Friday, February 16, 2007

Fault

FAULT, n. One of my offenses, as distinguished from one of yours, the latter being crimes.

2007 Update: The essential feature of California's geography, absent from her demography.

42 comments:

Indeterminacy said...

Fault: a quality in high supply, but low demand.

Elbot said...

Ouch! Those memory faults hurt!

The Boy from S.A.C.A.D.A. said...

Fault: The cookie jar done fault off the table - but dident do it.

The Boy from S.A.C.A.D.A. said...

I ment, *I* dident do it.

Mo'a said...

Iceland has one also going right through the middle of the island. Did you know that Iceland in Icelandic is Island?....same meaning.

Minka said...

It wasn't me either *points finger at neva*
And I don´t know what they did, but I am inclined to blame continental rifts!

And Móa, yes I knew that! *grins*

al said...

Bierce's was good, yours is great. Nice work, Doug.

Fault: A trait plentiful and obvious here, yet somehow much easier to find when sought elsewhere.

Omnipotent Poobah said...

Fault - A synonym for the term "blame". As in' "I'm not going to play the blame game." Or, "I'm not going into the fault vault."

A corruption of "common sense".

Quilly said...

fault that blemish of face and figure which glares from every woman's mirror once she passes the age of six.

I believe I took OC's verifier: seiweid (though, considering the spelling, it could be Boy's)

The Boy from S.A.C.A.D.A. said...

Hey! My speling aint that bad. The worse I ever got was a C.

Karen said...

Fault... baaawaahhhhhhhhhhh!

Don't get me started on this one, if you know what I mean, and I know, that you know, that I know, that you know, that I know, that you know.......... WTF I'm talking about here!!!!! !@#$%^&@

This is all your fault!!!

G said...

That was one of the good things about growing up in a large family, it was always somebody else's fault!

puppybrose said...

Penguin... me?? *feigns stunned look* i just GOT here! what'd i do?? what'd i do?? yeesh. serves me right for showing up late again. sigh.

Fault: A tree blocking one's view of the forest.

Sar said...

I suppose making today's word Fault is our curmudgeon host's way of taking ownership for his delay in opening the gates to my intellectual playground this morning.

(Snuppy, I LOVE your forrest definition - bravo!)

Happy Friday, all!

karma said...

I don't live in California, so that makes me faultless

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Can I use Mutha's line from yesterday?

I fault the law and the law won. (Yeah but I was right and the law was wrong.)

Mutha said...

I am honored TLP!

Mutha said...

California: It's a fault world after all.

Doug said...

Indie, sounds like there's a quality problem.

Elbot, don't be short.

Boy, it was probably an earthquake. I'm sure your mom will understand.

Mo'a, then I'm glad Iceland isn't on an isthmus.

Minka, that Neva! You poor thing.

Al, fault must be a form of fertilizer, since it's thicker where the grass is greenest.

Poobah, one of my phrases in politics is "blame game." Yellow on the terror chart means "plausiblly deniable" while blame game is for orange.

Quilly, men spend their whole lives trying to remedy the cruelties of women's mirrors.

Sacada, that's spelled "D."

Karen, would you like me to write your comment for today? It's Bushie Boy's fault we're bogged down in Iraq and the world hates us. How'd I do?

G, it only takes three to make a conspiracy and a scapegoat.

Puppybrose, that was just a brilliant definition. I forgive you for what you did, although you are old enough to know better.

Happy Friday, Sar. To be honest, after oversleeping by two hours I wasn't thinking that well but let's just say you're right.

Karma, I knew you were faultless two years ago.

TLP, plagiarism is the sap in my veins.

Haha, Mutha. That's the devil's earworm, though.

G said...

Doug, but if you multiply that by 3.33, imagine the intrigue...or fistfights.

a4g said...

Fault, n. Add it to an ass, and you have a freeway.

(I do live in California.)

Karen said...

yer too kind, Doug, with a brilliant mind! :+)

~Mo'a~ said...

....and let's hope that one will never be needed for Iceland :)

tsduff said...

I LOVE to see the San Andreas fault
as it is a stunning show of the Earth's great forces in action.

the amoeba said...

FAULT, n. Edsel Murphy's storage facility. Poorly guarded.

Yes, I too have done my time,
Livin' on the fault line,
On all my shelves a'stringin' line,
And doobie doo-ing all that rhyme ...

Tom & Icy said...

It's not my fault that I have no faults.

dddragon said...

My response to hearing my name called out ...

Doug said...

G, I topped off at 7 siblings but I was making my mischief outside the home by the time we reached 4.

Right, a4g. Left of the 405 and north or south of the Santa Monica fault zone?

Thanks, Karen. I like to think I'm a listener.

Mo'a, things are trending the opposite way, I'm told.

Sure is, Terry. If that doesn't humble you, you probably make earthquake movies for a living.

OC, are you talking about the China Grove?

Icy, for some reason you just reminded me of a Doonesbury cartoon from the 80's where a dog is pointing at someone and thinking "J'accuse!"

Dddragon, you're supposed to be blaming the girls by now. They're 16 and it probably actually is their fault.

a4g said...

Huntington Beach, baby. Surf City.

It's party all day and night (but if you try to drink a beer in your front yard, its a trip to a holding cell-- again, it's the ass fault.)

Cheesemeister said...

Fault:
Something in which The Cheesemeister is, of course, almost completely lacking, her only fault being her inability to find fault with herself.

(seriously kidding)

Tan Lucy Pez said...

What's Fault's favorite film?
A Streetcar Blamed Desire.

Dumb, huh? It's not my bloody fault.

Jamie Dawn said...

Doug: Forgive me in advance; I'm in a potty humor mood.

Do you have a dark, dank, musty crack?

It is the fault's fault.

I suggest you get properly insured before your crack enlarges.

There's a condition called "fault creep" and it is an act of God, much like a flood or hurricane or lightning strike. See Hollister, CA for more info.

Letting one's crack go, will only lead to disaster.

(This message has been brought to you courtesy of JD's Crack Insurance. "It's your fault if your crack gets the best you!")

actonbell said...

and then there's no fault divorce, for those fault lines that got to deep. Pity, they had such a nice time on Vaentine's Day...

Curmudgeon Squirrel said...

It's not my fault I like nuts

Doug said...

But, a4g, well, there's no easy way to say this but, um, isn't that in Orange County?

Cheesemeister, it's not your fault. You just need more self-esteem and prozac and stuff.

That TLP! You do make me laugh.

JD,it's late to forgive you in advance. Is now ok? And do you cover blue jeans?

Actonbell, that was Wednesday. It's Friday. Time to move on.

My Squirrel cousin, I suppose you blame your parents.

AP3 said...

See? More fault finding!

AP3 said...

Hey, it's 7:21 TLP ST. Where's (and what's) the story???

actonbell said...

Wow, I'm too early. Whose fault is that?

puppybrose said...

uh... er... what the...? did that pesky San Andreas fault wreak havoc in Southern California again? for surely that can be the only explanation for the extreme lateness of your Saturday post, Shirley.

G said...

The queueue is forming...

puppybrose said...

Shirley! i knew you'd have my back (actually, as you can see, i saved you a place in the queueue-et-tu line) i'm guessing Diogenes got lost -- or arrested, i mean, he's been running around like a naked fool for several weeks now, it was bound to happen eventually.

Doug said...

Way to double down, AP3!

My fault, Actonbell. It was Friday night, and sometimes a boy's just gotta stay up and blog!

Puppy, can we call it a tectonic nap?

G, did you take a number?

Puppy, you can't keep a good philosopher down. I mean, until 6:30 or so, I guess you can.