In Scenes From an Italian Restaurant, Billy Joel mentions “Brenda and Eddie” 8 times, he rhymes with it 5 times, and not once does he rhyme it with Spaghetti. What a missed opportunity!
If you truly believe the old adage that says, “if you want something done right, do it yourself,” then when you you do something for someone else, you really should half-ass it.
Many people wish they were taller. Me? I wish I was shorter. Perhaps then I would have had a bigger Napoleon complex and accomplished more.
It may only be a coincidence, or it may be an unintended subconscious action, or it just might be that J.K. Rowling knew what she was doing when she wrote Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire presumably in the year or two prior to its release in 2000. In chapter fourteen she used the words “prediction”, “decapitation,” and “what’s in the box” all within two lines. Did she subconsciously start the “What’s in the box” meme referencing 1995’s Seven before the Internet even had such a thing? Time-Life’s Mysteries of the Unknown. Read the book.
My son learned about Alfa Romeos while watching Top Gear. Later that day he saw a small shiny car and said, “Dad. Is that an Alpha Male?” I said, “No son, an alpha male car is a Corvette or Camaro, that right there is a Mini Cooper.”
I always feel like a elite hacker, after spending a few minutes going through all the possibilities of the username/password combination for an account I haven’t used in a while. Anonymous will be recruiting me any minute.
No more leaf splendor.
Commence blowing with my Black and Decker lawn cleanser.
This movie was made in 1989 and the older participants are in their 60s 70s and 80s. Note the clash of pledge versions. One person says “under god” while the rest, particularly the old woman leading it, does not. Because when they learned it as kids, prior to the 50s, it was not part of the Pledge.
This time of year, some people start getting excited for Christmas, despite not giving Halloween or Thanksgiving the attention it deserves. I’ve always maintained that we shouldn’t celebrate Christmas until we’ve given the holiday in front of us the attention it deserves. It kinda felt like that today when, among the excitement for Star Wars, I bought Back to The Future Marathon tickets for me and the kids.
You know how with dogs it really doesn’t matter what words you use, it’s the tone. You can say mean things in a sweet voice or good things in a mean voice etc. Children are not that much different. Turns out threatening to take away a bedroom door is just as effective as taking away video games or TV.
STOMP STOMP STOMP…
“So help me god, if you slam that door, you won’t have one anymore. I’ll take it right off the hinges.” The child stops, but still stands poised to slam the door.
“I’m going to get my tools right now!”
“No dad nooooo!”