Thursday, March 29, 2007

Chorus

CHORUS, n. In opera, a band of howling dervishes who terrify the audience while the singers are taking breath.

2007 Update: The congregational keepers of the mysteries, arbiters of conflict and independent mission review board. A choir of consultants.

27 comments:

G said...

Well looky here - let me get in first before teh chorus strikes up!

Penguin, I am holding your spot...although, ahem you are now three hours earlier still.

al said...

Chorus: The Sea of Voices, under which the annoying ones are cleverly drowned.

mireille said...

it's shocking to be this much in front of the chorus ... where is everybody? Also chorus and consultants: as in Greek chorus? Usually in a tragedy. xoxo

minka said...

chorus: Willie and Lela howling when Dawg has gotten them all riled up!

and to trail back to Tuesday's word:

I wouldn't wanna listen to any choir that'd have me as a member!

That being said, I was in one. I apologize!

Tan Lucy Pez said...

The Chorus is obviously more holy than the choir. Everybody has to keep on preachin' to the choir.

quilly said...

chorus the howl that should have gone up this morning when this post was so darn late!

I don't know, Doug, I think that Penguin is instigating bad habits!

Doug said...

G, Start the hymn.

Al, that's a good chorus for Poseidon.

Always, Mireille. A choir of consultants is always tragic and always greek.

Minka, the dogs will train you to sing, too, if you stick around long enough.

TLP, their the ones we practice save.

Quill, I find my own bad habits very well, thank you. Until Friday, my onlinearity may be independable.

puppybrose said...

Chorus: mass debaters?

the amoeba said...

CHORUS.

1. n. An army of ancient Greek frogs.

2. phr. What the despondent apples begged of Dr. Kevorkian.

It's the trade winds ...

The Old Mule said...

chorus: cumulus and nimbus (Aristophanes)

pia said...

chorus: Though I personally love my singing voice, others think it off key so I was never let into a chorus

However when the chorus consists of non singers, look out...

Melli said...

I am noting a chorus of dissent in today's responses to the word!

Doug said...

Puppy, those are dulcet tones, aren't they?

Amoeba, that sounds like an interesting play I had no idea about. As to your second definition, I'm looking for Dr. K myself.

Mule, you, too, are over my head today.

Pia, I've always wondered if a whole choir of people who think they can sing is better or worse than a soloist. In my case I'm not sure it would matter.

Melli, the chorus of dissent is only more appropriate today. It isn't new.

Tom & Icy said...

My echoes are singing offkey.

G said...

I once had an offer to sing solo in my school chorus - so low they couldn't hear me! budum bum!

puppybrose said...

G: hahahaha! (said her NBFF, chiming in with others -- or so she suspects!)

Doug: not sure the tones are sweet, but (from what i hear) folks smile when they're done, so it's all good.

Chorus: lemming merengue? (heaven help me, the bad puns just keep on coming -- or are at least breathing heavily in unison... mass debaters, be damned!)

quilly said...

chorus the unified "no!" from my students when I said the words, "Math test."

actonbell said...

chorus--a good place to be anonymous.

Sar said...

Chorus: A collective voice.

I'm sure I speak on behalf of everyone when I say...

Safe Travels Minka!

(and I STILL want the name of your camera - email me before you make history again as a flying penguin)

Melli said...

Chorus - The Cat's Meow! All 3 of them... waking me for breakfast!

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Doug: if'n you ever do save one, do you get a toaster or sumthin'? Is that the agenda?

Chorus: Line of good looking, long-legged ladies.

tsduff said...

Chorus: And so are the sisters and the cousins and the aunts...

Gilbert and Sullivan's HMS Pinafore
{I was one of the them whilst I was in the 6th grade: - granny dress, lipstick (for the very first time)}

the amoeba said...

Pinafore, Terry? Fourth grade. I was the Admiral. As I recall, I stared down that chorus ...

Miz BoheMia said...

I favor the one from Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody"... surprise, surprise!

Besos desde Barcelona! Yep, the bohemians did in fact hit the road Jack DAS FO SHO!

tsduff said...

Amoeba - what a strut you must have acquired... OUR admiral went on to be the football captain and lover of all the high school lovelies... I, meanwhile blended gently into obscurity with most of the rest of the sisters, cousins and aunts... Dick Dead Eye vanished completely.

IDiveAtNight said...

Chorus: The conscience of the masses; expressed in ancient times through singing and in modern times through blog comments.

Doug said...

Icy, you might need to tune your walls.

G, wha wha wha whaaaaaaaa.

Neva, bless you for Lemming Merengue. Best bad pun in a long while.

Quilly, NO!

Actonbell, if I have to sing, that's where I sing.

Sar, did you try her site? I think it's a Pentax.

Melli, a chorus can be a warning, too.

TLP, we're rewarded with long-legged ladies in paradise.

Terry, you turned out pretty well considering that.

Amoeba, and here you are in the South Pacific.

Felicidades, Hermana!

Yes, yes, Morgan! The word is not enough! The word is never enough!