Stupidity in Action

(The title of this post refers to the bottom section of the post. I’m sure you’ll agree that it is stupidity in action)

There are rumors of another big snowstorm on the horizon. No one is saying how big or what portion of it is hysteria, but the current Wolfram|Alpha prediction for Manassas is snow all day Monday and Tuesday (Feb. 22nd and 23rd). I still haven’t dug my car out of the snow from Feb. 6th and 9th.

We got another fish for our one-fish bowl this weekend. He is a red Betta named Monte. I took several pictures, but none are any good. I’ll get one eventually. Aquarium photography is nearly impossible.

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Steve (my friend) and I were watching this video last night, and it made Stephen (my son) so happy for some reason. He had a big huge smile while he rocked his head and pulled on some guitar strings. It was quite adorable.


The Morning Benders – Excuses

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I have already showed the following link to most everyone I know, but I’m posting it here anyway so I can lay it to rest.

    Q: Who polices the police?

    A: Police police police police.

    The first two words mean “those who police the police.” It’s like “fashion police” or “fun police” but it’s police for the police. The third word is the verb. The last word is the initial “police” that need policing. It could also be

    A: The police police are the ones who police the police

    But that’s not as cool (I don’t know if “cool” is the right word here, heh).

Another more extreme example is this:

    Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.

    The above is a grammatically correct sentence because the word “buffalo” is a) a city b) a transitive verb meaning to bully or intimidate, and c) an animal (both singular and plural). One translation is “[Those] buffalo(es) from Buffalo [that are intimidated by] buffalo(es) from Buffalo intimidate buffalo(es) from Buffalo.”

    Or “Bison from Buffalo, New York who are intimidated by other bison in their community also happen to intimidate other bison in their community.”

Steve and I were trying to think of another one last night. If “orange” was a verb (meaning “to color something orange” maybe?) you could do something interesting.

    Orange’s orange oranges orange Orange’s oranges.

    Or “Orange-colored oranges from Orange county paint Orange county’s [other] oranges an orange color.”

Oh well, that’s a fake one, but that’s the best we could do. The wikipedia article says the same type of construction can be made with the words dice, fish, right and smelt.



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6 Comments

  1. krystle
    krystle02-18-2010

    haha we haven’t dug my car out yet either!

  2. Evan
    Evan02-18-2010

    cars, who needs ’em? psht!

  3. krystle
    krystle02-18-2010

    apparently not stay at home parents! :)

  4. Martha
    Martha02-18-2010

    That’s awesome about Monte the betta. I’m hoping to get another one soon, too. The bamboo plant in the bowl is getting lonely.

  5. Brad
    Brad02-18-2010

    I like that song.

  6. Evan
    Evan02-18-2010

    Yeah, after seeing that video, I previewed some of their stuff from that [upcoming] album, and it wasn’t that good. We’ll see. They also have an album of all old covers, like Roy Orbison and stuff.

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