Friday Foolishness – Senior Discount Edition


Today’s Music: Cage The Elephant – Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked

I have to say, I was a bit surprised last week by the strength of the reactions to Rupert Holmes timeless opus, “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)”. Don’t worry, I’ll make it up to all of you at the end of this post.
hehehe.
There were also other reactions. To blogs! Here’s some of what I enjoyed…
Thin Spiral Notebook told us about her dialogue with her inner child. Two Wise Gals caught photographic evidence of the cat charger, and Quirky is very very pregnant!

Thanks to them, and everyone else, for the great stuff to read this week.

One more time! (Sorry, I couldn't resist!.)

One more time!
(Sorry, I couldn’t resist!.)


But focusing on last week (as we often do), there were so many questions in the world. And only one that we’re concerned with – last weeks poll – where we asked If you like Pina Coladas, whatdo nyou also like? Here’s what you said. (As always, my comments are served with a maraschino cherry on a sword in italics.)

Suck at pole dancing… Andro
(In that context, I'm not sure if sucking is good or bad…)
Wear wellies at luncheons… Andro
(Better than spats for supper.)
Sting like a butterfly and float like a bee… Andro
(Ah, I see you’ve tried it with tequila.)
Like sniffing ripe ones… Andro
(Who doesn't enjoy the scent of ripe pineapp- ohhhh…)
Have the breath of a farting goat… Andro
(I don’t think you’re using the right mixers in your drink…)
Don’t like drinking with Herman… Andro
(That’s because Herman eats all the bar snacks.)
Crap your pants a lot… Andro
(Nono, those are the Bran Coladas.)
Drink with tramps, or is that vagrants? Andro
(Either way, my kind of people!)
Smell of Tuna…Andro
(Time to get fresh garnishes.)
haven’t tried a nice Vampire…Andro
(Do they stir their Bloody Marys with celery??)
Fell of the wagon for some, I mean a bit…Andro
(It’s not the falling. It’s the landing.)
like Magnum or perhaps just a six pack – Andro
(I thought you’d be focused on his short-shorts.)
Haven’t been allowed to drink for 9 months and no longer discriminate. –Quirky
(Oh, the unappreciated sacrifices we make for our kids…)
won’t enjoy our local microbrewery. Sharp Little Pencil
(On a serious note – PINA COLADA BEER?!?)
have vomited them up in Nogales and need chiclets for your breath – Rutabaga
(Consider yourself plugged.)
get drunk a lot. Duh…. – Revis
(Is there some version other than “a lot”?)
You probably drank your way through the 80s (SilkPurseProductions)
(Was there any other way to survive them? Leg warmers. Bleagh.)
Is there pinapple juice in that? Mel at According to Mags
(Yes! Pineapple! No rum at all. hehehe)
don’t know that guy’s greatest song “Him, Him, Him” (Stacy)
(That’s just the rum talking.)
part pirate – John Phillips
(…because fruit juice is a great way to relieve scurvy…)
Haven’t tried gin and tonic. Or margaritas. Or…dd
(Once you go pina colada, you only…..umm….want more, but a lot a…?)
you hail from planet Douchebagian. Linda Vernon
(Our planet is SOOOOOO much cooler than yours.)
LIKE THEM AND THAT’S IT. NOTHING ELSE. ESPECIALLY NOT ANY SONGS ABOUT IT.
(Spoken like someone who confused Rupert Holmes for John holmes and saw something he really didn’t expect.)
have a romantic bone in your body – Benzeknees
(WE HAVE A WINNER!!!)
have good taste! (my fav!) Benzeknees
(After 23 of those, my tastebuds are shot.)
you might like to put the lime in the coconut. sandylikeabeach
(Hey, my doctor said the same thing!)
Will drink anything. Elyse 54.5
(To be fair, we were thirsty.)
have never fractured your skull on a door after having too many. (UndercoverL)
(The frozen pina colada makes an excellent clotting agent.)
music! ll I thought was drinks with umbrellas.
(Unbrellas are only for when the guy upstairs is a sloppy drunk.)
like to mix it up. thematticuskingdom
(Personally, I prefer my liquor undiluted. In short glasses.)
put the lime int he coconut. thematticuskingdom
(BUT WHY IS THE WHOLE ROOM SHAKING ALL ABOUT???)
are a big Rupert Holmes fan…Who? Who the hell is Rupert Holmes? (SnB)
(Mrs. Holmes asks that question twice a day.)
are in favor of eugenics to produce a cocoapple-pine nut already exists. Red.
(I’m just looking for a tequila bush.)
brickhousechicksays, then you obviously like my big coconuts!
(El Guapo backs away from that one. Slooooowly…)
have no business drinking in a bar. Kayjai
(Alcohol is best enjoyed in solitude. In a basement.)
…need to attend AA meetings. Twindaddy
(I hear the most knowledgeable drinkers are there.)
are living in the seventees! with something something and plastic trees! butimbeautiful
(Thank you for leaving out leisure suits!)

Congratulations to Benzeknees for this weeks winning answer! And from the offered choices, the most popular was like getting caught in the rain! (this is a continuation of the climate change poll, right?). So congrats to everyone who is as confused as I am!

I don't care how drunk I get, I'm not eating that.  Probably.

I don’t care how drunk I get, I’m not eating that.
Probably.


This week, The Guapolian mind turns to food. Because writing these polls makes me hungry.
We’ve all heard of it. Some of us have even eaten it. But all of us want to know: What exactly is in the Blue Plate Special? So that’s this weeks poll.
Get your your answers in by 2359 EDT on Wed, 21 Aug, because that’s when this one ends.
(And if you leave an “Other” answer, leave a way to identify you, and I’ll link back next week.)

Which, I guess, brings us to the end of the post. But before we head off into the weekend, enjoy these:
First off, Woody Allen and his moose hunting adventures.

And finally, I promised above that this would make up for the Pina Colada song last week.
Well, if this doesn’t make that look good, I don’t know what else to do.
(By the way, I was turned on to this by Blogs of a Bookaholic, so stop by and thank her after you’ve enjoyed it.)

Have a great week, y’all!

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95 responses to “Friday Foolishness – Senior Discount Edition

  1. Good thing you get a kick out of that being chosen or else I’d feel well…creepy.

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  2. Those roast potatoes look amazing, perfectly fluffy and crisp, I’d probably pass on the meat

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  3. That shirt….dizzy…*hurls*

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  4. The picture, is that the Blue Plate special? Looks like meat, so I’m not going to eat it anyway.

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  5. NotAPunkRocker

    I am not sure if my vote went through, which might not be a bad thing now that I think about it. I am having flashbacks to cafeteria-style restaurants, my grandparents’ friends and thinking egg custard was vanilla pudding. *shiver*

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    • Gah! I didn’t see your vote.
      And what you said is one more reason I prefer chocolate pudding.
      Harder to confuse for other things, unless it’s a rich gravy.
      And I don’t mind making that mistake at all.

      mmm….

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  6. hee hee – thank you for plugging… I think…it sounds kind of naughty

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  7. Woah! Them there were a lot of comments to the pina colada song – and hilarious! I don’t care what anyone says, I love that quilt looking tropical shirt! Do I detect some sweet plantain in that blue special plate?

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    • That shirt is quite possibly the greatest shirt ever.
      I have no idea what the hell is going on on that plate. I just scrolled back up to take a closer look, and now I actually feel a bit nauseous.

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  8. I was so relieved to hear you were confused too… I’ve been confused all morning… you weren’t just saying that, were you, EG?

    🙂

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  9. Pink fluffy unicorns dancing on rainbows. Pink fluffy unicorns dancing on rainbows. Pink fluffy unicorns dancing on rainbows. Pink fluffy unicorns dancing on rainbows. Pink fluffy unicorns dancing on rainbows. Pink fluffy unicorns dancing on rainbows.

    Thanks Guapo – just…yeah…thanks….

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    • I’d like to say you’re welcome, Alex.

      But really, all I can say is
      Pink fluffy unicorns dancing on rainbows. Pink fluffy unicorns dancing on rainbows.

      😀

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  10. That guy in the video smiles just like, Lily ,my seven month old granddaughter. I wonder if her first word will be Pink Fluffy Unicorn. Now I know what voice pattern of speech to be listening for through all her babbling.

    I think you need to offer that shirt for sale, Guap, so that we can all wear it while reading Friday Foolishness! I’ve taken the liberty of coming up with a few phrases you could have embroidered on the back:

    I am a Proud to be a Guapolian!

    or

    Don’t ask!

    or

    Friday Foolishness Happens!

    or

    They call me Mr. Tibbs!

    or — as a great blogger once said farther up on the page:

    Alcohol is best enjoyed in solitude. In a basement.

    And, of course, on the front of it there would be a name tag that says:

    Hi, My name is BRRRRAAAIIIINNNSSSS!!!!

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  11. Wait. I’m confused. Did we put the lime in the coconut or not?

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  12. I don’t know what it is, but I’m suspecting the ‘blue-plate special’ is not high on a dietitian’s food list…

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  13. I won! I won! I won! I won! (dancing around the room) I’m so happy! It’s been so long! You made my week (& it’s been a tough week)! Whoo hoo!

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  14. I don’t work blue… plate… HA!!! Work that into your freekin’ post, Mr. Smartypants!

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  15. I don’t know what you mean, Guapamole. My family wasn’t complaining between the heaves and explosive diarrhea.

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  16. Happy Friday, El Guapo! That song is my son’s favorite. The Wicked Song, I call it. He’s such a rebel when he sings it. Boy, what did I miss last week? I’ll have to check it out. What could be so bad about pina coladas in a song?

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  17. Great song. I adore Woody Allen. I am so glad I have not seen much footage of him. I like his joke better when I do not have to see him. Yeah, I’m a dick. What are ya gonna do?

    Have a fabbo weekend, Guap.

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  18. I had that LIKE THEM AND THAT’S IT. NOTHING ELSE. ESPECIALLY NOT ANY SONGS ABOUT IT. comment. Because, that song es no bueno.

    Speaking of blue and special, Kmart hasn’t had a blue light special in a long time.

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    • Didn’t K-Mart go with an “Every day is special!” kind of thing?
      JC Penney did that. Didn’t go well for them at all.
      Apparently, people just like being ripped off.

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  19. PS I see your Pink Fluffy Unicorns and raise you this:

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  20. whiteladyinthehood

    Let’s see we got a Blue Plate Special with mystery meat, a wild shirt, Woody Allen and a moose, Pinky Fluffy Unicorns AND Cage the Elephant…wow! I think you covered it all, Gaupington…WooHoo – it must be Friday!

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  21. Love Cage the Elephant, Guap, great choice. It and In One Ear (and right out the other) are favorite running songs.

    Anxiously awaiting the new album dropping in October. Sounds like it’s gonna be hot:

    http://www.artistdirect.com/entertainment-news/article/first-reaction-cage-the-elephant-melophobia/10663121

    Happy weekend! Ain’t nothing in this life for free, Christy

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    • I like the song, but I was listening to the album, and it all sounded the same. I don’t know if I’m going to be following them.
      I have heard some new stuff though that I’m looking forward to hearing more of.
      If I can remember who they were…

      Have a great rest of the weekend!

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  22. That blue plate special looks like
    something the Zombies threw up 😦 Eeeeuw

    I will skip that and just have
    dessert if you don’t mind Guap? 🙂 lmao

    Andro

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    • That image actually came from a vegetarian site, Andro. And I have no idea what’s on that plate.
      Dessert might be the safest/smartest way to go.

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      • Yes, make that two extremely generous desserts, I am dieting at the moment but virtual desserts are zero calories so pile on the goodies 🙂 lmao

        Have a great rest of weekend Guap 🙂

        Andro

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  23. Wow, I go away for a few days and see pink fluffy unicorns and Woody Allen talk about shooting a moose?! WTF???? Ugh…meanwhile, D2 got 6th overall in the Canada Games and is set to race tomorrow morning with her Men’s 8 team. Doing well and having a good time!

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  24. Do you play ukulele as well? The Hawaiian t-shirt looks good with the ukulele 😀

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  25. Love the woody Allen skit!

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  26. I still want that shirt, and unicorns suck.

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  27. I don’t know which is worse, Guap – pina coladas or the Blue Plate special. ❤

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  28. The meat on the plate is one thing, but gads … what about the paste!

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  29. Ha! But I like Rupert Holmes. His “Terminal” was played over and over and over and over again when I was young. Many lovelorn gals cried with it (or maybe, because of it). 🙂 Now, the song is in my head….. oh no! 🙂

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  30. At last, the Senior’s Edition! This is just what I was waiting for, dearie!

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  31. I am just calling by to wish you a
    really great start to your week Guap 🙂 🙂

    Andro

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  32. What the heck did I just watch?

    I think the blue plate special is made out of pink, fluffy unicorns.

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  33. Hey there! I nominated you for The Sunshine Award. Please get the badges at http://wp.me/1Kc0N and follow the instructions!

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  34. Is that your fav shirt, El ? 🙂
    Wishing you a fab week!

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  35. Um..see..I’m really confuded. It’s wed..I mean it IS wed here TH there..I made it and probably its better the poll is closed cause I had such a silly answer…or would have..but..
    Change sucks. Especislly when you didn’t get the memo..worst thing is I thought all day it was thursday ..and now I’m doomed to be …oh.wait..being a day ahead til I get behind..maybe its not so bad..or..yea..this is a GOOD thing.. I think I need a donut and ill be ok. How could I not ? Its a frickin donut for frick sake.. so..I can deal..I’m adaptable..adoptable too..hi Tmwgitu! 😉 js..and ..oh look! Butterflies….

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