Monday, August 15, 2005

Invasion

Invasion, n. The patriot's most approved method of attesting his love of country.

2005 Update: The usurpation by one government of the crimes of another.

Happy First Birthday to The Synchronicity of Indeterminacy! Keep 'em coming, Indie!

29 comments:

dddragon said...

Invasion, n. on the battleground of snoozing dddragon's bed, two furry boys of the feline persuasion did scheme to assure that she arise at the proper moment to provide sustenance. Using head butts, pawing and loud mewing, the invasion was successful. Thus ended dddragon's dream of actually sleeping in for once.

"Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose - and you allow him to make war at pleasure."
Abraham Lincoln

weirsdo said...

Procedure deemed necessary by authorities to remove deleterious excrescences or otherwise promote our welfare. Involves shock, awe and confusion.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Invasion, n. from the old "do they have oil?"
Entering the country of others, killing and maiming them, destroying their infrastructure, leaving them nothing except their sadness and woe, so that they may all live in peace.

The invader makes all these sacrifices out of the goodness of their own hearts.
See plunder.

karma said...

it should really be called outvasion

Sar said...

Bravo, Tan Lucy!!! To that I add:

"We will make sure our troops have all that is necessary to complete their missions. That's why I went to the Congress last September and proposed fundamental — supplemental funding, which is money for armor and body parts and ammunition and fuel." —George W. Bush, Erie, Pa., Sept. 4, 2004

Doug said...

Dddragon, sorry to hear about your sleep. And that's bad news about Presidents too.

Weirsdo, you left rotating explanations.

Funny, TLP, in a dark way. I like the etymology.

Karma, just be glad cars don't run on programmers.

Doug said...

Whoops, Sar, you snuck past me. So glad to hear about the body part appropriation. You suppose he means Cialis?

Minka said...

ok...you gonna hate me for this...but I can´t help but!

Invasion,n. Type of war that involves innocent people getting killed. When done by an inferior country - an act of terrorism; when done by a super-power an act of bringing peace, justice and democracy. Side-effects might include oil and annual payments for the winning party.

Tom & Icy said...

It just keep bringing to mind "the invation of the body-snatcher" where the pods would clone people then kill them, and there was a guy on a park bench with his dog, and the pod turned out to be a dog with the man's head on it. Eerie.

pia said...

invasion:when a government demands that you prove your patriotism and loyalty by never protesting or dissenting in anyway.

Said President of this government didn't even win his first term but was appointed so he has to show his authority by invading the minds of his own country

Doug said...

Monika, of course I don't hate you for that. But, if they're so innocent how come they're not American?

Tom, that doesn't seem as eerie as it used to.

Pia, I'm just happy we're not occupied.

Jamie Dawn said...

Invasion: My feeble attempts to straighten up my kids' rooms. I keep a walkie-talkie in hand, and call in for re-enforcements, but Hubby seems to lose the other walkie-talkie, and I'm forced to hack my way out of the jungle.

Indeterminacy said...

Invasion: An integral part of the modern day business model.

Indeterminacy said...

P.S. Thanks Doug for the extra mention in your post. I'm not finished yet, so stay tuned for more stories. Thanks again for all your support and encouragement!

dddragon said...

Newsflash: If anyone wants to participate in an invasion of angry voters and you happen to be in Harrisburg, PA, come to the Capitol steps on September 26 at 3 pm. We'll see if we can get the lawmakers to rescind their 16% + payraise.

Doug said...

Jamie Dawn, do you have enough armor plating?

Indie, betcha in the business model they plan for after.

Dddragon, git'em!

AP3 said...

Invasion: What Americans celebrate at Thanksgiving?

AP3 said...

I suppose we celebrate invasion on Columbus Day, too.

actonbell said...

I personally celebrate the British Invasion that brought us Americans some great music, like the Beatles and Rolling Stones. We were saved from endless doowop and the Ratpack. Yay! Wish it had an anniversary--it'd be one more day to party:)

Doug said...

Aral and Actonbell, seems like we celebrate invasions of the homeland. Wonder if that's normal. Maybe we should see someone.

a4g said...

Invasion, n. A common military maneuver which involves an aggressive push into hostile territory, followed by a short period of elation, culminating in a prolonged campaign of apology and anxious planning for withdrawal. The sophisticated class holds it unforgivably barbaric when utilized by nation-states.

The technique when utilized by the sophisticated class is more properly called the Modern Relationship.

The clear difference makes any quiet charges of hypocrisy scurrilous and mean-spirited.

Doug said...

a4g, great Dr. Strangelove moment. On behalf of unsophisticated working folks I have to say lots of hypocrisy, wrongdoing and other crap is our fault, too!

Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

Invasion,n. - Something they didn't used to be able to do to my home without cause - the Patriot Act changed all that.

a4g said...

Well, Doug, this particular definition went through... how shall I say?... several sanitizations. Anyone familiar with my site (and politics) will have some idea what this means.

Still, I've always thought it was rude to show up at a party and pee in the punchbowl. When in Rome...

Fred said...

Invasion: 2,200 students descending on campus on the first day of school; only 110 teachers are there to defend the hallowed halls.

me4444444444 said...

hello doug! a friend got me started blogging over here...have started two blogs...haven't worked on them much and will keep modblog as my main blog...lol..

http://morningdewinislam.blogspot.com also!

and thanks for stopping by I haven't been around in a while...I will a link to your blog soon...

No I am not in pakistan...but have Pakistani friends.

Doug said...

Alice, if you like I can stand in your front yard and growl when they come.

a4g you don't have to sanitize for this site, but I liked the subtlety that came from that. I was going to say something about how sexual it all sounded until I reread and realized that was the point.

Fred, glad you dropped in. I've been the horde but never the castle guard. Always felt like taking back what was rightfully ours. On the comment you left under Aral's guest post, that was a perfect description of all the Pez blogs. Which one do you think is decaf?

Patricia, I don't think I knew your name before right now. I'll check the new site. Do you want me to change my link? And, Aaaah!

a4g said...

A very special second definition, to appease the gods of irony:

Invasion, n. To have a vulnerability in one's chmod settings exploited by hackers, who upload malicious code into one's domain name server, (say, for example, Point Five), cracking passwords and hijacking one's website for spam postings, that once discovered at 11:30pm, requires seven hours of work to rebuild. And may or may not be secure.

And delays posting of the day's Waking Ambrose definition into the low twenties.

Doug said...

a4g, there's nothing worse than a vulnerability in the old chmod for people to invade. Sorry to hear but kind of also sorry to have missed the spam.