Tuesday, July 14, 2009

In the Good Old Memer Time.

I stole this from Elle Dubya.

You’re about to get into the
Cash Cab in NYC. You can choose any two or three people (from your actual life) to be with you. Name the people with you and why?
Well, G-man bills himself as Mr. Knowitall and I have to say so far I have found him to live up to that. Logophile and Susie are my old pals from my trivia room days and showed themselves to be darned impressive in that area too so I am thinking the four of us would be a formidable team.

The TV gods have appeared before you in the form of a burning remote. They instruct you to select any canceled television show to be returned to the airwaves. You do, however, have to make your case to them. What show, what’s your argument in favor?

The test pattern and the playing of the national anthem before station sign-off broadcast in technicolor analog transmission on a floor model television the size of a kitchen stove which requires a half hour to warm up and someone standing on one foot wearing a tinfoil hat while holding rabbit ears trying to get good reception. The value here is self evident and needs no argument.

It’s not summer in Limeville (or your city of origin, or your favorite city if you wish) without _______________?

The annual Running of the Balls. Ok, ok, technically that's a Spring ritual but Spring comes before Summer.

The best summer accessory in your repertoire is?

"Repertoire" refers to a set of skills possessed by individuals in a given field or to a group of works which may be performed. So if you are suggesting the feather boa imbedded with blinky lights, neon green top hat, or velvet-covered swim fins found in my home possess skills or intend to perform by themselves I may have to refer you for help with your vocabulary or to a psychiatrist for mental health evaluation since in animate objects can't do demonstrate skill or perform. If, on the other hand, you are suggesting I have BEEN an accessory in aiding or abetting a felon in the aforementioned crimes of fashion before or after the fact I will have to plead the 5th with regard to that particular skill set in my repertoire.

It took you a while to get on board with the _______________ trend but once you did, you don’t know how you lived without it.

Mariachi Jacket paired with neoprene pants

The song to which you are embarrassed to admit that you know all of the words?
Axel F by Harold Faltermeyer

The memory you would love to create this summer is?

It involves Hugh Jackman and a vat of chocolate.

According to Confucius, real knowledge exists in the understanding of what one doesn’t know. What don’t you know?
Calculus, semaphore, why anyone who isn't in imminent danger of death by starvation would ever eat canned peas, the words to the national anthem of Swaziland, how to construct a functioning trebuchet. The list goes on and on.

Your favorite memory of summer is?

Being taken to swim in the nice salty ocean after I had scratched myself raw during a particularly horrid case of poison ivy which literally covered me from head to toe. Good times...

What question do you wish were included in this meme?
The $64,000 one. I am sure I could have gotten it right.

19 comments:

G-Man said...

You have chosen wisely Grasshopper!

G-Man said...

I bet you also know the words to Frankenstein by Edgar Winter....
:-)

secret agent woman said...

This reminds me of my son's decsription of the proposed new band uniforms: "A Mariachi Power Rangers jacket and a pimp hat."

coopernicus said...

Neoprene pants are in now???? And I just sold all of mine on eBay. damn...

Understanding Alice said...

I didnt really know what a meme was... had to look in the dictionary... *sigh*

You have some class answers to this one :)

Desmond Jones said...

I know all of the lyrics to Dead Skunk in the Middle of the Road, by Loudon Wainwright III. But oddly, I'm actually rather proud of that. . .

Am I just really, really weird if I think that calculus is FUN?

And you know, Discovery Channel (or was it the History Channel?) ran a whole miniseries on how to construct a functioning trebuchet a few years back . . . I bet you could probably still find it on DVD. . .

Ananda girl said...

I have the plans for a functioning... and I might add a small scale working model thanks to my four boys... of a trebuchet. Squeaky is currently building a working cross bow. We are completely outfitted for the zombie apocalypse.

It is for this reason that I can fully appreciate the "Running of the Balls"!

for a different kind of girl said...

I've recently started watching Buffy, The Vampire Slayer and the spin-off, Angel, thanks to a coworker willing to share her buying habits, thus saving mine, and already I wish these shows were still on the air. That would be my answer.

Craver Vii said...

I thought I would have requested the Monkees, but after a recent Monkees marathon, I think I'm good.

How far can a small-scale trebuchet launch something like (ahem) a cat? And did you know that if you catapult a hamster, they have a good chance of surviving the landing?

Desmond Jones said...

Oh, and re 'The Running of the Balls'. . .

My older sons used to play in a baseball league, many years ago, in which all players (not just the catchers) were required to wear cups during the games. And it was a pre-game ritual for the boys to line up along the foul lines and knock on their cups for the umpire, to prove they had 'em on. I kid you not. . .

An' see, if you lived in Michigan, at least the Great Lakes aren't salty. . .

S said...

Ok now that would be fun. I love Cash Cab. Gary LR and I play it at dinner. You would be amazed at how many answers LR gets!
Between the three of us, Gary getting all the history and political stuff, LR gets all the modern pop stuff, and I of course, know all the weird stuff, we do swell. We keep score and have never gotten kicked out of the cash cab.
Heck if I lived there, Id be out in NYC looking for Bailey every night!
Now with Logo, Gman and Yourself you could probably do just fine without me, unless they started asking stuff about rayon or comic books or India. Then, you'd need me for sure!

And, we are seriously gonna have to do something about that Hugh/chocolate fantasy of yours.

elle dubya said...

good lord woman - i snarfed coffee out of my nose when i read "neoprene". warn a girl, will ya?!?

VE said...

I'm going to lay on the roof of the taxi and heckle you all. That way it doesn't count as another person...

RennyBA said...

What a thriller - almost like the good old crime novels :-)

Suldog said...

I so love your sense of humor. Please come back to Boston soon. MY WIFE and I need a dose of in-person Limeage!

Mona said...

I would Love to see you in neon green hat!

O dear, something is GOT to be done about that Hugh Jackman and the vat of chocolate...

Moannie said...

Yeaaaaaa! Lime's back and feeling better.

misticblu said...

How to work trebuchet, neoprene and canned peas into a post? That's how!!
LOLOLOL

Jocelyn said...

Your head is clearly completely healed. Wow. The words spill hard and fast here, as did my chuckles. Mariachi jacket and neoprene pants.