Friday Foolishness – East Coast Edition


Today’s Music: Labrinth – Express Yourself
Note On Today’s Music: Not my usual thing, but I really like the backbone, and thought it was a fun tune to boot. Hope you like it!

Hurricane recovery! Election! Snowstorm in NYC! But none of that compares with some of the great stuff that was in the ‘sphere this week.
Running On Sober finished her thoughts on finishing a marathon. Becca went one-on-one (really, two-on-one) against the bugs!!!
And in a nod to politics, Gemini Girl wrote what I thought was an excellent summation of the late political frenzy.
And that’s just the tiniest sliver of what was great this week.

Also, for those that want to help those still in need from the disaster wreckage, please visit The Red Cross.

Something that was great last week, was (of course) last week’s poll.
It was the one year anniversary of the Friday Foolishness, and we wanted to know what you learned. And judging from the answers, you all have surpassed the teacher.
Here’s what you said. (As always, my comments are commemorated in italics.)
I’ve learned that I haven’t learned a damn thing! I want my money back! Snaap
(Sorry – it’s all been spent on the Guapo concert ticket and wayward ice cream recovery fund.)
You are probably an in the closet zombie – Becca 25tofly
(Nono, the braaaiiiinnnss are there for…nevermind)
Barack Obama says what he means, and means what he says… Androgoth
(Nono – the political polls don’t start until the next campaign cycle. Next Tuesday, I think.)
there’s a reason I was put on this earth (words&otherthings)
(Hope they aren’t too upset you’re spending your time here!)
I like to participate in group activities after all. –jell jell
(It’s like yoga, but without all the sweating and grunting. Or beneficial side effects…)
Your readers are very witty and you are not allowed to stop – John Phillips
(I was going to go with “inane leading the silly”, but yeah, witty works too I suppose…)
We need to have Friday on all the days which end in Y ~ Red
(Wouldn’t that be better as Saturday?)
there is a funny, wonderful guy who lives in NYC who always makes me laugh! LindaV
(Is he taller than me?)
I look forward to Friday Foolishness all week! Benzeknees
(Move to NYC. You can get foolishness everyday!)
That Mitt Romney is Scary
(But his hair is perfect! (Anyone? Anyone?)
Nobody ever picks what’s offered. Elyse 54.5
(Hey, I’m just glad you guys read these!)
Obama can still kick ass… Androgoth
(He writes all of these responses.)
“BRRAAAIIIINNNNNSSSSS!!!!” is surprisingly versatile answer. – calahan
(Also, a surprisingly versatile food topping! nevermind…)
Mitt Romney walks like he has a cork up his ass… Well I only said… Androgoth
(You have to stop going through my drafts folder…)
all of the above, plus the fact that laughing only takes one question…NBI
(If only I could figure out what that question is…)
Frankenstein would have made a much better candidate… Androgoth
(What demographic are you living in?!?)
Everyone Talks Bollocks… Androgoth
(Yes, but they sing about the Sex Pistols.)
I can smile at least once a week. (Stacy)
(WE HAVE A WINNER!!!)
They make me dizzy…oh, you said ‘Polls’, I thought you said’ Pills’
(Well, if you’re using the Poles right! Oh wait, I mean Polls…)
All of the above is still missing – Kanerva ❤
(Should we:
-look in other polls?
-File a missing answer report?
-None of the above?
HAHAHAHAH-
I’ll show myself out…)

A helluva lot of people have more wit than me. (Frank)
(But none of them have your joie devivre. Your elan. Your knowledge of where to find green spaghetti!)
They make my Friday so much better! KJ
(The doctors at the clinic say I’m much better on Fridays too!)

Congratulations to Stacy for this weeks winning answer! And from the offered choices, the most popular was we’ll answer pretty much anything…. Congratulations to all the pickers of that one, and I couldn’t be happier that it’s true!

Sandy looks much prettier from space…


This was a rough week in the northeast. The tri state area got hammered by a hurricane. Then a Nor’easter. And Trump still lives around here.
What does Mother Nature have against this area? That’s this week’s question, everyone.
Answer organically, answer naturally. But answer by 2359 EST on 15 November. Because that’s when this one closes.

And until we meet again, enjoy these.
I’ve never had Carlton Draught, no idea what it tastes like. But just from their sense of humor here, yeah, I’d give it a try.


Have a great week, and keep an eye out for me. (Not literally,Androgoth.)
I’ll be around…

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76 responses to “Friday Foolishness – East Coast Edition

  1. free penny press

    It has certainly been one helluva week EG..Elections, storms and stiff-haired men, Oh My!!
    Have yourself an ice-cream filled weekend 🙂

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  2. I drank a few Carltons when I was in Australia back in ’96. As I recall, they were quite tasty. Love the commercials!

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  3. It’s been a crazy week, for sure. I hope y’all are doing ok up there in winterland.

    Finally – I won Friday Foolishness. Now I can smile once a week and then some!! ❤

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  4. Friday mornings are so much better with you in my bed. I mean reading you in bed. You know, before I get up and go to work. And I’ll have to come back for more later to read all your Friday Fun Followers….

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  5. whiteladyinthehood

    Stay warm and have a great weekend,Guapo!

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  6. Thanks for the mention Guap! I’ll be walking taller all week, in part because I can finally walk again, in part because you’re good for my ego and in part because I’m still flying high from my marathon finish.

    I hope you have a great week! My thoughts are with everyone in the northeast affected by Sandy.

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  7. Guapo,
    Thanks for including me in today’s Friday Foolishness. I love what you do here. You put prose that you find interesting into the blogosphere without asking for anything in return, a real-time definition of the word “generous”. We’d all be better off taking a page from your book.
    Have a great weekend,
    Stacie (aka Gemini Girl)
    =)

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    • As always, yours was a great post, Stacie. I hope everyone checks it out.

      Though I’d have never pegged you as someone who tears pages out of books… 😉

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      • It’s funny you say that. I’m literally about to tear pages out of a new copy of “Catcher in the Rye” for a painting. I’m having my MIL (who’s an artist) make Aspen tree trunks for a painting, using the texture of the print from some of my favorite passages. It’s a really cool technique. Happy weekend and thanks again. =)

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  8. Weee! Thanks for the mention! I love that the popular predetermined response option was, “We’ll answer pretty much anything”. Like we are poll addicts or something. Is it next Friday yet?

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  9. I hope everything gets back to normal quickly! I have to wonder though. With the NYC odd/even license plate gas fill up situation, what happens to the folks with vanity plates that have words?

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  10. Those beer ads are super funny. I think that was a pretty popular beer in England if I remember. The car/person chase one is so good!

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  11. I have never seen either of the ads. Truly I may have to start watching TV again just for the ads! (Now I’m going to have to locate some Carlton beer and take up jogging.) 😀

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  12. Family in NJ has been struck hard. My sis is STILL without power, even today. It’s nuts. Hope you made out okay!

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  13. Glad to see I made the comments section, just wondering what I have to do to get on the Babblers’ list? I’m most like writers, I like to see my name in print LOL! How is the transpo situation in NYC, it sounds like it’s gradually improving. You know you have made me a bit of a news junkie now I have you to worry about in the path of Sandy & Nor-easters.

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    • Thanks Benze. Just be careful – watching storm news is a gateway program to weather porn.

      And I’m as surprised as you to see you weren’t there! A mistake that has been rectified.
      You’re on the right.

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      • Thanks Guap – I didn’t mean to sound demanding. I’m glad you think I’m friendly! I have to say I’m missing your more frequent posts. Hope you are finding the break beneficial.

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        • Not at all, Benze. You really should have been there. The oversight is entirely mine.

          And thanks so much for the comment about my infrequent posts. I was thinking about packing it in, but maybe I still have some things I want to put out there…

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  14. Aww, happy belated bloggyversary! And seriously, we need to get Trump out of here.

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  15. Wait, a beer you have not met? The first one is funny, but loved the second one. That one I had seen before.

    Hope you are not freezing your tuchus off. The girls texted me as soon as the snow started falling there. Ugh. Winter.

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    • The snow was on the ground (surprisingly thick) for a day and a half, then it all started to melt.
      Worse was the effect on the trees – they still have leaves, so they caught more snow. A lot of branches down.

      Fortunately, we have lots of blankets Red.
      hehehe

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      • LOL! I was ticked with the burn on a few of my flowers (which still had blooms) when the snap bit them. They are back to blooming. They are pretty convinced it is going to warm again. Since I have the AC on now, I think they may be right 😉

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  16. I was on the road in Kansas City Friday morning, which means this is a dose of Saturday morning foolishness for me. Thanks for those beer commercials. Cheers

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  17. Glad you are well Guap – Labrinth make a damn fine noise!

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  18. Love the Carlton vid! Great moment when they all stop to walk over the road blocks. Thanks for another fun Friday! When does the Spring count-down start? Or at least the Winter equinox???

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  19. I want a Carlton’s.

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  20. You must all be so glad the election is over – whatever side you voted for! Now you can all watch ads for tampons and haemorroids again!

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  21. Thank you for the mention El Guapo, and one of these days or evenings I might even get here before everyone else but I have certainly enjoyed reading all the feedback on this one, your pages are very entertaining to say the very least 🙂

    Now all we have to do is to think of some more quips…

    Have a great start to your week El Guapo 🙂

    Androgoth

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  22. I’ll take your Carlton United and raise you one Victoria Bitter (aka VB) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WA1h9h7-_Z4 I love these ads, the voice-over, the imagery, all of it!

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  23. If it wasn’t so late I’d say I’ve got it now too 🙂

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  24. I’ve got a major case of the sadsies right now cause I wanted to read “Mitt Romney walks like he has a cork up his ass” and couldn’t because the blog is private. You’re such a blog tease, Guap.

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  25. I’m so glad they jumped that was great went perfect with music. Speaking of I forgot that I hit your music link I about jumped out of my chair when it started to play! :+) I’m Sorry your getting hit so hard there by Mother Nature.

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    • Nothing like the surprising power of music, Starla!
      And glad you liked the song too.

      Fortunately, it’s all over now but the clean up. I expect we’ll be pitching in this weekend.

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  26. HA!!!! Their ads worked, I guess. Totally want to try a Carlton Draught now. And I giggled a LOT over your Ricky Ricardo babble-ooo.

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  27. I’m pretty sure you’re right. We are all being punished for Bloomberg’s stupid soda size limits. As if LIPA’s usual bad service and high prices aren’t punishment enough…

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    • If Bloomberg could have enforced 16 oz limit on what Sandy could dump, that would actually have been useful, L&L.
      Hopefully Cuomo will crack a sufficiently large hip and get them to put a useful disaster recovery plan in place.

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  28. Lucyyyyy Im hommmeeee you got some splainin to dooooo!!

    that;s my best Ricky Ricardo voice – I’ve learned that I am terrible about coming back and voting on the polls – I need to do it right now..
    on that note – I’ll be back 😉

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  29. Is it next Friday yet?

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  30. Beer Ads, those Godspeed enterprises . . how I love them. You, my handsome friend, are not fair. And I just so happen to love that fact.

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  31. I said hipsters because I am pretty sure that nature is rebelling against ironic taxidermy.
    Sandy looks kind of fluffy on top; she’s just like an inside out hedgehog.

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    • Fortunately, I think the hipsters see an ironic silver lining in wearing donated average clothing…
      They’ll be back, and sadly, it will even be good to see them.

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  32. Guap, sorry I have not been around. Long vacation to California, the first in our entire 14-year marriage. At any rate, I’m an East Coaster by Midwestern standards, and my former husband’s dad’s house was flooded. The last minor flood was in the 1900s, so he didn’t have flood insurance. Don’t blame him a bit. Mother Nature is being VERY bitchy to Long Island, Manhattan, and even my hometown, Binghamton.

    “I loave Loosee an she loaves meeeeee, we’re as hoppy as WE con beeeee…” Best Ricky I got.

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    • Glad you were able to get away for a bit!
      I hadn’t realized the weather extended as far as Binghamton. A reminder now and then of how strong nature is is nice, but this was a bit ridiculous!

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  34. I am always the one behind. I seriously don’t mean in the wearing a strap of some kind, type of way. Let’s check out what the poll turned out to be.

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Ahem *best Ricky Ricardo voice* Babble-OOOoooo!!!

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