I know, how meta. BUT I have to be at the other house for workmen. (The first one to make the Good Omens joke gets hit.)
I’ll be back in two or three hours, and then there will be post.
This is a comment to say I’ll delay commenting.
This is a reply to a comment to indicate that my normal facetious, punny, or sarcastic reply to a comment will be delayed.
This is a Kipling poem appropriate to the theme.
Heinlein reference riffing on the overall theme and Kipling poem will be delayes
Apparently spell checking is also late
Given its other character flaws — naturally.
The spell checker was delayed while she was trying to cross the ice; a thug in a gorilla suit body checked her.
When did TSA start wearing gorilla suits?
On National Gorilla Suit Day, when else?
I thought that was being replaced with National Lion Suit Day to show solidarity with Cecil?
Unless you’ve got a dentist appointment, of course.
To show solidarity with Cecil you must wear a sock puppet.
Or is it be a sock puppet? I’ve never quite grasped the principle …
Wearing a sock puppet in public can get you arrested…
Do NOT attempt to eat or drink while reading the following. Do not read where your coworkers might become concerned about your guffaws, howls, and tears of laughter. http://thelawdogfiles.blogspot.com/2008/08/pink-gorilla-suit.html
I’m not even that much a fan of AC/DC and I liked this story.
I really need to move to that town. Please tell me someone finally found video, or at least a pic of the suit.
Some years ago I saw a guy in a gorilla suit riding a motorcycle down I-67. He had the gorilla-foot shoes and everything.
Well, I *thought* it was a guy in a gorilla suit. With my luck it might have been a real gorilla.
Gorillas are too smart to ride motorcycles on Interstates.
Well consider me thoroughly rustled.
This is a random story from my not-to-distant-youth that is only tenuously related to the actual subject of the post.
I have (and have read) most of Kipling’s stuff. Which poem was this? I must go back and read it again.
Probably “The Gods of the Copybook Headings.” It usually is. Besides,
“They never altered their pace,
Being neither cloud nor wind-borne like the Gods of the Market Place,”
Snarky comment on the last time a post was timely; arch reference to imagined real estate fetish; suggested retitle to “Flip This Blog”…
Angry retort based on a blatant misreading of your comment
That would make this post a prepost, and this comment a precomment?
Has today’s post been laid in the wrong place, requiring its delayment?
Soooo many questions awaiting answering … don’t mind me; I’ll just sit over here and quietly read.
Silliness tore a hamstring and is currently using a pogo stick to simulate bounding. Didn’t you get the NOTAM? 😁
Heavens to Murgatroyd! Come in Murgatroyd, are you there? Over.
I’ve met Murgatroyd; Heaven ain’t ain’t looking for the SOB.
I think if today’s post had been in the wrong place it would have been relayed rather than delayed. Unless the appropriate place had not yet been prepared?
Sarah’s making a lot of use of pre-post-itional phrases these days.
Your post-ulastion is pre-post-erous
Your post facto post-turing is a priori post-uring
“I am the ghost of Christmas Future Perfect Subjunctive: I will show you what would have happened were you not to have changed your ways!”
This is a comment to announce that the last word of this comment will be delayed.
Comment meant to provoke carping.
Comment to announce, “Carps away!”
Someone dropped it on Kansas….
Carp DOA in drainage ditch. Please work on aim.
Carp, carp, carp. What I don’t understand is why it must always be carp.
It is always carp because we are very well supplied with carp on account of all the goldfish people buy for their children. People toss the goldfish into local ponds and streams when the children don’t want them anymore, or the goldfish grows larger.
When you’re floundering for new material…
Continuation of theme of fish-based wordplay.
’cause we don’t want to whale on you.
Well, not too much.
Because the target would prefer “carp” to “crap”? [Very Big Evil Grin]
Well, you ‘ all only take so much crap when you’re working for scale.
What about a trout slap?
According to Captain Beefheart, trout are used for masks.
What I don’t understand is why it must always be carp.
Because the alternative is just silly.
Ah, so. As I have yet to read Good Omens and therefore cannot reference it. May I quote Leonard Rossiter as Reginald Perrin as Martin Wellbourne:
Seventeen minutes late, water seeping through the cables at Effingham Junction – there was a lot of Effingham and a good deal of Blindingham!”
*sudden hallucination of hippopotamus*
Success City, Arizona.
Something to get you started, then:
“So what I want to know is, where did all the fish come from?” asked the sergeant.
“I told you. They fell from the sky. One minute I’m driving along at sixty, next second, whap! a twelve-pound salmon smashes through the windscreen. So I pulls the wheel over, and I skidded on that, ” he pointed to the remains of a hammerhead shark under the lorry, “and ran into that.” That was a thirty-foot-high heap of fish, of different shapes and sizes.
“Have you been drinking, sir?” asked the sergeant, less than hopefully.
“Course I haven’t been drinking, you great wazzock. You can see the fish, can’t you?”
On the top of the pile a rather large octopus waved a languid tentacle at them. The sergeant resisted the temptation to wave back.
MOST EFFUSIVE GREETINGS and rhythmic writhings of tentacles I have honor being First Hatching Egg Nine of Supreme Galactic Overlord recently deposed in rebel fightings. To my claws was trusted Vast Treasure needing secretion in unlikely backwater planet YOURS OF SAME for allowing of this needed hiding half of VAST TREASURE to be yours. To be sending of planetary coordinates and genetic codings to allow of transfer of VAST TREASURE hurry hurry offer ends soon rebels breaking in door now.
Is the “treasure” eggs again? Last time it was eggs.
I believe this is an offer of life fibers, allowing us all to have fabulous Goku Uniforms.
Now I want an omelet.
I used to know a Transcendental Meditationist who enjoyed contemplating putting OMelets past his teeth.
I’d rather have deviled eggs right now.
Awesome wonder at the newest take. Consider why in each variation it is always VAST TREASURE. Ponder the strange gullibility of people.
If it wasn’t VAST TREASURE they wouldn’t need the help, now would they? 😉
You know, if we ever speak to aliens, I’m sure we’ll be getting a lot of stuff like this.
Whether or not we get it, I’m sure we’ll be sending it.
Hmm. The alien and the scam artist. Could it be funnier than Michael Z. Williamson and the scam artist? (Wasn’t it Michael Z. Williamson? I think it was. Too lazy too look up. And one of all y’all will remember anyway.)
Don’t know who did it, but one individual went “Lovecraft Mythos” on the scammer. [Very Big Evil Grin]
Wasn’t that a Cordwainer Smith story – Scammers Live In Vain?
Am sending Intragalactic Union account number soonest.
BUT I have to be at the other house for workmen.
It all makes work for the working man to do.
Belated comment on delayed post, with mild apology for belatedness. Non-subtle hint about updating roster for changing Fluffy’s bedding and litter. Stern reminder not to mess with the coffee machine controls. *waves at Fed the Fred*
Sarah, I think you can just get home and put your feet up. It’s obvious this gang can trundle along on their own (and the results might be interesting, if somewhat disturbing).
Since I already have a PUFF tag from Larry Correia’s first challenge coin kickstarter, do you think I should get a provisional PUFF tag from his current coin campaign for my alternate incarnation to wear?
Yes. It’s the only way to be sure. Well, that and nuking the site from orbit.
MCB has just come up with a special transgendered exemption schedule. They had to figure out a way to PUFF the Magic Drag Queen…
LOL. Ow, I think I pulled my gizzard string, ow. 😀
I knew you would say that.
Hmm so does that mean that if I make a Good Omens Joke I would be “people covered in fish”?
ONLY if you say one has to always keep on top of workmen. (GLARES.)
Who me? I would never be so loquacious.
Smacks Mars upside the head with dead fish.
Hmmm this seems like an embarrassing personal problem.
This comment points out that the reference to the Good Omens joke counts (within a meta-thread, at least) as the referent joke itself.
A Few Good Men
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