Friday Foolishness – Runners Edition


Today’s Music: Delta Rae – Bottom of the River

Slightly longer than usual tangent on Today’s Music: John Phillips and I have been going back and forth on a sameness we’ve been hearing in some music genres lately. He commented that it’s ok if they sound the same as long as the sound is good.
Today’s Music has a heavy gospel-y sound that it seems a lot of bands are using these days.. Do some of the tracks sound the same? Maybe.
But like John says, it’s a great sound! Hope you like it.
Oh, and I have no idea what the hell is going on in this video.

Another week that was. And that I really hope will never be again. I went from feeling rundown and overworked to being sick. Thanks flu!
So what does one do when one is sick? Why, one reads blogs of course! (And apparently refers to ones self in the third person…) Here’s some of what I saw this week. Emily (@ The Waiting) told me waaaay too much about the interaction of a baby’s digestive system with raisins. Hilariously vile. My Cyber House Rules finally took her place in a hopefully never-ending summer camp. And Grippy wrote up another great therapeutic thursday.

Thanks to them, and everyone else out there for great stuff to read, all week long!

(One other note, If those who are so inclined could visit http://2013.bloggi.es/ and nominate Trifecta for a bloggie in the “Topical” category, they would really appreciate it. And, as a lot of you know, they’re a great site with some fantastic authors!
PickleIceCream
Last week’s poll answers didn’t make me ill. but a lot of them didn’t make me hungry either – seriously, some of you have some very…odd appetites. We asked what you loved for your midnight snack . Here’s what you said. (As always, my comments are delicious in italics.)

the meat-cake at the back of the fridge –Miss R
(Could be meat. Could be cake. Could be George!)
Sparklebumps…now not just for breakfast (SnB)
(Really, have Sparklebumps appetites ever been restricted by mealtimes?)
Crow. I seem to be eating more of it lately. Eric Murtaugh
(Humble pie is savorier.)
Mogwai Pie — B_T
(That would go great with a big bowl of Googly Moogly!)
wine
(But I don’t waaaAAAAaaannnt tooooooooo…)
Tin foil (I have a tendency to sleepwalk) lindavernon
(Maybe lock the supply closet before bed…)
Grapes, wine, chocolates and a most beautiful woman 🙂 Geoff
(Doesn’t she get upset if you use her as a plat- Oh, AND a beautiful woman. Sorry, thought it said ON…)
Booze with a hangover prevention pill chaser. Quirky
(If you keep drinking through the night, mornings are that much more fun!)
Spoonfuls of peanut butter dipped in Nutella while hiding in the pantry. KBar3
(Better if you just use your finger. Cut out the middleman.)
Anything but pickles and ice cream – I upchucked that when I was 10! (Stacy)
(Well they’re not the same pickles and ice cream. I hope..)
Dick, I like me some dick at midnight
(If you wake it, it’s just going to spit at you…)
Leftover Chinese food, with a side of despair. (Madame Weebles)
(Nice thing is, an hour later you’re hungry for more!)
(Chinese I mean.)
(No, I mean despair.)
(Sigh…)

Nutella. Is there anything else in the world to eat?? (GiggsMcGill Jill)
(Well…there’s all that…stuff they say you can spread it on…)
Two favourites -mashed banana with sugar and cream or Lemon curd sandwich – MyBeautifulThings
(HOW IS THERE NO ICE CREAM IN THIS?!?)
Ben & Jerry’s Raspberry and Choc Chunk Frozen Yogurt. YUM!! Michelle
(I think you need to do more research. The other flavors are getting jealous.)
that commingling sounds a little risque, my friend-good thing it’s midnite! BK
(It’s only risque if you’re doing it right!)
haggi… wait – isn’t that brainz – o never mind DONT answer that! BK
(Seriously, don’t ever read the label when it’s that late!)
If I’m feeling choosy, hummus & pretzels. Otherwise… everything in the fridge
(I like to cover the fridge in hummus and start there.)
Ahhh well that would be telling? 😉 Geoff
(Your secret is perfectly safe on the internet.)
snacks? we don’t need no stinking snacks…pass the wine! – (polysyllabic)
(Wine without crackers?!? That’s a little too gangsta for me…)
donuts of course.. but I just came from the pantry with malt vinegar chips….and honey roasted peanuts and bbq chips. rather have a donut – LizzieC
(Donut entree with a side of chips?)
my husband Lex, covered in chocolate syrup.
(Apparently the syrup hides the kryptonite.)
My husband x, Becca
(He’s not named Lex, is he?)
Tum-t-tum-tum-TUMS! (UndercoverL)
(Nonono,in this case, those would be for breakfast.)
Nutella, spooned straight from the jar. Delicious
(Chop the bottom off the jar like you mean it!!!)
A Reuben sandwich, of course! ~Susan Hunter a.k.a. Maddie
(Whew! I was running out of Lex jokes!)
Cereal! Benzeknees
(I know we all love the simple things, but Sheesh!)
A sweet virgins neck, followed by a touch of breast… Hey lol Geoff
(But doesn’t the breast get dry- Ohhhhhh….nevermind.)
the blood of innocent children! (words&otherthings)
(Even tastier when you sprinkle their screams of terror on top!)
MREs while I zero in my night-vision scope. (John E.)
(Just don’t zoom in on the ingredients. Not while you’re armed.)
Dinner, when at a sci-fi convention. (John Again)
(If the Gagh ain’t served live, it’s just a pre-battle party.)
ben and Jerry’s chocolate therapy. all you need is a spoon. WG
(If you still need a spoon, you have not acheived chocolate zen…)
My husband… Carrie Rubin
(There sure are a lot of Lex’s out there this week…)
Cannabis and maybe some herbal tea.
(If it’s good cannabis, you’re going to want some chips too. And ice cream. And soup. And a sandwich. And a pizza. And oh! Those chocolate things! With that filling stuff! And…)
I am a saint. I never eat at midnight. Elyse 54.5
(Who knew sainting would be such hungry work…)
My husband (Lorre: Lorre (Articles of Absurdity and Dose of Justice)
(How does Lex do it?!?)
I just eat sugar straight from the bag. Emily @ The Waiting
(Not sprinkled on raisins?)
Jiggs Dinner (fine Newfie Cuisine for any time of the day (SnB)
(Where every moose there knows your name?)
never in the fridge… *wicked grins* Red.
(I think the meal you’re talking about would melt everything in there anyway.)
Grippy – A peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a glass of ice cold milk
(Until jelly revolts and takes its rightful place at the front of the sandwich!!!)
Potato Chips and David Beckham and Potato Chips! Gingerlicious
(A little too much oil there for one meal…)
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz (Frank)
(Snack, thy name is pillow.)
actually, i like haggis. even better is a fried egg & bacon on toast sammich
(If you had said a scotch egg, my arteries would have hardened immediately.)
Peanut Butter and Pickle Sandwiches! GingerSnaaped
(I’m afraid to ask if Lex is the father…)
DAVID BECKHAM! SnaapALong
(I thought you were allergic to overly processed food?)
BRRRRRAAAAIIIIINNNNNSSSSS stuffed haggis – with pickle & vanilla ice cream
(WE HAVE A WINNER!!! Sadly, I’ll have to take a rain check on the award dinner…)

Congratulations to the (formerly) anonymous culinary daredevil (Rutabaga the Mercenary Researcher)! And from the offered choices, the most popular was Whatever walks out of the fridge onto my plate. And I agree – let the food do the work. So congratulations to all of you lucky diners!
running nose
For this weeks poll, I’m calling on all of you armchair physicians to pull out all the anecdotes about your cousin’s-daughter’s-brother’s-best-friend’s-uncle’s-pool-cleaner to tell me about some of my symptoms.
well, one of my symptoms.
So diagnose as much as you like, but diagnose before 31 January, at 2359 EST, because that’s when this one closes. (Oh, and if you leave an “other” answer, write your name in too and I’ll link back to you next week.)

And to send you on your way, enjoy these.
First, I really have no idea what the most awkward part of this scene is. but it’s all funny.

And this, just because I’m easily amused. (And it’s got Selma in it, so Hotspur will like it.)

Have a great week, everyone!

119 responses to “Friday Foolishness – Runners Edition

  1. Music, songs; live or die not by their own doing, you either like the orange for what is inside or you don’t. Music aside, the videos for the most part seem more like icing, candy and gobbly gook. So many that when something good comes along, it rolls you over leaving you breathless.

    Here’s to pickles and ice cream, Salut!

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  2. I’m sorry I left such a disgusting mark in your mind from my post. I guess this means there will be no carrot and raisin salad for the Sunday Night Cook-Off any time soon? You’re welcome.

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  3. Ah, how I love Friday Foolishness….another beauty….thanks Gauperino!! Happy Friday. 🙂

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  4. A fair few Beckhams in the answers Guap. He is lovely with stuffed mushrooms too.

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  5. whiteladyinthehood

    Oh no, the flu! Hope you are feeling better, Guapo. (the references to Lex – so funny!) Thanks for the laughs today. Have a great weekend.

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  6. The Delta Rae song sounds like something that could have been in the film, “Brother, Where Art Thou.” I like that kind of swampy, gothic sound. I always have.
    Thanks for the shout out, my friend. I’m trying. Somebody reblogged last week’s post and told me I made them feel healthy and not so crazy. If that’s all I accomplish then I’ll be happy. 🙂
    For some reason your videos are not coming up… I’ll check back later.
    Have a great weekend!!!
    Lisa

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    • It ‘s a great sound, Lisa. Goes well with the Delta blues I love.
      The Thursday series you’ve been doing is great stuff. i can’t imagine how many would benefit from those posts – simple, clear, usable.
      Hope you keep them up!

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  7. BRRRRRAAAAIIIIINNNNNSSSSS stuffed haggis – with pickle & vanilla ice cream
    Hee hee… that was mine….

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  8. Are you saying that my Beloved David Beckham is overly processed?? GASP!

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  9. Oh and, I LOVE FRIDAY FOOLISHNESS! LONGTIME!!

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  10. Oh, and again? I voted already! 2 weeks in a row I voted on FRIDAY! Kenya believe it??

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  11. As sounds go, you can do a lot worse than gospel-y. Here’s a trend I don’t know if you’ve looked at yet: bearded folky-style singers with high voices (Bon Iver, Jim James, Ray Lamontagne, James Vincent McMorrow). I call the style “sissybeard,” but I mean it in a good way.

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    • Amen, RossMurray.
      Listened to some Ray Lamontagne and Bon Iver. Both left me flat.
      I know they’re supposed to be great acts, but it was very not to my taste.
      (I think I have cds on a giveaway pile somewhere…)

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  12. Looking forward to the opinions. There are always gems amongst the sameness. It’s finding them that is the challenge. Thanks for bringing that convo up.

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  13. I think I’ve chose BRRRAAAAIIIINNNNSSSSS!!!!!!!! on everyone of these polls!

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    • BRRRAAAAIIIINNNNSSSSS!!!!!!!! is the timeless, classic choice, Bats!
      (And my personal favorite. I actully have no idea why it’s there in all the polls though.)

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  14. Poll? What poll? There was no poll when I read your post last week. Cheater!!!

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  15. Bummer on the flu thing … glad you’re feeling a bit better … and dang it … another runner-up finish on the posts and the poll.

    Gotta love I-gor and Young Frankenstein … first time seeing the Salma Hayek commercial … awesome. … good choice of music, so thanks John.

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    • Thanks Frank.
      Less “feeling better”, more “I’ve spent all the time I’m willing to being sick”.

      I was surprised to find a Salma video I hadn’t seen from Hotspur already.

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  16. I’m on my lunch hour so this is allowed. Hope the flu is away and not bothering you anymore and you are securely on the rebound…maybe feeling almost ‘normal’ again? Take care and have a great weekend.

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    • Gah! Glad they give you some break time Rogue.
      Flu is easing off, but still very much there. Boss said I had to be in today, so my conscience is clear if the rest of the desk gets sick.

      What is this “normal” you speak of?

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  17. Apparently polls don’t show up on iPads, because that’s what I’m using and I can’t see your poll. Poo. So instead I’ll just tell you that I’m sitting in a huge room of magicians listening to a magic lecture (well, listening is a relative term), and I am one of only two women I can see. Good times… (But my son is in heaven.)

    Hope you’re feeling better. 🙂

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  19. Oh, hope you feel better, Guapo! That’s the pits. I loved the Selma milk ad, and her hair at the end. Ha ha. I hope you can enjoy your weekend. Get some rest.

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    • I actually feel like she looks at the end of that video, Bumble.
      Sadly, I don’t at all look like the male equivalent of her…
      Thanks, hope your weekend is fun and sick-free!

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  20. Man, Guap–I hope you feel better. I hadn’t had the flu in 20 years (not an exaggeration) and then thanks to the three little disease factories that I live with, I’ve had it twice within the last year (Damn you, Chuck E. Cheese!). I hope you feel better–and pronto!

    Great post today. What an awesome musical selection. I don’t listen to much new music, so I’m surprised to hear (if I’m hearing you right) that a lot of other bands have this sound, because it sounds really fresh and different to me. Gospel music is fun to listen to, but I hated to sing it in school–it’s a lot harder than it sounds.

    I got a kick out of your Lex/Kryptonite joke.

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    • I used to be stubborn (and young) enough to just ignore getting sick, Smak. But for me to stay home in bed for five days (and on a weekend too!) is unheard of.
      Meh.

      For every genre, there seems to be an establishing band, then everyone copies them. With Indie Rock especially, there’s an awful lot of sameness that’s kind of disappointing.
      I’ve noticed a few bands putting out some gospel-type tunes, so far they sound different, aside from having that gospel-y feel.

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  21. I give up… who’s *%#$ do I have &*&@ to get my #*!+ in this &%$@#!*^&%@$% blog???
    Right now, my self-esteem is leaking out of my nose.

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  22. I’m just a simple girl Guaps! Think Pretty Woman “I’m a Safety Girl”

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  23. Those vids are funny :D.

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  24. It’s awesome that I literally spent a good half hour of my Friday morning trying to figure out what was leaking out of your nose this week. As did dozens of others. This is how much we love you, Guapowitz!

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  25. Hope you’re feeling better this week, Guap. Have a cup of hot tea with honey. It won’t do anything to heal you, but it tastes good. ❤

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  26. I sensed a great beauty and magic emanating from your blog, and sure enough, there it was… Salma Hayek. Ahhh… Thanks, buddy.

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  28. Ya pinged me! Ahve been pinged! (How do you like my Southern drawl accent?)

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  29. I went with brains! it fits. lol.

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  30. Lol I loved Linda Vernon’s answer! She’s a funny gal. I always get mad when I forget to do a post. It’s what I look forward to every week!

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  31. I will always love you for posting Gene Wilder.

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  32. Oh, I have to tell you that the ice-cream photograph saved my life!!!! Being trapped in this long winter dull days where everything and everywhere looks grey, suddenly, scoops of ice-cream I see on the screen, my mood has being lifted up again. 😀

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  33. Hope you’re feeling better El, the flu can really run the system down. I loved those clips, especially the milk one 🙂

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  34. free penny press

    I see my midnight snacks are lame compared to others..i need to up my snack game 🙂
    have a good weekend EG

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  35. Love this poll. It’s interesting and disturbing to read what’s being consumed. Keep it up! Very entertaining and always feels like a party.

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  36. OMG Gaup! Laughing out loud at your quiz. Every single answer Hill Larry US!! You must have caught the flu from Steve Martin. (not that you’re not always as funny as Steve Martin . . . .wait a minute are there too many nots in that to make it an insult. Hope not!)
    The music does have a spiritual beat. Very uplifting! 😀

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  37. What hump?
    The Salma commercial is really funny.
    Hope your feeling better and the exorcists scenes are over.
    Btw, the snails and salt answer was mine.

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  38. If it looks anything like what comes out my first graders’ noses, then just wipe it on the desk and you’ll be fine.

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    • I’ll keep that in mind for when my sleeves are drenched.
      Um, can I wipe it on a coworkers desk instead? (They’ll appreciate me not using their sleeves any more.)

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  39. Hey, Hotspur ain’t got the market cornered on Salma appreciation! (Ya gotta love her in “Wild, Wild West”. What a cheeky sense of humour! 😉 )

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  40. You can’t go wrong with a Young Frankenstein clip. That’s one of my all-time favorite movies.

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  41. Love the Igor clip. So, get with the feeling better already. I was one who never felt qualms about infecting the entire staff when the boss was being a weed. I made a point to be in the office sneezing directly on the shiny spot on his head… you know, his nose. 😉

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  42. Sorry to hear about your bout with the flu. I hope you’re feeling better. As for that Delta, I love her big voice. Not sure what the hell is going on in the video, either. But the sound is great.

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  43. It’s still Friday somewhere, right? No? Is that not how that works? Anyway, I love the song for the week. I agree there’s a lot of gospel/soul vibe going around but I am all for it. I’ll take it any day of the week over an autotuned mess. Also, is it your fault that I can’t stop listening to Fitz and the Tantrums? I think it is.
    Sorry to hear about your nasal effluent. I hope you’ve returned to normal discharge levels since.

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  44. Thank you for adding
    me to your side bar 🙂

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  45. What hump?
    Oh, had a feeling you’d know the George line. Karnak told me.
    Great post GuapOrama!

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  46. Hope you’re feeling better this week, Guap, and less run down. I love the Delta song!

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  47. pickled cucumber with ice creams? good luck, don’t forget a spare roll 😉

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  48. I made it right before the wire…the metaphorical wire being your next Friday Foolishness edition which happens to be tomorrow, or today if you live in Europe.

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  50. Great post – again!

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