Friday, August 25, 2006

Is it... or isn't it?

Speculate

100 Comments:

At 6:54 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

it applies the lotion to its skin...

 
At 6:58 PM, Blogger Blizzardlane said...

OR IT GETS THE HOSE AGAIN

 
At 7:23 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

It puts the lotion in the basket...

 
At 7:38 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Are any of you aware of the musical based on that film? That's actually one of the songs.

http://www.silencethemusical.com/

Amazingly, hilariously tasteless;definitely not "work safe". The music's actually pretty good contemporary Broadway stuff.

'Cepting the subject matter.

 
At 8:00 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Fatwa -

That was so sick. I'm ashamed I'm laughing so hard.

"Are you about a size fourteeeeen?"

 
At 8:15 PM, Blogger Hawksp said...

Greetings VBSers,

Back from Ft. Polk. Did any news ever come out about the court proceedings for Frau Frisch?

I personally thought she might have been committed by the time I got back, but alas.

Hawk

 
At 8:18 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

Welcome back, Hawk.

As a matter of fact, we have confirmation of an arraignment (on a DIFFERENT stalking charge) in Oregon earlier this week.

Our Dr. Dumbass is a busy gyrrrl.

 
At 8:19 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Welcome home, Hawk.

Debee was silenced for close to a week. Some people dispaired of teh crazy®, but she came back more batfrisch crazy than ever.

We know she's been lurking around over here. The burning question currently is, are the posts from "warriordumot" the real McFrisch, or are they work of a clever and diabolical VBSer.

 
At 8:20 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Welcome Back Hawk!

Lots a doin's around here too!

 
At 8:24 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Ya gotta admit the music is basically pretty darned right for the genre. Which makes it all the funnier.

Those are pretty much the scenes I'd have picked to write songs for, too.

What a wonderfully warped idea.

 
At 8:24 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Howdy, Hawk!

 
At 8:25 PM, Blogger Hawksp said...

Roger,

Thanks for the update.

How do you put up a character frame in your postings like you all do? I think I found an appropriate sock-muppet for moi.

 
At 8:29 PM, Blogger Blizzardlane said...

Welcome home, Hawk! You have lots of reading to catch up on ... or go to BlogPi for the Cliffs Notes.

 
At 8:42 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Blizzardlane, thanks for your link to BlogPi; good concise summary. Which contained this quote from another blog:

"The blog that seeks to keep people from hiring her is superfluous to the reality that her rep precedes her like the trail of a slug moving backwards."

I'm lovin' that turn-of-phrase.

[Yoink!]

Are we really superfluous?

 
At 8:56 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

We appear to be keeping Debee off the streets as she slooooooowly crawls through the comments.

That's a valuable community service, that is!

 
At 8:58 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Once again, the commenters that teh frisch® let's through provide the real "content":

It's raining, it's pouring.
Teh vodka is flowing.
"Hammered's" lukewarm, "BatFrisch" is the norm,
But "Yeeargh!!" won't ever be boring.

If you want the rainbow
you have to put up with the rain.

Posted by Paddy O'Furnijur at August 25, 2006 10:39 AM


The poster's name is the best punchline of the whole thing.

 
At 9:04 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Hawk -

Go to edit your blogger profile. There's a place on the page where you can enter the URL of the picture you want to use.

 
At 9:06 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Joe -

She has a little crush on IrishWhiskey, so she's likely feeling happy with all things Irish. She probably never even 'got' the name.

 
At 9:16 PM, Blogger Dianna said...

I've been playing literary critic on her limericks. Anyone notice the knife?

 
At 9:27 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

She probably never even 'got' the name.

She will now; t'anks fer queerin' da deal, pal.

I suppose I was a little blatant christening my sockpuppet last night. I actually thought I'd been banned a couple of weeks ago and was surprised to see the comment posted.

Back to the Atomic Sockpuppet-Naming Device-Thingy-O-Matic I've been tinkering with...

 
At 9:33 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

I had a feeling that was you "Awtaf". Hee hee!

 
At 9:36 PM, Blogger Hawksp said...

Brendak,

I went to the site where those pictures are that you guys put up, but you can't click or right click them.

 
At 9:43 PM, Blogger Dianna said...

Nobody noticed. Sigh. I'm either too damn subtle, or I think I'm more clever than I am.

 
At 9:48 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Hawk -

Which muppet do you want to be? I'll get the URL for you and post it here.

 
At 9:49 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Hawk -

You'll need to "grab" a copy of the pic, save it to your drive and then upload it; if you're a Mac user I can probably help.


Diana -

I looked, as I hadn't read your comments on that thread last night; saw some word play, but not sure what you're referring to.

A teensy hint, mayhap? Or perhaps another DHDer sharper than I will get it.

 
At 9:50 PM, Blogger Hawksp said...

Never mind, I found one.

Test, test.

 
At 9:52 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Brenda & Hawk -

Do'h! Why didn't I think of that?

 
At 9:55 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

fatwa -

I uploaded my pics to blogger too, but that process is a long explanation for blog comments. At least, the way I did it is.

I think most of the other folks just posted the URL of the image from the original site. At least, that's how I read it.

 
At 9:57 PM, Blogger Dianna said...

OK, I tried normal blog conversation - who knows, it might do her some good - but she responded rudely. So my second comment used the words "lame" and "simple rhyme scheme".

Then I wrote honest criticism and an example. Basic stuff.

My boss read the comment over my shoulder and said, "Ow." And I can't really accuse my boss of liking poetry. Ten years ago, I had to explain what a slant rhyme was.

 
At 9:57 PM, Blogger Hawksp said...

Didn't work the first time. The one I put on my profile doesn't show here.

 
At 9:59 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Diana -

From her response to one of your corrections (compared your comment to somthing Cecile might have said), you might have to watch out.

She doesn't know you are basically calling her a talentless hack, and if you don't get meaner she's going to be asking you for your email and home address. And phone number. 'Cause she liiikes you.

 
At 10:01 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Brenda -

I uploaded mine to Photobucket as Blogger was being difficult at the moment.

Had to do a grab as the images don't show up with separate URLs in Safari; do they in other browsers? (Just curious.)

 
At 10:03 PM, Blogger Hawksp said...

Oh,

Guess I had to re-new the page.

Great...

(Hawk in very deep voice)...

"Although I appreciate all your help finally getting my picture up, I am still shocked at the unpatriotic behavior here. Shameful, Shameful. This site is the same as when I left it a week ago. Devoid of any socially redeeming value and very disrespectful to decent Americans."

What do you think, is it me?

 
At 10:09 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

fatwa -

There was another page associated with the Kermitage that had just the images as files. So, I think those were the URLs that several people used.

I uploaded to blogger. Someday I'm going to post a website from my bellsouth account, I could have stored the images there. It just didn't occur to me at the time.

 
At 10:10 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

I had to screen cap mine too.

But Sinner had a better link here.

 
At 10:11 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Hawksp AKA Sam the American Eagle -

It's you, it's definitely you!

And, that's a faaaabulous color with your eyes!

 
At 10:13 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Hawksp:

Of course, it was going to be Sam. Nice Dramatic backlighting.

Statler and Waldorf approve.

 
At 10:13 PM, Blogger Dianna said...

Brenda, I'm like Denny.

The answer is no, I do have some sense of self-preservation. Not much, but some.

But if she'd like some help with her poetry, I'd be happy to help. Anything to save me from having to read another bad piece! Anything!

There's absolutely no way I can bear yet another butchering of The Cremation of Sam McGee. Heaven help us if she takes out after the one about the frozen corpse. It's not bearable. I like Robert Service; this is not something I want to happen.

 
At 10:22 PM, Blogger Hawksp said...

Yeah,

He was always the stick-in-the-mud and out of touch. I'm pretty sure that's me now. Mostly when talking politics, but every once and a while at work too.

Whew,

Now that all the hard internetting and picture posting is done, back to the Demon Doctor.

I must confess that I've reviewed Der Frischmisters site since I've been back and one post really gave me a belly laugh. Who in the heck did Sally Field?

 
At 10:23 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

I know what you mean. I do love Robert Burns and would feel right put out if she mangled any of his work.

I think that's safe enough, though. She'd never be able to make it out.

 
At 10:25 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Hawksp - I missed that one. Got a cut-n-paste of it handy?

 
At 10:26 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Ten years ago, I had to explain what a slant rhyme was.

Poetry ignoramous that I am, I had to look that up just now. I take it you have some expertise, Dianna?

Clearly, several contributors know much more about poetry than I; there's an interesting breadth and depth of knowledge amongst DHD contributors.

"DHD: Snarky and Educational"

Hawk - Sam's the perfect choice.

 
At 10:31 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Fatwa:

Snarky and Educational

Those were my best teachers.

 
At 10:32 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Y'all, I'm not kidding with the Debee flirting with commenters thing. That's my take on her recent behavior vis-a-vis Diane and IrishWhiskey, anyway.

Which, ewwwww, Debee being coy.

If I were a much, much more evil person I would play to that but...

Hey, where's John Henry?

 
At 10:33 PM, Blogger Hawksp said...

In "reinebeau de moi" she's kind of gushing over the attention sulla gives her over the Frischmeter. Then someone posted...

"They like you, they really like you!

Posted by Sally Field at August 25, 2006 08:26 AM"

 
At 10:36 PM, Blogger Dianna said...

fatwa, I can't write poetry. Fortunately, I realized it before publicly humiliating myself and annoying my friends.

But I like poetry, so I read it, and I studied what makes it good. It's why I don't much care for modern poetry. I do like humorous doggerel in its proper time and place. She just doesn't seem to understand how to do it.

 
At 10:38 PM, Blogger Hawksp said...

I could just see her in her "Hellooo Sailor "Red" Teddy grinning like a possum and clapping her hand in front of her screen when she read it.

By the way, did we ever revisit the possibility of a Frisch-cam?

 
At 10:44 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

hawksp:

We've heard from agents on the ground in Eugene. We had a witness to her frisch out in front of that Wayne Morse statue and her buying a cd in a store. The statue witness said that someone had a camera pointed at her during the moonbattery, but we don't know if it's been posted to YouTube or whatever.

The agents on the ground all produce the [shudder] when asked to approach to closer.

So would I [shudder].

 
At 10:45 PM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...

Now Fatwa, don't go claiming credit for Paddy's doggerel - each pawpet limps to its own scansion and your schemes have their own rhyme - leave some credit for dear old Paddy.

 
At 10:46 PM, Blogger Hawksp said...

You're right, what was I thinking?

Mufassa (shudder)

 
At 10:49 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Oh yes, sock muppetry!

MEEP!

 
At 10:58 PM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...

Sock muppetry?! Go wash your mouth out with Scotch (as it's evident you aren't fit for the water of life).

 
At 11:00 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Joe -

I was fortunate enough to have a few teachers like that over the years. And I've a small, select cadre of folks like that in my life.

Diana -

It's cool that you've studied poetry not to mention actually reading it. It's one of the arts I know very little about, although I probably know more about it than traditional Uzbek dancing.

And even I know, say, Amiri Baraka's stuff is crap.

I think much of modern poetry suffers from problems similar to that of avant jazz and "classical" music (which I do know a bit about). Ditto some painting sculpture, theatre etc.

There's probably always been a "poseur" arts scene throughout history, but most of good stuff endured and the dross was forgotten.

Who knows what music, painting, theatre and whatnot from our era will be known to folks even a couple of hundred years hence?

 
At 11:09 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

paddy:

I prefer teh WTF Vodka®, thank you very much, but since I've also survived the Gom Jabar, I'll have a Shai'halud chaser.

 
At 11:09 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Judge Dredd. Two hundred years from now, they will judge us by Judge Dredd - and tremble.

 
At 11:13 PM, Blogger Hawksp said...

fatwa,

I'm impressed with your insight and I couldn't agree more.

I think a lot (a lot) of modern (fill in a medium) of our era is going to go the way of the beany babies and baseball cards. Someone ultimately will realize that if it can be produced in such volume, it certainly must be crap. A couple of centuries from now, people will remember Picasso and Frost, but Warhol and Baraka won't even be a footnote.

But I think even Picasso was contrived and consumer-based. Give me the masters and realism.

 
At 11:14 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

God, not the movie version [ick].
Armand Assante was always a ham, but put him next to Sly Stallone, and they set up a harmonic resonance of pork related product.

 
At 11:17 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Well kids, I'm fading fast; 'tis a little past 02.15 EDT and I've got a loooong list of tasks to (hopefully) get through so I can be a sloth on Sunday.

A pleasant tomorrow to all; sorry for dropping-out suddenly.

And Deb, if you read this, I've got two words for you:

Dance, monkey.

 
At 11:18 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

'Night Fatwa.

 
At 11:24 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

judge dredd?

Nah.

But future generations will WORSHIP Bruce "Evil Dead" Campbell.

Groovy.

 
At 11:24 PM, Blogger Hawksp said...

I'm probably heading out pretty quick too. The trip from Louisiana to Raleigh was long but the bus ride to Ft. Bragg was even longer.

Before I go though, no one can fess up to sock-puppeting everyone’s favorite "Flying Nun"?

 
At 11:24 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

I'm off, too.

Good night, and...

Courage

 
At 11:25 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Hail to the King, baby.

 
At 11:27 PM, Blogger Hawksp said...

PS,

I think they will judge us by "The Police Academy" series or maybe "Gigli".

 
At 11:30 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

Here's an unfortunate encounter between Stephen Colbert and our Deb, caught on video.

 
At 11:40 PM, Blogger Denny Crane said...

Christ people, where are your priorities???

I was graced with something special tonight.

In the mens room. Yes. At Univerasal City Walk Hollywood. At the Hardrock Cafe. Yeah, in the mens room.

Dilana from Rockstar Supernova was looking for an empty stall. She touched my shoulder. I'm gonna have to marry her.

 
At 11:46 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

Denny Crane, you magnificent BASTARD!

Coulda been here with us, chatting up der scheissenfrisch. but noooooo, YOU had to have a LIFE - and not even a WalMart life like Deb recommends, but one of them fancy Hollywood lives, with your fiance and your Supernova and your boats and your priorities and your Johnny Depp in full pirate regalia and...

I'm gonna cry now. Brenda, hold me.

Brenda?

Denny, have you seen Bren-

damn.

Guess you have.

 
At 11:47 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Sulla:

"Dance, dance you little Republican fool"

Heh.

 
At 11:50 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

somehow, I doubt Deb's foray into webcam voyeurism will work out.

her monthly keyboard replacement allowance alone must be HUGE.

 
At 11:51 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Sulla:

chatting up der scheissenfrisch

Das ist ein Keeper.

Ach, du lieber!

Die Scheissenfrisch

 
At 11:51 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

Joe,

heh.®

Indeed.™

 
At 11:53 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Sulla:

Read the whole thing.©

That video is why they should not let fat swedish boys have computers in their rooms.

 
At 11:53 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Sulla -

There, there. It's all going to be ok.

Denny is just a swollen player. Not the big, strong handsome animal you are.

KissyKissyKissy

 
At 11:58 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

aw, shucks, brenda, thanks...

uh oh.

gym class rope flashback.

What the heck are you doing up at 3am on a friday night?

it's only midnight here, and I'm about to hit the sack - gotta be up at 5a for work.

 
At 12:00 AM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

5 AM! I only do that during the weekday. I sleep in until 6 AM for those 4 hour bike rides on the weekends.

 
At 12:04 AM, Blogger BrendaK said...

I really did intend to go to bed, then I got caught up in something else.

I'm writing some code for a company website. I have to have in place this weekend. Generally I wouldn't worry about it on a Friday night, but geek that I am, I'm kind of excited about it. It plays a part in a really big website companion piece I've been meaning to write and see if I can market.

/geeky mode

 
At 12:06 AM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

What a total coder...

So, this warriordumort, ya think that was just n'westerner, or what?

 
At 12:09 AM, Blogger BrendaK said...

The first comment by warriordumot, which none of you got to see because I am an idiot, sounded authentic.

The rest just sound too frischy to be frisch, if you know what I mean. Over the frischy top.

So, my opinion on the official topic of this thread is, I dunno.

 
At 12:15 AM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Yeah, I was there, busting die Kriegerin mit dem Deutch, but today, the writing was a little too manic. However, I have seen that "active" attitude in her first crook'd hand attacks in a new comment board.

N'westerner seemed a little coy with the MOI stuff - Miss Piggy and all. Hmm.

 
At 12:17 AM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Ok, now I'm really going to bed.

In parting, let me quote from a western movie I will never forget whose title I have long since forgotten:

'Lo, the horse is at the postillion.'

 
At 12:20 AM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Yup, me too.

'Night All! 'Night Brenda.

 
At 8:06 AM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...

Joe:

Thanks for all the memories those references brought to the fore. I think I'll have to bump that up on my re-reading list. Time to grind a nice dark roast, uisce beatha is not a drink for this time of day.

 
At 9:57 AM, Blogger Rabbit said...

She's got another crappy poem up. Sounds like she cried on the phone to Cecile last night.
Don't you hate it when an ex won't stay gone?
Also John Henry has a new post.

 
At 10:11 AM, Blogger MupSocket said...

Debee is simply an experiment gone horribly wrong.

Beaker, engage the teleporter!

 
At 10:12 AM, Blogger OregonMuse said...

Well, it's 10:15 am Oregon time and so where is everybody?

Hello?

Hello?

Is this thing on?

Oh wait, I forgot. You all have lives. Maybe I ought to get one, too.

 
At 10:16 AM, Blogger Rabbit said...

One of my comments made it through. I directed her to an article on rense.com "Death of an Ego".

 
At 10:20 AM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Walmart is having a national Blue Light Special on lives this weekend.

 
At 10:24 AM, Blogger Fred the Genius said...

oregonmuse & northwesterner:

Just wanted to thank you guys for considering my suggestion yesterday. I realize it was rather presumptuous of me but my late father, God rest his soul, always told me, "You won't know until you ask."

Sorry I missed the party last night. You folks were on quite a roll.

Welcome back Hawk! I enlisted while you were away.

 
At 11:00 AM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...

Rabbit:
Crappy poem? I resemble that remark! Though I must state that I am irresponsible for only the first five stanzas - I thought it fitting to end after a fifth. Dr. D, as usual, took it too far - gives one a case of schadenfrisch. So far I am 6 for 6 in getting her to post my doggerel (plus two excerpts from the Song of Solomon). I don't think I'll put that on my resume.

 
At 11:09 AM, Blogger Rabbit said...

No, I'm talking about the calling the doc rox poem.

 
At 11:18 AM, Blogger BrendaK said...

She needs a new hobby. Any suggestions?

 
At 11:27 AM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...

Rabbit:
My bad - I didn't even realize that was supposed to be rhymed verse. On second read it's like waltzing with a centipede - 1,2,3,1,ouch,ouch,uff,2,arghh,sh!t

 
At 11:43 AM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...

Hobby suggestions:

Painting - In the style of What's the Pointilism or maybe Van Dike
Needlework - counted cross b!tch and petty point
Gardening - specializing in Corpse flowers and crab apples (definitely no jack-in-the-pulpits)

 
At 11:57 AM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Paddy:

Top o' the (still) mornin' to ye!

I suggest she take up looming (as in impending doom). She is already familiar with the warp (as in demented worldview) and the woof (as in b!tch). Good for learning patience although I still see some YEEARGH! moments occurring.

 
At 12:00 PM, Blogger OregonMuse said...

She needs a new hobby. Any suggestions?

Basketweaving?

 
At 12:03 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

I'm sure there is a lucrative career ahead of her as a freelance scarecrow...

 
At 12:10 PM, Blogger OregonMuse said...

Seriously, though: hobbies are what normal people have as an adjunct to their lives, to give them something amusing and creative to do with their time when they're taking a break from doing serious work, or study, or, in general, getting on with their lives.

Deb's "hobby", if you can call it that, is that for the past decade, she has been trying to figure out how to get back at all the people in her life that she thinks have hurt her in some way. The result of all her effort thus far is that she has basically pissed away her life, her standing with that section of the academic community she wants to be part of, and her mental health.

Thhis isn't a real hobby of course. But before she can get a real hobby, Deb needs to get a real life.

 
At 12:39 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

A serious (and accurate) point, o-muse. Thanks.

 
At 1:56 PM, Blogger SBH said...

Paddy, Schadenfrisch? Schadenfrisch?!? That's too good. It's downright elegant.

 
At 3:19 PM, Blogger Rabbit said...

Just wanted this thread to have a hundred comments.
I'm funny that way.

 

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