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Friday Foolishness – Al Dente Edition


Today’s Music: Leogun – Let’s Be Friends
Note on Today’s Music: Saw these guys open at a concert this week. Good set! I hope you like them.

Huzzah! A pretty good week. The snowstorm they threatened us with wasn’t quite as bad as they said, and spring is close, and I saw Vintage Trouble put on a great show, AND I had a great meal and scintillating conversation with TMWGITU and Becky, AND of course, I got to read blogs! Here’s some of what I saw.
A Frank Angle got brilliantly philosophical On Time. Benzeknees wrote a very moving, important post titled Obesity, but there’s so much more there, and I stood and applauded her after I read.
Also, Scarp’s son has a future as in photography!
And in vanity news, I received two awards – Edweird Whatspur (long one of the most prolific, entertaining and readable bloggers I’ve met) gave me a Shine On Award! And Cayman Thorn (who I’ve enjoyed reading since he was in diapers) bestowed a Versatile Blogger Award on Guapola! Check them both out, and all the other great bloggers they name!

Thanks to them, and all of you, for a fantastic week of reads, no matter how hung over I am!
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So after some words about Leonard Cohen, the Friday Foolishness turned it’s roving eye to another singer of disputed skill in last week’s poll. And y’all had some…interesting…thoughts about it. Here’s what you said. (As always, my comments are nasal and incomprehensible in italics)

Will do gently into that good night. B_T
(Is that a 60’s drug reference?)
*GO gently …B_T
(Ah, from the Annotated Bob Dylan Thomas.)
Is that Bob Dylan? If so, I’d ask if he knows his metal eye stalks are showing Live Clay
(Yep, they’re just blowin’ in the wind…)
Will ever stop asking me how many roads I’ve walked down. (Eric Murtaugh)
(I think that’s just because he can’t find his way home.)
does a Seth McFarlane impersonation
(Only if Seth has a killer sinus infection.)
… is an alien in hiding. Michelle
(Worst. Disguise. Ever.)
If he ever gathers any moss… Michelle
(Only when he’s ready to smoke it…)
Is ever going to learn to sing. Michelle
(Why start now?)
I wonder about Bob Dylan – John Phillips
(Robert Allen Zimmerman wonders about him too…)
Knows how many roads a man must walk down before he’s really a man in drag? – Hotspur
(42.)
would appreciate my husband’s man-crush on him. The Waiting
(Without your husbands love, he’s a complete unknown…)
..suffers from Englebert Humperdink envy? zannyro. zannyro
(He’s a Liberace fan. It’s a candlabra thing…)
Another good songwriter, but should never have learned to sing. Benzeknees
(Pretty sure he never did…)
if the answer is blowing on the soup? linda vernon
(It was. Now it’s doing the backstroke. Waiter!!!)
… could do children’s books on tape… pmao
(No. But they’ve hired him to do announcements for mass transit!)
even cares. (Elyse 54.5)
(He cares about all sorts of things! No one can understand him to know which ones, but still…)
really did coach vocals to Tom Petty and Lou Reed ~Miss R
(I hope they kept the receipt!)
could teach me how to “Dougie” – Scarp
(He learned everything he knows from Michelle Obama.)
will lend me his hat (or at least tell me who his millner is)…
(He’ll tell you. But you should really ask him to write it down.)
has taught anyone else to speak his language? (polysyllabic)
(He taught the CIA. They’re using it as an unbreakable code.)
can untangle my blues while giving me shelter from the storm. sandylikeabeach
(WE HAVE A WINNER!!!)
still is. (Stacy)
(Actually, I think he’s a Buddhist named Reginald Sumner this week…)
(Anyone catch the mashup? Anyone?)

will see this poll. And vote. WG
(He regularly contributes here. At least, that’s what I’m blaming the incomprehensible posts on.))
Knows how it feels to be on his own. GingerSnaapped
(Not sure. But I bet sometimes he feels just like a woman!)
offers subtitles in english so he can be understood (SnB)
(He does, but only at his Japan shows.)
Rutabaga: has a membership to Costco
(The revolution will be discounted!)
Will be the next Oscar’s host. (Frank)
(Is a joke funnier if you can’t understand what you missed?)
knows Jackson C Frank is better? Joehoover
(Pete Seeger think they both suck eggs.)

Congratulations to sandylikeabeach for this weeks winning answer! And from the offered choices, the most popular was a tie between Is ever going to learn to speak English and Any of the below, so congratulations to all you pickers out there!

For Italian authenticity, he really should be wearing a boot…


This week, the poll goes to the Mediterranean! Rather. it asks what you would do near the Mediterranean, specifically, in Rome. So answer soon, and answer often, just answer by 2359, 14 March, because that’s when this one ends. But don’t answer in Italian, because if my spam comments are any indication, google translate isn’t that great.
(And if you write in an “Other answer, leave a way to identify you and I’ll link to you next week.)

And to finish off this edition of the Foolishness (though I hope your own foolishnesses live on in your hearts), enjoy these.
First, stol- borrowed from the delightful Alex Autin:

And finally, in the never ending quest to bring even more class to the blog, enjoy The Reduced Shakespeare Company.

Have a great week, y’all. If you need me, I’ll be at my desk waiting for the weekend…

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Friday Foolishness – Angry Cat Edition


Today’s Music: Joe Henry – Time Is A Lion

WE MADE IT!!! Another Friday and we’re all gathered again, having made it to the weekend. At last. I don’t know how you did it, but you know how I got here? PRACTICE! HAHAHA! No seriously, I did it by keeping my sanity by reading some great stuff this week. Here’s some of what I saw…
Deanabo put a great piece of very short fiction that I loved. Brian questioned the relationship of cleanings and restrooms, and Red was interviewed(by LizzieC!) for her new book.
Oh, and Twindaddy made my day with a Shine On award!

Thanks to him, and them, and everyone else for a great week of reading!
Joan
Of course, many other people were reading about things like Anne Hathaway’s “Nipplegate”, or Jennifer Lawrence’s trip. I don’t think anyone wanted to see that – there were no votes for that in last weeks poll. But you did have plenty of other answers. Here’s what you said. (As always, my comments dawdle self-importantly in italics.)

watching REAL porn ! Miss R
(It’s all fake, like wrestling. But not as sticky.)
wishing they could tell jokes at nobody else’s expense (polysyllabic)
(I heard about the monologue. Are you sure he was telling jokes?)
Anything other than watch! Actually went out to see Django Unchained. Brill! MBT
(Twice the jokes! Twice the bloodshed! Well, one and a quarter the bloodshed…)
Watch me some Walking Dead x, Becca
(It’s the ones you aren’t watching that will get you.)
Resolve to see at least one Oscar contender before next year. Delicious!.
(Nono, the resolutions poll was a few weeks ago…)
Watching the real Walking Dead of course. Stupid movie zombies. John Phillips
(Oh, so you spent it at the office?)
Laughing at their cheesy comments… Wolf
(They’re the best entertainment has to offer. Crying might be more appropriate…)
Howling as usual 🙂 Wolf
(You admit You’re rooting for Twilight?!?)
Trimming my claws and sharpening my fangs… Wolf
(Teen Wolf reboot!!!)
In Groovy Chicago… Wolf
(It’s not groovy if you use jazz hands.)
Hunting for a change… Wolf
(It’s in the sofa cushions.)
With Oscar’s Wife… Wolf
(I thought Emmy was faithful…)
Is Oscar Night related to Mayer Day? Michelle
(I thought we’d all agreed to ignore John Mayer until he went away.)
Thanking the Academy for my awards/crying. –Lily In Canada
(Crying. Because pretending to be happy to be sitting through the Oscars is too much acting.)
watch 5 minutes of the Oscars then switch to youtube kitty videos instead linda vernon
(WE HAVE A WINNER!!!)
watching Killer Tomatoes. Gotta see how that ends! Alex A
(I warn you – the ending is…saucy!)
Every night is Oscar night for me – Oscar Pistorius
(Oh, Oscar! You kill me! (Too soon?))
Having the sex. – Hotspur
(Are you sure it wasn’t just a sex?)
appreciating the fact it only takes me 20 minutes to get ready – shower to door – polysyllabic profundities. 🙂
(That’s just because the paparazzi in the living room already know your routine.)
The Oscars are on?
(From the reviews,”on” isn’t how most described them…)
Cry because I didn’t see any of the movies….Whaa!! The Bumble Files
(Beats crying because you watched the Oscars!)
What night is it? Oh. Getting drunk, like every night. (UndercoverL)
(Wow, you’ve really embraced the Hollywood lifestyle!)
Birdemic, Plan 9, and Toxic Avenger – but not 3 Kings. That movie sucked! B_T
(Exploding cow finds your lack of enthusiasm…disturbing.)
convinced that the audience’s laughter is at my expense. – calahan
(You and Seth McFarland…)
Watching the Scotties Tournament of Hearts of course (curling) Benzeknees
(I love it when the jokes write themselves!)
There’s nothing good on TV. It’s Business, It’s Business Time! Quirky
(But the Oscars were o- Oh, yeah, I see your point…)
Looking forward to having actually seen one next year Elyse 54.5
(Like the ad says, “If you see only one movie this year…you should get out more.”)
Practicing my acceptance speech and doing that Angelina Jolie leg thing – Becca
(Be a trendsetter – flash some armpit!)
Standing in my garbage can yelling insults at my neighbors. –Brian from U by C
(Aw, it’s the Oscars. Surely you can take a night off from that.)
Not being nominated myself, I am boycotting them (again) this year.
(You were robbed!)
Wait, they televise that? Red.
(Next year, they’ll be going with the classic, Test Pattern. It gets better ratings.)
working! As usual. (nicolemarie)
(Nono, you’re supposed to be working the red carpet.)
Rutabaga – avoid it like every awards show I’ve never seen
(But then how do you know who to mock?)
Writing my acceptance speech. KBar3
(Make sure you thank that guy. You know, from the bus. That said that thing.)
…waiting for people to trip up the stairs. It’s anyone’s game. Grippy
(They prove they’re real people by pretending they meant to do that!)
Try to buy tickets for the “Gone With The Wind, Prequel” zannyro
(Rhett and Scarlett as children on their small farm “Tarapoo”?)
Dressed up in a vintage frock from my vast collection *coughLIARcough* (Addie)
(When asked who she was wearing, Addie told Joan “The last person who asked me that”, while raising an eyebrow suggestively…)
In bed, fancy putting it on at 2am!
(Instead of boring everyone to sleep,they’d let the audience get a head start.)

Congratulations to lindavernon for this weeks answer, for what is the modern age without cat videos? And from the offered choices, the most popular (by a lot!) was Wonder (again) how Joan Rivers is qualified to critique fashion., so congratulations to all you people who (like me), spend too much time thinking about Joan Rivers.

Sounded fine to me.  Waitaminute - why do you ask?

Sounded fine to me.
Waitaminute – why do you ask?

But time moves on, and I see by the clock on the wall that it’s time for this weeks poll!
And since I put up a post bashing someone who’s songs (but not voice) are great, why not bash someone who’s work I love?
Or at least, give you guys the opportunity on “Other” to bash him. Croon soon, croon frequently, but croon (caterwaul?) your answers by 7 March at 2359 EST, because that’s when this one closes. (As always, leave a way t recognize you in the comments, and I’ll link back to you next week.)


Which brings us to the end of another glorious week, and the beginning of a hopefully glorious weekend! So to send you on your way, enjoy these…

First off, I never doubted this was how these ended

And This is probably the most optimistic thing we’ll ever get out of Louis CK on growing older.
(Glad my birthday isn’t for a while, or this would just be depressing.)

Have a great weekend everyone, catch up with you out there!

Merry Christmas To All


Today’s Music: Bob Dylan – Twas The Night Before Christmas

No matter who you are, what you celebrate, or what you believe, peace, happiness, joy (and a little sparkle) to you and yours.