Thursday, September 14, 2006

If you haven't done so yet, head to the new digs and pull up a pile of wood shavings.

A law was made a distant moon ago, here
The posts and comments cannot be too hot
And there's a legal limit to the spam here
in Debalot

The Teh may never fly till after sundown
By 8 the morning Vodka must appear
In short there's simply not
a more congenial spot
for Frischmas poet corners
that the kids call
Deb.a.lot.

Update: the transition is not yet complete, so comments here are still okay.

146 Comments:

At 2:26 PM, Blogger Paddy O'Furnijur said...

Halloooooo!

Well, since the pub seems to be empty....

Barkeep! Another round for the house on me!

 
At 2:26 PM, Blogger tim said...

teh first?

teh, yay!™

teh last (thread)?

teh...hmm...

 
At 2:54 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

I'm go

 
At 2:55 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

I'm going to miss this place.

 
At 3:06 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

Damn...moved threads again without telling anyone

 
At 3:06 PM, Blogger Sinner said...

I will not miss Blogger!

 
At 3:08 PM, Blogger Bilgeman said...

Jeeze

I can actually put a hyperlink in my bilge without earning a CNE/CNA cert?

Kewl.

Although I think naming the new joint:

"Vacation Bible School"

would have made for some interesting discussions with folks who Googled their way in...

Regards;

 
At 3:09 PM, Blogger Hosedragger said...

How does Dearest Little Debbie Snack Cakes feel about Hawk and the military in general?

Let us find out shall we

 
At 3:15 PM, Blogger tim said...

Yoda~~

I know...Good times.

I'm eager to see what our new
good times® will be like.

nostalgic teh™

 
At 3:24 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

[Glares disapprovingly]

I still haven't gotten my password email for TSW; it's been a couple of hours.

[Looks wistful]

Man...if I don't get it by tomorrow, I'm gonna miss the opening frolic at TSW.

[Sighs]

The piles of fresh wood chips...the first run in the new wheel...a water bottle that's still relatively sanitary...

[Casts eyes downwards]

...and I'm gonna miss it all.

[Raises fist]

Curse you, WordPress!

Tarnation!

 
At 3:26 PM, Blogger tim said...

fatwa~~

don't worry...you can never be
left behind. After all, at
teh squeaky wheel, all we're
doing is spinning our wheels

:D

teh squeak!™

 
At 3:30 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

Fatwa:

Is it that slow email registration again? Yeesh! What ISP is handling that particular address?

 
At 3:36 PM, Blogger Rabbit said...

Well, I don't even know what I am doing & I got one.

 
At 3:38 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Fatwa -

If you have a junk mail folder, take a look in there.

 
At 3:50 PM, Blogger tim said...

Fatwa~

This could make good teh funny
for teh daily squeak. I'm
thinkin' a human-interest piece
like, "Left Behind!"...

(clears throat)

Dateline: DHDville--Sept 14

As DHD marked its final hours,
Fatwa gazed around at the
spent bottles of WTF Vodka™

'I feel like a man without a
country,' he mourned.

Due to a computer SNAFU, Fatwa
had become, against his wishes,
the Last Man to leave DHD.

'I wouldn't mind it so much,'
he said. 'Except my compatriots
took everything with them that
wasn't nailed down. No desks,
no chairs,...not even a drop
of WTF™ to be found!'

Nonetheless, Fatwa remained
stoic. He'd found a hobby to
pass the time. 'Thanks to a
deck of cards someone left
behind--one with an extra
joker, go figure--I've been
playing a lot of solitaire.'

And Fatwa's creativity remains
intact: 'I even invented a
new game: I call it batfrisch™.'

Asked about the rules, Fatwa
chucked. 'batfrisch is where
you throw the cards in the
air, and cry out, 'w00t! I win!''

When asked about the prospects
of rescuing Fatwa, an anonymous
source at the DHD Rescue Ministry
answered: 'Rescue Ministry? What's that?'

 
At 4:09 PM, Blogger Sinner said...

Your ISP is messed up...

Just sign up for some throwaway account at yahoo or hotmail.

Heck, I could even give you a @tehsqueakywheel.com address

 
At 4:12 PM, Blogger SBH said...

I am SO not able to keep up with you guys! However, I have mastered the skill of Cut and Paste.

From the last thread --

Yeah! Goodmorning Gerbils, I finally caught up with you.

Just got the goodmorning song, Brenda - Thanks! It was very cheery and, uh, energetic! yeah, that's it, energetic! What is that from? Did you write it?

Hose, feeling any better today? Sorry I missed you last night. I got sleepy early. Ususally I would have still been here 'till the morning songs started.

Fatwa - What can I say? I think I'm in love (and I say that respectfully)! You are a one-man riot!

Since I send regular excerpts of our brilliant VBS Gerbil antics to my family back home, may I be the "VBS Ambassador to the Court of St. James"? Don't even suggest "ambassatrix", that's just wrong!


SBH said...
I'm gonna go try to enter the squeaky wheel. If I don't return soon send in the Marines.

Hm, maybe you could send the Marines anyway? Those kids really know how to clean! This place is a mess, boarders using the kitchen (shudder)! No one knows how to wash a dish and get it really clean these days! Except for the Marines!

 
At 4:17 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

Sinner
I want a TSW address. Please contact Brenda for my particulars.

Brenda, send me the bill...:)

 
At 4:18 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

Hose
Keep mining the data

 
At 4:19 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

Tim
Teh Left Behind is too funny....

 
At 4:22 PM, Blogger tim said...

yoda~~

Tahnks! :)

teh squeak c'est chic!™

 
At 4:23 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Sorry I disappeared; had to reboot under OS9 and review a ProTools file with a client.

That breakthru.com email was also slow with the Blogsome registration. Let's see if the WordPress one turns up later; otherwise I'll get a hotmail or gmail account.


Sinner -

Although it would be pretty cool to have a TSW email; I think I use enough of your bandwidth already. I sincerely appreciate the offer!

Tim -

Glad I wasn't drinking a Vernor's when I read that.

 
At 4:30 PM, Blogger Sinner said...

If bandwidth gets to be a problem with this hosting account, I will eat a bug.

 
At 4:39 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

Dianna
You still here? Who was the Saccho and Vanzetti poster today?

 
At 4:40 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Yoda -

You are ready to go on the shiny new wheel.

 
At 4:43 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Sinner - would be a virtual bug, or an RL bug?

 
At 4:43 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

teh squeak c'est chic!™

Dang it Tim...stop trying to make me snort dinner through my nose!

 
At 4:45 PM, Blogger tim said...

Sorry Fatwa~~ *^^*

 
At 4:54 PM, Blogger Sinner said...

Brenda,

Both!

 
At 4:54 PM, Blogger patrap said...

how do I register to comment at the new site?

 
At 4:55 PM, Blogger patrap said...

Put teh lime in teh vodka and you'll feel better

 
At 4:56 PM, Blogger Bilgeman said...

sinner;

"If bandwidth gets to be a problem with this hosting account, I will eat a bug."

What's the fun in that?

If bandwidth becomes a problem, make Deb eat the bug.

I'm sure there's enough talent here to hack into HER derelict unused bandwidth.

We be cyberpirates, sailing resolutely where mortals only surf, untold riches in plundered bandwidth-booty to unearth.

Regards;

 
At 4:58 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Okay...got a gmail.com account.

Tried registering again at TSW and was told that my name (as it appears here but in uplow) was already registered.

Gaaaaah!

Hopefully that registration will eventually show-up in the breakthru.com account.

Tarnation!

 
At 4:59 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

moving is HARRRRDD.

too many threads.

 
At 5:05 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

fatwa, i'm a bit behind. are you still not having a password?

and you're on a mac? okay, i know this is probably not it at all, but do you use safari?

i used to have all kinds of problems when i used safari.

once i downloaded firefox, most of the problems (not all, mind you) went away.

i didn't have any problem at all today with the new cage.

as i said . . . that's probably not it. but. who knows. worth a try.

 
At 5:11 PM, Blogger SBH said...

I'm not goin' without Fatwa!

 
At 5:12 PM, Blogger SBH said...

Well, ok, I went...but I'm not "really" going lock-stock-and-whassname without Fatwa.

 
At 5:14 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Ottava -

Et tu, MAC-é?

Sigh.

 
At 5:15 PM, Blogger tim said...

I know what you mean, sbh~
To quote Vasquez in "Aliens":

"WE DON'T LEAVE OUR PEOPLE
BEHIND!"

:)

solidarity w/fatwa teh!™

 
At 5:15 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Ottava -

Just waiting to get my password at the disposable email I've used for years.

Hopefully it'll show-up at some point; took about eight hours for my short-lived Blogsome registration.

 
At 5:17 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

patrap -

Go to the new site, click on 'register' (I believe it's on the right sidebar, low on page) and do what seems natchurale.

 
At 5:20 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Gerbil friends -

I'm sure this registration nonsense will all work out one way or another.

But it's nice ya'll (sic) care; I'm touched.

(Aside from the "tiched in the head" part, I mean.)

I didn't think I'd really get [scary music sting] LEFT BEHIND...IND...ind...

 
At 5:22 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Solidarnosc!

 
At 5:23 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

but, but, but ...

it's much less fun without you, minister fatwa!

especially because my very first haiku mentions you.

in case you didn't see it, here's something from dear old DHD a couple of threads ago.

(and i know i'm not the only one who will pop over to see you while you're waiting for your passport to the new cage.)

===========


Not sure precisely what you found so amusing (but I'm delighted to have caused a modicum of mirth).

far more than a modicum. i'm still trying to get all the pelligrino out of my keyboard.

sorry about that, minister fatwa. i meant the movie special.

(i've been a bit behind in the thread all day, because i'm in and out. and i keep forgetting i should read all the way to the bottom before i post anything. hmmm. maybe i should hop on the short bus.)

 
At 5:24 PM, Blogger Sinner said...

You want me to delete the current fatwa account?

 
At 5:33 PM, Blogger Bilgeman said...

fatwa:

"I didn't think I'd really get [scary music sting] LEFT BEHIND...IND...ind... "

No way! Why, i haven't marooned anyone in at LEAST 3 or 4 days.

You'll know I'm going to sail away without you if I give you an accordion, so not only will you die, but you will have the opportunity to annoy the living bejesus out of yourself before you expire.

It's a touching sight, really, a shaggy and unkempt castaway, diminishing in the distance, half mad with boredom, standing alone on a small island, playing an accordion.

Regards;

 
At 5:33 PM, Blogger tim said...

Fatwa~

I hope you'll forgive my
initiative. But I applied
for a password under username
"Fatwa."

I just received one in a
dormant email account of
mine.

Would you like it?

 
At 5:34 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

i meant the movie special.

Gotcha, thanks Ottava.

To be honest, I chortled to myself while I was assembling it. (Because it was sort of immature and obvious from a comedic standpoint.)

But sharing it with my cute, furry rodent pals is the icing in the cake.

And to think I almost didn't bother registering at DHD...


Sinner -

Yes please, kindly, benevolent boss-type person; if you delete the current account, I can reregister using my gmail account, correct?

[Twitches whiskers hopefully]


Tim -

Your generous offer is appreciated, but I think Sinner's gonna be able to "hook me up".

 
At 5:36 PM, Blogger tim said...

Fatwa~~

Kewl!

triumphant teh!™

 
At 5:38 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

[Feigns extreme intoxication]

Man...I jusht love you guysh!

[/drunk]

Well, I am quite fond of all o' ya'll.

(BrendaK - was that proper usage?)

 
At 5:42 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Bilge -

Heh.

The upside of your scenario is that the accordian is also marooned.

 
At 5:45 PM, Blogger SBH said...

Bilgeman -

"use a bandoneon and go to jail"

That there's fancy tawk for the classification under which accordian belongs.

Have you ever noticed that accordian music is universal? You can play the equivilent of cantina music in almost any culture and fit right in. Polka in Argentina.

Ick.

 
At 5:46 PM, Blogger SBH said...

Just my two cents. Get it? the Sachs-Hornbostle cents system of music classification?

Hah, I crack myself up! Very punny! Ok, I'll stop now

 
At 5:48 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Bilge -

Let's not forget concertinas, which were once quite popular with the seadog set.

 
At 5:49 PM, Blogger SBH said...

I need to get out more.

 
At 5:52 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

SBH -

Just my two cents.

Keep that up and you'll be forced to listen to Donald Erb.

 
At 5:56 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

fatwa -

No. However, you are good since you've been into the WTF Vodka®, it's been a tough night all around.

(Some one get his keys, we'll drive him over to the new site.)

 
At 5:57 PM, Blogger SBH said...

Fatwa - Don't know who Erb is but I'm guessing he writes very punny stuff.

I'll be good. I promise (going back to Glenn Gould)

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

fatwa:

"The upside of your scenario is that the accordian is also marooned."

Yes...that also occurred, and to think of all the trouble that was gone to to convince the Captain that it was a "flotation device"

Sbh:

"Have you ever noticed that accordian music is universal? You can play the equivilent of cantina music in almost any culture and fit right in. Polka in Argentina"

Yep...joke was on us, y'see.

Turns out that an accordion really IS a "flotation device".

So all those horrid people we ditched on the islands over the centuries were able to paddle back to the mainland, where they were destitute and had to earn their livings from their sole possession...their accordions.

That's why all over the world, no matter where you go, accordion music always sounds like some lonely goober squeezing and fingering his flotation device.

And don't for a minute think that they aren't aware of how irritating it is.

The underlying cause of their abandonment has not really been addressed.

Regards;

 
At 5:58 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

sbh -

I am such a heathen, I don't even know what that is.

But I can dance to the beat!

 
At 5:59 PM, Blogger SBH said...

I haven't been drinking so I'm just going to blame that all on the Silly Wizard I'm listening to.

 
At 6:00 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

bilgeman -

God help us if they hook up with the mimes (shudder).

 
At 6:00 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

Tim

Just one last nostalgic note at the old campfire...well maybe not the last note...
Did we set the Root Beer Stand on fire or not? On the other hand ...that sounds like an anarchist, doesn't it? But who cares?

With my apologies to Sulla and The King, Guinevere, Lancelot et al

When someone lights the fire at the The Stand there
And no one bides the door at Abbey lot
And there’s no demand upon the smarts there
At Abbey lot, Abbey lot!


The trolls may never fling till after sundown
The posing by eight PM must appear
In short the Hose is not
A more daunting spot
Than in Abbey lot, Abbey lot

 
At 6:02 PM, Blogger SBH said...

Damn, Bilgeman!

Teh yeah!

I'm sending an email to my old ethnomusicology professor now! He'll be thrilled to see that the mystery has been cleared up.

 
At 6:02 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Poor hawk -

I resized this avatar for him, but it will only see the light of day for such a short time.

 
At 6:03 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Oops.

 
At 6:04 PM, Blogger Bilgeman said...

BrendK:

"God help us if they hook up with the mimes (shudder)."

That's when I'll be the one alone on the island.

Regards;

 
At 6:05 PM, Blogger SBH said...

Brenda-

My husband said that they've already hooked up the mimes with the accordian players in France. That's why the place is unliveable now!

 
At 6:06 PM, Blogger SBH said...

Guys, Beginning with Bilgeman you have managed to get my husband to spray his keyboard with the diet pepsi and he's across the room and hearing this second hand! Congratters.

Do I get to be Ambassador to the Court of St. James now? I'm spreading the joy that is the VBS.

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

yoda:

"Just one last nostalgic note at the old campfire...well maybe not the last note...
Did we set the Root Beer Stand on fire or not?"

PLEASE don't do that. I like the idea of the Frisch haunting the ruins of the old site, picking over the old comment threads and mumbling to herself like a Frisch harvesting aluminum cans from a dumpster.

Almost as heart-warming a mental image as that castaway accordion-player I mentioned earlier.

Regards;

 
At 6:07 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

SBH -

Actually, Erb makes Stockhausen positively tuneful by comparison.

Bilge -

We might disagree on many things (not that we ever actually have), but accordians ain't one of 'em.

And don't get me started on the Cordovox, a hellish spawn of an accordian and a vintage '60s Thomas home organ.

No...no...NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

 
At 6:07 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

sbh -

Yeeeeesss, that explains so much.

 
At 6:09 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

If we could breed mimes with accordians (so that the accordian offspring made no sound), that would be a service to mankind.

But we could wind up with mimes that make accordian noises, too.

Perhaps best not to tempt fate.

 
At 6:11 PM, Blogger Bilgeman said...

Fatwa;

"But we could wind up with mimes that make accordian noises, too."

It's been done.

One word:

"Klezmer"

DON'T go there!

Regards;

 
At 6:12 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Fatwa -

A wheezing mime. It's too horrible to contemplate.

 
At 6:12 PM, Blogger SBH said...

yoda, bilgeman -

Can you send a virtual accordian to Miss Frisch?

Like those obnoxious animated online cards? We could all start randomly sending accordian cards to SWP

 
At 6:16 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

Bilge
I agree but she is banned from the site...as in double secret probation banned. Dean Wormer there has told her... being fat dumb and stupid is no way to go through life. As if that advice can't be found everywhere on this site. But a job in the boiler room on your ship would be a world of good for her. I suspect she hasn't seen hard work in her life.

 
At 6:17 PM, Blogger SBH said...

AAAaaaaK! Klezmer!

 
At 6:18 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Dunno about a greeting card, but there's an accordian lurking somewhere.

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

sbh:

"Can you send a virtual accordian to Miss Frisch?"

Better than that, once we find out which prison Frisch has been confined to, I'll send one to the convictette in the cell next to hers, along with a carton of Lucky Strikes to ensure at least an hour of practice a day.

regards

 
At 6:21 PM, Blogger SBH said...

someone ought to sockpuppet the accordian.

 
At 6:22 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Bilge -

"Klezmer"

Gevalt!

BrendaK -

Years ago I dreamt that Marcel Marceau was screaming at me at the top of his lungs. I believe that's the only time in entire my life I've awakened myself by laughing.

 
At 6:26 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

fatwa -

That would certainly do it!

 
At 6:26 PM, Blogger Bilgeman said...

Yoda;

" But a job in the boiler room on your ship would be a world of good for her. I suspect she hasn't seen hard work in her life."

I suspect you may be right about her work history, but a ship is no place for Frisch.

As Minister Hosedragger so aptly outs it:

"She shits where she stands"

And so much of being a seaman consists of being a good shipmate.

Those who are not good shipmates have often found themselves marooned, without benefit of an island or an accordion.

And that is no joke.

Regards;

 
At 6:28 PM, Blogger tim said...

Yoda,

We sure made 'em take teh notice!

And, yeah~I'm with you on this:
those EdAbbers pretty much just
said, 'a pox on both your houses.'
We're gone. teh deb™ is gone.
Works for me. I mean, *moi*.

Bilge,

I like the Lucky Strikes idea:
Back in the day, Steve Dunleavy at the NY Post actually took up a collection for donated cigarettes to send to that Joel Steinberg guy.

Dunleavy called the fund: "Keep smoking, Joel!"™

 
At 6:29 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Am I the only woman in America who doesn't think Aston Kusher is good looking? 'Cause, and I'm sure Demi Moore disagrees, he looks like a twerp to me.

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

BrendaK -

AAAAAAHHHHHHHHH! THAT HORRIBLE AVATAR!

[Scurries away behind the refrigerator in abject, rodent-y terror)

 
At 6:30 PM, Blogger tim said...

Dang~~gotta run :(

Well, I hope tehre might be
a few more hours to squeeze
in here in teh a.m.

Otherwise,...

fare tehe well, fine site!
fare tehe well, fine peeps!

teh!™

 
At 6:31 PM, Blogger Sinner said...

Deleted 2 Fatwas

I wish the real kind were so easily removed...

 
At 6:33 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

Sinner -

Well, we have the good fatwa.

 
At 6:35 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Sinner -

Thanks much...I'll try registering again right now.

And I heartily second your sentiments re the real thing.

Back shortly...

[Gerbil-shaped cloud of dust left hanging in the air]

 
At 6:42 PM, Blogger Yoda said...

Bilge
I believe you and that is a fate some deserve. My only experience is in working in the private sector...not exactly a ship, but in my line of work if you put out a slime trail you are quickly unemployed. And very unemployeable.
It is strictly an "eat what you kill environment". As a former meat packer, that phrase has more than just symbolic meaning to me.

 
At 6:43 PM, Blogger SBH said...

Brenda - Funny you should ask. I think Kutchner is raw-boned ugly! I mean "hit with the whole ugly tree" ugly. Maybe he just needs to grow into his face. That is one unpleasant looking kid.

 
At 6:44 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

well, i wouldn't say he put the ug in ugly, but . . . i don't get it about him, for sure.

 
At 6:46 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

I am so glad to find I am not alone.

 
At 6:47 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

shouldn't we be singing?

should auld acquaintance be forgot
and never brough to mind . . .

 
At 6:47 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

it's the last night in the old cage, after all

 
At 6:47 PM, Blogger SBH said...

well, he's not "drown him at birth" ugly but I've learned to over state it 'cause people don't believe that anyone could find him unattractive. I think he's got a kind of creepy look.

I don't own enough shoes to understand why women like him.

 
At 6:48 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

or at least the last night scuttling between the two cages!

 
At 6:49 PM, Blogger SBH said...

I ate ice cream out of the carton once and thought that would help my "girl" reactions but it didn't. I guess some of us just aren't girl club material.

 
At 6:51 PM, Blogger SBH said...

Yeah for Gerbil clubs! Were gonna sing? Ottava, you'll sing an octave above, right?

 
At 6:51 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

sbh -

I still can't figure out how to properly file my nails. When I have any to file, that is.

You are not alone.

 
At 6:55 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

well, i can sing soprano if i need to!

and here's to the girly-women's club. the ones of us whose nails don't need to be filed because we use them for work.

the ones who wonder why ashton kutcher (sp?) is so hot to everyone else.

the non-sacharine sweet among us!

the gerbil girls!

teh yay!

 
At 6:55 PM, Blogger Bilgeman said...

Hmmm;

TSW keeps closing down comments and login keeps prompting me to change passwords...which do no good.

I can take a hint.

I'll just sit here in my little open boat and practice with my bagpipes until I die of old age.

Night all.

 
At 6:57 PM, Blogger SBH said...

Gerbil girls! Not afraid of curves.

 
At 6:57 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

bilge: for once in my life, i have had no problem at all (usually, i have great problems because i'm on a mac).

but we'll stay over here with you as long as you need us, sir.

yes we will.

we will not move to the new cage without you, admiral.

 
At 6:58 PM, Blogger SBH said...

Night Bilgeman -- Thanks for the fun. Play Flowers of the Forest for me, huh?

 
At 7:01 PM, Blogger SBH said...

Oh boy, folks are dying of E.coli from bagged spinach. I just got 2 bags at costco.

 
At 7:04 PM, Blogger SBH said...

When I start conversing about what's in the fridge I'm getting stale. Guess it's time for me to scamper over and practice piano. I'm married to my teacher so I can't fool him about practice.

Thanks for the fun! I like the Gerbil Girls gang thingie! See you later.

 
At 7:04 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

i heard that, sbh!

and then someone sent me a jpeg of a bag of lettuce and there was a frog in it. i'm pretty good at detecting photoshop fraud. i don't think this was photoshop fraud.

lordy lordy.

 
At 7:09 PM, Blogger BrendaK said...

I am too pooped to pop the frog out of the lettuce.

G'night, gerbils!

 
At 7:10 PM, Blogger Hawksp said...

Brendak,

How did you get machine gun kitten small enough to make into an avatar?

 
At 7:13 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Sinner -

I'm all squared-away re TSW registration; cheers!

Teh YAY®!

[Throws self happily against side of cage]

I'll shoot you an email from my new gmail addy.


Fellow genus Gerbillus compadres -

It is a bit odd to me that I feel bittersweet about leaving here tomorrow. Intellectually, I know very well that it is only a virtual place. Nonetheless, my feelings are real.

It's where we all met; I've had a surprising amount of fun here. Some marvelously weird chemistry has occurred and a delightful little community popped-up from the digital ether.

This is where it all started...and nothing's really ending tonight; it's simply the conclusion of Phase 1 of whatever we're creating together.

We've got a big, new cage to break-in. There will, no doubt, be many more self-important douchebags to skewer. Snarking to be done. Tech problems to solve.

And even more adventures!

So let's drink a toast to DHD; our alma mater.

And a second toast to TSW; we're movin' on up!

Plus, BrendaK should be just about primed to start dancing on the tables.

PAAAAAAAAAAARTY!

And we don't have to clean-up after this one.

WOOOOOOOO FREAKIN' HOOOOOOOO!

 
At 7:15 PM, Blogger SBH said...

Hawk! I hardly ever see you. This calls for putting off the piano practice!

Don't eat the lettuce with the frog in it.

How've you been? How's the family? Any news on daughter's situation?

 
At 7:18 PM, Blogger SBH said...

Someone get Fatwa a drink on my tab.

 
At 7:19 PM, Blogger SBH said...

But we will clean up, right? 'Cause we're not nasty anarchists and such.

 
At 7:20 PM, Blogger SBH said...

In fact, I'll volunteer to clean up the place when I stop by to sing the lullaby tonight, ok?

 
At 7:20 PM, Blogger SBH said...

I'm talkin to myself again, aren't I?

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

sbh, i'll help you clean up.

and fatwa. i know what you mean.

i'm all nostalgic and stuff.

 
At 7:24 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

SBH -

Of course...I'd never do that to Sinner; nor would anybody else.

I just got a little overly enthusiastic.

[Shrugs shoulder

LAST ONE IN THE BIG PILE OF SHAVINGS IS A STINKIN' JERBOA!

 
At 7:25 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

i'm leaving my little singing gerbil behind. i liked her.

dang. we got a lotta glasses to wash to move, sbh.

at least everyone else moved the big stuff. like the wheel. and the vodka.

 
At 7:27 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

tonight, tonight
won't be just any night.
tonight we'll have a new gerbil cage.

 
At 7:27 PM, Blogger Hawksp said...

sbh,

We're all fine thanks for asking.

The daughter is fine. The whole family is going to Chapel Hill on Monday to talk with a surgical team and the Major who is donating the kidney.

 
At 7:29 PM, Blogger Denny Crane said...

Beware of the new site. Someone over there is threatening to grope the women!

 
At 7:29 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Hawk -

That sounds very encouraging; my thoughts will be with you and your family Monday.

The Major, too.

 
At 7:33 PM, Blogger SBH said...

Hawk, Our prayers, too!


Denny Crane!! (I always wanted to do that)

 
At 7:33 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

tonight, tonight
won't be just any night.
tonight we'll have a new gerbil cage.


Tonight, tonight
When we shut off the light
We'll be moving to our second staaaaaage!

 
At 7:34 PM, Blogger Hawksp said...

Thanks Faywa,

Never did get an e-mail from you. Did you ever finish the project?

 
At 7:34 PM, Blogger Ducky said...

Re: Aston the K (Kutcher).

Ugh.

Right on, Ottava.


Can't shake the feeling that Demi is a cradle robber.

Fingernails. What fingernails?

Right on again.

Once in a while, a manicure is fun but generally - typing for a living doesn't go with Big Nails, not if you write for your life.

[looking around one last time, becoming teary]

Thanks for the memories.

[pause]

Neener neener! I'm already over at the new spread!

XXOO

For the last time at the Original DHD ™,

(Just) Ducky

 
At 7:34 PM, Blogger Hawksp said...

Fatwa

 
At 7:34 PM, Blogger SBH said...

Ottava - they ought to have it feeling all homey by the time we get there. I'm kinda sad to be leaving here - I just figured out where all the buttons are!

 
At 7:39 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Hawk -

That email has been flaky lately (if you read earlier in this thread).

The project in question is coming along; a little more involved than I first thought.

The following is rebroadcast from this monring's thread for your edification:

=======

Dear Gerbils and Gerbilettes -

The audio project alluded to earlier in the week is still on the boards, but it's turning out to be more involved than I'd first thought.

In the meantime, since I do not wish to be accused of shirking my sworn duties (and because it's Frischmas), here's some quick and dirty aural snark:

The TEH-TV Sunday Night Movie

I'm going to err on the side of caution and say POSSIBLY NOT WORK-FRIENDLY

Audio geeks: I used a wee bit of pitch change on one of the voices.

Music once again courtesy of the Fatwa Arbuckle Dead Projects Archive®.


Snidely yours,

F. Arbuckle
Minister of Propaganda, DHD

 
At 7:46 PM, Blogger Hawksp said...

Got it.

I'll try to check the advert out later.

I'm going to try to go to the new site.

 
At 7:49 PM, Blogger Fatwa Arbuckle said...

Folks -

I'm turning in; see you all tomorrow at...

Teh Squeaky Wheel

 
At 7:50 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

Someone over there is threatening to grope the women!

could it be teh denny?

awww. no need to worry about that. we're real women. we can handle it.

g'night fatwa! for the last time at DHD.

 
At 7:51 PM, Blogger joeschmo1of3 said...

See y'all over there!

 
At 7:54 PM, Blogger Hawksp said...

Didn't get a password e-mailed. I guess I'll have to hand around here a few minutes.

Nite Fatwa.

 
At 7:58 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

hawk! seriously!

we'll hang with you. the lights are out in the other room, but we ain't leaving a brother behind, for sure!

 
At 8:08 PM, Blogger SBH said...

Hey, are you two still hanging around here?

 
At 8:10 PM, Blogger Hawksp said...

Did you guys register?

How long did it take for that e-mail wth your password?

 
At 8:12 PM, Blogger SBH said...

My password didn't show up. So I went in search and it was in the junkmail folder of my hotmail acct.

 
At 8:13 PM, Blogger SBH said...

be sure to check the junkmail. and let me know 'cause if someone ends up taking tech advice from me and it worked it'd be pure comedy gold! (as fatwa says)

 
At 8:16 PM, Blogger Hawksp said...

Yeah, I don't have a junk mail feature with direcway. It's either there or not. So, I don't know.

 
At 8:18 PM, Blogger OttavaRima said...

hey hawk, i'm leaving this for you here and the last thread, too. wonder if it would help for you to have a gmail address?

if you think it might, just email me at ottavarima@gmail.com and i'll send you a gmail invite.

 
At 8:19 PM, Blogger SBH said...

hm. Well, I asked over at the new digs. Maybe someone else knows where it's hidden. Fatwa had to just be recreated and that's gotta feel just strange.

 
At 8:34 PM, Blogger Hawksp said...

I used a different Hawk name and I'm on now.

 

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