Friday Foolishness – Grainy Edition


Today’s Music: The Cult – Sanctuary
Note on Today’s Music: Saw tehm last night. They did all of Electric, then another hour. Good show. The opening band, White Hills, SUCKED!!! and did over an hour. fMeh.

I day, you day, because all day, it’s Friday!!! Yeah, I didn’t get enough sleep this week. Because I was too busy reading blogs! Here’s some of what I saw…
Rarasaur told us about bedtime stories. GingerFightBack returned to the early days of train travel (tales).
And moreissuesthantimemagazine gave me a Sunshine Award! (Maybe because I’m trying to invent cold fusion using Cheerios and Scotch.) You should check her out. I’ve really been enjoying her posts!

Looks exactly like it did last week...

Looks exactly like it did last week…


But before you do that, let’s consider what made up last weeks poll, which asked us to consider what made up the blue plate special. Here’s what you said.
(As always, my comments are smothered in italics.)

Making a comeback πŸ™‚ Andro
(I think we’d prefer if it made a “go away”.)
A laxative in disguise, eat wisely or else? 😦 Andro
(Is that a laxitive in a disguise, or a laxative “after” picture???)
The hobo meal of the day, bet you are soooo pleased? πŸ™‚ Andro
(Meal made from hobos makes me gassy…)
It always tastes like chicken
(You didn’t actually eat it, did you???)
Neeps with a side of fries..it’s a real thing….zannyro
(A disgusting meal poll and you don’t mention MacNiven’s haggis?)
I don’t work blue… plate… PMAO
(The thought of you naked on a plate made me lose my appetite.)
AKA The Daily Surprise (Frank)
(The surprise comes later, in the bathroom)
pina coladas and getting caught in the rain, or worse: him, him, him (Stacy)
(If those are my choices, I’m safer with the mystery meat…)
Sharp Little Pencil says: Carp left over last night, in a casserole with cheese
(Guap’s stomach says “rumblerumblerumble”.)
for a limited time only, served on a red plate. – Revis
(Wouldn’t a green plate hide the vomit better?)
Garnished with it… shhhhh πŸ™‚ Andro
(Parsely never tasted so good…)
Being stolen at this very minute, oy come back or else? Andro
(My stomach picks “or else”.)
A big warm bun and a huge hunk of meat. (Goes with your shirt!) RoS
(There are those who think it should go on my Hawaiian shirt. With a few layers of opaque heinz 57 on top.)
Blue Waffles. – Hotspur
(Wasn’t that a big hit for Elvis?)
All the shit that’s going bad. Duh! –KBar3
(By the time it’s shit, hasn’t it already gone bad?)
what he gets when she is on the red light special (UndercoverL)
(TMI VIOlATION!!! YELLOW FLAG!!!)
just the White Plate Special, but kind of depressed. – calahan
(Sprinkle a little xanax on it, we’ll all feel better about what’s on that plate.)
Recipes if you knew the ingredients you wouldn’t put it in your mouth. Red.
(Yeah! What’ in those “vegetables” anyway???)
Something the cook made too much of yesterday – Benzeknees
(No, that goes in the casserole.)
Odetta’s forspecial madness. thematticuskingdom
(Not better than Hot Tuna. Just different.)
green eggs, ham, and blue food coloring. thematticuskingdom
(I will not eat them on a dare. I think they’re filled with feet and hair.)
Some “Da Ba Dee” curtesy of Eiffel 65. thematticuskingdom
(Eep Opp Ork Ah Ah, courtesy of the blue robot from the Jetsons.)
blue dog. thematticuskingdom
(pink elephant?)
The $2 options at the sushi-go-round up the street. Quirky
(WE HAVE A WINNER!!!)
Chupacabra Con Pollo — Linda Vernon
(It’s the Bigfoot shavings that make the dish come alive.)
pink fluffy unicorns, you know, dancing on rainbows. Alex Autin
(They just doctored the stray animal to make it look like a unicorn.)
brickhousechick says, the week’s leftover chewed once – food
(That meal is for the birds.)
from a dinner in Kmart. Rutabaga
(Toilet sales go up when they sell that!)
blue balls lightly tossed in “you’ll never get to finish” sauce – Twindaddy
(It’s as popular as Ramen Noodles wih the college crowd!)
french fries covered with dressing and gravy, aka Trucker’s special (SnB)
(My favorite breakfast as a blue plate special?)
Made for somebody else. Elyse 54.5.
(Soylent green is- Oh, thought you said “from” somebody else…)
Better not be a unicorn 😦 Anja
(No, that’s the soup du jour.)

Congratulations to Quirky for this weeks winning answer! And from the offered choices, the most popular was a tie between these polls, in edible form. and BRRRRAAAIIIINNNSSSS!!!! (Editors note: I always get a kick when this answer fits. Even when it is a little…creepy…). So thanks for equating These Polls and Brains!!!

SlicedBread
I enjoy doing these polls. I think they’re better than sliced bread! But that begs the question, what else is better than sliced bread? This week, that’s what we want to know. This one closes at 2359 EDT, 28 Aug, so get your answers in by then. (And if you leave an β€œOther” answer, leave a way to identify you, and I’ll link back next week.)


Which means that now we’re into the wrap up section.
And to send you on your way with a smile, here’s some Carol Burnett and Vicki Lawrence, doing what they do best – making each other laugh.

Have a great week everyone!

P.S. – I don’t know that this is “funny”, or even all that interesting. But I got a kick out of it, so I figured I’d tuck it in down here.

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84 responses to “Friday Foolishness – Grainy Edition

  1. Happy Friday Guap!! Once again my Friday begins with a big smile. πŸ˜€

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  2. So sorry I missed seeing you in your natural habitat. We are just packing up to leave now , but we have enjoyed our five days here in this sometimes freak-ass city. A blog post is imminent….I promise. Have a great weekend and read you on the other side!

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  3. It’s a good Friday in the neighborhood! The Cheers clip is a good one. Gotta love Carol Burnett characters and the way they made each other laugh. Great show! Are your cyber-ears itching?

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  4. That slice of bread ran the gamut of emotions pretty quickly.

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  5. Thanks for starting out my Friday with a Princess Bride reference. πŸ˜€ And also for ensuring that all day long I’ll be walking around singing:

    Buddy you’re a boy make a big noise
    Playin’ in the street gonna be a big man some day
    You got mud on yo’ face
    You big disgrace
    Kickin’ your can all over the place

    Sing it! And have a great weekend….

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  6. Just wanted to say I voted the first answer purely for the wine.

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  7. You do rock, Guap

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  8. Oh man, I adore those skits…….When I grow up, I want to be one of them!

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  9. The Cult and I get a mention – most kind as always – those slices of bread are a bit disconcerting though……..difficult to butter if nothing else

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  10. This started my day off with a laugh and a great grin for later. I really should not watch related videos… Two hours later, I cannot watch any more Carol Burnett, or I will never get any work done!

    Happy weekend, Guap.

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  11. NotAPunkRocker

    My Friday playlist is getting better and better *adding The Cult to list*

    I loved “Mama’s Family”, though I wish there had been more Eunice and a little less Iola.

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  12. I’m starting to get hungry for that blue plate special now. I loved the Mama’s family clip. It makes me want to watch them all again. One of my favorites is where they are playing Sorry.

    And that Cheers clip, it reminds me of the I Love Lucy episode where Little Ricky is learning to play the drums using that same beat and Lucy cracks eggs to it. Oh maybe I can find it. Yup here it is:

    Thanks for the wonderful a FF time Guap!!

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  13. “AKA The Daily Surprise (Frank)
    (The surprise comes later, in the bathroom)”—Made me laugh out loud. And cringe…

    As always, I love reading your comments to the responses. Happy Friday!

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  14. YOU POLL WIDGET NO WORK! But having The Cult in here is awesome. Even better, the sidebar recommends on YouTube included Souxsie, Sisters of Mercy, and Echo and the Bunnymen.

    My poll answer: Bacon, duh.

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  15. What’s better than sliced bread? Me, naked on a blue plate… or better yet, me naked and blue… on a plate.

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  16. I love me some Cult. Where were they playing?

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    • The show was at roseland Ballroom (52nd btween 7th and 8th).
      Surprisingly, they didn’t sell out the show – room holds about 3300. They filled all the empty spaces with sound though. Lots and lots of sound.
      I think I broke my ears.

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  17. I like fresh bread, and roasted bread, and everything dough like. Yay!
    Depends on what you want to eat with it. But really, most things taste better on roasted bread.

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  18. Cheers. It is perhaps that’s the earliest flash mob ever recorded. For that alone, it merits consideration as an important cultural artifact. πŸ˜‰

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  19. Did you ever hear Linda Ronstadt’s album of rock songs sung as lullabies? She included ‘We Will Rock You’ at a much slower beat, and it was lovely.

    With all the muck on the gazillion channels of television today, its sad when you think Carol Burnett still resounds as pure comedy brilliance.

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  20. The Cheers clip made my day! Gosh, I miss that show!

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  21. Great answers on guessing what the plate of blob was! I have to say that I also loved the Chupacabra con Pollo – that is hilarious!!!!! Glad I got back from vacay today since I look forward to your Friday Foolishness. πŸ™‚ ps. Hope you catch up on your sleep over the weekend.

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  22. Carol and Vicki were so good together. Your pilot light went out. I have to remember that one! Hope you catch up on your sleep. I’ve been short on it this week too, Guapo. Always a pleasure. Have a great weekend!

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  23. It’s early so maybe that’s why my vote was the only vote for a BMT… where’s the Princess Bride love?? I loved the Cheers clip, but the bread picture made me nervous– why doesn’t one have a face?!

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  24. I used to play with the breads too. Making different faces πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ haha it’s fun, isn’t it?

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  25. whiteladyinthehood

    Great Carol Burnett and Vicki Lawrence clip! Rock on, Guapo – have a good weekend!

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  26. Carol Burnett and Vicki Lawrence – two of my favorite comediennes, back in the day. I used to do impersonations of their characters for my mom when she got home from work. Cheers just doesn’t compare.

    I don’t have an answer for sliced bread. I’m just not that clever, so I’ll stay out of the poll this week. I’m sure you’re relieved. ❀

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    • Ha! I think your declaration of not being clever is just a setup to lull us into a false sense of security.

      I do a god-awful Charlton Heston that I insist on inflicting on my wife regularly.
      Her eye rolling is epic!

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  27. My head is spinning from all of that….maybe because I read your Friday Foolishness on a Saturday.

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  28. Love Calahan’s answer, and your response was a hoot… Just sprinkle some Xanax on top… I’d order that all day, every day.

    And for a while, I listened to Ian and The Cult all day, every day. I had such a mad crush on him, and oh that luscious hair! Saw them in San Diego, and I think I stood mesmerized the whole time. Please tell me he didn’t cut (or lose) his hair.

    Happy weekend! (Lots of tunes today, good Weekend soundtrack if you need some background noise.) RoS

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    • He had the hair up in a ponytail for most of the show.He let it out for the last few songs, and while it wasn’t 80s glam styled, it was still pretty good rock star hair.

      Looking forward to the words for the weekend, I just don’t like to read them until I have time to read the whole thing hence my regular Tues Thurs comments.)

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  29. I adore Carol Burnett….

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  30. Lots of laughs as always Guap,
    Friday’s wouldn’t be the same without
    your twist on wickedness πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Have a superb Monday πŸ™‚

    Andro

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    • Thanks Andro. Once again, I’m jealous you’re further into your week than me. I just want this one to be over – worked Saturday, and sunday was too short.

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      • That is the trouble with overtime, I have worked seven day weeks in the past and it is never-ending, but the extra cash is sublime and at least you got Sunday off πŸ™‚ lol

        Have a wicked evening Guap πŸ™‚

        Andro

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  31. The Cult–that takes me back. Glad they put on a good show–they seem like a band that would either rock live or be terrible. I’ve never even heard of that opening band, but then, in all the concerts I’ve seen, I’ve never seen an opening band that later got huge (I saw NIN open for Bowie, but that doesn’t count, because they were already big). Many moons ago, I saw a band open for Shane MacGowan that SHOULD have been big, but split up not long after I saw them–the Murder City Devils. They had something special. They’ve since reformed, but it’s not the same.

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    • I saw a band called Marah (since imploded) that opened for Steve Earle. Blew him off the stage.

      Opening bands should love Shane McGowan. Saw him twice. Once he was three hours late. Opening band could have had the run of the place.
      On the other hand, it was Shane Mcgowan (saw him with the Popes and the Pogues), so he still would have blown them off the stage.

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      • I should have known you’d be a Shane MacGowan man. I’ve seen him four times, I think, never with the Pogues.

        HOWEVER, I saw the Pogues in LA waaay back in 1991. Shane MacGowan was kicked out of the band after I bought my tickets. The show went on, though, with Joe Strummer taking MacGowan’s place. It wasn’t the same, but still, JOE STRUMMER! They played London Calling, and of course the guitar, base and banjo players joined him in that iconic wall of guitars–BUH-BUH-BUH-BUH BUH-BUH-BUH-BUH.

        Also, from the ‘God’s got a funny sense of humor’ department: Did you ever imagine that Joe Strummer would die at 50 while Shane MacGowan lives on to get new teeth?

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  32. Loved both clips – hubby’s looking at me like I just grew horns since I’m chair dancing to “We Will Rock You” on headphones!

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  33. Aww, I’m sad I missed the cut off. Stupid vacation, making me Friday Foolishness. Oh well, I guess I’ll just have to see what tomorrow’s post brings. In the meantime, what’s better than sliced bread? back-up cameras in cars, predictive text applications, and, of course, Friday Foolishness.

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