as I like to joke, foolish is my middle name, or was anyway.

    by the way, I’m watching Princess Bride tonight. it’s been years, but all our talk of it made me want to go watch it again.

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  22. Hi El! I’ve nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. Here’s the link:
    http://shalvikap.wordpress.com/2012/06/30/the-versatile-blogger-award/

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    • Thank you so much Shalvika! You definitely deserve to get that award!
      I have to warn you, I utterly suck at responding to these, but again, thanks so much!

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  23. Sorry to hear your week sucked… Hopefully some nice peanut butter ideas will cheer you up!

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  24. well, what’s left to say, eh!?!? As everyone, I wish you a much better week next time… I really fail to see the “lessonhood” in such awful fiascos, but, whatcha gonna do!?!?!?
    I must go thanks IzaakMac for liking my superpower (mind control)…

    hope you get a chance to let the fractals rephresh you as you head on out for your wonderbutt weekend!!! (would you believe I actually had the fractals posted by noon!?!?!?
    kind of a busy week for me too, but nothing like you spinning your wheels!!!

    love and hugs,

    πŸ™‚

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  25. Add me to the list of people hoping next week is better than last week for you, Guap.

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    • Thanks so much, Madame Weebles. I’m very very touched by everyone’s well wishes. Really, I know the coolest bloggers and folk on the internet!

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  26. Wish next week better and less matters to work out. I had a very busy week, too. 😦 that really sucks

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  27. Casbah = superb. Passed on MC Hammer and he jelly beans videos. lol. Tough weeks make you stronger (didn’t you just do a poll on that)

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    • I was hoping to lull you with Casbah so you’d fall in to the PB&J trap below, John. Well spotted!
      And if I were answering that poll now, I’d have gone with something involving sharpened axes and a nap.
      but that’s just me..

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  28. You cook! You already know that beef goes fantastic with peanut butter, noodles, and snap peas… Hope your weekend went better than your week.

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    • Absolutely right, L&L. though sometimes it’s a little too easy to let the peanut butter overwhelm the other ingredients.
      Thanks, the weekend wasn’t too bad.
      Yes, the car died, but I also put in the air conditioner. which led to a nap.
      Ahhh…naps…

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  29. A friend of mine told me recently, “Only artists are allowed to express themselves. The rest of us are expected to stay in the box.” Is that true, Guap? Even if people have to earn a living in ways that are less than creative, there are other outlets for expression, like Guapola, for instance – don’t you agree?

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    • I think you friend is absolutely 100% wrong, Stacy. I think everyone is creative, even if their only expression is an occasional dance step while humming a favorite song.
      While I would love to make a living more creatively, the blogosphere and other hobbies easily fill my creativity RDA.

      Is your friend an artist, or someone who suppressed their creativity?

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      • She is required to live in the box to earn a living for her family, thus she lives in “quiet desperation” (to quote Thoreau). She is out-of-step with the “Other”, and I think it frightens them.

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  30. Hope your personal issues have lifted somewhat and you’re in for a better week! Interesting to see Robin Williams when he had hair. And lips! Happy 4th–

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    • Thank you lovehaunt. So far this week is looking to be better…
      You know, I’d never noticed robin’s lips before. I’ll have to keep an eye out for that…

      And a Happy and free 4th to you!

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  31. If Superheroes did indeed look like that dude above, we’d be munching and crunching on some way better story lines to our superhero flicks in most instances.

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    • Yes Cayman, but now you’ve got me thinking of the Wall of Legs in the Captain Slobber cave.
      And it’s a lot more disturbing than you’d think.

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  33. I think other! Bananas and carrots! I sometimes couple it with Nutella, too, and heat it up that way!

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    • Thank you, Ivelisse. I think I’m going to be ill now.
      (Don’t tell anyone, but I’m actually thinking of trying that. Without the Nutella though. Blech.)

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  34. You almost feel sorry for that guy in the funeral..I sometimes don’t get codes either, sob, sob!

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