“Well, I didn’t expect the Spanish Inquisition!”

NOBODY expects the Spanish Inquisition! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Spanish_Inquisition_%28Monty_Python%29    

“What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?”

“What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?” R.E.M.’s song title refers to an incident in New York City in 1986, when two then-unknown assailants attacked journalist Dan Rather, while repeating “Kenneth, what is the frequency?” Read More about the incident here: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=What%27s+the+frequency%2C+Kenneth%3F   From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia “What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?” is a song by the American […]

Does It Pass the ‘Smell Test?’

smell test ‎(plural smell tests) (idiomatic) An informal method for determining whether something is authentic, credible, or ethical, by using one’s common sense or sense of propriety. An inspection of an object using the sense of smell, as for freshness of food. (physiology) An assessment of a subject’s ability to detect and distinguish odors. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/smell_test

Bezoar – It’s a Medical Term

A bezoar is a mass found trapped in the gastrointestinal system, though it can occur in other locations. A pseudobezoar is an indigestible object introduced intentionally into the digestive system. There are several varieties of bezoar, some of which have inorganic constituents and others organic. The term has both a modern (medical, scientific) and a […]

Bishop Mule Days

This is a raucous salute in Bishop, California, to that workhorse of the ages, the mule. Mule Days was started in 1969 by mule-packers who wanted to have a good time and initiate their summer packing season. Now about 50,000 people show up in Bishop for the celebration. A highlight is the Saturday morning 250-unit […]

Age is Just a Number

Jeanne Louise Calment, who died at 122 years and 164 days of age, lived to be the oldest person on record. Though her parents and siblings also lived to an advanced age, she outlived them all. An active woman, Calment continued to ride a bicycle until she was 100 years old and lived independently until […]

“Danger, Will Robinson”

“Danger, Will Robinson!” is a catchphrase from the 1960s’ American television series Lost in Space spoken by voice actor Dick Tufeld. The Robot B9, acting as a surrogate guardian, says this to young Will Robinson when the boy is unaware of an impending threat. In everyday use, the phrase warns someone that they are about […]

Burning Man Festival

Burning Man is a counterculture festival held in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, conceived by Larry Harvey in 1986 to honor the Summer Solstice. It has since become a populist phenomenon, where participants set up a temporary “city,” creating their own community. People are expected to interact with one another, produce and display artwork, play music, […]

Visualize Whirled Peas

Humorous play on a bumper sticker slogan https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whirled_Peas  

honky-tonk

Definition: (noun) A cheap, noisy bar or dance hall. Synonyms: barrelhouse. Usage: The missionaries went to the honky-tonk on a Saturday night hoping to save souls, but they were not very successful. Discuss …read more

“I don’t know.” – W. Somerset Maugham

It wasn’t until late in life that I discovered how easy it is to say “I don’t know.” Discuss …read more

Kilroy Was Here

“Kilroy was here” is an American popular culture expression that is believed to have originated during World War II, when a US shipyard worker began scrawling the phrase on ships he had inspected. US servicemen then took up the saying and began scrawling it all over the world, wherever they were stationed or encamped. The […]

‘People get what they get. It has nothing to do with what they deserve’ – Dr.Gregory House (House M.D)

‘People get what they get. It has nothing to do with what they deserve’ -Dr.Gregory House (House M.D)

“It’ll be alright!”

“It’ll be alright!” This was an old catch phrase I used to reassure people that what appeared to be a big mess was actually not anything to sweat in my book. It usually worked well!    

A flute with no holes, is not a flute

Don’t be obsessed with your desires Danny. The Zen philosopher, Basho, once wrote, ‘A flute with no holes, is not a flute. A donut with no hole, is a Danish.’ He was a funny guy. – Ty Webb – Caddyshack (1980)

The juice is worth the squeeze

Knowing if something is worth the trouble of trying to get it, i.e. does the reward outweigh the punishment. “I’m not going to bother trying to ask her out. She’s still got a boyfriend, and the juice isn’t worth the squeeze.” “I’d rob a bank if I could. The juice is worth the squeeze.” The […]

Adoxography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Adoxography is a term coined in the late 19th century, and means “fine writing on a trivial or base subject”. It was a form of rhetorical exercise “in which the legitimate methods of the encomium are applied to persons or objects in themselves obviously unworthy of praise, as being trivial, […]

“At some point, we’ve all parked in the wrong garage.”

“At some point, we’ve all parked in the wrong garage.” – Roger Sterling – Mad Men (AMC TV) Roger was apologizing for making a pass at Betty  

exulansis

exulansis n. the tendency to give up trying to talk about an experience because people are unable to relate to it—whether through envy or pity or simple foreignness—which allows it to drift away from the rest of your life story

Onism: The frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits only one place at a time

onism n. the frustration of being stuck in just one body, that inhabits only one place at a time, which is like standing in front of the departures screen at an airport, flickering over with strange place names like other people’s passwords, each representing one more thing you’ll never get to see before you die—and […]

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