Monday, July 28, 2008

It's Been a Big Week Already

But everyone knows I just give and give.

Oh, before I forget, tomorrow, is a "Caption This Wednesday" using another picture stolen borrowed from Rubba, and then it gets really exciting.

That's right!



"It's... it's... it's indescribably beautiful! It reminds me of the Fourth of July!"

No, not that award. Rubba has designed an extra special, one of a kind award to be presented to the winner of Wednesday's contest.

I like delivering blog posts fresh to your doorstop every morning. I don't prewrite them (isn't that obvious?) but I have carefully chosen every topic, which every blogger knows is half the battle.

The other 80% is the writing of it.

By the way, I do drop in little nuance jokes from time to time. I'm surprised how many of them slip by.

I got in the habit of doing things like that in college. I went to college (again) in the late 1990's where I was generally acknowledged as the oldest person on campus who wasn't a professor.
Anyway, I used to intentionally put things in my papers just to see if the professors read them.

Probably the funniest thing I ever did was in a rather scholarly paper for a history class.

While I was discussing Lincoln, I mentioned something about how much easier it would have been if the Union forces had


leading the army instead of Sherman.

I may have mentioned other important facts like the most important event of the 20th century was my birth. Oh yeah, and because Einstein died around the time I was born, I was the reincarnation of him.

The professor missed all of these gems.


Oh, I was talking about more things to come this week. You can look forward to part 2 of answers to ladies' questions about men on Friday. If you haven't submitted a question yet, you are welcome to put one in the comments section. I still have plenty from last week, but if you have a burning issue:

it would be tasteless to put a picture of a hygiene product, so I won't.

You're welcome.

And, in a few days, even more super surprises.

So keep stopping back.


Unknown said...

I LOVE the major award scene in that film....

"Fra-JEE-LAY... Must be Italian."

"I think that says, Fragile, honey."

Da Old Man said...

@ Jenn: A truly great scene from one of my favorite movies ever.

Bryan said...

You should see the chandelier that goes with that lamp! meow!

shyne said...

Aha.....looking forward to another contest and I PROMISE not to sing this time!

Bradley said...

I don't understand. What does Godzilla have to do with your post? It doesn't make sense at all. You get an "F".

See. Some of us actually pay attention.

Da Old Man said...

@ Bryan: The chandalier must have been even majorer an award.

@ Shyne: You may get extra points for singing. Or not. You just have to be funny. And you know Rubba designs are usually funny and song worthy.

@ Bradley: Godzilla fits into any post. He's the Richard Simmons of Japanese monsters.

This Brazen Teacher said...

I used to serve in Tremont, Cleveland where that film was made. At Christmastime, every restaurant or art gallery will put a leg lamp in the entrance to their business. What else does Cleveland have to brag about?

Da Old Man said...

@ Brazen: I never knew that.
Yeah, about Cleveland. They do have the Rock and Roll Hall of fame, so that's ok. And they have a little song, "Cleveland Rocks."
That's about my entire knowledge base of Cleveland.

Chat Blanc said...

woot! woot! It's like a Crotchety Carnival this week. Can't wait to see the prizes and more man answers! :)

Da Old Man said...

@ Sandy: Could you imagine if I wasn't so incredibly lazy?

Unknown said...

PS- Question for your second man post:

"Why is it when walking past a guy, often he will start whistling a tune he was not previously whistling? Not cat-call type whistling-- just sudden music-making?"

I've observed this a number of times.

Da Old Man said...

@ Jenn: Great question.

TheFLy said...

Ooh, a prize! This isnt one of those non-prize prizes is it, haha. Lets see if I can tap into my sense of humor and win this baby. *starts chugging beer*

buzz buzz

Da Old Man said...

@ thefly: Nope, a genuine prize. It's hard to come up with a value for the prize. Rubba and I put our hearts and souls into its design, so I'm guessing about a buck three eighty five.

Kirsten said...

I have a man question for you:
If a man says something in the forest and there isn't a woman around to hear, is he still wrong? ; )

Da Old Man said...

@ HRHMomjeans: I will have to answer that, although we both know the answer already.

A New Yorker said...

WOW! How telling of our academic system. That's too awesome that you had the guts to do that. Did you get an A?

Nicole said...

who exactly is this entire staff that you speak of ?? do they get paid well ?? Or does it work the same way as your contests, where they would receieve not real

you know that movie is one of our christmas movie brought a smile to my face =)