Saturday, November 05, 2005

A Quiz in the Hand Is Worth Two in the Bush.

Well now, I obviously need to get things a little harder. Especially with Jayfish and luckybuzz… Don’t make me go disco on you guys. I don’t think that would be pretty for anyone involved :)

And of course you get credit for not listing all 24 of Mr. Melonhead. Jeeze, lock that singer up in a pink house.

Oh, and welcome to Allison – you happen to have one of the best names on the face of this lovely planet. That and the fact that you know Singin’ in the Rain make you a-ok in my book.

Alrighty – despite fighting with the technological gremlins all day long (it may be time for a new laptop, and it’s absolutely time to play taps over my little MP3 player – poor thing. I play too rough sometimes – and I was just bragging about how much I loved it… So sad…), I do have a quiz, and thusly, I bequeath it to y’all.

#1 –

But each time I tell myself that I - I think I’ve had enough,
Well, I’m gonna show you, baby, that a woman can be tough.

#2 – Your choice of singers!

Hey farmer, farmer
Put away that DDT now
Give me spots on my apples
But leave me the birds and the bees

#3 – This song must be played loud. It also helps if you air guitar a bit of that first big chord.

That one guitar, felt good in his hands
Didn’t take long, to understand
Just one guitar, slung way down low
Was one way ticket, only one way to go

#4 –

You Who Are On The Road
Must Have A Code
That You Can Live By

#5 –

I went down Virginia, seekin’ shelter from the storm.
Caught up in the fable, I watched the tower grow.
Five year plans and new deals, wrapped in golden chains.

#6 – tough one, but I know one, maybe two commenters that might get it…

Oh, they say she died one winter
When there came a killing frost


show me round your fruitcage
'cos I will be your honey bee
open up your fruitcage
where the fruit is as sweet as can be

#8 –

You’re thinking up your white lies
You’re putting on your bedroom eyes
You say you’re coming home but you won’t say when.

#9 –

Every time you call my name
I heat up like a burnin' flame
Burnin' flame full of desire
Kiss me baby, let the fire get higher

#10 –

Now he walks in quiet solitude the forests and the streams
Seeking grace in every step he takes
His sight has turned inside himself to try and understand
The serenity of a clear blue mountain lake

#11 –

Philosophy is a talk on cereal box
Religion is a smile on a dog


There would be one long staircase just going up,
And one even longer coming down,
And one more leading nowhere, just for show.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Forgot To Post This One

From the gym.

On the butt of a pair of shorts:


I guess it's better than 'Juicy'

Early Bird Quiz Special - $3.95

Alright – early quizzing today because I’ve got to wake up at oh-crap-thirty tomorrow, and besides, we all know Jayfish will get here first anyway :)

First – the awards for yesterday’s quiz!

Jayfish wins on points and makes me think he put a keylogger on my laptop from many miles away :), but Suzanne for musical keenness for getting the My Fair Lady tune.

I had a friend who used to take ‘wings’ out of that song and it’s much funnier that way:

I could have spread my hmmm
And done a thousand things
I've never done before.
I'll never know what made it so exciting.
Only #1, Wham’s ‘Freedom’ remained sadly unguessed, but maybe this one was a bit easy. I’ll have to get devious, but the music has been on the 80’s station all day, so that might be hard… We shall see!


All I know is that to me
You look like you’re having fun
Open up your loving arms
Watch out, here I come


Here I am in silence,
Looking round without a clue.
I find myself along again.
All alone with you.

#3 – c’mon, who else would write like this?

You consider me the young apprentice
Caught between the Scylla and Charybdis.


In my life there’s been heartache and pain
I don’t know if I can face it again
Can’t stop now, I’ve traveled so far
To change this lonely life

#5 – Super short!

Vegemite sandwich

#6 – Extra tiny!



You're playing so cool
Obeying every rule
Dig way down in your heart
You're burning, yearning for some

#8 – Oh. I remeber dangerous misheard lyric possibilities on this one.

Her weapons were her crystal eyes
Making every man a man
Black as the dark night she was
Got what no-one else had


I stopped an old man along the way
Hoping to find some long forgotten words or ancient melodies
He turned to me as if to say, hurry boy, it’s waiting there for you


Dream of better lives the kind which never hate
dropped in a state of imaginary grace
I made a pilgrimage to save this human’s race
Never comprehending the race had long gone by

#11 – Ha! This just came on and I had to add it :)

And now we meet in an abandoned studio.
We hear the playback and it seems so long ago.
And you remember the jingles used to go.


Moses supposes his toeses are roses
But Moses supposes erroneously
And Moses, he knowses his toeses aren't roses
As Moses supposes his toeses to be

No Big Surprise Here

Now that I've come back briefly from grading hell, I figures I should at least do a meme quiz :)

pfft. '.8' Sad thing is that I agree - yeesh...

This Is My Life, Rated
Take the Rate My Life Quiz

As seen everywhere.

I'll have everyone know that the family portion of the friends and family section is just peachy, thank you. The score is low due to the friends part of the equation. Probably more to do with my definition of 'good friend,' too.


8.17km – 43’23”

Yea for a nice run!  It averages out to 5’20”/km which is actually a bit faster than I how used to run that same stretch.  Maybe there’s something to be said for taking a couple of weeks off.  

My legs were killing me after the treadmill run on Monday though.  I think it’ll take me some time to get used to the treadmill.  I think my mind is so easily tricked into things.  I just happily become a hamster on a wheel, running like crazy because that’s what the stupid machine says to do.  Listening to machines might not be my best trait.  

(But I do listen to you, oh, my internet.  Don’t for a minute think that I’ve forsaken you!)

I Am Alive...

Yeesh. First batch of papers finally graded (many many ugly issues), so now I can get back to what I really need to be doing... Grading exams! Woohoo! I've got a quiz and an exam to grade, and then I can get to my work. hurumph. Weekend. Who gets a weekend? Not I, said the me, not I.

There are even movies coming out that I want to see! Zorro II, which I hear is awful, so I definately want to see it. Well, lets be honest. I would probably watch Ms Zeta-Jones in anything, or out of anything, to be even more crass.

Jarhead looks interesting too - not the typical war-flick.

I'm still tying to find time (and a theatre) to see Good Night and Good Luck (link is noisy), but alas... where is the time? This should have been a wide release film, but I guess they would have lost money. I'll probably have to wait for DVD.

But, I do have enough time to sneak out of the office for a run, so that's what I'm going to do. I've got to get back in the habit of running or else I'm going to have noooo energy at all.


Grading has gone into disaster-land. Why, oh why do students plagiarize?

Anyway – this’ll be quick.

Well, now… #2 was INXS’s Mediate… maybe should have given one more line, eh? #7 was Baby Grand by Billy Joel and Ray Charles

#1 –

I don't want to play around
I don't want nobody's baby
Part-time love just brings me down

#2 –

And if I ever catch up with you
I’m gonna love you for the rest of your life

#3 –

I try to discover
A little something to make me sweeter
Oh baby refrain from breaking my heart

#4 –

I could light the night up with my soul on fire
I could make the sun shine from pure desire
Let me feel that love come over me
Let me feel how strong it could be

#5 –

Oh no caught up in the middle
I cry just a little when I think of letting go

#6 –

I don’t know where I’m going
But, I sure know where I’ve been
Hanging on the promises
In songs of yesterday
An’ I’ve made up my mind,
I ain’t wasting no more time

#7 –

Too many shadows, whispering voices
Faces on posters, too many choices
If, when, why, what?
How much have you got?

#8 –

Put on your noseguard
Put on the lifeguard
Pass the tanning butter

#9 –

I wake up every mornin'
I stumble out of bed
Stretchin' and yawnin'
Another day ahead

#10 –

She's precocious
and she knows just
What it takes to make a pro blush


I could have spread my wings
And done a thousand things
I've never done before.
I'll never know what made it so exciting.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Uplate Update

There will be a quiz. It's just going to be later :)

I made a stupid stupid promise that is keeping me up all night, so it's all work no quiz.

Oh, and I do occasionally listen to music recorded after 1990, so there's no need for shock at the Destiny's Child song :)

It's oddly comforting to think of everyone happily snoozing while I work away. I imagine that feeling will go away pretty soon though...

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Holloween Candy Hangover Lyrics Quiz

Hehe – ok, maybe I stretched a bit too far with the spooky theme. I had to go with songs I knew though. For some strange reason, I never listened to the Dead Kennedys or Megadeath, which might have made my task easier. :)

So, whadda we got?

Dang, Jayfish even spelled Siouxie correctly. Wow.

Looks like the trouble was #2, which isn’t too surprising – it’s nasty. It’s called Zombie Jamboree. I heard Rockapella (you know, the "Where in the World is Carmen San Deigo" guys) sing it, but the Kingston Trio did a fine version as well. So, there ya go. :)

Oh! I actually got a surprise ticket to a concert tonight. I saw a pretty famous guy do some pretty famous songs. Fun fun fun and unexpected! And most importantly, it took me away from grading! Let's hear it for creative procrastination!

Strangeness ahead, but I’ve got faith in you folks!


He said "In winter 1963
It felt like the world would freeze
With John F. Kennedy
And the Beatles."


At ninety-eight we all rotate


all my instincts, they return
and the grand facade, so soon will burn
without a noise, without my pride
I reach out from the inside


Four young chaquitas in Omaha,
Was waiting for the band to return from the show.


You know the preacher likes the cold
He knows I'm gonna stay


I never saw no miracle of science
That didn't go from a blessing to a curse


I’ve had friends
But they have slipped away
I’ve had fame
But it doesn’t stay


And I got such a long way to go.
To make it to the border of Mexico.


You thought that I'd be weak without you
But I'm stronger
You thought that I'd be broke without you
But I'm richer


Show me a smile then,
Don't be unhappy, can't remember
When I last saw you laughing

And the bonusy bonus!

So doncha sit there slack jawed, buggy eyed
I'm here to answer all your midday prayers

Worst Pickup Line Ever

Via Scary Go Round:

"Just call me Fred Flintstone, 'cause I'll make your bed rock."

Ok, maybe I've just got the giggles, but that's funny.

Monday, October 31, 2005


Let’s see if I remember how to do this.

Previous quiz –

All possible points go to Phantom Scribbler for getting the Schoolhouse Rock one. Don’t you guys know you’ve got to unpack your adjectives? Otherwise… erm… They’ll… stay packed. I think we all know that’s not good.

Oh, hehe – I knew I could count on luckybuzz to get Freebird.

Ah, the bonus was from Avenue Q, the Musical, and the title of the song is “What Do You Do With A B.A in English.” Ok, I just thought the title was hilarious, but you’ve gotta hear the rest of the songs. Some sample titles – “Everyone’s a Little Bit Racist,” “The Internet is For Porn,” and “I’m Not Wearing Underwear Today.” Oh yeah, and it’s sung by muppets. Comedy genius there – especially the sex scene.

Alrighty then. On to the tunes!

#1 –

Got my best suit and my tie
Shiny silver dollar on either eye
I hear the chauffeur comin' to the door
Says there's room for maybe just one more

#2 –
Back to back, belly to belly
I don’t give a damn 'cause I’m stone dead already
#3 – Alright, no one knows the artist, but everyone knows the song
The coffin-bangers were about to arrive
With their vocal group, "The Crypt-Kicker Five"
Arrows of neon and flashing marquees out on Main Street.
Chicago, New York, Detroit and it's all on the same street.
Your typical city involved in a typical daydream
Hang it up and see what tomorrow brings.

#5 – Jeeze, everyone and their dog has sung this one…
Strumming my pain with his fingers
Singing my life with his words

#6 – oooo – toughie…
Down where this ugly man
Seeks his sustenance
Down in the blue, midnight flare
A glass hand cuts through the water
Scything into his twisted roots

I said Charles, don’t you ever craze
To appear on the front of the daily mail
Blessed in your mother’s bridal veil?

Oh baby you’re the only thing in this whole world
That’s pure and good and right
And wherever you are and wherever you go
There’s always gonna be some light

And his hair was perfect.


One and one-half wandering Jews
Free to wander wherever they choose
Are travelling together
In the Sangre de Cristo
The Blood of Christ Mountains
Of New Mexico

#11 - 'cause I missed yesterday :( The scariest one yet

Children behave
That’s what they say when we’re together
Bonus - Oh, jeeze, I kill myself heheh
Bittersweet and strange
Finding you can change
Learning you were wrong

Ok, folks, which ones did I miss – I’m sure there a lot :)

Oh, and I know most of you folks won’t get this until the 1st, so, umm… sorry.

One Down, One To Go, Another Town and One More Show

Electronic papers - Graded. (except the standard pile of possible plagairists)

Now on to the paper ones!

Well, not now really. More like tomorrow. Why did these folks not all email their papers. Grrr...

To surf! To Quiz! To Bed!

Let's Get Physical

35 min - 6.67km

Wow. I haven't run in awhile, but I finally figured that was causing my lack of energy, so I went off after office hours. 'course it's dark now, so I decided to try out the swanky treadmills that my tuition is paying for.

It was really funny. I hadn't been in a gym at night in along time. I forgot that it's a big meat market thing. Oh, the fun.

So I was giggling about cattle-branded sweatpants. I wasn't ready for this.

Point #1 - Sir, I don't think the gallon of Flavor-Juice brand aftershave is the way to impress her. Also, please move away from me. (Why did every guy seem to be wearing that same god-awful scent?)

Point #2 - Ma'am, I'm impressed with your stretching, but I'm not sure that the "cat-in-heat-grab-your-ankles" stretch is best performed for 5 minutes at a time with your butt aimed at the room is helping out your health regimen - Especially since that was just about the only stretch you did.

Point #3 - Dude. Stop Posing.

Point #4 - I feel the need for matching workout clothing. I wonder if I'm getting drawn in.

Point #5 - Why is the woman sitting amid a clump of clothes and books on the floor outside the raquetball court reading [My State]'s Birds. Was she not allowed in? There are plenty open courts, but she isn't dressed for working out (then again, in my opinion neither was the woman from point #2). I felt bad for her. She looked quite lonely as two guys whacked the little blue ball around a mere foot or two away from her and her pile of stuff.

Actually, as far as running, which actually did happen, the treadmill is really interesting. It's boring as watching moss climb (note to self: Get books on MP3), I really liked being able to set a solid pace on a flat surface. For most of the run, I set a pace of about 5.10 min/km which is faster than my regular trail pace. It felt really nice.

Edited to add Point #5

Analyze This!

Two dreams last night:

1 - Wandering around New York(?) with Tony Blair. He's a diplomat and he's showing me all the strange places in the city. At one point he makes me carry his bags.

2 - Living in two worlds. I have a girlfriend in each world, and we can all move between the worlds. In one world, I have superpowers -something like telekinesis. In the other world one of my girlfriends has similar superpowers.

At this point, I'd settle for one girlfriend (with or without superpowers).


I made the poor choice to leave the office at a reasonable hour yesterday and went home to read and watch football, but alas! the internets were grumpy and wouldn't let my online. So there will be no lyrics quiz today. I'll get you a nice one tonight though.

Many apologies to one and all.

In its place, I offer a monsterous tea towel (close-up version) by the coolest webcomic in all the interverse.

Enjoy Halloween!

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Quick Note

My nieces are cute beyond words.