1. Every time I get a wild card while playing UNO THIS song plays in my head.
2. An aesthetic intervention from the pothole gardener: see it HERE.
3. I think it’s interesting that the British use the word “blooming” as a slang injected before nouns to intensify them.
4. Consonants are like carbohydrates that give language bulk. Vowels are like proteins, needed in smaller amounts and included at every meal. We burn up verbs. Nouns stick to our ribs. Adjectives and adverbs add flavor.
5. If obscenities were junk food, then poetry would be gourmet.
6. Sign seen on Facebook: “Try organic, or as your grandparents used to call it “FOOD.”
7. Bloomers are long baggy pants worn under Victorian skirts to allow women more range of activities and were made popular in the early 1850′s by an early feminist, Amelia Bloomer.
8. Moonshine is still an economic factor in our neighboring Franklin County. The Wikiepedia says that “in the 1920s, it was estimated that 99 out of every 100 Franklin County residents were in some way involved in the illegal liquor trade.” Today, the county benefits from the sale moonshine T-shirts and bumper stickers. They have historical sites related to moonshine that cater to tourists and a new Hollywood movie about moonshining, Lawless. The movie, based on the book “The Wettest County in the World,” which was written by a Franklin countian, stars Gary Oldman, Shia LaBeouf and others and opens this week in theaters across the country.
9. We have our own film being made in Floyd County, The House of Good and Evil, in which Tippi Hedren of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds will have a role.
10. There are lots of ways to ask ‘what’s the score?’ You can say what’s happenin (a greeting I remember using during the 60’s), what gives, what’s up, what’s shaking, what’s the deal, what’s the buzz, and my personal favorite, ‘what’s it all about Alfie?’
11. I love THIS recycled piano.
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13. If you thought that was funny, try THIS!