Friday Foolisness – Self Referential Edition


Today’s Music: ZZ Ward – Move Like You Stole It

Well, the end of the week is finally here.Or as I like to call it, the beginning of the good part of the week. And how did I try and improve the not so good part? Why, by reading blogs of course! Here’s some of what I saw…
Budget Cooking Blog has expanded his garden. Kayjai wrote a love letter to New Foundland, and And ButImBeautiful told us about the Sorceror’s tampon.

Thanks to them, and everyone else, for some very interesting posts this week!
BookBug
But it can’t all be about cucumbers and tampons. There are also polls! Well, one poll really. From last week, when we asked about how to deal with bugs. Here’s what you said. (As always my comments are itchy in italics.)

By invites to my neighbours house, the little buggers, no not the bugs πŸ™‚ Andro
(Ah, then you’re referring to “pests”.)
By the use of my Anti-Bug-Invader suit of course πŸ™‚ Andro
(Glad to see lime green polyester leisure suits still have their uses!)
Sporting a wonderful mix of sunscreen, deer, and campfire smoke. myjampackedlife
(It makes the elevator seem so cozy…)
A flamethrower and napalm. (Madame Weebles)
(There you go, doing things in half measures again.)
I have an extremely wicked catapult πŸ™‚ Andro
(Be a shame if a bug bit it…)
Oh that’s easy, just giving them directions to the neighbours house πŸ™‚ Andro
(Crap. I didn’t realize I was your neighbor.)
By zapping them of course πŸ™‚ Andro
(I’m too nervous to check Urban Dictionary to see what “zapping” means.)
Wait… What?!?!? Those listening devices I keep finding? Janet
(I heard you as you were typing that.)
Just drowned ’em singing “We’re Not Gonna Take It” (true story) – Marie Nicole
(Proving once again that truth is stranger than fiction.)
By never going outside–Lily In Canada
(Why would anyone want to be outdoors in Canada? Bleagh.)
Maybe we’re putting illegal pesticides around the house (earwigs)
(Maybe the police are monitoring this blog for people just like you?)
Playing them last summer's hit "Call Me Maybe" – The Waiting
(Woah! Overkill!)
Electric bug swatter. Made in China. (Stacy)
(I can get you one from India for 39 cents less!)
brickhousechick says, I use a use a Jolt Bug Zapper Racket! They work!
(I think you’ve drank enough Jolt…)
it's winter in sydney. I'm in the right hemisphere – Steph Rogers
(they’re dreaming of you while they hibernate.)
By NOT watching the Michael Shannon flick of said name. Cripes!
(I thought that was a documentary…)
Shaved my cat. Bugs go after her now.
(After shaving your cat, I’d think the bugs would be the least of your worries!)
I've invited them all over to my house — you guys have a bug-free summer! Linda Vernon
(I’ll make sure they write their names in their bathing suits!)
I just eat the bugs… PMAO
(Are you crashing Linda’s cookout again?)
Spiders for flies, birds for spiders, cats for birds… thematticuskingdom
(Where do you keep the hungry old lady?)
Away? Funk that… I join them. It's the only way. thematticuskingdom
(And thus does the Zombie Insect Apocalypse begin…)
Beer. The slugs drink it then die, leaving the strawberries for me. WG
(PARTY FOUL!!!)
Never venture outside, wait is that possible?
(I haven’t been able to tear my self from my computer long enough to find out…)
You mean, people actually go outside? Say it ain't so! —Addie
(Well, people do. But they’re hippies.)
(And iPhone users.)

bugs love the smell of soap.I will give up washing until winter (SnB)
(Best cover story for laziness ever!)
kalashnikovs. (Try to aim as good as you can…) NBI
(Wimp! The real pros use bows and arrows.)
I have Igor eat them – Rutabaga
(And he’d like to have a word with you about that…)
They don’t mess with me. Not sweet enough.. Elyse 54.5
(WE HAVE A WINNER!!)
Not showering! Miss Lou
(I think most of the people on my subway use the same strategy.)
Playing Slim Whitman music because it worked against the Martians (Frank)
(It works against humans too.)
Go somewhere cold. In other words, stay home. Kanerva
(I want to live in an ice cream shop too!)
I put out dishes filled with alcohol and voila – drunk bugs. It’s awesome. Kayjai
(I find that hard to believe. You, sharing the alcohol?)

Congratulations to Elyse 54.5 for this weeks winning answer. Because if you’ve hung out at all with her online, you know that’s so untrue, it’s funny. And from the offered choices, the most popular was Flamethrower! (At last – an excuse to use it!). So congrats to all you arsonists that couldn’t be bothered with a simple citronella candle.
StripperPoll
Good times…. But what would happen if next week, there was no poll? (Relax, it’s hypothetical.) But what would you do? That’s this weeks poll. Answer as often as you like, but do it by 2359 EST on Wednesday, 17 July, because that’s when this one closes.(And if you leave an β€œOther” answer, leave a way to identify you, and I’ll link back next week.)

And until next week (settle down. I expect to be here), just add this to “Possible ways for El Guapo to die with a smile on his face” pile.

Have a great week, y’all!

78 responses to “Friday Foolisness – Self Referential Edition

  1. Guapo!! Only seeing you appear in my reader put a smile on my face.
    I totally want to do the scuba skydiving! For the moment, at least. I don’t dare to say I’d still have the guts when actually having to do it…

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  2. Holy crap that vid was awesome!! Those guys are very brave. Thanks for the shout-out by the way! Have a great weekend, Guap.

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  3. That video??
    Nononononononooooooooo!!

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  4. Thanks for the shout-out! Hope you have a fantastic weekend …

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  5. I’d say hell yeah to that video.
    Have a great weekend sir!

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  6. Here’s to the beginning of the good part of the week, El Guap!! πŸ™‚

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  7. The hungry old lady? Hadn’t you heard? She died… :-/ Tragic really. But, you know, she ate a horse, so we all sort of saw it coming. Shame too, because we had just gotten the intervention banner printed, and now we have nothing to use it for… except maybe something about Friday Foolishness…

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  8. that video….. amazing!

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  9. Wow, Guapo, you just SO made me miss living in North Queensland! Skydiving and scuba, perfect combo, throw in a hike afterwards and I’m there!

    Have a great weekend!

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  10. You pick the best music Guap, love this! Starting Friday off better than I expected! Now, for the unpleasant thought of a pollless week… maybe I’ll get the answer out of my head and onto the computer for once–

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  11. Maybe I should have stuck with my stock answer and used my penis to deal with the bugs… oh well… too late now… I mean, I guess I can still do it just for fun, but that would be sick and wrong if I wasn’t using it for blogging purposes…

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  12. And if there was no poll next week, I would eat my own head. How can I tell if you still love me by seeing if I get picked or not? And with no poll, what would I do my sexy dance on??? Wait… can I change my answer… I would have to use my own penis to do the poll dance on… no… that is just confusing… okay… eat my own head… no… not that one… if I could do that, I wouldn’t be wasting my time blogging…

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  13. Have a good weekend, Gaup!!

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  14. You played a video I could watch!!! I love the diving stuff and the tune.

    AND I won! I never win anything! I am, however, going to blame you because this means that I won the poll instead of tonight’s lottery. So the glow I got from seeing my name has clouded over now. Thanks a lot, Guap.

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    • And here I was trying to help you out by givng you something to distract from teh fact that I’m winning all the lotteries this weekend.
      Yes.
      All of them.

      Sheesh. I guess no good deed goes unpunished… πŸ˜‰

      And of course, congratulations!
      (Plus I had to make you the winner, because the only reply I could think of probably would have gotten my butt kicked.)

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      • I’d have to find it to kick it though, Guap. NYC is a big place …

        But you know, if I don’t get to win the lottery, I’m glad you will. Because I know you will realize that I deserve at least half of it.

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  15. That video… thanks for letting me know I have not yet lived. Shit. I thought I had… now I’ll be smiling, and daydreaming all day (I know: same ol’, same ol’ because it’s what I always do).

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    • That actually sounds like a pretty good way to spend the day…

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      • Smiling and daydreaming? Yes.

        Yesterday I was writing, or I should say trying to. So I tapped into the spirit of Ernest, got up and opened a beer. Then the writing began. So I had another one, and that writing flourished into such a cool new spot in Unique’s life. I stayed with just 2 beers. I don’t want Unique to have liver spots. She’s too young.

        But yeah, smiling is underrated don’t you think?

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        • I was reading a book earlier and the main character and his adversary share a joke and break out in heavy laughter for three minutes.
          My first thought was man, too long since I’ve done that…

          Looking forward to more Unique!

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          • Too long since you’ve done what… heavy laughter? No way! Or, is it sharing a joke with an adversary that you haven’t done in a while. How does one acquire adversaries? I wonder if I have any and am oblivious about it. I’d say I’m oblivious about it.

            Unique is pretty cool, but my friend who’s read almost all of it says she may be suffering from psychosis. I just want her to be a regular girl… Anne Frank would understand.

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            • Sadly, the laughing. Most things are wound a bit too tight lately.

              Adversaries are easy. Just get an office job and tell the people you work with what you really think of them.
              (There are some good people here. But I kid you not, the other day someone said in his serious voice “I’m tough. I go ziplining some times”. I rolled my eyes so hard I saw my brain.)

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              • Tough because he goes ziplining? Cake walk. Pff. Throw him on roller skates, surround him by my derby peeps and we’ll see who’s tough. Grr!

                p.s. don’t remind me of my lack of a job, my smile depends largely on my capacity to remain in Denialville.

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                • Holy crap! As long as I don’t have to wear pink skates, where do I sign???
                  (And are they patient with people who don’t know how to skate, because it sounds like too much fun to skip!)

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  16. I cannot tell you how much that video freaked me out. That guy has balls of WHATEVER IS THE TOUGHEST THING IN THE UNIVERSE. Or, he’s just insane.

    LOVE Elyse’s answer to last week’s poll.

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    • I’ve atcually watched it several times as a training video.
      I would LOVE to do that one day!
      (I’ve wanted to ever since I saw that stunt in a Bond movie. No idea which one.)

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  17. Cucumbers and Tampons? Quite the combination! When you said there may not be a poll next week it was a good thing you said, relax it’s hypocritical because my heart stopped for a minute or two. πŸ™‚ Congratulations to Elyse5.45!

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    • Ha! I’ll spend the entire week coming up with the next poll.
      which is kind of a waste of effort, because I won’t have an idea I like til next thursday.

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  18. Sigh….my Friday is complete. πŸ™‚ Happy weekend!!

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  19. Great tune today, nice smokey voice. One of the best signs I’ve seen at a race says, “Run like you stole something!”

    Loved Elyse’s answer, and she may be on to something. Saw this corresponding story on CBS before the holiday:

    “Scientists have yet to pinpoint what drives mosquitoes wild, but there’s evidence that people with higher levels of sugar in their blood can be more appetizing to a hungry mosquito who can typically smell dinner 50 yards away.”

    Wonder if Atkins was able to skip the insect repellant?

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  20. That Playboy Bunny pic is hilarious, and slightly disturbing.

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  21. Haha!! Reading this Friday Foolishness was so fun, I swear I feel 20 younger!! Guap, I think you should definitely try doing what the guy on the video did, only you need to land on a surf board surf and surf into shore where you’re trusty pony awaits you and we watch as you and your steed ride off into the sunset aaaannnddd . . .Cut!

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    • Good lord! I’ve been looking for a director for my auto-documentary (Its like an autobiography, but filmed).
      (And no pages to turn.)
      You’re hired!

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  22. In my answer for today’s poll, I wasn’t able to fit my entire name in so just look out for that!

    I’m glad the mosquitoes didn’t get to me this week! Happy weekend Guap!

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  23. I just don’t see it….”die” and “smile” in the same sentence. Another impossibility. ❀

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  24. Hello, Mr. Bug! You look so cute with your huge glasses! πŸ˜€

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  25. Hahaha! you gave me a good giggle again, El..

    Love that scuba flying πŸ™‚

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  26. whiteladyinthehood

    Amazing Video!!!

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  27. Loved the video….reading the comments…..you know the most unusual people…I like them : πŸ™‚ :)….we should have a Guapo convention…what an amazing group of people would show up!!!

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  28. Having read the bug elimination suggestions, there is one here that I think has a lot of merit: move to Sydney during the summer.

    Practical implementation of said idea is problematic.

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  29. You are so awesome to share everybody with everybody…I like you. Thanks for these Friday Swap Meets. LOVE IT. (Even though it takes me til Monday to read them.)<3

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  31. No poll, I would have to cry!

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

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