9 Jun 2010
It's a home improvements store and garden centre, whose slogan is "Make a House a Home". It has a sister company Argos, which also flummoxed Americans a long time ago on JW.
9 Jun 2010
Birds Of A Feather
Or: Abusing Nabokov
Or: "Queen" Noor Is A Lying Whore
"Help," said the starling, "I can't get out," after he did so ram jay anally. Methinks he should ram Ada in the Enchanted Hunters Hotel.
- Vivian Darkwing
That sounds like something from "Bruno" - one of the abuses of enchantment.
- Ungeziefer Beetleheimer
Birds of a feather and the steel-and-leather guys abused the screaming field mouse. I had a field day abusing Nabokov's sad narcissism via Freud and schaden.
- Andrew Field
Birds of a feather get kinky in Corinthian leather. -Corinthian, Ionian, Doric and....
- Ricardo Montalban
Don't touch that channel! And, channeling Cynthia Vane: "I remarked for the first time the humble fluting - last echoes of grooves on the shafts of columns - ornamenting a garbage can, and I also saw the rippling upon its lid - circles diverging from a fantastically ancient center. Erect, dark-headed shapes of dead snow (left by the blades of a bulldozer last Friday)were lined up like rudimentary penguins along the curbs, above the brilliant vibrations of live gutters"
- Top Cat
Top Cat, get your mind out of the gutter, and Vlad, though "you're the only perfect ten I see," stop abusing my "rudimentary" wings.
- Tennessee Tuxedo
9 Jun 2010
react:: v. funny. Top Cat. was called Boss Cat by the BBC originally, because the best selling cat food in the UK was called Top Cat. He's called Kot Tip Top in Polish.
9 Jun 2010
"Ramjanally ... stood trial in his absence ... The jury were not told why he did not attend court and were warned by Judge Karen Walden-Smith not to carry out independent research."
Uh, am I missing something? Why didn't Ramjanally attend court? I'm not on the jury, you can tell me.
10 Jun 2010
As Alien As April In Andromeda
[Many Thanks to PB for the info and kind words. I might get around to posting something of a follow up - with more than the usual heaping of self-indulgent blather]
" 'Queen' Noor Is A Lying Whore"? Hey, except for "Noor" rather than "fake dog spoor," I deeply resemble that remark.
By The River Jordan,
Tawana "Queen of Toxic Torts" Brawley
Artemis' post raises more questions than it answers(sorry about the cliche). Is the jury still out or is it hung? Just where the Sam Hill is it? (What's with the British singular mangling of the plural?) Somewhere in this England, this Homebase's sequestered aisle? Because of limitations of time and money and because as an American, I would be something of an alien* in Britain, I have decided to do neither independent research nor Ramjanally probe.
(If my memory self-serves, "Benjamin Butley" said something to "Joey" like, "Well, am I probing or am I prying?" And the Marine Corps might have had this to say about gun control: "This is my rifle. This is my gun. One is for killing; the other for fun. And they can make me give up self-abuse when they pry off my cold, dead fingers.")
This might not be the best time for it, but I have long had a probing question - or at least a long unplucked, low-hanging fruit - for the Groaning Reader. While Mr. Ramjanally is not described as a "lone wolf," this term, so often used to deny the unity which exists within the umma, brings to mind this old post by Artemis:
"This weekend, I came across the story of Kenton Joel Carnegie. He is a Canadian who was killed in 2005 in Saskatchewan. According to the RCMP, he was the victim of a wolf attack. According to wolf preservationists, the peaceful wolves were the innocent victims of prejudice and false accusations.
A few days before Carnegie's demise, two of his co-workers were followed by two aggressive wolves who were unafraid of the men, and were obviously stalking them..."
Artemis goes on to note a debate as to whether Mr. Carnegie was mutilated by Boers - oops - I was thinking of the claim made by Lt. Harry "Breaker" Morant (yes, played by Edward Woodward, the man with "three wooden 'eads" ht to MJ) that the body of his commanding officer was "mutilated with knives" - I mean bears, or by wolves.
While Artemis observes that, "Interpreting their behavior through the anthropomorphic lens of our own human values is misleading and unhelpful," it's difficult not to think of the "stalking" of two of Carnegie's coworkers as something akin to the "dry runs" and other preparations (see flight school attendance with scant attention paid to landings) and probings for weaknesses by Muslim terrorists.
Sooooo....using an old punchline, Gentle Joker, how might those wolves have gotten to Carnegie? Think not of the Halls of Montezuma, the Quantum Hall Effect, Monty Hall paradoxically getting Carnegie's goat, nor of Dale Carnegie and the wolves' positive power of slinking.
Answers, please, on a postcard addressed to: 881 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10019-3293
(If it helps, try to think of posting the answer desired as a way of nudging me to cough up a long overdue measly contribution to NER)
* A long time ago (and a long time before the Men In Black movies) I sometimes took a public bus in Minneapolis, sometimes seeing a notice among the advertisements stating that by such and such date "all aliens must register..."