On a serious note before we start – to all those affected by the hurricane this week, I hope you all weathered it with your usual style and panache, and that normalcy is returning to your part of the world.
For those interested, the Red Cross is collecting to help those that were devastated by the storm.
And if there’s anything you can think of I can do to help you out, just let me know.
And away we go…
That last kit-kat did me in…
Oh, that was fun. Trees bending, tunnels filling with water. Beaches being washed away, Trumps hair seething in the rain, and all of the MTA closed for a few days.
How does one weather a hurricane? Why, by reading blogs, of course!
Here’s some of what I saw. butimbeautiful gave us her instructions on finding happiness Mike Calahan shared his younger selfs’ adventures in movie making, and Hasty Words wrote a great poem about coworkers.
You and everyone else made this week a little easier to get through!
Which brings us full circle to last week. The poll asked What is your Halloween costume?
And regardless of how you’re dressed on the outside, you all are hilariously outlandish on the inside!
Here’s what you said. (As always, my comments are searching for candy in italics.)
Mitt Romney, now that is definitely scary… Androgoth (But his hair is perfect. (Anyone? Anyone?)) I loathe Halloween (That’s the spirit! Now just add moaning and a clanking chain.) Usual night out clothes. Serial killers look like regular folks –Miss R (You could pop your collar. That scares the crap out of me.) Lily Munster, cause I don’t have to get changed-butimbeautiful (You need a Herman, so you can rest your drink on his head.) Stepping on giant spider gave me costume idea: (slutty)spider buster! –asplenia (And your sidekick, (Slutty) Dustbuster Guy!) Someone pretending to care that it’s Halloween.–Lily in Canada (*Someone pretending to write a pithy response*) A famous, published author – me! Benzeknees (Go as a spray painter. Everyone will see your work!) Dick Whitington, but the Cat can naff off… Androgoth (I think Dick was just a mouthpiece for the cat.) Well it won’t be anything like Frankenstein’s tart, she is on the next bus 😦 Androgoth (No wearing the other revelers, Andro. hehehe…) Myself, that is definitely scary enough I think? 🙂 Androgoth (Aww, that’s so cute!) The girl who’s not good at making costumes… (jillianlevi) (Go as the Charlie Brown swiss cheese/ghost?) A Happy Zombie (better than a depressed human) (Stacy) (I bet the guy whose face you just ate doesn’t think so!) A squirrel in a pink tutu..awindowintothewoods (Beats those pink elephants I see after my morning tequila coffee…) If Hotspur would show his face, I’ll go as HIM! – words&otherthings (EEEEEK!!!) BUTTON cracked button 😉 LizzieC (How about Red Buttons?) a big cracked butt ..LizzieC (So a plumber then?…) Group costume. Making life sized binders, full of women & blow up dolls. –Quirky (WE HAVE A WINNER!!!) Someone who’s had too much candy. Carrie Cannibalistic Nerd (I won’t even have to buy a new outfit for that!) Sawed in half/ badly reattached half Romney (left side) Obama (right) –B_T (Since it’s a political costume, you should stress the “disjointed”.) Mother Nature (my daughter picked it) (Next year, bring the treats, leave the tricks. And you owe us a new tree.) Roadkill (sandylikeabeach) (Often confused on Halloween with “buffet”…) El Guapo in a Flying Suit with Jets (Frank) (Leading to next years costume,El Guapo with a big grin in a full body cast!) Noncommitted (Kanerva) (Wait – does that mean no straitjacket?) Donald Trump — my hair’s a mess (Elyse 54.5) (If you’re Donald Trump, the hair is the least of your problems!) I can’t tell you,it’s a secret but I’ll post pics. KJ (You’re the “Where’s Waldo” of Halloweeners.) A bored suburban housewife from Ohio. SnaapyG (Mix it up a little. Go as a bored housewife from New Jersey.) a person who no longer gives a fuck – Rodney Dangerfield (Rodney Dangerfield is dead. Go as his zombie version!)
Congratulations to Quirky for this weeks winning answer! And from the offered choices, the most popular was Slutty Chewbacca. RooaAWwwrrRRrr! So here we are at this week. Big news here is the elections. I’m voting Obama, and I hope you do the same. As Androgoth noted, Mitt Romney is scary.
But that’s not the poll.
This week is falls between the anniversary of the very first poll, and the first time it was called Friday Foolishness.
Which means that, after a year of doing these, it’s all about you. that’s right folks. We’re asking what you’ve learned from these polls!
Pour out your life lessons, and pour as often as you like, but pour them before 2359 EST on 8 Nov, because that’s when this one closes.
And until we meet again, I leave you with these.
Before he was Mr. Bean, Rowan Atkinson was a stand up comedian.
The first clip has stuck with me for years. Rowan Atkinson as a priest:
And Rowan Atkinson as the Devil:
Have a great week everyone. See you on the flipside…
Wheeee! And around we go again, to the edge, the lip – dare I say verge? – of the weekend! And what better way to get yourself in a silly shenanigan-esque mood than the Friday Foolishness?
What would the week now ending have been without blog reading? No idea, and I don’t want to find out. Here’s just a tiny fraction of what I enjoyed this week: Sights N Bytes stretched his writing muscles with a new series, completely different for him. The Girl in the Cat Frame Glassescame back!
And WhatIMeant2Say put up a sarcastically hilarious post about unhelpful advice for the depressed.
Thanks to them and all the rest of you for giving me plenty of great things to read all week long.
And one last note: I’ve gone on (probably add nauseum) about how y’all are the coolest people in the sphere. Last night I was lucky to grab a beer at the Corner Bistro with Brain Tomahwak and Love and Lunchmeat. And now I can say I also know some of the coolest people in the real world.
Thanks, I had a blast!
Something else I did all week long was go through the answers from last weeks poll. We asked What’s In Your Junk Drawer?, and your answers were anything but junk. (As always, my comments are unidentifiable and gathering dust in italics.) My Ray Gun and a Spare Pair of Evils 🙂 lol Androgoth (Can I borrow one of those? I used all my evil at the DMV.) My shameful toys… (I meant Barbies and all the old toys!! Gutter mind…-jill) (Doesn’t sound too bad. Just hide them under those old copies of Teen Beat you saved…) Things very “un”vanilla~ Bipolarmuse (Kitchen junk drawer. Not nightstand junk drawer…) Whaddya mean junk? That’s my life you’re talking about! butimbeautiful (In your case we’ll call it a treasure chest…) Let’s look…Junk, junk… the airplane’s upside down, Stradi-who-vius? ~B_T (Your teenage son or daughter will think this wishbone necklace is really cool. (Google it.)) My Zombie Cattle=Prod, Now Where The Hell Is It? Androgoth (Does it zap them in the brains?) “To open a can of spam” -well it won last week but maybe it’s too soon? Lindav (WE HAVE A WI– Wait – what?) My junk. – Hotspur (Next you’ll be saying you keep the bodies in the freezer. How typical.) It really is not a whole drawer. It has a false bottom. Secret false bottom. Red (I was wondering how you stashed a chainsaw in there…Red? RED?!?) Don’t have one right now, it sucks. Junk scattered – Carrie Cannibalistic Nerd (Scavenger hunt for the missing measuring tape!) priceless..irreplaceable items..awindowintothewoods (Because after the revolution, twist-ties will be currency.) Why my Herman Munster slippers of course… Androgoth (There’s probably a zombie cattle prod snuggled comfily inside them…) My Rubik’s Cube, Pet Rock and Mood Ring. Michelle Motley News (So where are you storing disco and your Betamax tapes?) Dog hair.. When you have 13 dogs, their hair is everywhere. Michelle Motley News (again) (When you fill the drawer, you can knit an Afghan. Or a Poodle.) . . . These are a few of my favorite things! Benzeknees (Please let the kittens with whiskers out of the drawer, Benze.) My life is kind of a junk drawer, really. I’m a work in progress. (Your life is a collection of chip clips and crumpled post-it pads? Or is that just me?) Hahahahaha id,tell you but i.cant open it lizziec (Pity. There’s a really great reply to this in there!) Duct tape, a mango pit, nail clippers, and a half-eaten grilled cheese sandwich. (WE HAVE A WINNER!!!) (continued from ducttape grilled cheese): 47 cents, &a mini-mag light.-asplenia (Ok, ok. We get it , Macgyer) My bet B.O.B. and a crap load of batteries. (You don’t call it “Robert”? It’s longer…) The real question is what’s NOT in my junk drawer. – 25tofly (Nono, that’s next weeks poll.) the neighbour’s dead cat, God that thing stinks (SnB) (Good thing you tested it before you stuffed your neighbor in there!) All the things I can’t find. Elyse 54.5 () The one that has dozens of kickball championship wristbands! 🙂 Quirky (Those should be on display. NOBODY PUTS KICKBALL IN A JUNK DRAWER!!!) A dirty old rag and….that’s it. (words&otherthings) (Mm Hmm. Sure it is…) my kalashnikovs. Cheap rent for every blogger! NBI (You want a bunch of bloggers to move into a drawer with rifles? What could possibly go wrong?) The Big Mac list that is too long for this answer box. (Frank) (Better in the junk drawer than your stomach!) A better question: What’s not in my junk drawer? Grippy (Better? Maybe. Shorter answer? Definitely!) Funky junk. sandylikeabeach (Marky Mark would like that back please.) Michael Jackson’s chimp, Bubbles. KJ (It’s keeping the skeleton of the Elephant Man company.) My ego. ~Emily@The Waiting. (Right there under the commemorative Dave and Busters Grand Reopening whoopie cushion!)
Congratulations to Asplenia for a winning inventory list! And from the offered choices, the most popular was a tie again, between Hoffa’s Teamster ring. and All the bodies I could fit. The rest are in New Jersey. So congratulations to all you happily demented folk as well!
This week, we’re going topical. Like a cream. As you all know, there’s a holiday coming. Yes, St Jude/St Simon day celebra- Hmm? Hallo-what? Is that the one with the shadow? Matzah? What’s that? Candy and monsters? There’s a preschool holiday?!? Ohhhh – Halloween. Why didn’t you say so?
This week, we’d like to know who you’ll be going as. Someone you love? Someone you hate? The real you?
Let us know. Just scare us with your alter ego before 1 November, 2359 EST.
And if you leave a write in, let me know who you are and I’ll link back to you next week.
There you have it,folks.
In closing,, I leave you with this.
Two hilarious versions of the same goofiness.
And just a bit more silly, that I found from from the talented blogger and published author, Carrie Rubin
Updated – Thanks to Starla’s Chat for pointing out embedding was disabled. You’ll have to click the link for the video,but it is entertaining!