Friday Foolishness – Posterity Edition


Today’s Music: Of Monsters and Men – Little Talks
Note On Today’s Music: No idea if these guys have staying power, but I’m digging this song lately…

Wow!
Jumping off a bridge is fantastic!!!! There will be more on that in an upcoming post.
I was out of touch the whole week. A half decent internet connection and a netbook with next to no resources. If not for my phone, I wouldn’t even have had twitter. And that would really have sucked.
On the bright side, I have a monster stack of what I know will be fantastic blog posts to go through when I’m settled back in.
Today’s Music:
But that doesn’t mean I’ve forgotten about y’all. How could I – not with so many great suggestions from last weeks poll – El Guapo’s launch (last?) words should be….
I’d be honored to have any of you write my eulogy. Just not yet.
So here they are, your answers to last weeks poll. (As always, my comments dangle in italics.)

AAAAAS YOOOOOU WIIIIISH (a little Princess Bride reference) wordsandotherthings
(Wasn’t that followed by “Ow ow ow” as Wesley fell? A lot?)
to INfinity and beyoooonnnnnddddd! LizzieC.
(Or perhaps “This isn’t flying. It’s falling with style!”)
anything is better than squealing like a little school girl right? LizzieC
(I keep telling myself that…)
No taillllll not a monkeeeeeeeey.. Lizzie C
(Technically, the bungee cord is a tail. Are you calling me a monkey?!? ;))
I forgot the shampoooooooo……
(For the soiling involved, shampoo isn’t quite the cleanser I need…)
I ought to write a blog post on my death…
(Done. Fortunately, I keep pushing back the auto-publish date)
“Beam me up, Scotty!” Michelle at Motley News
(I canna stretch the cord any more, Cap’n!)
I’ll be back – hotspur
(More like “I’ll be back”…Boing…”I’ll be back”…Boing…)
Khaaaaaaaaaaaaannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (hotspur)
(Reminds me of a klingon proverb…)
no “hanging Boris” tricks, now, hear?!?!? http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/0
(Sadly, they took down the link. I think I’m thankful for that…)
Ooohhhhhh Shhhhhiiiii…”SPLAT”……. GingerSnaapedYourCord
(You’d think I’d jump from high enough to at least finish the word.)
I don’t want to Bungee back through my throw up… Bipolarmuse β™₯
(Better than bungeeing thrugh someone elses!)
Cheeeeze Whiiiiiz! Carrie Cannibalistic Nerd
(I that what I’m yelling, or what my vomit looks like?)
Geronimommy! Linda V
(WE HAVE A WINNER!!!)
Wait! My mushrooms haven’t kicked in yet. Stay Abnormal
(Actually, I never let the high end!)
Shouldn’t I be wearing pants? – Calahan
(The answer to that question is always “Probably not”.)
Spoon!! – Alex Autin
(I was thinking “Not the face!”)
I’m an iddioooooooottttttttt (Elyse 54.5)
(Pretty sure that’s redundant as soon as I strap on the harness…)
I REGRET NOTHING! Just in case… πŸ˜‰ NBI
(The regret comes 2.5 seconds after you jump.)
Voi V**** (Kanerva) (It’s the Finnish equivalent of the F-word!)
(My brain was in no shape to translate to English, let alone Finnish!)
Doesn’t what you scream depend on whether the cord holds? Sandylikeabeach
(In that case the scream is the same. It’s jst the landing that’s different.)
Where’s my pants! KJ
(That quesion isn’t just for bungee jumping, kayjai.)
El Guapo rides again! (FrankFrank)
(Maybe “El Guapo ‘sproings’ again”?)
Oh No! I tied a slipknot! Aeeeeeeeeeeeeeee SPLAT!!!!
(And that’s the last time I blow off the safety lesson!)
Unicorn penis! Bats 0711
(Couldn’t do profane. There were kids jumping. Without hesitation. Show offs.)
Babble at me, baby. (?) (Stacy Lyn)
(Oh, there was definitely babbling. And not the cool manly kind either!)
Congratulations to Linda Vernon for this week’s winning answer! And from the offered choices, the most popular was (by an overwhelming margin) Are you sure? Shouldn’t the cord be attached to me? So congrats to all of you who give me credit for paying attention up there too!

That’s the photographer i want for my cover shot!


That brings us to this weeks poll. As I stood about 200 feet off the deck, contemplating my doom, I wondered: Did I leave the gas on? Would Danny Devito play me in a movie version of my life? How should my biography begin?
That’s this weeks poll, everyone. In your autobigraphy, what will be the first line? Answer cotemplatatively, answer whiically, but anwer before 2359 est, 16 August, becuase that’s when this one ends.

And until next time, enjoy these:
First, the Smothers Brothers go electric!

And some of you will remember these – some quickies, from Rowan and Martin.

Have a great week, y’all!

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95 responses to “Friday Foolishness – Posterity Edition

  1. Glad you had fun! Guess if all your friends jumped off a bridge you not only would, but would anyway!
    I don’t have to look up “Mr.Tibbs” ITHOTN is an awesome movie.

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  2. I am wondering if i am in an alternate universe.. do you see this?> how many times has this EVER happened before? I mean look at me…Im on the top of …. ok well .. I was going to imply that yes the cord was indeed a tail but ..something monkey and monkey shape and I have no clue.. I am still in shock that ..is this thing on? for real? And its friday? Hey! Omg I LOVE the Smothers Brothers – grew up listenng to them and I am going to come back for the beginning of my autobiography – I was born a poor…well its already been taken and I really want to make an impact eith the first sentence cause then I can meander and lollygag.. awesome post! glad you got to go .. -)

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  3. A gripping life

    Yay! You survived! I think we were all holding our breath for you – not really, but figuratively. Looking forward to a detailed account of the jump, as long as you didn’t bounce through your vomit, I’m happy to hear it. Btw, is that picture of you? If it is, the judges give you all 10’s on your gorgeous bungee form. : )

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    • Sadly, that picture isn’t of me, Lisa. I’m waiting for the pics they took to come in.
      The video my girl took makes me look like a bag of rocks. Very graceless.
      (Yeah, I’ll be posting it.)

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  4. Woosh! You keep getting cooler now you’ve jumped off a bridge! (That sounds suicidal though, now I say it like this) I didn’t know that song was such a widespread hit, unless you too live in Belgium, secretly.

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    • I heard that song four times a day, three days in a row. On the same station, NBI.
      And yeah, you may want to mention that there was a cord when you say that!

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  5. Glad to hear that you had a great jump! Meanwhile, I remember watching of those shows. You bet your sweet bippy they were classics! Love the Mr Tibbs reference. Believe it or not, I think of him every time I eat at Chipotle. Because of the drinks they offer, I seem to approach the drink fountain saying, “They call me Mr. Pibb.” Looking forward to your bungee post!

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  6. Glad you survived and had fun. I can’t wait for the post! I’m off to my interview…have a great weekend!

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  7. I am so jealous of your bungee jump! Actually, let me rephrase that; I am glad you did it and not me. I would be too scared! As for a first line…can we steal? “I was born a poor black child.” Yeah, and I always had a Twinkie and a can of Tab for my birthday meal. Good times ;D

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  8. Is that you in the picture?

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  9. I can’t wait to read the post Guapo, have a great weekend!

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  10. Wow, a bungee jump! Can’t wait to hear more…..sometimes I love being off the grid without phone, internet connections. Sadly doesn’t happen anywhere as often as I’d like! I hope you haven’t forgotten that today is also the release day for The Bourne Legacy πŸ˜‰

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  11. I’m so glad you survived the big bounce! I’ve been waiting with baited breath wait I’m not sure what that means I must google it. Well let’s just say I’ve been waiting to as the News paper folks would say “Read all about it!” Glad you had fun. I enjoyed the Smother Brothers going electric funny and Laugh In great blast from the past I was a kid, but I kind of remember it. Sock to your self. :+)

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  12. Glad you enjoyed the jump – was it elasticated heaven?

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  13. Penis is not a bad word. Trust me those little kids have heard worst.

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  14. You are 1000X braver than me, Guap. You’re a bold dude.

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  15. I am incredibly impressed by your bravery, Guap. Glad you had such an awesome time. I’m also happy you’re back and in one piece. If it were me, they’d have been sending my body back in a matchbox because I’d have lost all my shit.

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  16. OMG you did it?? Is that a picture of you? I can’t wait to hear more!! Maybe being off the grid was a good thing — get some downtime. You got quite a hefty load to carry now so it’s okay, we’ll wait patiently until you’re back. You don’t have to catch up, everything is as you left it here online. πŸ™‚

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  17. That is a really great photo of the leap off the bridge. One I will never be “posing” for. I don’t even like to jump off the curb.

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  18. (I canna stretch the cord any more, Cap’n!) and (Better than bungeeing thrugh someone elses!) and (More like β€œI’ll be back”…Boing…”I’ll be back”…Boing…) LOL!! OMG! these made me laugh!

    I’m so glad you survived your Bungee Jump! I didn’t see you around all week and I was actually starting to get a little worried. I can’t tell you how happy I am that you are still alive, El Guapo, almost as happy as I am that I WON THE POLL!! Can’t wait to go Bungee Jumping via your blog! πŸ˜€

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  19. Ha! Good to hear I’m not the only one making questionable decisions! (And do we all get bonus points for not requiring adult diapers? Hmmm…) Just went skydiving yesterday, and it is truly the strangest thing. Afterwards, you’re sitting there, eating dinner, going, “Did we jump out of a plane five hours ago? Huh?”

    Had you been bungee jumping before? Oh and have a good weekend!

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    • HOW WAS IT????
      You’re right, L&L, the come down after is very…weird.

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      • The craziest thirty seconds EVER!! Followed by five minutes that feel a lot like parasailing. Floating while sightseeing, which is awesome. Afterward I wanted to go again, if not for the price tag!

        My friend though was in weird shape, nauseous with a headache. You would have thought I’d taken her out drinking, not skydiving. I ended up driving back to Redondo Beach while she calmed down.

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  20. A gripping life

    This is my opener… ” Buckle up, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride.”
    (Okay, Bette Davis said some version of this in “All About Eve” but it’s a good one and perfect for my Autobiography. )
    Lisa
    A Gripping Life

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  21. You mean my next autobiography, right? Hope you get back to civilization soon. So tell me again what idiot in a PTB position decided variety shows sucked? I would much prefer reruns of them that the garbage which people watch today (I have not watched television in years.).
    Red.

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  22. I’ve nominated you for some award because you have made me smile so many times and you’re so kind and blahblahblah- just check it out, I’d say.

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  23. whiteladyinthehood

    WooHoo, Adventure Guy! Loved the post!

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  24. Why are characters in books named things like Katherine Kavanagh anyway? Whatever happened to non-glamorous names or the names that the current famous parents are coming up with? This just sounds so regal. Jane Smith, Apple Paltrow-Martin, Blue-Ivy Carter, John Davis, Brad Turner, Blanket Jackson, or even the sisters Fifi Trixibelle, Peaches Honeyblossom, and Little Pixie.

    I picture the Queen of England when I think of Katherine Kavanagh, but even the real Queen’s new granddaughter-in-law is named Kate. No I haven’t read the Grey book yet, but I “googled it” as you suggested and this was the very first thing that popped in my head. Either make the name super weird, thereby becoming super normal for this generation, or super normal and it’s still just super normal.

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  25. Handsome,
    I love this video. As for jumping off bridges…..hmmm. Does leaving my ride in town and walking home across the Brooklyn Bridge at three o’clock in the morning whilst in the big fat middle of insobriety count?
    Nope? I didn’t think so.

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  26. Do you live in Colorado? If not, you may want to think about coming on over…thanks for making me smile. =)

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    • No,I live in NYC Stacie. I did make it out to Steamboat Springs a few years ago and thought it was one of the prettiest towns I’ve seen,
      And glad to make you smile!

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  27. That is one huge leap of faith up there! Glad to meet you! I hope i don’t catch our daring ways! Regards!

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    • A pleasure to meet you, Blazing Trail!
      Aw, don’t you want to catch just a little of it? I also cross the street in the middle of the block sometimes, if you prefer… πŸ˜‰

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  28. Welcome back! And great to see an adventurous picture! πŸ˜€

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  29. Glad it wasn’t a bridge over troubled waters.

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  30. Your surveys are so witty!! They deserve two exclamation marks – maybe even more than two!!!!

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  31. I’d have gone with the Princess Bride response, personally!

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  32. Of Monsters and Men…very good.

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    • Was in Portland and heard that song every three hours on the radio.
      Good thing it’s a catchy tune!

      Nice to see you,John. Hope you’re enjoying the hell out of your summer!

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  33. Can’t wait for the Bridge Jumper edition! Glad your spotty internet seems to be back ‘on’, love this week’s poll! I’ll think about it for the rest of the day to see if there is something else waiting to emerge…

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  34. Vizzini: HE DIDN’T FALL? INCONCEIVABLE.
    Inigo Montoya: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
    You are one brave soul. The closest I have come doing extreme sports is zip lining and a very high ropes course, though if I fell off the ropes course it would have been bungee jumping.

    I really like your blog. You’re fun and funny a great combination. I would love it if you took the time to come look though my blog.

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    • Thanks so much, Rebecca. And I’m smiling as I type this because I know something you do not know.
      I am not left handed.
      Don’t sell yourself short – the ropes courses I’ve seen take a fair bit of courage.
      Looking forward to reading your blog as soon as i finish up here!

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  35. Just checking in to say Hello. :+) Hope things are OK. Did you bounce back from the Bungee jump or did you go splat…..

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  36. Missed this post and poll deadline with the stuff I had going on but I’m glad I didn’t miss the actual jumping post. Hoping it will be later today! So thrilled for you and your awesome self!!!!!! πŸ™‚

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