This week, I'm delighted to offer The Village Idiot as my guest. The idiot was asked to define the word Beanie.
BEANIE, n. a small skullcap; formerly worn by schoolboys and college freshmen
BEANIE, n. A small sickeningly cute sidekick of a friendly sea monster named Cecil.
BEANIE, n. A badge of honour among geeks the world over, the bigger the propeller, the mightier the geek...yes, size does matter.
I have spun my propeller against some formidible opponents in the past, I've been wounded by rapidly spinning blades (twas only a flesh wound) , and had to fend off many challengers who thought they had a bigger prop than mine.
In the end, Old Age and Treachery wins out over Youth and Enthusiasm every time.
Doug, while you may be in the early onset stages of curmudgeonism, this old and treacherous idiot has a large...if somewhat battle scarred... propeller and knows how to use it.
About The Village Idiot: It's not every fool who would challenge the author of this site for curmudgeon King. But a policeman's job is only easy in a police state. Well, there's no sense dwelling on our losses- use of unnecessary sarcasm in mocking the idiot has been approved.
The Idiot writes The Idiot's Paradise, as if any blog weren't, and cothieved So, We Hijacked a Blog with our own Logophile and Snavylyn, The Barefoot Mistress, Lime and Breazy. The idiot's site is a collection of anecdotes, top five music lists, quotes from movies, movie quotes, famous lines from film history and excerpts from scripts. Memorable phrases from cinema turn up in occasional quizes. Let's face it, The Village Idiot's memory is big. It's the pictures that got small. Somehow, V.I. (as he's known to friends who weary of restating the obvious) finds time to tell good stories well and write one of the most entertaining blogs around. A special post, in which we can hear V.I. tell a story in his spoken voice is here.
V.I. also deserves credit as one of the blogosphere's most prolific commenteers. On the sites of his friends, among whom I'm proud to count myself until further notice, he challenges with his encyclopedic memory for the aforementioned quotes as well as a broad knowledge of science and just enough understanding of statistics to be goofy. Like worms on an apple getting ready to jump off, V.I.s comments are a threat to every fruit on the blogging tree. He and I used to compete with Kyahgirl for the propeller beanie of ultimate nerddom until the award was retired by O Ceallaigh until every parabola closes for making a Ribonucleic Acid base pun. Thanks to Village Idiot for doing a great job as guest today and every day. Sometimes six or seven times. He may be a modern griffin with propellor-head, the personality of a slide-rule and a bicycle body, he may be a geek, a dork, a twerp and a wallflower with a weed's discretion, but the man plays well with others. Now, have fun storming the castle.
And friends, there are six film paraphrases contained in the bio and I found a couple in V.I.'s portion. Have fun with that.
How to be a future guest on this site: Just send an email to dpascover at mac dot com. On a future Wednesday, after posting that week's guest, I'll send you an email with a word to define. You'll be expected to return your definition along with a graphic representing either your definition or yourself by the following Saturday. The only rules are no profanity and no novels, please. And whatever I make up at the last minute.
You don't have to be an idiot to work here, but it helps.
And HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DEAR MIREILLE ZOCKSO!!