Friday Foolishness – Elastic Edition


Today’s Music: Otis Redding – Sittin On The Dock Of The Bay-
Note on Today’s Music: One of my favorite songs, brought to mind in another thread by AFrankAngle. Thanks, Frank. Great call.

YEAH BABY!!! Friday at last! We made it. Thank. Goodness. The week (and hopefully the rain or heat or drought where you are) is almost behind us. And what does that mean? That’s right – the Friday Foolishness, to hopefully give you a smile and help set the tone for the weekend.
But before we get to my own peculiar brand of foolish, here’s a few of the many great posts I enjoyed over the week.
Bearded Iris is almost speechless over her trip to BlogHer ’12. Imakeeper was having issues with waxing.
And in an odd bit of syncronicity, Springfield Fem had the same problem. But someplace else.

Thanks to them, and all of you for a fun week of blogging!

But before we close the book on last week, we must, as we always do, seek answers to the big questions. Well, post answers actually. To some not so big (but hopefully fun) questions.
Last week, we asked what new events you would add to the Olympics to spice them up.
And if answering these polls was an Olympic sport, wow, would that podium be crowded!
Here’s what you had to say. (As always, my comments enter the record books in italics.)

The Roast of Edward Hotspur – wordsandotherthings
(Isn’t that what they feed the gold medalists?? (I hear it’s a little gamey)(hehehe))
I’m torn between knitting (world’s longest scarf!) and bobbing for apples. L&L
(How about bobbing for scarves!)
Womens Light Weight Brazilian Waxing. GingerWaxAlicious
(Is the competitor the waxer or the waxee? And can I be a judge?)
Womens 100 Yard-Dash-For-Her-Husbands-Cash. GingerSnaapedHisWallet
(Followed by the Mens 100 meter “We-don’t-need-one-of-those”)
Synchronized Shopping. GingerASnaapSnaap
(Only if they do it in heels.)
dumpster diving, or subway surfing (if nyc hosts) Brain_Tomahawk
(Trust me, BT, if they come to NYC, the new events will be Olympian Mugging and Mayor Punching.)
Simultaneous status updating across every social media possible (Kanerva)
(I’ve been training for that one!)
Tweeting (Kanerva)
(Wouldn’t that be a qualifier for the above?)
Dishwashing (Kanerva)
(Or they could use the dirty dishes for the disc event!)
Skateboarding (or has that already been)? Kanerva
(I think skateboarding is too stodgy a sport for the committee.)
according to a 10 yr old ‘burping’
(From the mouths of babes…)
Segway races: Michelle at Motley News
(Hey, that reminds me of…(see what I did there?) πŸ˜‰ )
mental pugilistics…stupid people need not apply. Red.
(Ohno, stupid people should definitely apply! (can we execute the losers of that competition?))
having a nap butimbeautiful
(WE HAVE A WINNER!!!)
Book cooking – for all of the white collar criminals out there
(My money is on Barclays. I hear they’ve been training hard.)
cowbell ringing (Stacy Lyn)
(They couldn’t get a big enough team. Kept needing more cowbell…)
Baggage handling. Zannyro
(Lose the baggage, win the gold!)
cordless bungee jumping (Sightsnbytes)
(Wireless technology to its logical extreme.)
I’m tired & too lazy to scroll all the way down to the comment box. Have a great weekend, Guap! πŸ˜€ (Lilly)
(Thanks Lilly! Hope yours is…olympic!!! HAHAHAH- sorry.)
artistic hedge sculpting? I might be more inclined to watch. (Lilly)
(Only if they have the hosts from HGTV as commentators!)
like whack-a-mole except with politicians and shovels. πŸ˜€ (Lilly)
(They tried it but too many people showed up for the tryouts.)
a spittin’ contest. It would be more like the pole vault, only with spit. ~Lilly
(They do very odd pole vaults in your part of the world…)
No, I didn’t sleep last night. Why do you ask??? (Lilly)
(I often catch the subtle clues…)
Don’t forget your happy thought. πŸ˜€ I hope you don’t actually post all of these.Lilly
(Nono, I wouldn’t post these at all.)
Porch Judging (judging people from one’s porch) Carrie Cannibalistic Nerd
(For the finals, you have to judge from someone elses porch!)
Donut decorating while sweating, flogging, frying & ringing handbells? – asplenia
(I shudder to think of the specialized equipment for that one.)
all male synchronized swimming – whatimeant2say
(This is revenge for the Knox, isn’t it?)
Blogger horse jumping -where bloggers have to jump the horses Linda V
(Only if it distracts from this blogger jumping the shark!)
Roller-Blading Derby!!! I want to see some people get jacked up!
(Perhaps you should focus your attention on the traffic snarls outside the events.)
sarcasm Stay Abnormal
(The trials start right here in the comments!)
Wall Street banker hurling (calahan)
(I thought most people hurled when hearing about Wall Street Bankers.)
synchronized bird flipping (Madame Weebles)
(I saw that team training on the subway.)
channel surfing Stay Abnormal
(To any channel not carrying the olympics!)
Beer bong!!!! I won’t be a DD, so we’re safe!
(If you aren;t driving, that means you can drink. So…umm…how does that make us safer? ;))
Ahhhhhhhhhh. Nothing could improve it (Elyse at 54.5)
(Elyse says the Olmpics are perfect!)
What else but Guaponian adventures Frank
(Sadly, half of those couldn’t be televised. And the other half can’t be comprehended! )
Beer Drinking. ONE Canadian can win something! KJ
(Sure, they’d win.But then give the trophy to someone else, just to be polite.)
Llama racing
(How much horwepower in one of those babies?)

Congratulations butimbeautiful for this week’s winning answer! And from the offered choices, the most popular was commentator flogging. (I’m lookin at you, Costas.). Congrats to all you winners out there, and your Olympic flogs are in the mail!

And that brings us to this week.

In the near future, I will finally be crossing Bungee Jumping off my list of things to do. I’m so excited I can barely speak. Which is this week’s poll.
What should I say (scream/shriek/pray)? It’s a big moment, and we all know how momentous some words can be.
So help me pick the right ones. Vote early, vote often, but vote soon, because this one closes out at 2359 EST on 9 August 2012.

And to distract you from worrying about my hilarious potential faceplant, enjoy these.
First, a quick bit of off-the-cuff from Groucho Marx

And next, the 2000 year old man tells us the origin of the word cheese.

Have a great weekend everyone. See you on the bounceback!

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90 responses to “Friday Foolishness – Elastic Edition

  1. Have fun…better you than me! ❀

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  2. Your last words NEED to be Unicorn Penis!

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  3. A tip of the cap to all the Olympic suggestions. Gotta love Groucho! And thanks for the shout out.

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  4. This might be one of my Favorite Friday Foolishness posts ever!! It’s the perfect way to kick off a kick-ass weekend!
    SNORT OUT LOUD! (No really, I just snorted out loud!)

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  5. Guapa,
    Do you think you can blog while bngee jumping? And take a picture? And read Le Clown’s blog, simultaneously? I think you can…
    Le Clown

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  6. Bungee jumping, eh? Warming up for a future sky dive, Guap? πŸ˜‰ Have a great weekend!

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  7. Have a most fucking awesome time…Now I have to think of more things for you to say while you’re flying in space, head first, your body hurtling uncontrollably into the vast open world, the wind…uh, I’ll think of something…

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  8. There are some great potential olympic events just begging to be included. I say we all start lobbying our local IOC representative NOW!!
    Bungy Jumping: have to say that I got all the way to the top, to look over the edge and decide that I wasn’t ready for that sort of leap. I walked the walk of shame! You are a far braver soul than me – do you have a Go-Pro to attach and record the moment (and your shrieks of joy/terror) for posterity? Good luck!

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  9. “Hang on mate i haven’t tied the strap to anything yet”

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  10. Good luck with the bungee jumping Guapo. I can’t wait to read all about it….with pics!! Have a great weekend. πŸ™‚

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  11. whiteladyinthehood

    The Groucho Marx clip was really cute! Love the song pick…Laughed and laughed at the poll comments. Happy Friday and enjoy the bungee adventure! (can’t wait to hear about it)

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  12. Eric Murtaugh

    “This one’s for you Steve! I’m gonna fly like an eagle…to the sea…sorta. Feed the babies?”

    How long do you suppose ol’ Otis has been sitting on that dock now?

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  13. Just the idea of bungee jumping makes me queasy, Guap. The fear of heights might have something to do with it. You’re a better man than I am. God speed and have a great time!!

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    • I’m not sure “better” is quite the right word here, Madame Weebles.
      I have a mild fear of heights. I just decided it wouldn’t keep me from doing this sort of thing.

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  14. I’m with Weebs. The idea of this makes me super queasy. I’m frightened for you. Because I’m dyslexic I actually thought your question was, What should my last lunch be? haha! Whatever your lunch is, I hope it’s not your last and I hope it stays down in your stomach where it belongs.
    Good luck, friend!!!

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  15. Bungee Jumping! Are you crazy? Are you out of your gourd? Are you EL Guapo? oh sorry you are El Guapo. I cannot wait to read all about it!! Oh what a story it will be! I’ll be watching you in my mind while I sittin’ on the dock of the bay. And thanks for always setting my weekend Foolish Barometer to just right!! πŸ˜€

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    • Thanks Linda! I’m guessing about half a second before I step off the bridge, I’ll be wishing I was sitting on the dock of the bay.
      Or standing way above the bay itself. Just in case…

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  16. LOL, rollerblading derby was mine!! I still think it would be highly entertaining, just sayin. β™₯

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  17. P.s. you are brave… BRAVE to be bungee jumping. I wish I had your courage… I need to grow some you know whats, then I could make lots of money in the science world AND jump fearlessly from good structures. ;-P

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  18. This made me think of a TV series from my childhood and the character Zebadee who always came and went with a loud BOING…

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  19. YOU ARE BUNGEE JUMPING? OMG!! I can’t wait to hear about it. Be safe!

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  20. Wow. So many great ideas! And, now that you mention it, mine probably is a good revenge for knoxing. You’re so clever. Good luck with the bungee jumping. I defied death from about 15 feet up today on an indoor “ropes course” – completely harnessed. I was very tempted to dive off into the skeeball tables.

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  21. Oh god, how scary! Aren’t you worried your eyeballs will pop out! Just do it once and then cross it off, ok? I love those olympic sports, could we have all those instead of the real ones??

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  22. free penny press

    Your title “Elastic Edition” cracked me up.. you are hilarious and I love the weekly vids.. A funny one I saw recently was when Don Rickles roasted Dean Martin…Classic too!

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  23. Love the poll answers this week! But even more, the idea of you flinging yourself off of something really tall (hopefully) and bouncing back! Your real-life adventure stories are a vicarious thrill for all of us. Happy weekend!

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  24. I really enjoyed listening to Sitting on the Doc of the Bay! Reading the poll was fun. Speaking of Fun WHAT? Your really really going to ………..j…uuu……mmm..p. Can’t wait to read all about it! I hope it goes well. I get a little queezy just thinking about it.

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  25. I’m lisening to Otiis again while I’m eating my Sheesh and Eggs. +)

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  26. So many good choices–I think mental pugilism might be my favorite, but I definitely agree with you, stupid people should be invited–nay, encouraged–to participate!
    Political whack-a-mole is also brilliant.
    And I know it was BeardedIris who talked about the blog convention and Imakeeper about waxing, but shouldn’t that be reversed?

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    • Well played, Smak – had to read that twice to sort that out.
      Political whack-a-mloe would be great – especially since legal penalties would have to be suspended!

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  27. “Roast of Edward Hotspur”? I don’t know whether to be flattered or offended by that.

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  28. Awesome! Have a blast…not a splat. Wish I could do that…but alas, I will have to stick with skydiving. Cannot wait to get out of this place where I have access to a real airport. I am so ready to jump. Bear says he will fly for me.

    I cannot believe I am the only one to vote Brains! Did I miss something? I mean, besides the relevant foundation for Unicorn Penis?
    Red.

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  29. Note to self: Stay off of Guap’s blog when under the influence of sleep deprivation. lol

    Otis! Great pick. πŸ™‚ I don’t have an immediate answer for this week’s question so I’ll have to get back to you on that. And I’m definitely looking forward to reading about your adventure and seeing a picture or two.

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  30. Haha this post is awesome! So many great questions, and your comments on them just make it even better.

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  31. I actually did Otis Redding’s “Dock” at karaoke over the weekend. The original version is recuperating….

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  32. well – i made it here.. actually back – I was here before but I couldn’t find a parking spot … I came back and added my choices to the poll AND have the peace of mind to know that you have already jumped and bounced and said … .. πŸ˜‰ It’s your tale hurry up and . although I did get a good sense of the whole thing on your Twitter.., I even threw up a little for you… not FOR you .. but ya know ..,for you ..like solidarity… Hope you are having a great time…loved the clips this week…I like Goucho Marx..

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  33. GAH! my WordPress widget unfollowed you! I have fixed it but I am sad to have been missing your posts.

    Whew. I feel better. Now off to visit Sandylikeabeach.

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  35. I think I did the poll wrong. I said what I would write as the first line of MY biography, not yours…whoopsies!

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