The Friday Fives

1. What’s your “I can’t believe they got away with this in a kid show” moment?

I will go with the subversive Nickelodeon show from the ’90s – the adventures of Pete and Pete.

2. What’s the darkest secret you found out about a family member/ relative?
Well, I do have a cousin going to trial next month for murdering his wife – there will be dark secrets coming out of that mess.

3. Headphones or earbuds, which do you prefer and why?
I have a wicked pair fo In Ear Monitors (IEMs) which are turbocharged – the sound is phenomenol and I use a cool little bluetooth adapter and rock right out. i do use headphones for listening to evening television on the Roku so as not to wake folks up.

4. What are your current go-to lazy meals?
One can tuna steaks from Costco; a few dollops of chipotle “Bitchin’ Sauce” from Costco. Open tuna, drain, toss in the sauce and enjoy – so so good.

5. Who’s your favorite comedian?
All time – Carlin. Lately – Seth Meyers.

3 Replies to “The Friday Fives”

  1. 1) Sponge Bob Square Pants or Adventure Time were rife with adult innuendos and not-so-innuedo’d innuendos.

    2) I suppose when I found out my Mom was a lesbian back in the late 70’s, that was a lot to deal with as a tween.

    3) Headphones. Ever since I bought my Bose noise cancelling headphone for airplane travel many many years ago, I have to say no earbud matches up.

    4) Easy stirfry, cooked fresh or canned chicken breast, buy a bag of broccoli slaw, some soy sauce and sesame seed oil and wham bam boom! Feeling crazy, add in some ‘shrooms.

    5) Steve Martin is a comic genius and one of the first I ever bought on vinyl. Of today’s comics, there are a lot of really good ones. Been into some British ones lately, Jimmy Carr, Greg Davies.

  2. Friday Fives – somehow ends up being about Alice in Wonderland again
    Posted on January 22, 2021

    alice cover

    What’s your “I can’t believe they got away with this in a kid show” moment?

    I am reading ‘Alice in Wonderland’ again… slowly (on the toilet) and it holds up SO well. Its my favorite book in the world!. I say that with a literature degree! Anyhow, the books reminds me of Spongebob, in that it is clearly designed for both audiences. You probably know the book is famous for a LOT of druggy psychedelic references. You probably know that Grace had a VERY big hit with this song singing for the Airplane. You probably know it was written clearly in the 60s. It was. The 1860s! By a motherfuckin’ Reverend! Not just a reverend but a published math wiz. He isn’t called Lewis Carroll, either. Dodgeson was so embarrassed by his writings of ‘Alice…’ that he used a fake name. The man you know as Lewis Carroll is Rev Charles Dodgeson. Also, Alice was a very real person… Alice Liddel. Here are pics of her, which is SUPER cool. And stop saying pedophile jokes. Dude was a family friend, and he was never alone with Alice.
    older Alice
    young alice

    What’s the darkest secret you found out about a family member/ relative?

    I have one, and if it were truly personal or bad, I would never share it with the likes of you. Years after my pops passed away, I learned he briefly owned a toupee shop. Needless to say, I have SO SO SO many questions. No one seems to have answers.

    Headphones or earbuds, which do you prefer and why?

    All things being equal, it would be over the ear headphones. These are more comfortable, and offer more sound protection. Generally, if I am wearing headphones I am doing something very loud. Running the tractor, woodworking, mowing… whatever. The first job of the headphones is to protect my ears and hearing. Also cool if it plays music.

    BUT… having said that, I just got some new in ear headphones that have incredible sound. So which wins? Won’t know until tomorrow when I am out spreading the horse poo. These earbuds are so new I haven’t done any loud work with them.

    What are your current go-to lazy meals?

    A box of mac and cheese (any brand, who cares), a protein bar, some yogurt. Alternatively, your sister!

    Who’s your favorite comedian?

    That changes often. Most recently, John Mulaney and Jimmy Carr. Historically, it would be Mitch Hedburg and Brian Regan (got to see both of them live). If we are to talk about comedy specials > it would be Delirious, and then anything Brian Regan ever did.

    *** wait – why aren’t we still talking about Alice in Wonderland still? YOU started it, bubba. ‘Alice in Wonderland’ is actually two books. Neither of them are called ‘Alice in Wonderland’, either. The first book (and truly the most iconic on every level) is called ‘Alice’s Adventures Underground’, and the second book is called ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’. That second (and last) book? It is also a playable chess game. Serious. I’ll let someone smarter than me explain it –

    The 64-Square Grid Design of ‘Through the Looking Glass’

    The sequel to Alice’s Adventure’s in Wonderland was designed to be a playable, albeit whimsical chess problem

    ALICESL PG 028

    One two one two and through and through

    The vorpal blade went snicker snack!

    He left it dead, and with its head

    He game galumphing back

    And hast thou slain the Jabberwocky?

    come to my arms, my beamish boy… calhoo, calhay!

    THAT – I just recited from memory. Its about the Jabberwocky, a poem/story in the book that is unique as almost every word is total nonsense. The poem is longer than that above, am just curious how I did. Let’s look. Above is my rickety ass memory, below is a cut and paste verbatim. Think I nailed it!

    One, two! One, two! And through and through

    The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!

    He left it dead, and with its head

    He went galumphing back.

    “And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?

    Come to my arms, my beamish boy!

    O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!”

  3. 1) some of the jokes on space ghost were a bit edgy!??

    2) nothing I’m aware of. Sorry

    3) ear buds but I have not gone blu tooth yet.

    4) frozen microwave quinoa Asian style and a chicken chunks. Heat bag of stuff in microwave while in pan cook or heat up chicken, when microwave is done combine with sauce of choice, yummy.

    5) old school I loved Bill Hicks, Carlin and Dangerfield. Current comedians Craig Ferguson, Seth McFarland.

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