Wednesday, May 4, 2005

Mother of the free

  • Ooh, Proms. This is the summer-long series of classical music performances that culminate in an over-the-top display of rarely seen British patriotism that was recently toned down by pansy boy American Leonard Slatkin. Maybe new conductor Paul Daniel will bring it all back in force, encouraging the nation to again think of itself as "the dread and envy of them all."*
    Either way, one of my biggest personal goals at the moment is to be there in the wane of summer 2006; if not Promming at Albert Hall at least part of the park festivities. My level of excitement for this event is ridiculous. I'm going to wrap myself in a Union Jack. I have already taught myself all the words to "Land of Hope and Glory." My wife is already embarrassed.

  • Quick, what is the funniest animal? For my money, it's got to be the goat. Even the name "goat" is funny.

  • Grand Rapids, Mich., is the number of the beast.

  • Some people have too much time on their hands.

  • "There have been 10 fatal crashes along Columbus highways since December from drivers traveling the wrong way." The hell? How hard is it to tell that you are on the wrong side of the road?!
    Oh, wait. OK, that explains it.

  • "Everyone makes their own choices and that was not a good choice."

  • I'll bet I can think of another judge that Tom DeLay doesn't like. The judge has basically said that Lynndie (The darlin' gal of Abu Ghraib) is too dumb to plead guilty. Yeesh, doesn't this judge know that people with speech impediments and learning difficulties are always the ones masterminding systematic torture?

    *It's a line from "Rule Britannia."

    TotallyHappened said...

    Embarassing as it is, I was one of the statistics on I-71. As I was getting on, I spun out and ended up the wrong way. *sigh*

    Chris Cope said...

    Yes, but did you travel the wrong way?

    (Please say you didn't. Please, oh, please say you didn't)

    Dave Morris said...

    I must say some of my favorite odd animal names are the gnu, the alpaca, the bison and the dingo.

    Although you're right, goat may just be the oddest looking because of the whole horns/eyes thing. Yet the manatee is a close second.

    Happy Cinco de Mayo.

    OldHorsetailSnake said...

    I never knew promming was a synonym for musicing.

    I did know that the strangest animal is the armadildo.

    Anonymous said...

    Not just goats but FAINTING goats. My, the fun you can have with those!

    As for that fireworks guy, he needs to be nominated for a Darwin Award.

    Shawn D. Mickschl said...
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    Shawn D. Mickschl said...

    Funniest animal....

    If you mean a certain kind of animal, I would side with the orangutan; although Gary Larson of the "Far Side" has a point: the cow is an absurd animal.

    If you mean an individual animal, well then that is a different story. The funniest individual animal of all time is Mike the Headless Chicken.

    A headless chicken! That's comedy gold!

    TotallyHappened said...

    No, I didn't travel the wrong way. The Cincinnati end of I-71 has a few more intelligent drivers than the Columbus end. A few...