Sunday, August 27, 2006

Sulla! Sulla! SULLA!




At 5:25 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!!!

At 5:30 PM, Blogger Mariposa said...

I wonder if Deb does identify with Jan :)

At 5:31 PM, Blogger Rabbit said...

If this is the official sulla thread of praise:
Thanks for all teh funnee, poems, and serious stuff you put out here. This blog is al the better for your membership.


At 5:36 PM, Blogger Sulla said...


nah - I did my praise-whoring on the previous thread. :)

good for an open thread. option. for all the "why Sulla, dammit?" questions there is a "what about MY ___ post?" or "Why didn't ___'s post send her into orbit?"

Cuz this site's got talent. Time to break out the "snaps" jar.

At 5:37 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Sulla, you are an officer and a gentleman. A man of rare refined manner and impeccable judgement. The epitomy of manly attributes, you are a pleasure to watch play tennis.

I am proud to know you, and humbled that you consent to associate with me.

At 5:41 PM, Blogger Rabbit said...

BrendaK- you are breaking Fatwa's heart....
I don't want to be the one to tell him...

At 5:43 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Fatwa has all that, and additional attributes that make him truly irresistable.

All these fuzzy, muppety men here are so hot!

At 5:45 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

I'll start.

Joe's Lexicon is freakin' brilliant Our own dictionary is a great sign of a healthy, friendly community.

BrendaK - red hair, feisty, flirtatious, and she codes at 3am. A voice of reason under fire, and a voice of fire against unreasonableness.

Sinner - the founder of the feast, whose early efforts in particular set the tone and the mission of DHD. Like prometheus, he provided us mere mortals with the ® and ™ that kicked things up a notch around here. He's funny, he's accomplished, and we wouldn't be Tricksy VBSers without him.

Assuming it's a him. :)

At 5:46 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

once you go muppet...

At 5:46 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Aw, you guys are adorable!

Still, I say [clenched fist shaken to the skies above], WHY SULLA, WHY?

At 5:51 PM, Blogger Rabbit said...

I think Joe Schmo is sweet.
I think Openacanatuna keeps it real when I start feeling sorry for Deb.
I think I sound like Nedra and I'll hush, now.

At 5:52 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

what am i missing? okay. besides the obvious.

is there something going on over at casa de crazy that i don't know about or did i simply not read all the posts in the last thread thoroughly enough?

there really were a heck of a lot of them.

it totally could be the chardonnay. (this really is ottavarima this time. kelly won't be back. we hope.)

At 5:52 PM, Blogger warriordumot said...

Maybe you could get Donna Summers to do a remake of Love to love ya baby for you guys:

Love to hate ya!

Do any of you guys ever worry that you devote so much time to hating someone you've never met? Do you ever wonder if you've hit rock bottom by hanging out here?

Just askin'.

At 5:53 PM, Blogger Fred the Genius said...


You make me look like a stammering paint sniffer. And I'm a genius, for cryin' out loud!

(Actually, I have a confession to make: I'm not really a genius. It just sounds so much better than Fred the Wiseguy)

At 5:55 PM, Blogger warriordumot said...

fred the moron's here! kul!

At 5:56 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Hey, we can ask whats-her-name. Why are you so interested in Sulla? What did he do or say to you that caught your attention?

inquiring minds want to know!

At 5:57 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

Do any of you guys ever worry that you devote so much time to hating someone you've never met? Do you ever wonder if you've hit rock bottom by hanging out here?

no, we don't worry about that all. because we don't hate you.

we just feel really sorry for you, and we're just very determined that you'll never be in a college classroom as our childrens' professor.

william sloane coffin said:

"when you hate evil more than you love good, you become a damned good hater."

that's you.

not us.

you're our pet. not the object of our hate.

At 5:58 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Rabbit - Mistress of disguise and Queen of the perfect, sussinct one-line retort.

At 6:00 PM, Blogger Rabbit said...

Hey deb-go look at what John Henry has done to you now.

At 6:03 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

I don't hate Deborah Frisch, Ph.D.

I don't HATE the Word Warrior (a misnomer on both counts - as an avatar, an illiterate bully with no honor doesn't scan. How about Weird Whinier?)

Burke threw down the gauntlet. You're on the side of humanity, or you're on the side of oblivion.

You, Word Warrior - former Jew, former Palestinian, current cave-dwelling Al Qaeda scum from which you hurl invective against innocents - are in the crosshairs for a legal, social, emotional and mental bunker-busting.

When the real Dr. Deborah Frisch rises from the ashes of the quarter-ton curb stomp, ready to rejoin humanity, give us a call. Publish your book, and I'll even buy a copy.

At 6:03 PM, Blogger Rabbit said...

BrendaK-coming from you-my ears are turning pink...

At 6:05 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

John Henry - the true and undisputed Bull Goose Looney. Trainer extradinaire of poo-flinging monkies.

At 6:06 PM, Blogger Fred the Genius said...


I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. You cannot imagine what a relief it is to know that YOU think I'm a moron. God bless you! I will pray you serve the minimum!

At 6:06 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...


Thanks! I prefer tasty to sweet, but either way I'm still a dish! Ha!

Now where'd that weird whinier go?

Tell us a story of how the men in cans took you to court.

At 6:07 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Here's the thing - I'm not feeding any trolls tonight. I believe I said it all this morning.

I'm doing tributes at the moment, not pointing out the idiot elephant in the room.

At 6:10 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

this one of the many reasons why olive u, VBSers.

if you're not quoting burke, you're alluding to my favorite vonnegut novel.

and so it goes.

(i once had a goldfish named billy pilgrim, because he fell out of his tank and didn't know where he landed.)

At 6:12 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

despote de la remarque éventée:

Elle Parte maintenant. Ou je taunt vous une deuxième fois.

At 6:13 PM, Blogger Fred the Genius said...

That's what I was gonna say but I had a mouth full of pork rinds.

At 6:14 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

Can Brenda be Montana Wildhack?

The pendant would come in handy about now.

Let us pray.

At 6:14 PM, Blogger Rabbit said...

Our Boots on the Ground in Eugene deserve praise:

OregonMuse, Northwesterner, and the others that pop in now and again.

Praise to those who lurk and link, spreading the frischtale across the land.

At 6:14 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...


you sexy frenchy. this is why i have a crush on you.

don't tell the co-dog walker, please.

At 6:15 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

and rabbit! that's why i have a crush on YOU.

i never know what y'all are talking about half the time, but you always make me laugh.

At 6:16 PM, Blogger openacanatuna said...

la Frischie sez: "Love to hate ya!

Do any of you guys ever worry that you devote so much time to hating someone you've never met?"

Hey Deb: One question and one comment.

Question: How do you know we've never met you? If I were you I wouldn't bet a lot of money on that.

Comment: Who TF are you to criticize how anyone here spends his/her time? Somehow I'm still finding time for my real life and my work (I was going to say it's a more important job than yours, but then I realized any job is more important that yours). Oh snap!

Having looked over your publication list (curiously & inexplicably short for someone who claims to have expected to receive tenure at a school like Oregon**), I realized that with coauthoring 10 books and authoring 2 others plus having represented nearly 40 other books, I'm leaps and bounds ahead of you in the publishing world. And from your rantings about yourself, I thought you were some kind of big deal.

** - Exactly how many papers did you squeeze out of your thesis? Looks like 2 or maybe 3 of the pubs on your list were reworkings or expanded excerpts from your thesis. For someone who desperately wanted and expected tenure, your list of publications and research is woefully short, boscoe.

Hey Deb - it's Sunday and you don't have to go to work tomorrow. Bottoms up!

Dance monkey.


At 6:17 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

(Sulla. Appropriate kowtows, obsequious comments, and yes, the force is strong with you.)

Deb, don't let all the Sulla praise lull you into a ...blackout?
I sent you some specific and straightfoward questions. What do you have to say?

At 6:18 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Fred the Genius - with the tenacity of a bulldog and the wit of a true comic, he keeps his eyes on the ball.

Joeschmo - Oh, Joe. Purveyer of helmety goodness, Planetist! and keeper of the arcane knowledge of the biker. I would never have known about Corpsehumping w'out ye.

At 6:20 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Ha! Tyrant of the flat comment (loose translation)!

At 6:20 PM, Blogger openacanatuna said...

rabbit says: I think Openacanatuna keeps it real when I start feeling sorry for Deb.

Hey, I do what I can. If I can convince one more person to say something nasty about la Frisch, if I can get one more person to read DHD, if I can convince one prospective employer/publisher to drop Frisch like a bad habit, then my work isn't in vain. If I can convince la Frisch to Denton-ize herself, then I'll have hit a friggin' home run.


At 6:23 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Aw Brenda, thanks!

Helmety goodness would be incomplete without a good round of corpsehumping.

Thanks for being our Joan of Arc, fiery conscience and all.

At 6:26 PM, Blogger Bilgeman said...


"Do any of you guys ever worry that you devote so much time to hating someone you've never met? Do you ever wonder if you've hit rock bottom by hanging out here?"

Nope. It's all in a worthy cause, namely, to help ensure that you NEVER work in teaching again.

You know that I don't lie to you, and that I keep my word.

"Just askin'"

Just Answerin'

Shotgun...apply directly to the brainstem.


At 6:27 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

I could use spellcheck, as well as preview. Rabbit is succinct, not sussinct. My hands are outtyping by brain.

At 6:29 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

'Lo, folks -

Just getting caught up...after a day of catching-up on necessary evils.

SUL-LA, SUL-LA, SUL-LA! (Because, you know, I always go along with the crowd. And you have set a high bar for both literary snark and reasonableness.)

BrendaK- you are breaking Fatwa's heart...

Rabbit, that presumes I have one.

OTOH, BrendaK's is large enough to encompass all of us; she's becoming kind of like our "den mother".

[An alluring, fierce one.]

At 6:29 PM, Blogger Rabbit said...


Illinois Republican

Fred-more than once I have read you & said, "He really is a Funny Genius!" I never got to tell you ,I loved that wipe a liberal line.

At 6:30 PM, Blogger Fred the Genius said...


You're too kind!

At 6:33 PM, Blogger OregonMuse said...

Holy Toledo. I am away for not even 24 hours and this place just explodes.

The weather today here in Eugene has been sultry hot. Good weather to bring out teh crazee.

Oops, just heard the dinner bell, more later.

At 6:33 PM, Blogger Rabbit said...

Darn it, I'm forgeting names! I applaud you all.

At 6:34 PM, Blogger Fred the Genius said...

Thanks, Rabbit!

You know, I don't like to brag, but I've had more important shit painted over than Frisch will ever publish.

At 6:34 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

Sulla and Joe,

JG predicted he would turn Deb into a verb. But I’ve spent some time working this through the teleprompter and have concluded she is probably an adjective or an adverb.

Having carefully considered her job opportunities (none) (can I get a fee out of this?) I’ve decided to tackle Joe’s compilation of the Deb Lexicon. I would like to call it DebLex if future search engine opportunities arise.

Joe, you have trademark rights so let me know. I can’t get it done tonight but should be finished in a few days.

At 6:36 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

mariposa - a truly nice person, and that's rare. Willing to fight on for compassion, even in the fact of almost insurmountable odds.

ottavarima - uses her rapier wit to engage in twit-defeating and leap tall html buildings, a superhero for the web.

At 6:38 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

It's a shame we don't have a forum to learn more of the specifics of each others' accomplishments. Esp. those who have published books - I'd like to expand my reading list.

I haven't done much - fiction mostly, some contributions to forgetable technical journals, bit parts in Eastern European anime - but hanging out with such an august crowd raises my game, and my aspirations.

At 6:38 PM, Blogger Rabbit said...

She's gonna sue you for loss of futre earnings and "defamating" her character.
Plus don't put her picture on the cover,it will scare ols ladies and children.

At 6:40 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

oreganmuse and northwesterner: boots on the ground, brave in the fact of possible enemy detection, they are bards and chroniclers of teh crazee®

At 6:42 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Rabbit - the heck with the old ladies and the children, Don't Scare The Horses!

At 6:42 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...


Email me from my blogger page and let me know what you have in mind. The DHD Lexicon has always been about what we call her, how we describe her behavior, and how we describe our behavior. Please let me know how you envision the DebLex.

At 6:48 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

openacanatuna - My, my. Absolutely, positively crystal clear and steadfast in his objectives. He gives a cogent and impassioned explanation of his goals and could inspire armies.

bilgeman - Relentless in his pursuit of answers to questions that cause skittering Froaches to run for the dark. He also encourages captive monkies to dance with abandon.

At 6:48 PM, Blogger Rabbit said...

All I've written is a grocery list & my dog ate it...we were out of dog food.

At 6:50 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

hosedigger - a rescuer and a hero, and even in the face of emnity would try to protect the plastic-and-duct tape free.

At 6:50 PM, Blogger Sulla said...



you've written plenty here that's been a joy to read. don't sell yourself short.

At 6:51 PM, Blogger Fred the Genius said...


ahuh ahuhuh

At 6:52 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

yoda - who ever a more flexible way of expressing himself had?

At 6:56 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

This is the last one I'm doing.

fatwa - a truly talented, funny and interesting person. I'm so glad to have met you.

At 6:56 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

brendak: you're so sweet!

this is the best night of tributes ever.

a very good idea.

i must give tribute to one and all of my dear VBSers:

u r phunnie.
u r sweet.
and when yr walking down the street
stop and say hello to me
your fellow vbser.

ha! that's the chardonnay rhyming. though, don't you think the meter is better than anything teh pet® has produced?

and now. i must get back to the vino and the co-dog walker (how, how, how can i help him understand how phunnie all this is?)

At 6:57 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Rabbit - that 'defamating' makes me laugh every time.

At 7:00 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

Thanks for the concern. If Deb wants to sue me then I promise everyone here that what I find in discovery will be posted here first....and it should be a treasure.
As to Deb and her actions, one thought seems to always come to mind: ""For 'tis the sport to have the enginer / Hoist with his owne
BTW Deb,that's Shakespeare for shooting yourself in the foot.

At 7:02 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

fatwa - I'm not the den mother, I'm the cheerleader.

I'm just astounded at the length, breadth and depth of the knowledge, talent and wit gathered here.

How amazing!

At 7:04 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

Thanks Brenda!

At 7:06 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

I need to work on this concept for a few days. I think it has promise because Herr Frisch will be around a while. Will email you with outline.

At 7:06 PM, Blogger Fred the Genius said...

It's a shame we don't have a forum to learn more of the specifics of each others' accomplishments.

Unfortunately, some of my best writings are no longer available because the snow has long since melted.

Then again, sometimes the "ink" kills the grass underneath. I should check my neighbor's yard tomorrow.

At 7:10 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Fred - I guess we're not talking snow angels here?

At 7:11 PM, Blogger OregonMuse said...

oreganmuse and northwesterner: boots on the ground, brave in the fact of possible enemy detection

Which is why I can absolutely never, no never make snarky comments on her blog, sorely tempted as I am sometimes.

But I deserve no praise. It is Nw-er who has done all the legwork here, even to the point, I believe, of actually seeing Deb in one of her displays of her "teh crazee" plumage in real life.

I am surrounded by people here who are much much accomplished than I am and a lot more funny than I am and I bow to your greatness.

At 7:11 PM, Blogger Fred the Genius said...

Not happy ones, that's for sure!

At 7:13 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...


Unfortunately, some of my best writings are no longer available because the snow has long since melted.


Appropriate punchline: ...but it was in your daughter's handwriting.

At 7:15 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

Brenda, bard of our happy band of warriors,


At 7:17 PM, Blogger Sinner said...

I laughed out loud twice during my reading of this thread, both times it was someting Fred said...

And this started out as the "Sulla Tribute" thread...

At 7:19 PM, Blogger Sinner said...

I want to say again, openly and publicly, that this community is great. I had no idea when I got this idea that it would turn into something so fantastic and fun.

DHD is nothing but a low-level google stop without all of you.

At 7:23 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Oh, one more special tribute:

Sinner - did you have any idea what would happen here? Thank you so much. That's real sychronicity. You have proven to be generous, responsible, dedicated and quite possibly prescient.

All hail SINNER, who made it all possible.

At 7:26 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Thinner! Thinner! Thinner!

Uh... oh! I mean:

Sinner! Sinner! Sinner!

At 7:26 PM, Blogger Fred the Genius said...


That's an urban myth. Studies show that it's simply not possible to write legibly once the "ink" begins to exhibit a parabolic trajectory.

(Oh, that was BAD! Sorry!)

At 7:28 PM, Blogger Sinner said...

Thanks Brenda!

No idea, really. I honestly thought I would make about 4 posts and then hope that someone saw them and acted against hiring Dr. Deb.

I think Ace made the first link. It just about made my eyes bulge out when I saw it. Soon after Patterco, Allah (multiple times) and recently the 2nd tier Instalanch (spit on Prof. Reynolds [spit])

uhhh.. not really Glenn... heh® Just a little jokeski... indeed®

Someone asked upthread so, yes I am a "him".

At 7:31 PM, Blogger Rabbit said...

Thanks for making all this possible, Sinner

At 7:39 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...


Thanks for being our gracious host and cat herder!

You're not the only one who has "mixed" feelings on Prof. Renolds.

At 7:40 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

aargh: Prof. Reynolds

At 7:40 PM, Blogger Army of Davids said...

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At 7:41 PM, Blogger Fred the Genius said...

Yes, thank you Sinner, for EVERYTHING you've done!

One more thing gang, and this is no joke: You guys are the BEST!

Gotta hit the hay. EDT where I live. Thanks again, to all of you!

At 7:41 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

Thank YOU, Sinner.

sorry for misunderstanding the intent of "sulla sulla sulla" (didn't even think it would be a tribute to me - (blush)) - but the way it turned into a celebration of all of us made my day (working again *grumble*).

We're known by the company we keep.

The salon of DHD beats the isolation chamber of SWP every day, and twice on Sunday.

At 7:46 PM, Blogger Sulla said...

new thread...

At 8:06 PM, Blogger Eri said...

I've only felt compelled to post here once before. Everytime I think I have something to say, one of you says it MUCH better than I could have! So thanks to all of you for being far more articulate and witty than I! :)

At 9:44 AM, Blogger Rabbit said...

Hey eri,
I feel that way,too. But just dive in & you'll be treated nice, I promise!


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