Today’s Music: Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes – Lean Lanky Daddy
Friday!!! Thank you, Labor Day, for a day off this week. A little extra time with my girl, with my guitar, and with blogs! Here’s some of what I read…
Cayman Thorn was annoyed. Smaktakula went to the bathroom at an Erasure concert, and Same Burn, Different Flame had an interesting perspective on complaining.
Thanks to them, and all of you for some thought provoking reading this week.
Last week was also thought provoking. In my case it was asking the stupidest question ever when last weeks poll asked what is the stupidest question.
Your responses (unlike mine) were anything but stupid. Here’s what you said. (As ever, my comments are questionable in italics.)
So much more fun than the brilliant question – Benzeknees
(So much more common, too…)
Excuse me? May I ask a question? (SilkPurseProductions)
(Huzzah! it is evident by that question that you can, in fact, ask.)
best left unsaid (and thus unanswered) Kanerva
(But then who would we have to mock???)
How about that Tebow?
(Didn’t he used to be in the NFL?)
(I thought that was more statement than question.)
When is your baby due? ~whatimeant2say
(As soon as it can eat its way out of my belly fat.)
Can I ask you a question? (Stacy)
(I’m glad I rarely hear that.)
Can I ask you a question? (Stacy)
You come here often? is good, esp. in the shrink’s waiting room. WG
(I’ve had nice success with that in the morgue.)
LOLWut? – Hotspur
(LIBWD! (Know what I mean?))
What is a stupid question? The Bumble Files
(If I knew that, I’d ask a lot fewer!)
What was the question? Linda Vernon
Is that the best you can do? thematticuskingdom
(But if I did my best, people would expect that all the time…)
How much wood could a woodchuck chuck? thematticuskingdom
(Not sure, but they’re gonna test it for steroids after…)
What is the mean of life, the universe and everything? thematticuskingdom
(101010. Please tell me you figured this out.)
Do my farts smell nicer than yours? Andro
(Does anyone stick around to answer that?)
Do I press the RED button, or not? Andro
(Do you mean this one? *click*)
Are these black lace panties appropriate? sandylikeabeach
(That’s less “stupid” and more unanswerable (verbally) as the questionee’s jaw has just hit the floor.)
‘Would you like fries with that’ and the answer is ‘ Well, fuck yeah.’ – Alex Autin
(I thought the answer was “How’s acting school going?”)
PMAO… does this taste funny to you?
(I’m not falling for that.)
Do you have books? yes, it’s a univ library. I mean books you can read. (Rutabaga)
(Books? Library? Let me look that up on my smartphone and get back to you…)
Are we having fun yet? Elyse 54.5
(Poppa Smurf will tell you when he sees you.)
(Is he there yet?)
“what did he mean by that?” Worst. Question. Ever. Kayjai
(Well,what he was trying to say,if looked at from a strict etymological perspective, given the possible historical contexts of the words themselves apropos of the situation he spoke them vis-a-vis the potential meaning of aforementioned dialoging when placed against a backdrop of things unto which experiential derivation can be considered, I think that suitable peruse-ment can only bring us to the deepness of understanding that the implicational significance, of course, would be…ravioli.)
What do you mean, “no”? (Generally following a “will you” question.) Red.
(What do you mean “You asked a question where “no” was a possible answer”?)
Wait. What? (Susie Lindau)
(You mean you weren’t listening either?)
… why isn’t eleven onety one? (Frank)
(WE HAVE A WINNER!!!)
How many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop?Not A Punk Rocker
(The owl said he’d show you. But only if the pop is mouse flavored.)
Wait, what was the question again? Snaapper
(Are you asking me or telling me?)
Congratulations to Frank for this weeks winning answer! And from the offered choices, the most popular was What could possibly go wrong?, and ain’t that the truth!
But now it’s time to consider this week and all that comes with it. I hope you appreciate it, because I was up all night thinking about it. And you can get your answers in any night no matter how late, as long as it’s before 2359 EDT on Wednesday, 11 Sept, because that’s when this one closes. (And if you leave an “Other” answer, leave a way to identify you, and I’ll link back next week.)
And until we meet again, enjoy these, both picks from TMWGITU.
First off, a public service announcement on restraint
And next, a public service song on geekdom, because I thought this one was kind of cool too.
Have a great week everyone!
Love both of the PSAs … fun tune as the opener. Hooray for me … I think this is #4 (but not sure).
That probably puts you at the top of winners, Frank. Possibly only Linda Vernon is close.
YES! Generally, I struggle .. .but sometimes I get a good one.
“May I ask a question?” Indeed!! That’s stupid, hehe :D.
I’m looking forward to the results of this week’s poll – inspiration!
I’ma actually nervous about what this weeks write-ins will be!
Tom Hiddleston? Cookie Monster? Actual cookies!?
You, sir, have made my Friday. 🙂
Everyone knows it’s one, two, *crunch* three licks to the center…
Well, owls are wise.
Pity there’s no emoticon for “rattling that thing at the back of your throat” when you say that.
If we are doing requests, I’d also like an emoticon for *fist shaking*
For me, just the cookies would do that.
The rest? Well that’s just gravy.
I mean icing.
Nice poll, Guap! (Ummm…that sorta sounded wrong. Sorry) COOKIE MONSTER!? I love him…and cookies…and I have a Geek daughter, so I enjoy the Geek Girls video very much. 🙂
Geek. Girls. Rock.
My girl just bought a jersey with NERD on the front.
I was surprised at how much of a turn on that is. 😉
This was yet another fantastic read Guap,
especially the input of Sandy Like A Beach,
oh yes, there is no end to the jaw dropping
on that one 🙂 Wicked…
Stacy’s double barrel
questioning was good too
Have a superb rest
of Friday my great friend 🙂
Sandy’s answer was great! (As were yours.)
Have a fun weekend, Sir.
I must be a slow reader because they kept pulling their sheets of paper away before I read them. Love the music!
Have a fab weekend Guapo!
Worth it to keep pausing the video – some of the messages are great.
I know – books in a library? Who knew. I think the stupidest questions happen at the reference desk sometimes.
I always wanted to know why I couldn’t check out the big reference books.
LOVE onety one, and onety two, onety three…. Congrats, Frank! Guapo, maybe counting your onetys could help you fall asleep! 🙂
I actually don;t usually have trouble falling asleep.
Just ask my boss.
“Me gonna look away from cookie…” Ha! Cookies and insomnia, you’re speaking my language.
Happy Friday, Guap!
Sometimes if I can’t sleep, I get up, hae a cookie, then go to bed.
It really is magic!
Lots of good stuff, and that’s not even counting your mention of me. Thanks!
You know, I don’t think “How Many Licks Does It Take To Get To THe Center Of A Tootsie Pop” is a dumb question, as long as you can accept that the answer is “3.”
Thanks also for posting that video. Nerd girls are sexy.
Mostly I’m surprised (and amused) that so many of us remember the tootsie owl.
(And yes they are.)
Well, he gave a hoot and didn’t pollute!
Or was that a different owl?
Not sure, but I think one of them went Cuckoo for…something or other.
Maybe for whatever was at the end of his nose?
Take pity on monster!!
Why? Monster got lots of cookie.
Cookie monster is my favorite one.
As long as it isn’t Elmo.
Loved the Geek Girl video! Thanks for including it. Have a great weekend!
You too, Carrie.
It’s a good message video. Fun and not too pushy.
What is the cure for your insomnia?
I think I’ve heard that 101010 times…
I figured as much.
Suicide is the only cure for insomnia… or you can just try to do something productive…until you get sleepy…
I’m not sure “cure” is quite the right word here…
See, I was going to say: Read some old Guapola posts… but I am taking the high road.
I’ve checked the write-ins.
The low road is congested.
And I have my snow chains.
I’ve got nothing to prove! YAY! Tell TMWGITU that I love her choices for videos! And Lean Lanky Daddy is the perfect soundtrack for this Friday Foolishness. It just says it all!
ha! You have absolutely nothing to prove around here.
did you and 37 dance around the table to Clairy?
Erasure are still going!
It scares me when you say things like that.
Happy weekend! Love TMWGITU’s choices.
Here’s to a sleepy weekend without stupid questions.
Any time my girl helps me with these, we all benefit!
I’d be happy with any kind of quiet this weekend.
I should have used “Do you have a bathroom? No, we shit in the yard!” as my question last week. I might have been a contender!
I’d have been laughing to hard at that answer to do anything with it!
That would have been worth the price of admission!
Guapo, I hope you can get some rest. Why not just a marathon this weekend? There’s an idea for you. Love the videos, especially the Geek one. That was cool!
Fortunately, I don’t have big problems with sleeplessness. Just thought it would make a good poll.
And if by marathon, you mean lying on the couch binge watching, then sure!
TGIF! (loved the Geek Girls – especially the little girl who said she wanted to be an astronaut!)
Alas, it’s Monday again. But Friday shall return!
I saw the Hiddleston video on my PBS Roku channel! Nice.
My wife saw it and made me watch it. Sesame Street PSAs/commercials are usually fun.
You’re even more awesome than you were before I left. And like, how that’s even remotely possible, only you know . . mister superhero. This post has been most inspirational, so much thanks. I’m gonna go punch some needle, look up where Tebow is RIGHT now, and finish up with some curling practice whilst I sip on vodka and munch on dinner (twinkies? sure). Now . . where the hell do I find enough ice for the curling? Oh . . I got it, found it! I’m good.
Vodka and twinkies for dinner?
YOU’RE HIRED! (Save some of that ice for the drinks.)
LOL @ the ‘May I ask a question’ being the stupidest question. That hits the no 1 spot on my list.
It’s one of my pet hates. I find myself internally groaning and exclaiming ‘Duh’….
Good, giggle inducing read!
Sadly, the asker of “My I ask a quesion” never takes “You just did” as an answer.
Quite right.. lol
I miss cookie monster! ❤
He’s still on the air!
I really wish I hadn’t read Frank’s question because now I am desperate to know the answer. And I don’t know who Shields and Yarnell are but I’m afraid to Google them…
Since you’re a teacher, you now have the chance to influence young minds by using onety-one!
Shields and Yarnell were mimes with a variety show back in teh late 70s or 80s.
TV was weird back then.
Not as weird as todays reality shows, but still…
Were they Naked and Afraid? Because Naked and Afraid and Silent might actually be a winner of a reality show.
And now I’ll be pondering the premise of that show all week…
These make my weekends!
Thanks so much, Addie! That makes these worth the effort!
Onety-one… I never thought of that! Good one! Love this week’s music, Guap… Glad your Labor Day was an unproductive one!
Thanks Laura! I excel at unproductive. (Just ask my boss.) 😉
Have a great week too, El 🙂
Thank you, and you too!
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