Friday, April 24, 2009

A post of questionable parameters

My kid came into the kitchen today and said that she thought that the Egyptians were the best looking ancient people.

I embarked on a long irritating speech about how there are no actual photos of the ancient Egyptian people and the only images we have of them are drawings and that people creating drawings and images sometimes make the subjects look different than they actually look for a variety of reasons.

"Cool," said my kid.


Pool, tool, rule, mule, duel, fuel, jewel.


The world can be separated into two classes: the class that (A) knows what a newel is and the class that (B) does not know what a newel is. It's not very difficult to move from class B to class A. Is that an upward move? Perhaps, although you may or may not contact a newel on your way up as well as on your way down.


Down, frown, crown. Noun.

Noun is round and affable. But verb? Just look at it for chrissakes! To me the word verb would be the word olives would say if they could talk.

"Verb verb verb verb."

This post is done. Happy Friday.


Anonymous said...

With apologies to Neil Young:

I wish a was a trapper
I would give thousand pelts
To sleep with Cleopatra
And find out how she felt
In the mornin on the fields of green
In the homeland weve never seen.


deangc said...

In answer to your question, yes, everything is about sex.

B.E. Earl said...

Just Wow.

Erin O'Brien said...

shiver quiver

up the river

you wouldn't want my liver.

Earl Tesch said...

I have to admit, I looked it up. A bit disappointing, really. I almost wish I hadn't.

HeyJoe said...

Rough night, Erin?

Norrin2 said...

The Phoenicians were right comely too.

DJCinSB said...

So that just about finishes off the Pabst, huh?

Zen Wizard said...

Cleopatra must have had something other than looks going on because on the coins she has quite a honker.Yet she captured the hearts of two of the most powerful men of her time.

Go figure.

Kirk Jusko said...

newel: What Scarlet O'hara failed to grab onto.

Kirk Jusko said...

Cleopatra was actually Greek, as were all Egyptian rulers in the 300 years following the invasion of the country by Alexander the Great.

Speaking of Scarlet O'hara, Vivian Leigh played Cleopatra in the movie (based on Shaw's play) Caesar and Cleopatra.