Thursday, June 18, 2009

Sometimes You Can't Win

Today's Link
No Time to Get Down

Today's Saying
Madness is rare in individuals - but in groups, political parties, nations, and eras it's the rule. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

Today's Picture
Sixth Picture in my Sixth File for Quilly's Tag
A Picture for stuff sold on e-Bay

It is a Quilly day. Time to take Quilly’s three words for the day and write a story. The words are : phlyarologist; pulchritudinious, summotion Click on the blue highlighted words for a definition

It was believed that with the summotion of Clarence Gasbag from the Noport Beach City Council the Council would no longer contain a phlyarologist. But as luck would have it the pulchritudinious weather lady from Channel 13 was elected to replace him though her opponent Dr. Franco Aquarium said there was something fishy about the election.. Once on the Council and without her talented script writers Nancy Highpost was as much a phlyarologist as the man she replaced. She wanted the city to build a duck crossing so the ducks could get from the grassy side of the city park to the lake without walking on the road. The rest of the council saw her as a real foppotee and began to plot her summotion While they plotted they were careful to gnathonize her at every opportunity. Then came the day when she proposed what would come to be called “ The Mad Hatter Law”. Simply stated the law would force everybody to wear a hat when walking on the city streets. It contained a provision for a large fine and jail time for people walking bareheaded. David Letterman , having heard of her motion, had one thousand hats dumped on stage which he said he would supply to the poor people of Noport Beach to keep them out of jail. He ended the program that night by reminding the viewers that if they were going to Noport Beach to be sure to take a hat.
Of course, the law never passed and the Council went out of its way to ejurate it. But that didn’t keep the town from becoming the laughing stock of the nation. That’s when The Council finally learned the hard lesson, that the phlyarologist you have may not be as bad as the pulchritudinious phlyarologist you will get after his summotion

And of course with Quilly's words comes the required quivel. Remember to write quivel you must write something that looks like a poem, any style , but is so bad that if it was printed in a book of poetry a true poetic zoilist would tear it out and burn it. What looks like bad haiku is really qiku where the middle line must always contain a Quilly word.

Ode to a Phlyaroligst

The phlyarologist talked a lot
Most of what he said was rot
Pulchritudinious though he be
From his words one wants to flee
summotion is another way
Then will come a better day
I ejurate all of his words
They were for the birds
Foppotee though he was
He was just a lost cause
I tried to help him get it straight
But my help was just too late.




Of course the dragons were busy today you can see them HERE.

News from Pigeon Falls
The little town in my basement where the trains still run, dragons fly, and life is back to normal
Petrovich returned to Pigeon Falls yesterday. As soon as he learned what had happened he went searching through the driblets to see if he could find one that might shed some light on all that had taken place. He thinks he has and is busy trying to translate it.
Tommy UK and Tammy show no ill effects from their ordeal except Tammy now insists on sleeping with a night light. She says she never again wants to be in total darkness.
Tommy is trying to find some way ,with his power ring , to remove whatever it is that is keeping Eino’s cameras from seeing what’s in the trench at night. Something is causing those cameras to see an empty trench even when its not empty. Thus Eino’s cameras failed to see the two of them go into the doorway or come out of the doorway. They have no idea how many other things have come and gone since the trench formed.
The latest rumor at Nancy’s Coffee Shop is that Tommy UK and Tammy aren’t really Tammy and Tommy but two aliens that are pretending to be them. The real Tommy and Tammy were eaten by the big spider.

Wrap UP
It has already been a weird day. My auto-post didn't, nor did Betty's, or Fandango's. If you clicked on summotion you didn't get a definition. That has been repaired. Now we discover that summotion has a modern usage much different from removal. The urban dictionary says " when something is crazy". I think I'll go back to bed and pull the covers over my head. The day can only get worse. It wasn't so bad. My sister Dzawn called and gave us the recipe for pasty dough that my Aunt Bessie used. That means we can now try making pasties. I got part of Saturday done. I visited all the blogs that visited me yesterday or the day before. Now I need a breathing treatment.


Blogger Nessa said...

Just goes to show, sometimes you should appreciate what you've got not keep looking for something better.

I knew Tommy UK and Tammy were invaded by body snatchers.

PS - Your link for summotion doesn't lead to a definition.

4:08 AM  
Blogger SouthLakesMom said...

Nice re-use of hard words!

4:23 AM  
Blogger anthonynorth said...

Well do come out of the covers to read my comment :-)
I've had such days myself. Usually due to many UK councils which can be just as crazy as the one you mention. Indeed, I don't know who's crazier, those councils or the voters who elect them.

7:28 AM  
Blogger bettygram said...

Sometimes it is better to adjust to the problem person than to get another person. Good use of the words.

7:35 AM  
Blogger Gattina said...

Some days it's just better to stay in bed, lol !

8:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great use of the words Dr. John. There are times when it's sometimes a lot better just to be happy with what you got.

Hmmm Tammy and Tommy being snatched up by someone? Eaten by the big spider? Wonder what Willie has to say about all of this :) Odd about the cameras...I think they need a new chief in town myself :)

8:34 AM  
Blogger aims said...

There's nothing wrong with staying in bed.

Will the real Tammy and Tommy please stand up?

9:22 AM  
Blogger Cookie said...

Staying in bed is never a bad thing.

9:28 AM  
Blogger Melli said...

THAT is not true! The day could TOTALLY get better! The Reader's Digest van could pull into YOUR driveway and announce YOU have won a MILLION dollars... or a flowering bonzai cherry tree could suddenly sprout and bloom in your back yard ... or the mailman may bring you a tin of homemade chocolate chip cookies... or you MIGHT find a $20 in a jacket pocket you haven't worn in 5 years! SOOOOO many things could turn your day around! I hope ONE of them does!

Oh those darn rumors! Hasn't anybody checked to see if the flamingo shaped birthmark behind Tammy's ear is REAL or if it's a tatoo? C'mon! I wonder what Petrovich will come up with...

9:56 AM  
Anonymous quilly said...

The world is full of phlyarologists. I rather think one lives HERE!

That Melli! She says she doesn't have an imagination!

And, I would be most surprised if Tommy wasn't an alien in the first place!

10:25 AM  
Blogger Akelamalu said...

Hard words Dr John - I'm in awe of your usage of them!

12:43 PM  
Blogger Family Man said...

Some great prowse! I love the old pics.

1:25 PM  
Anonymous Alice Audrey said...

LOL on the Nancy's Coffee Shop rumors.

5:13 PM  
Blogger Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

Sometimes my day does improve after I get a few more hours of sleep; however, it does not help me get anything done!

8:29 PM  
Blogger A Lady's Life said...

Glad you got things under control
I've been trying to read the Nietzche book I have again
Been a long time since I read it.

Dough recipes are good.
What is pasty dough ?

Take care of yourself :)

10:21 AM  
Blogger Baron's Life said...

Wxcellent use of words Dr. John...well done my friend it is better to re-cycle things if they are usable...isn't it?

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