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Friday Foolishness – Immortal Edition


Today’s Music: The 101ers – Letsgetabitarockin’

Holy..what the…It’s Friday? Already? Wasn’t it just Tuesday afternoon? well, obviously not. But I’d like to know how that happened. Oh, wait a minute – it must have passed while I was reading the fantastic posts y’all put up this week!

whatimeant2say gave us Tale Of The Slappy Hand, and other things from beneath the bed. Jamie was beseiged by those raving terrors of the insect world, crickets!!!
In more serious posts, Amors Thoughts and Best Bathrooms Books closed up shop, and signed off with a lot of class and style. But they’ve left their blogs up, so if you haven’t read them before, go check ’em out. They’re really good, and worth reading. Finally, Sharp Little Pencil put up a fantastic moving poem.
Thanks to them, and everyone else for the great reads this week! Really, this list could have gone on and on with the stuff I was lucky to see this week.

Even though it seems like I just asked yesterday, there’s a whole weeks worth of answers to last weeks poll. We asked What would you name your rollercoaster? And I’m glad I wasn’t asking for childrens names.
Here’s what you came up with (as always, I’m spinning, diving and looping in italics):

lightening lizzie exuberator …lizzie C..duh 🙂
(We can build it right next to the Laid Back Lizzie Effervescent cafe!)
The Procrastinator: it would be all uphill climb. Carrie (Cannibalistic Nerd)
(Crap. The post went up before I got around to answering this one.)
The Titty Twister- it’s a hands on experience! GingerSnaaaaaaaaap
(Somehow, that doesn’t sound like near as much fun as it should…)
The Urinator (for us who pee ourselves easily) From Goobers (Snaap’s Daughter)
(Like mother, like daughter. But funnier!)
Where is Wonderbutt? (That’s the scariest thing I ever hear!) ~whatimeant2say
(It would never pass the safety inspection. Especially after he chewed through the seatbelts.)
So fast, you could have sex with the person 3 cars back if you rode naked. Lorre
(Umm…I don’t think that’s supposed to be fas- Oh, the coaster. Got it.)
look out belo—aaaarrrrggggghhhhhhaaaarrrrrgggghhhhh…. BarkingInTheDark
(Shouldn’t it be “lookout belo- SPLAT!”?!?)
Bob – John Phillips
(WE HAVE A WINNER!!!)
guaranteed no bumps higher than 1/2 a metre.
(What is that? A kiddie coaster? Definitely not. Slacker.)
life.
(Good one, but most of the coaster should be fun.)
LIFEINTHEFARrrrrrrrkI’mgonnadieI’mgonnadieI’m,oh,Imadeit-we’reOK, I’m cool..Lane
(Is that your full name? How the heck do you fit that on DMV forms???)
Oh, myyyyyyy Goddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd
(Have you been riding on Lorre’s coaster?)
The Vomit Comet (Phoenix les Cendres)
(Just hope you don’t vomit at the top of the loop de loop. hehehe)
The Chuck Norrisinator or Chuckinator for short – the curtain raiser
(Roller coasters throw up when Chuck rides them. Wait, let me rephrase…)
“Never Been Tested” – works for sleazy tramps and coasters ~ flame
(Combining sleazy tramps and roller coasters…that’s a whole new kind of ride!)
NoWayNoHowWillIGetOnThat! by Elyse, 54.5
(Of course you don’t have to, Elyse…Look! Distraction! (ok everyone, GRAB HER!))
The Vomatorium….zannyro
(If you were going to go with a Roman torture theme, I’d have thought it would be The Colise- Oooooh. Got it…)
You’re Fucked –Lilly
(Ah, so you see the coaster as one of life’s most pleasurable experiences…)
Muther Flower! “MF” for short and those in “the know” – woohoo!
(I’m pretty sure everyone is gonna figure it out before the first drop!)
This isn’t the bus to Marvin Gardens, is it?
(No, but if you release the belt right at the top, you’ll probably land there!)
FAAAAAAAACCCEEE!!! (The new zombie battlecry, from Asplenia!)
(Wouldn’t STOOMMAAACHHH or BOOWWWWEEELLLSSS be more appropriate?)
The vomit vortex. A Gripping Life
(Is that like a swirlee? nevermind…)
First Marriage Stay Abnormal
(I’m not sure if that sounds like fun, Rich…)
The Guapolator – sandylikeabeach
(Making people ill. One post at a time!)
The Tummy Wobbler Linda V
(Yeah! Lure them in with “cute” and then bring on the crazy!!!)
theregoesmyfuckinglunch
(Does it taste as good on the way up?)
A no brainer …. The Guapo Experience (Frank)
(Yes! We could set it inside my head! People are scared by dark empty space, right?)
The Most Fucking Awesome Ride You Will Ever Have! Kayjai
(I like it, but it might be too subtle…)
Le Clown
(Nice thought, but no coaster could contain the lese majestie, the elan, the joie di vivre that is you. Plus no one sells ego insurance. ;))

So there you have it. Congratulations to John Phillips for this weeks winning answer!
And from the offered choices, the most popular one was SOILED UNDERPANTS! Because we’re trying to develop a theme here. Congratulations to all you lucky winners out there, your Donny & Marie commemorative spatulae are in the mail!

Eh. I can take him.


This week, we’re going to fight the good fight. We’re going to kill two birds with one stone. We’re going to-
No, we’re not going to do any of that. But we are going to do some revisions.
Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger? Really? what if it leaves you in the hospital? What if it makes you sit through 97 hours of One Tree Hill? So this week, let’s fix the phrase.
For this poll, we’re aiming big, aiming for the things that failed to kill us. Because we’re too foolish to die. In the best possible way.
Vote early, vote often. But don’t vote too late. Because this one closes at 2359 EST on 21 June 2012. (If you write in an answer, let me know who you are, and I’ll link back to you next week).

And until next time, I leave you with these:
From a few years ago, Brian Williams reveling at the New York Times discovery of Brooklyn

And Steve Martin making BALLOON ANIMALS!!! Sort of…

Have a great week everyone! See you around the ‘sphere…

Friday Foolishness – Motion Sickness Edition


Today’s Music: Rogue Traders – Voodoo Child

And here we are on Friday again. I took Monday off for travel time for last weekends sailing. Which means I was overworked to make up for the day off. Sigh.
But in the midst of the rushing, I was able to pop into the blogosphere and read some great posts. Free Penny Press turned me on to Little Free Libraries. No Blog Intended had a rough week, but sometime today, she will be done with high school, so CONGRATULATIONS!!!
And Roly told us about the challenges of living with a difficult stomach
You guys (and all of you out there) were my small island of calm in a week moving way too fast. Sincere thanks for that!

Some of the busyness also came from keeping track of the delightfully twisted responses to last weeks poll. We asked What Should The Zombie Battlecry Be?. You guys didn’t hold back.
Sick. Disturbed. Hilarious.
Here’s what you said (as always, I try to be witty in italics):
None of the above. So last century. Kanerva
(I think you're confused, Kanerva – it's vampires that live for centuries.)
hhhhmmmmmpoooorrrrrkkkkkkrrrrriiiiiiiinnnnnnnnddddddsssss – John Phillips
(Homer Simpson – zombie extraordinaire)
Since my kids are flesh eaters,the battlecry isM MMMAAAAAMMMMMMAAAAAAAA! SnaapyG
(I’d think with 4 flesh eaters to manage you’d be the zombie…)
withhhh spriiinnkkkllllleessss… nooooo piiickkklleesssssss lizziec
(That could work, but pregnant zombies are a pretty small niche…)
EEEEEAAAAATTTTTT MEEEEEEEEEE! (Hotspur)
(Perhaps you don’t understand how the zombie/person relationship works…)
I WAAAAANT TOOOO EEEEEAT YOOOOOOUR FAAAAAAAACE! Lilly
(That’s only the Miami contigent, Lilly)
How are you doing? NBI
(Battlecry, NBI, not pickup line!)
“Hmm, seems my leg has fallen asleep. No wait, it’s just missing. My mistake.”
(Wouldnt that be the post battle cry?)
Pardon me. Have you any grey poupon? Stay Abnormal
(Do zombies ride in limousines?)
BBBAAAATTHHHH SSSSAAAAALLLTTTSSS! ~flame
(WE HAVE A WINNER!!!)
OLeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee’ free penny press
(Only if it’s zombies versus werebulls)
Nothing….bet that would make you think.
(Dangnabit, there’s no thinking in these polls!!!)
BBBEEEERRRRR!!!! KJ
(Hey, I’ve sounded like that when calling for what would prove to be the last roun- Crap. I’m a zombie.)
RAIDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDd
(Nah, they’d get sued for copyright infraction by the bug spray people.)
How can it not be BRRRAAAAIIIIINNNSSSSS!!! (Frank)
(You’re right Frank. Mostly because Zombies aren’t very creative.)

Congratulations to ~flame for her winning answer! And from the choices offered, BRRRAAAAIIIINNNNSSSS!!! (c’mon – it’s a classic!) was the most popular. Because there’s nothing wrong with tradition!
blah blah...
But the living dead aren’t right around the corner. So we have time for some other summery pursuits. If you’re like me, (then your shrink is overcharging you, you have no problems most of a case of tequila can’t fix, and) rollercoasters just bore you. Strapped in to a piece of high technology that is inspected frequently and maintained to the highest standard.
Yawn.
So this week, name your own. Pick a name that really conveys the essence of what your coaster is all about. Hey, if the lottery gods smile on us, we may even build it!
If you write in an answer leave a way to recognize you, and I’ll link back to you next week. Vote as often as you like, but do it before 2359 EST on Thursday, 14 June, because that’s when this one ends.


And until next week, I’ll leave you with these.
First, yes, this guy is crazier than me. Maybe. Possibly.
Ok, probably not…

And something a bit calmer, I got to see this float on the river in view of my office. It was something to see, with a flotilla accompanying it!

Have a great week all!