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Tuesday, March 06, 2007
Random Rambles
...Hidey-ho Neighbor! It's time to mention a few of those strange things that scamper across my brain like a squirrel on the telephone wires...

So I'm listening to Warren Zevon's "Werewolves of London" in the car, a not unusual experience, when B asks "what does that mean?" in response to the line 'a little old lady was mutilated late last night'.

So I explain to her that it means the old lady was ripped apart with the werewolves claws because, well, that's what werewolves do because they eat people and meat.

B ponders this a moment and says "And they eat beef chow mein too!" which had me laughing...

If you're not familiar with the song, look up the lyrics and you'll realize why I found this funny.

Overheard in my living room while the kids were discussing what to have for dinner, and A had suggested making Cheerios...

B: How *do* you make Cheerios?
A: You take some grain-
B: I thought they used cardboard
DH & I: *laughing*

Have you ever seen a dog dyed dark green?

Louis Farrakhan is going to make his last major address. Great. Does that mean all the rest of his speeches are going to be minor ones now?

To follow on the blog series that I wrote on friendships (way back in January), I found this quote:

"We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by srop, there is at last a drop which makes it run over. So in a series of kindnesses there is, at last, one which makes the heart run over."
~James Boswell~

Boswell's got it right. We cannot tell when a friendship is formed. The tragedy is that we usually know the precise moment that it ends.

Some scientist has developed pastries that have the kick of caffeine but not the bitter taste. The pastries will have the caffeine equivalent of two cups of coffee per piece.

Great, now people can have as much caffeine as possible while they attempt to clog their arteries and put on pounds. Way to go science!

edited to fix contextual issue... it's "clog their arteries", not blog them. d'oh!

Michael Jackson is considering converting to the Islamic religion, according to his brother Jermaine.

Why? So we can have another reason to hate that religion?

Speaking of the Freaky One, some woman in London is claiming to be the birth mother of all 3 of Michael Jackson's children. She claims that they are "a sexually active couple and have been that way from the beginning" and that she's written over 3000 songs for him.

Couple of things in this get a reaction from me:
1 - sexually active couple of what? She might be, but she's not doin' it with him....
2 - "from the beginning"... the beginning of her delusion, right?
3 - why isn't she doing something more realistic like claiming she wrote 'Billie Jean' or something like that and asking for royalties instead - that seems like a much more realistic claim.

Well, that's all for this session of random things that scampered across my mind...