Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Appetite

APPETITE, n. An instinct thoughtfully implanted by Providence as a solution to the labor question.

2006 Update: A hunger as towards weight-loss, wealth or whelp.

(Wrong freaky spaniard)

81 comments:

Logophile said...

First

dddragon said...

The rumbling of feline tummys and plaintive mews signal the appetites of two that cannot be ignored for long.

{{yawn}}

Minka said...

bugger off! :)

Chatham said...

Darn RIGHT. Get up NOW.

Brother Salem said...

pleasefeedmenow.now.now.now...

Logophile said...

Appetite~ what Thing One is lacking, due to illness, thus explaining why I am awake at 4 A.M.

Evil Minx said...

You're talking about sex again, Doug. I hold myself responsible for this all-new awakening -- with a shout-out to Jenna who laid the groundwork.

No pun intended.

Jake said...

Appetite: an American's self-esteem, with the exception of Vegeterians.

Dessert anyone?

brian said...

APPETITE:

Logo has an appetite to ruin to the Penguin's day.

DDD has an appetite for throwing pillows at frisky felines.

Monika has an appetite for destruction.

Chat and Br S. -An appetite for sleeping ruined by the pitter pattter of romping.

Logo-an appetite for purusing Dr. bills.

EM-An appetite for birdsong in the morning.

Jake-As a Vegeterian, I have a large appetite for what Evil Minx and Jenna espouse. Not weighted down by a bloated stomach.

Mutha said...

Geez! Vegetarians called into question again. We have appetites, just not for blood -- animal's at least.

But Doug -- again with the hunger, the glass half-empty. What about enjoyment, kid?!

Appetite: The proposed enjoyment of activity, endeavor, food and other sensory experiences.

ariel said...

appetite: where everyting starts. :)

Doug said...

Logo, negative second.

Dddragon, I suppose scratching back is out of the question.

Minka, I sez you're first.

Chatham, Salem go catch mice. Olympians, no less.

Logo, sorry to hear. Banana cream pie is my rx.

Minxie, I suppose "two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles onions on a sesame seed bun" is about sex to you. *shivers*

Absolutely, Jake.

Brian, the same farmer I quoted on Saturday had another pet phrase. To wit, you can't drive a spike with a tack hammer.

OK, Minx, this may be your fault.

Mutha, the sweetest wine is served in a half-empty glass.

Ariel, and everything could end there too if we didn't blog.

puppytoes said...

as a vegetarian with a cat who, despite having kidney failure, seems to have a bottomless pit for a stomach and, therefore, a neverending appetitie, i... uh... where was i? oh yeah! i hear ya dddragon. i feel your kitty-wants-to-be-fed pain.

Appetite: an itch that wants to be scratched; a thirst that ought to be quenched; a hunger that needs to be fed; a yearning that must be indulged.

Joel said...

Appetites come in all shapes and sizes...one person's slight urge may be another's raging lust.

Joel said...

hmmm...not sure why stupid blogger didn't include my link. anyway...the "joel" above is me!

Sar said...

Appetite: An urgent, seemingly insatiable hunger, and mine's a healthy one when it comes to...Avacados!!!

(I have to admit, that was a funny unintentional pun Minx, and I hope the little one feels better soon, Logo.)

Jenna Howard said...

See...you tell us to behave and then you throw out words like this. Doug, Doug, Doug. What are Minx and I to do but go grrrowf...appetites. Yum.

Dessert? *hand shoots up in air*

We're so going to get into trouble again. *sigh*. No regrets though.

(guess who's feeling much, much better...mwah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha)

Cowgirl said...

My appetite can get me in trouble. ;)

brian said...

But doth not the appetite alter? A man loves the meat in his youth that he cannot endure in his age.
Topic: Appetite
Source: Much Ado About Nothing (Benedick at II, iii)

William Shakespeare Quotes

Indeterminacy said...

Appetite: The one thing money can't buy.

Logophile said...

I see how you are, Doug, I get no sleep and deprived of my first first on WA, AND I get to deal with a sick kid, you are a cruel man.
I am officially pouting.

ariel said...

you don't know what a sad thing it is to lose your appetite until you end up being hungry like ten wolves on a sunny afternoon again, and you feel like you could eat an ox, and you're happy.

ariel said...

"Appetite: The one thing money can't buy." Indie, you should have the crown for this today.

there, there, Logo *hugs*

brian said...

Logo-I have an appetite for justice. And as much as I like the penguin, FIRST is first.

Setting up a picket line now.

G said...

indetrminancy: I was going to add an addendum (although perfect in and of itself yours was):

but what money can take away via gastric bypass surgery.

Minka said...

Ok...Logo...you ahve first place today. It is only right. I would have made it werenæt it for that darn old lady who made me look for her knitting needles under the bed. But it seems you need it more...

O Ceallaigh said...

APPETITE, n. Your dog after a night on the town. (Your cat knows betAAACK

[hook-assisted exit]

Mistress Anna said...

The urge to keep on urging.

brian said...

With the penguin's appetite for futbol, she is feeling full and happy. 1-0 Germany!

Morning OC- Hack Yurk, furball, sorry!

Morning GQ-How are things at the office today, ok to stop by?

Morning Ariel- Hows dings, got an appetite for some poetry?

karma said...

i can't be crass about this:
when we have a cordon bleau candle-lit dinner, i will raise my glass to you and say, 'Bon apetit'

Miz BoheMia said...

Appetite? Oooooweeee! I'll take the carnal type anyday fo' sho'!

KINKAY!

karma said...

oh, and nice Dali

Doug said...

Puppytoes, a vegetarian with a cat? I had no idea this site was so diverse! Curses! Foiled again! (Yes, Aral, I know)

I don't know, Joel. I've never had a slight urge.

Av***0$, Sar? Do I have to remind you this is a family site? If you want to get potty-mouthed there are plenty of low-rent reprobates over at this site.

Jenna, it's good to see you back in the pink.

Cowgirl, if it can't it's not an appetite. Unless it's a scruple. Bad joo-joo, those.

Great quote, Brian. An official Waking Ambrose pocket protector to you, sir.

Subtle, Indie, clever and smart. I'm with Ariel, you get a crown.

Logo, serves me right for dealing in irrational numbers. Pick out a toy, it's yours. And I hope the thing feels better.

Ariel, I don't know if you meant that to be beautiful but it sounds like Gibran to me. A crown to you, too.

Gee whiz, Brian. You people used to be funny.

An excellent point, G. You've been conspiring with my internist?

Very gracious, Minka. Way to sell me down the river.

Yup, O Ceallaigh, I had my hook up as soon as I saw the AAACK! And A PET TITE is barely a pun anyhow.

Yes, Mistress Anna! Good one.

Sehr gut gemacht, Deutschland! Thanks for the update.

Cheers, Karma

Miz B, I hadn't a doubt.

Thanks, Karma. As the resident art expert, I was looking for one in which a goddess from history eats her young. Does that ring a bell or did I dream it? Hard to say with Dali.

Doug said...

Karma, I was thinking of Goya's Saturn eating his young. To be uploaded upon cooperation of the great Titan Blogger.

ariel said...

wow... thank you, guys!

ariel said...

was it Andromeda that killed and cooked the children she had from Perseus when she found out he'd been cheating on her, and served them up for dinner for him?

mireille said...

Is that Goya who painted the people popsicle? *appetite for culture* xoxo

puppytoes said...

was it Cartman who diced and served Scott's parents to him in chili? (oops. heh heh... guess South Park has no place in this conversation. or DOES it?)

Appetite: someone who is not large.

sorry... i heard this was the day for bad puns! (no offense, O'C, i *liked* your pun!! but then, i've always had an appetite for such things!)

G said...

All of this culture has left me without appetite.

Jenna Howard said...

It's a pale pink, Doug, but how could I resist the word appetite? It's just one of those delicious words. The teeth just sink right into it, don't they? Appetite.

Hm. Not lunch yet. Pity. I'm hungry. Ravenous really.

karma said...

ariel, that must have been a strain! hell hath no fury etc., etc.

Douglas, in lower life forms, its not uncommon to devour one's young. they must be real gourmands. the Goya is making my stomach turn, take it away!

Doug said...

Ariel, I know Andromeda was sacrificed by her parents, but don't remember how her family with Perseus turned out. I think one of their sons started the first chatroom.

Mireille, it was. When I woke up this morning I just knew it was Dali and a woman from myth. The sad part is, I googled the right title but with "Chronos" instead of "Saturn." One more time I might have seemed smart if I had been.

Puppytoes, South Park does so have a place here. I brought up man-bear-pig at the supper table just last week.

Sorry, G, but that's great art. I'm a proponent of eating one's young. It can be a long wait until they get jobs.

Well, then, Jenna. Welcome halfway back.

Karma, I don't think anyone scorned Ariel. And higher and lower are very subjective.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Now you've done it. I'm lusting. For a quarter pounder and fries from Mickey D's. I can forget anything, except when to eat.

For every person there exists a hunger, the bait of which we cannot resist swallowing. (twisted Nietzsche)

Appetite: Compulsion, passion, desire. Three out of seven of Aristotle's causes of all human actions.

ariel said...

I think Karma meant Andromeda. :)

G said...

Point well taken.

ariel said...

- You know about Wilson?
- What?
- Do you know about Cole Wilson?
- What kinda question is that? 'Course I know about Cole Wilson. Everybody knows about him. He's a livin' legend.
- F*cked his parents.
- He what?
- He f*cked his parents.
- Both of'em?
- Yeah. Mother. Father. Parents. Both of'em. F*cked 'em.
- Oh.
- And you know what I heard? After he killed 'em, he cooked 'em up and ate 'em.
- Are you telling me he killed both his pa...
- I'm tellin' you he killed 'em. He f*cked 'em. He cooked 'em up. He ate 'em.

quote from Dead Man, movie of Jim Jarmush

brian said...

Well, it is a good thing that I already ate my lunch. Otherwise I may have lost my appetite for my soy cheese and blog-na sandwich.

Logophile said...

Aw, thanks, everyone, mwah!
The Thing is sleeping and seems to be doing ok at this point.
Doug, if I get to pick my toy...
I want the propeller beanie
:D

O Ceallaigh said...

Hmm. Let's see now. Goya. Napoleonic wars and their aftermath in Spain. Deafness. Repeated serious illness, probably in association with lead poisoning (which does wonders for the nervous system). Infatuation with a younger woman. With whom he probably had no better luck than have certain protozoa of my acquaintance. Saturn makes sense. If not mealtime conversation.

G said...

Isn't it always "infatuation with a younger woman" with you guys as relates to the definition for appetite, of course.

O Ceallaigh said...

Might could be, g. But speaking of such appetites, don't make me define TOY BOY.

SquareGirl said...

Oh my gosh Ariel...you quoted Dead Man! A great movie, yet i've never heard it quoted before.


Oh and Doug, yesterday you had veggie burgers, and I'm not quite sure what your serving today, but as long as it's not veggie burgers, I'll take two.

G said...

Where? where's the boy toy? and just when I'm eating an apple and all...

brian said...

GQ-That appetite for younger women only applies with an appetite for wealth, from the younger women of course!

O Ceallaigh said...

g - He's right next to my sweet young thing. You first.

Brian - thanks (I think) for bringing money into this discussion.

BILL, n. Appetite suppressant.

brian said...

OC- Thanks, we men know the real reason why women have an appetite for men. An appetite for shopping.

Minka said...

I mean people this has been really disgusting to read through...and Doug, those paintings? Are you sick or something? :)

Ariel, I remember in one of the Greek tragedies there was a brother who served another brother´s children for a meal. I wanna say it was the Oresteia, but I wouldn´t bet my life on it!

Doug said...

TLP, I get most of my protein from bait and my iron from hooks.

Thank you, Ariel. I misunderstood.

G, I like to think of myself as well-pointed.

Ariel, I love Jarmusch' movies except Down by law which bored me silly. A native of the great city of Akron, Ohio as well. Great quote.

Brian, that's not an appetite it's a willingness.

Logo, the propellor beanie is retired, but maybe I can rig you up a groucho marx mask?

OK, people. Older men/younger women sounds like a fine topic for Central Snark. For the record, though, I think people miss out on a lot discriminating by age. My only standards are for a woman who's emotional maturity and wisdom match my own and those imposed by law.

Squaregirl, veggie burgers are only for those with regrets. You didn't see the platter of short-ribs under the towel?

Doug said...

Minka, I prefer "connoisseur of the arts" to "sick" but, probably. Yeah.

G said...

OC: He does have a fine coat, hummm, but can't you just humor me and define - as relates to the definition for appetite, of course. I'm afraid to get too off topic.
Nod to Brian.
Doug, that's why pool cue chalk was invented.

brian said...

GQ-Nods back. FF will be over shortly to explain.

Stop picking on veggie burgers, with humble pie, they are delicious!

puppytoes said...

i have an appetite for younger men... which is why i married one. (not trying to get myself kicked out of here, i'm just sayin'...)

Appetite: Wanting what you want.

quqakpk: yeah... i'm *quite* a "quack up", kids (in my own head)

ariel said...

Doug, there is a joke of the sizes of the women in question hidden in your words, and I sure not dare make that...

ariel said...

yeah, Monika, those Greeks...

Sophisticated Writer said...

Appetite: Craving chocolate :D

Jamie Dawn said...

I have a very healthy one. I'm talking about food here.
Loss of appetite would make me sad. I'd be skinny, but sad. My taste buds need regular stimulation.

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(I just read your weekend story. I'm craving some sweet, buttered corn on the cob now. Plucking tassels sounds like cruel work. I hope you were a gentle plucker.)

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Just read all the comments. What was the word of the day? Sex? Food?

Oh, now I remember! It's all like one of those old sick jokes: "Mommy, Mommy, I don't like my brother."
"Shut up and eat what I give you."

I've no appetite at all now.

Jodes said...

i have a huge appetite.....

minka said bugger off, too cute.

Kyahgirl said...

really have nothing to add on this very broad topic (you guys!sheesh!) .....
but couldn't not say 'hello'

Hello :-) *woof*

puppytoes said...

Jamie Dawn: in our house that's called "making your mouth happy"!

O Ceallaigh said...

g - I said don't. Surely you know the rules by now. Go snarking. Perhaps you'll get your appetite satisfied there. If I can also manage to satify my appetite for getting some (shock horror) science done.

SquareGirl said...

No I didn't see those...someone must have ate them ALL.

Doug said...

G, I know but it won't fit in my hat.

Brian, meat pie is better, though.

Good definition, Puppytoes, you're forgiven.

Ariel, my size intellectually! Like Pansi.

Princess, that's a common one.

Jamie Dawn, skinny sadness afflicts too many Californians. I'm immune.

See, TLP, and you just fired my appetite right up.

It is cute, isn't it, Jodes? I hope she never tries to rob a bank.

Woof, Kyahgirl!

Squaregirl, I don't know what happened! There were a lot and they were good.

mireille said...

"a woman whose emotional maturity and wisdom match my own and those imposed by law ..." Fascinating. xoxo

Minka said...

rob a bank? Interesting! *contemplates*
And Jodes, thank you!

karma said...

ariel, thanks for enlightening Douglas. i'll let you know when i have dinner with him, in the words of Hannibal Lector: "I'm having a friend for dinner

ylzarez: yeah, lizards are sleeping

ariel said...

the last supper of Doug? :O

xagrt: exaggerated in those days

ariel said...

poor Doug, everybody knows you can't come up to Pansi's intellect.

Doug said...

Mireille, if you prefer substitute "a biting tongue and no teeth."

Minka, you'll leave with the same calendar or toaster you'd have received opening an account.

Oh, boy, Karma! I love fava beans!

Ariel, good job channeling Karma! Maybe she'll share.

Indeterminacy said...

Wow! We can get a crown for commenting here? Is it chocolate?

Doug said...

Indie, I can dip it if you like.