Friday Foolishness – Podium Edition


Today’s Music: Hanson – Give A Little
Note on Today’s Music: Say what you will about them. This one is a fun song.

Well, that was unexpected. Even though it shouldn’t have been. I’ve always said that I know the coolest people online. After my last post, I’m pretty sure I understated it. The comments and support y’all left me were touching and inspiring, and I can’t thank you guys enough!
So once more, for anyone that missed it last time:
You. Guys. Rock.
(I’d say let’s do a group hug, but I don’t do those anymore, not after what I like to call “The great Garbanzo Incident”. And that’s all I have to say about that.)

But it isn’t just comments here that brighten my day or cheer me up. It’s also stuff out there on your own sites.
Betty Rants took me on a trip to the salon. Nicole Warner answered the age old question of what a singer should say when asked to sing something. Now.
And Alex Autin is back on-line! Enough to cheer anyone up!

And yet, in the midst of all these firm affirmations of this life, what of the next life? Because I’m generally tactless, yeah, I asked. Last weeks poll wanted to know what you thought it would be. Specifically, You hope the afterlife… And boy, do you guys have some…unusual thoughts for the afterlife. (As always, my comments live on in italics.)

Idiot free (Frank)
(Then who will we make fun of all day?)
has froyo and cabernet!!! (wordsandotherthings)
(It’s the afterlife. They have cabernet flavored froyo!)
has great food, valet parking and an open bar. Kanerva
(Alas, no valet parking – everyone uses limos. But that means you can take even fuller advantage of the bar!)
bites my Fundamentalist sister in the ass.
(Afterlife: now with even sharper teeth!)
is a big, puffy, fluffy, comfy cloud of BRRRAAAIIINNNSSS!
(Have you checked out the hammocks by the Medulla? Right near the jacuzzi…)
“You could be headed for the serious strife Now you make the scene all day But tomorrow there’ll be Hell to pay” Listen to Squirrel Nut Zippers –Quirky
(One woman’s heaven is another man’s hell…)
Free of stupidity
(Whoa – this is the afterlife, not utopia!)
has better weapons, dance clubs and far fewer clothes. Red.
(This is the afterlife. Sounds like you’re looking for a Ren Faire.)
(Also, you made me think of the Highlander series. Dude always had a sword to pull out. Even when naked. Where did he keep it?!?)
has nice fluffy beds to sleep in.butimbeautiful
(Wait – we’ll still be tired in the afterlife??? Crap.)
gets renovated before I get there. lizziec
(The next renovation is scheduled for after Keith Richards and Mick Jagger check in. 70 years or so…)
has good irish whiskey, no hangovers and lots of food. fried. lizzie c
(Afterlife as neighborhood bar. Sounds about right…)
oh oh I know! Id made entirely of… donuts. mmm with sprinkles. lizzie c
(I think the folks looking for beds won’t like the donut pillows…)
is all you can eat. Carrie Cannibalistic Nerd
(It is. And calorie free!)
Has unicorns, Philadelphia Eagles and cake. Oh and BATMAN!
(A little too heavy on the fantasy here. Philadelphia Eagles? Really?)
has lots of hot chicks. Bwa ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!!! Sigh. – Guess who
(Hmmm…could be you! And I am so not getting involved in this.)
has nachos! (Lilly)
(Afterlife nachos don’t give you gas!)
has extended happy hours stay abnormal
(They’re only 12:01 to 11:59, but you can talk to management if you like.)
has no sanctimonious types I wouldn’t want to spend 5 mins with. (Elyse 54.5)
(Nope. They all do 4:59 shifts in the “Beat The Hell Out Of Someone!” booths.)
doesn’t have an aftertaste. – calahan (mikecalahan.wordpress.com)
(No guarantees. Sadly, no one that ever designed a Cola flavoring made it to this part of the afterlife.)
has a bar. (Madame Weebles)
(What, just one?!?)
has an after-after life, in case I screw that one up too
(Check the counter at the golf course. They give great mulligans!)
welcomes me with Jennifer Aniston on my left and Gabrielle Union on my right.~RC
(Dude, you know they’re going to be jealous when the papparazzi focus on you…)
…it wouldnt hurt to have Kim Kardashian at my rear 😉 ~RC
(Why is it impossible to hear “Kim Kardashian” without also hearing “Rear”?)
involves 8 hours of consistent sleep every night! —asplenia
(Just 8? Slacker.)
I’ll see dead people-Mel🙂
(WE HAVE A WINNER!!!)
I get to play in a band with Guap and travel the world…maybe a little karaoke.
(K, but we’ll need 1:58 in each song for the kazoo solo.)
doesn’t have an after taste – John Phillips
(John, please take the afterlife out of your mouth.)
Has a lot of desks for sculpture building. I’ll need a hobby…KJ
(Not sure if there are any desks, KJ. It’s not like any of us will be working there.)

Congratulations to Mel for this weeks winning answer. And from the offered choices, the most popular was I’m an atheist. Y’all are worm food.. So congratulations to all you circle of lifers out there too!

Boldly going…well…someplace…


Here on Isla d’El Guapo, we pride ourselves on being topical (like a rash skin cream!). So when we checked the newspaper our fish was in and saw the Olympics were starting, we had to ask – does anybody still watch the Olympics?
And would more people watch if there were more engaging sports?
Then we saw this from Elyse at 54.5 (a Guapotian in excellent standing!) and knew we weren’t the only ones asking.
So it’s up to you. Make the Olympics more relevant. Strip away the sponsorships and the professional athletes and bring it back to its earlier, purer state. Make it less stressful and more fun again.
Or at least, pick a fun new sport!
Pick creatively, and pick often. But pick before 2359 EST on thursday, 2 August. Because that’s when this one closes.

And to keep you distracted while they engrave your names on your medals, enjoy these…
First off, a great short tale from George Burns

And just for giggles, please enjoy Moses, and Toeses and Roses and more!

Have a great week everyone. Catch you on the flipside…

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58 responses to “Friday Foolishness – Podium Edition

  1. Fun post, thanks for the smile. AND, I love George Burns…

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  2. Shit! I forogt to vote! But Mr. Guess Who’s answer reminded me of what my write in was gonna be-

    I hope the after life is void of any Highly Confident Guys.

    As always, good one Guap! Have a shiny weekend!

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  3. Can’t go wrong with George Burns! At least Cincinnati was only the setting of the joke. 😉 Thanks for Gene Kelly too. Have a good weekend !

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  4. free penny press

    Happy weekend to you !!
    🙂

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  5. Guap!
    just seeing if you are paying attention..
    ok how about we just call it a pub… like CHEERS – where everybody knows your name? that would be cool tight? I think I might be ok with hanging out there…. huh? yes I am still on the aterlife…. its kinda oh nevermind… I think for the Olympics – well I will add my choice on the poll but I thought of Candidate Toss since the Summer one s fall in conjunction with our Election Year but I figured it wouldn;t fly 🙂 How about Bungee Jumping? 🙂 Have a most excellent Friday and weekend.:-)

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    • Gah – can’t believe I missed Candidate Toss!
      And no matter what I’m doing, I rarely miss a shout out for a good neighborhood bar, LizzieC!
      Have a fun weekend!

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  6. I’m honored I was chosen. I’d like to dedicate this win to …oh..I seem to be talking to myself (again). 🙂

    Here’s hoping for a great week for you, Guap! Big hugs to you!

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  7. Welcome back, Guap! Not that you went anywhere, but your spirits seem lifted. Or spirits have lifted you, depending on what you believe of the before-life. Or I guess it’s the now-life. Or something. Anyway, Moses and Toses vid ‘not available’ (?) Wah. Would like to see. Happy Friday!

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    • Great to be here, Laura! I’m sorry the video didn’t play…not sure what the problem is. It’s a great bit from Singin In The Rain.
      Happy Friday, have a great weekend!

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  8. Nothing could make the olympics palatable. And I love the clip of Gene and Donald. Great clip, great movie. Thanks!

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  9. Happy Friday, Guap! And you can’t go wrong with George, Gene AND Donald. In lieu of a group hug, let’s just do a fist bump. Solid.

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  10. At 12 minutes past 8 this morning the people of Britain were invited to ring a bell for 3 minutes to welcome the Olympics. I rang the front doorbell and relaised pretty quickly the battery had died. Nobody else in the road appeared to be making any attempt. So bell ringing may not take on.

    Prone Cynicism may do though.

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    • I think we should stick with the bell ringing, GfB. If we bring enough attention to it, maybe the committee will make sure there is proper battery funding…
      I think if we went with Prone Cynicism, there may be too many applicants to be able to sort through.

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  11. I voted and added my own sport! Didn’t Hanson do MMMmmmBop??

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  12. Oh thats great, I needed some Hanson fun this afternoon! I actually used to enjoy their stuff – it was always “different” teenybopper stuff, had a bit of a kick to it. Not the average crap. And the lead singer has a really good voice, unlike the synthesized drivel we’re often subjected to! God, I’m starting to sound like my granddad……I used to roll my eyes when he started off on his rants. Now I am him…..

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    • I saw a clip of them doing a live stripped down version of this song and it was still pretty good, Nicky.
      And it sounds like your Granddad had good music sensibilities 😉

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  13. Hahaha! I don’t know why but I love the idea of Olympic donut decorating! LOL! and I forgot to put my name on my answer last week! But I did enter. (Mine was the one without my name on it)!! I love George Burns deeply! And Mel certainly deserved his Friday Foolishness Survey Olympic Gold Medal!

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  14. Love the Kelly/O’Connor clip! One of my favorites! Always puts a smile on my face – just like you!

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  15. I wanted to vote twice but I can’t! I loved “competitive NOT watching” — haha! You are hilarious. Have a good weekend, hope your loved one improves and will be out of the hospital soon!

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    • I’m sorry, asplenia – I thought I had it set to allow multiple votes.
      Thanks, and right now, it’s looking like the relative is going in waves of big steps forward, small steps back. So overall the prognosis is good…

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  16. Moses Supposes is one of my favorite things from one of my favorite movies.

    And I love the Olympics, it’s basically the only time I watch sports save for the occasional tennis tournament.

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    • My girl admire your taste in movies, Carrie.
      I prefer the winter olympics – if only for the combo skiing/target shooting race. That’s just bizarre.

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  17. A gripping life

    That’s my favorite scene from Singing in the Rain. Makes me want to get up and dance. This leads me to my suggestion for a new Olympic sport – I’d like to see a global dance-off. Second choice-something to do with eating, basically something that the USA could get a gold medal for.
    Also, I love Hanson! Very talented indeed- great catchy songs.

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    • Isn’t Eurovision like a global dance off?
      And I would be very afraid to see the trials for the eating team, Lisa.
      I wonder who would sponsor it – Crisco or Weight Watchers?

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  18. Hope you had a good week, Guap. You certainly made mine better. ❤

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  19. Thanks for the shout-out, Guap! You made my day!
    Love the videos! I hadn’t seen Moses Supposes in years, those two were amazing! Maybe instead of the white color book cooking sport I added to your poll (and forgot to put my name on) we need tap dancing! A performance like that can make anyone smile! World peace could be just around the corner!
    (I must be on vacation to make a comment like that!)
    Hope you have a fabulous weekend, and the coming week kicks the last one to the curb then jumps up and down on it!
    Peace, laughs, and mohawks,
    Amy

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  20. There is some pretty great foolishness here today! Hahaha!

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  21. That was Fun! I enjoyed the last video as well so much energy. That’s how I felt this morning after drinking a bunch of coffee. Well….without the dancing part. Boy, great dancers!

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  22. whiteladyinthehood

    George Burns = awesome. Great post! I smile and laugh every single time I come here…you’re the best.

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  23. And I’m apparently a little confused, because I lumped my Hanson comments in with the more serious comments on your previous post. Perhaps no one will notice.

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  24. very funny clips – you’re so, what’s that word for people who like heaps of different stuff, well you’re it. HATE the stupid Olympics. Except for opening ceremony, that was good! Couldn’t they just leave it at that and go home?

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    • Eclectic? Varied? Insane?
      I agree with you, beautiful. I vaguely remember when the Olympics was an all amateur event, and much more fun (and less hyped!)

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  25. OK, so there has to be a wavelength connecting us…I was talking about tap dancing and the great dancers of the last century with my sister just before you posted this. Absolutely great foolishness. Did you ever see George Burns? He was fabulous.

    And I always wondered the same thing about Highlander…
    Red.

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  26. Isla d’El Guapo, Mexico right? Bay of Cortez?

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  27. The picture of the milky way reminds me of the list of things that I wanted to do in my life time. I have put that list in the drawer for awhile, and now I think I should take it out and start to make my dreams, one by one, to come true. 😀 One of them is to go to a place where is totally dark to photoshoot the milky way. Just like the image you show us here on your post.

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