Friday Foolishness – Rechargeable Edition


Today’s Music: Spacehog – Remains

Another week in the books. I for one, am glad to have made it to the end, so I can unleash my full laziness on the weekend. But what I wasn’t lazy about was reading blogs. Here’s some of what I saw…
Ristinw put up some great photos of the Great Wall of China that I really enjoyed. Silly G had some interesting thoughts on International Womens Day, and Lizzie C commented on the attitudes of others while announcing the birth of her grandaughter!
Thanks to them, and all of you for the great posts this week.

The smoke is from the barbecue after they pick a Pope!


And of course, this past week saw a poll. Not on the Pope, but on his hometown, Rome. We asked what you would do When In Rome. And wow, y’all would make some unique tour guides! Here’s what you said. (As always, my comments burn eternally in italics.)
ask for soemone to lend you their ears. DJMatticus
(I believe La Cosa Nostra keeps a bag of them on hand for just that purpose…)
head to Vatican City and elect El Guapo as Pope! (polysyllabicprofundities)
(Sheesh, post a picture wearing one silly hat and you never live it down…)
Wear sandals and eat lots of ice cream πŸ™‚ Andro
(I think socks with sandals is a biblical offense.)
Demonstrate spaghetti nasal floss while standing on Trevi Fountain (Frank)
(WE HAVE A WINNER!!!)
Hold a private conclave in a tent in a crowded plaza. Me 4 pope. (UndercoverL)
(You’ll start a panic when you release smoke through the flaps…)
Buy beautiful Italian shoes. MyBeautifulThings πŸ™‚
(In Italy, wouldn’t they just be called “shoes”?)
Gelato on the Spanish Steps, baby! (Delicious)
(Wouldn’t it be tastier on a cone?)
I would do as the Romans do and stomp grapes Lucy style. ~Maddie
(A good sommelier can tell what brand of shoes you were wearing before you started.)
Being elected the first female pope, natch. Duh! (Elyse 54.5)
(It’s Italy. I don’t think the elections count unless they’re fixed.)
…Bob Dylan said, “I can’t help it if I’m lucky.” Bill
(Yeah, but no one could understand him.)
watch what you say with your hands
(No, I was blessing you! It was a bleessing!!!)
Ring the doorbell of the Vatican and then run — lindavernon
(Please tell me you didn’t leave a flaming bag of poo behind…)
Have the mooohit your eye like a big pizza pie, but hold the garlic – Raising The Curtain
(I’d be more worried about anchovies. They burn when they hit your eyes.)
(Don’t ask.)

Stop by Vatican; give them cardinals your nomination for a new Pope –Brian
(I think the Cardinals are more interested in Pitchers this season…)
Get mad and abandon my husband by the Trevi Fountain…(I did that) zannyro
(Wouldn’t he get upset if we all abandoned him there?)
do not kiss the guys outside the colosseum even if it seems tempting butimbeautiful
(Was the guy near a fountain? Looking abandoned?)
Toga party, duh. –Lily In Canada
(Before or after the road trip to Food King? (Anyone?))
Do you really need to ask me this? I would sneak into the Vatican and persuade the cardinals to elect Wonderbutt for Pope. ~whatimeant2say
(Why sneak? WB could just eat his way in…)
Audition for Pope! – Hotspur
(You’ll nail the waving competition, but I hear the swimsuit round is tough!)
spit and say the murdered baby Jesus. x, Becca
(Littering and blasphemy! Do it with your same-sex spouse and it’s a trifecta!)
Apply for the job of Pope, I hear it’s vacant! benzeknees
(I can’t believe you just called the Pope “vacan-” Oh…oh, yeah…)
Tell everyone that I know the new pope is gonna be Oprah. Rogue
(Why would she want to give up so much power?)
Duh…do as the romans…WG
(Because that ended soooo well for them!)
…remember the rule about kilts applies to togas. Red.
(That they are decorated in the familial tartan pattern?)
I would utter, “Et tu, Brute?” to every passerby – just for fun. Grippy
(It’s the ones that answer that you should be worried about)
Don’t bring your fiddle. B_T
(I hear you can pick up a good used one, slightly crisp…)
apply for the Pope’s job (SnB)
(You are obviously quite secure in your hat wearing abilities!)
Do what the New Yorkers do. Oh, Snaap!
(Fughedabboudit!)
Rutabaga: Find a pope on a rope
(Just don’t drop it in the shower!)
toga….toga….toga!! (polysyllabicprofundities)
(Sounds like someone’s been hitting the Limoncello… )

Congratulations to Frank for this weeks winning answer! And from the offered choices, the most popular was MEEEEEENNNNNNNNTTTTTEEEEE!!!! (Italian for BRRRAAAIIINNNNNNSSSS!!!!), so congrats to all of you who chose a non-Pope answer to delay your trip to hell, at least for a little while…
EvilApple
This coming week will see the arrival of Spring, which has nothing to do with the poll, but I’m excited about it, so I thought I’d mention it.
No, this week the poll is technology oriented. We’ve been subjected to the commercials. We’ve heard the hipsters argue about different models. We all know someone who’s drank the Apple Kool Aid. So now we put the question to you!
IM your answer! Text your answer! Do whatever it is you crazy kids do to send in your answer! But do it by 21 March, 2359 EST, because that’s when this one ends. And if you need to convert that to a different time zone, well, there’s an app for that.
(If you leave an “other” answer with a way to recognize you, I’ll link back to you next week.)


And as we set off into the last weekend of winter (Huzzah!), enjoy these:
Since it will seem like no time at all until the next campaigning cycle starts, this will help you recognize the types involved.

And finally, what’s politics without religion?

Thanks for coming around, and see y’all round the ‘sphere!

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99 responses to “Friday Foolishness – Rechargeable Edition

  1. Honestly Guap, your blog is the most concise and least pretentious of all other blogs I have ever read! Don’t tell the others but yours is the only one I read! Ooops this is public!? =) (don’t care, I do what I want!)

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  2. Gotta love comics ability to get us to laugh at ourselves. A tip for Richard Jeni – you are running to the wrong end of the stage!

    Congratulations to me … and have a good weekend!

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  3. As always, reading this is my favorite part of Fridays. And now that I’m picturing you in a velour smoking jacket and ascot, I can enter the weekend a happy woman!! Sheer brilliance again, my friend. Smashing, dahling!!

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  4. As always, a laugh on Friday to start the weekend right! ❀

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  5. Thanks for the Friday fun! Have a great weekend. I will be having wine this weekend – and there is an app for it! πŸ˜‰

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  6. I think Pollysyllabic profundities is right – you would be a great Pope! The best! Awesome! Can you lend me some money?

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  7. OH MY GOSH…I LOVE JON STEWART!!!!! For some reason, I do not picture you in a velour smoking jacket….more like a wetsuit with a parachute strapped to your back..

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  8. Smashing! (Thanks for the constant Friday morning joy — best way to start my day!).

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  9. whiteladyinthehood

    LOL! Smashing, Guapo, Smashing!! Great clips, they were both hilarious. Loved your replies to the poll comments – you really are awesomely funny. Have a good weekend.
    (Congrats to Frank, too)

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  10. I love the Richard Jeni clip. I posted that on my blog before. RIP.

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  11. Loved your responses to last week’s poll! Almost as funny as the whole papal parade this week. πŸ˜‰

    Have a smashing, jolly good, weekend Guapo!

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    • Always a pleasure to be compared favorably to religious shennanigans, Alex!
      Me and the poodles, Mimsy and Bobsy wish you a great weekend too.
      (No, I don’t have poodles.)

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  12. Great poll Guapster! Hope you have a great weekend. How’s your finger BTW?

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  13. I have to agree with butimbeautiful about not kissing the guys outside the colosseum, though I have to admit, I wasn’t exactly tempted. Saw some missing teeth, I did.

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  14. Every single comment for thepoll, When in Rome… still laughing at a few of them!! I have heard you write some great things, and for a woman who likes to form her own opinion, and not pay much attention to the rumors that float around, I had to be a witness to the comical fun here on Fridays. Conclusion formulated: I will be back! You put some good words together! (I love discovering a great writer!!)

    Oh, and Tryst, (me), are happy to have you!! XoXo ~Jen

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    • Thanks so much Tryst! (Do you prefer that or Jen?)
      But I have to warn you, I often sink right to the lowest common denominator with these!
      (Don’t hold that against whoever said I was good. I think they were just trying to lessent eh pain by sharing it…) πŸ˜‰

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      • ha.. I like either, really! Everyone calls me Jen, obv. cause that’s me, but Tryst has become the place where I get to escape and just let go… I never thought, when I started my first blog, that it would turn out to be such a big part of my life, a place to let my spirit be free and write, and a place where I’ve gathered such an awesome community of people. So sometimes, I am Miss Tryst.. which ever suits the time, I guess!

        And you are a fantastic writer! I love what you’re about. I too love to surf! I need to be in a place where I can just drive to the ocean.. or walk! πŸ™‚

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  15. You know what I like about you most, El Guapo? That even when I leave a lame poll answer, you find a funny response. The visual of me licking gato off the Spanish seteps…Those italics of yours are laugh out loud funny! (Please note that I’m here on Friday!! Yippee! I love Spring Break!)

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    • Yours was the last one answered, Delicious. I was pacing around the house trying to think up a response. Glad you liked it, and thank you!

      (I also get a kick out of describing how my comments are in italics. I have no idea how that started.)

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  16. Spring is getting ready to sprung!
    Which makes no sense, except I really wanted to say “sprung” huh-huh.
    91 balmy degrees forecasted for tomorrow here in sunny Texas. Ah well, I asked for the sun, I got it…. (Note to self, next time ask for a billion dollars, and then world peace, and then a monkey.)
    Have a great weekend Guap!

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  17. I’ve never heard Jon Stewart do anything besides “Sit Down” comedy. His standup routine was hilarious. Thanks for continuing to post the good stuff, Guap!

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    • If you can, look up his really early stuff, Elyse. He’s awful, but so earnest. It’s mostly painful to watch, but there’s some great stuff there too.

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      • He is clearly channeling Seinfeld in this one, don’t you think? I will look up the old stuff — he is one of my favorites. What’s not to like — humor and politics!

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  18. Thanks Guapo! I couldn’t help but think of the gender thing a bit more…. related to the rest of your post on the pope-happenings. Thats a pretty significant institution with a pretty strong message!

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  19. Hahaha omg I love that John Stewart stand up! Hilarious! Thanks for that! Ps. I’m assuming Food King is from Animal House, but I’ve never seen it!

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  20. RIchard Jeni is one of the most underrated comedians – and comedic actors – of our time. He takes me straight to the juicy center of cynicism and I laughed out loud at this clip. Guap, you’re the Top!

    Still waiting for someone to Photoshop the new Pope with Communion of tortillas and sangria… Amy

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  21. Guapo, Spring is almost here!! You must be excited. How’s your weather? Mine is gorgeous, shorts weather. As always, I enjoyed your videos. Hilarious!

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  22. Pope Francis won out in a closely contested battle. I heard Joan Osborne was on hand in the event there had been a tie.

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  23. I sent the answer about pretend
    Ing to know how to use one.

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  24. I don’t have spring or a smart phone, but I do like to make fun of the pope. I guess I should have showed up last week. The cardinals really played it wrong in my opinion; they had a captive audience watching that smoke stack. They should have dragged it on a little more and used the opportunity for proselytizing. Maybe they need a pope with a marketing background.

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    • I think they should have a wider column of smoke,and use it as a movie screen for every night they don’t pick a pope, RG. You know, start with the classics, then if the process drags on, move into the B movies.
      It would really foster a sense of community with the church!

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  25. free penny press

    At first I was scared reading about nasal floss but then when I got to to the part about Sangria being holy water, I said 3 hail mary’s and knew life was okay again πŸ™‚

    you are hilarious my friend..have a smashing weekend!

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  26. I know it isn’t funny, but I love Google maps with the satalite view. When my wife is driving, I pretend I am flying above the car looking into people’s backyards.

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  27. technology! I don’t even own a smart phone yet. My daughter gave me her old ipod but I’m afraid of it!

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  28. Thank you for introducing me to Lizzie C. πŸ™‚

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  29. How do you mean I am late commenting on this one 😦 Well I know that already but better klate than never as they say πŸ™‚ Hmm usually the one’s that are late to add their comments like me πŸ™‚ lmao

    Okay I will be a lot quicker next time so watch this Space πŸ™‚ By the way I don’t have a smart phone but I will think of something other than the Angry Bird offering, well I hope that I will anyway? πŸ™‚ Have a great rest of afternoon Guap and keep adding to your uniqueness, your Space rocks πŸ™‚

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  30. Oh and if you are wiondering what Klate means well it is similar to being late but with an annoying ‘k’ in it, no idea where it came from but some smart arse will know about it πŸ™‚ lol Klate indeed, what a tit…

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  31. Wiondering is short for dick brain 😦 Okay I am out of here before I mess up again, now check it Dumbo and then press ‘Post Comment’ lmfao

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  32. Okay, the first thing I learned was that Winter ends in a couple of days. Yes, I suppose intellectually I knew that, but honestly, I forget it’s March.

    Secondly, DJ Matticus’ answer is the best this week, hands-down. “Friends, Romans, Countrymen–lend me your ears!” He’s (she’s?) got “clever” on his (her?) side.

    My favorite smart phone feature right now is Weed Maps. You’re never really lost with Weed Maps.

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  33. Hey! I’m waaaaay down here! Nice foolishness, Guap. Love the Richard Jenni vid. Hope your weekend was awesome.

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    • It was a great weekend, Rogue, except for it being too short.
      (Glad you came late – I forgot to drop you link in when I psoted and had to circle back to fix it.)

      Hope you have a smooth easy week!

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  34. Thanks for the entertainment! πŸ™‚ I played the music while I listened to the video clips. Multi-tasking. Jeni’s steaming pile was occasionally in perfect time to the music.

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