Thursday, June 28, 2007

Phrenology

PHRENOLOGY, n. The science of picking the pocket through the scalp. It consists of locating and exploiting the organ that one is a dupe with.

2007 Update: A disproved theory of the human mind which held that abilities, neuroses and tendencies can be determined by inquiry of the patient's skull instead of the insurance company.

39 comments:

Joel said...

1st

Minka said...

In your face, comment section!

*dances and trips*

Joel said...

Would this have to do with drilling a hole in one's skull or paying others to do same?

Joel said...

Minka...by mere seconds YOU are second hahahahaha!

Minka said...

*flutters off* Penguins came first, way back ... when the world was a simpler place!

puppybrose said...

the "world" and the words dear Penguin.

seriously, phrenology Doug?? oy. this one hurts my fragile little brain. : P

Joel said...

Oh alright...since you've effectively imposed guilt...I resign my position thus elevating you to the throne.

puppybrose said...

Phrenologist: the specialist one seeks when feeling "thick"?

caved in pretty fast there, Joel. (truth be told, he's like that at home, too.) ; )

Mo'a said...

I don't know what was wrong with my phren...I just needed a vacation from cyber space...and the dictionary...

NO, NO nothing to do with you...in fact I missed you and in person it seems.
Did you come east without alerting me? Then again the e-mail address you have for me had over 5000 spam e-mails...so you are forgiven :)

I did post and on one site are baby photos. On the other a lot of p..p :(

quilldancer said...

Well, doc. I think it all started when I tried to climb out of my crib and landed on my head. I've got this bump right here ...

TLP said...

Listen you cone-head, if you don't want me to come 'round here no more, just say so. No need to post words I hafta look up.

TLP said...

Okay. So I looked it up. The bald facts of Phrenology are pretty silly and you had a lotta Gall to start this discussion.

Sar said...

Phrenology, Doug? That's using your head I suppose.

puppybrose said...

TLP: i believe that comment bumped you up to the front of the classroom, just slightly ahead (heh) of Quilldancer. ; )

Doug said...

Joel, I'd anticipate a new lump.

Right at the top of the stairs, too, Minka.

Neva, do they make thinking caps in extra knotty?

Come on, Joel. Would Kai Risdall give up so easily?

Mo'a, you were invited, missed and understood.

Quilly, that's your ear.

TLP, Bierce decides on the words. My head's too flat.

Sar, I like to try new things.

Neva, thank you for the puns! (OK, g and TLP?)

TLP said...

Good puns Neva. Nice of you to NOTICE them dawg. Just as long as you don't get big-headed on us.

Joel said...

Doug...feeling cold stares from northeast of here as we speak. May warrant an extra lock on the door.

Is Kai Risdall a cool name or what? I just love those NPR names.

G said...

The study of skulls or heads or skullduggery or whatever can't be brought up without my thinking of my younger brother who shall be known as "T".

He and a group consisting of our older brothers and two older cousins went into a chinese restaurant. He was a teenager at the time and the owner said to him "You have very big head, you must be very smart. You study computer?" Well he is very smart, whether he has used that to his advantage is still up for grabs.

The floor recognizes your recogntion of the punniness that is Puppy.

tsduff said...

Phrenology - A bunch of hoo doo that bird brains take no notice of whatsoever

pia said...

As usual I came late to the discussion but this disproven theory would begin with a "PH"

Phobia etc...

Al said...

You know, Doug, working your way through the alphabet as you do, I was, like, all set for Prehensility.

Oh, well... nice update, Dog!

The Old Mule said...

phrenology: a well-proven theory of the misshapen knaves of the common dupe.

ariel said...

every ology starts with one knife.

Doug said...

TLP, the goose eggs just make me look egotistical.

Me, too, Joel. What would your NPR name be? I'm thinking, should I ever have the good fortune to be assigned to NPR's Abkhazian Folkdance and Pie Filling bureau, I'll report as Rexemillien Hsing. (door's locked, right?)

G, I can only hope there's a lot of unfulfilled potential here, too.

Terry, it's that ridge between the eyes.

Pia, I think phobia is a proven theory. BOO!!!

Al, I aims to please. PREHENSILITY, n. The ability to manipulate with the feet or tail to permit lying with the hands. Hang on to whatever definition you had. With your toes.

Mule, you know I think you're right. I should edit.

Right, Ariel. And ends with the same apology.

actonbell said...

ew, this reminds me of trepanation, and I'm extremely squeamish, so--have a nice day, I'll be back tomorrow:)

Joel said...

I think my NPR name would be something like Drake Bismark or Rhett Hufnagel.

Jamie Dawn said...

Phrenology: The study of phrens.

Phrens taste good covered with chocolate.

Mistress Anna said...

Bump-rubbing? hmmm

Doug said...

Actonbell, some magician!

Those are great NPR names, Joel. Can I call you Drake?

Jamie Dawn, Pcocks have impressive plumage, too.

Haha, Mistress Anna. What are you getting at?

cooper said...

I just figured it was what one studied when trying to figure out how to get blogger phrens.



BUMP

The OE said...

I'll have to investigate how this applies in situations where the individual in question has **** for brains.

Elbot said...

Phrenology: The applications of bumps to a flat head.

Tom & Icy said...

You can tell that Dusty Doggy is blind by the bumps on his head

TLP said...

Quit with the Proctology and post already.

Minka said...

*knocks on his head*
hey sounds like wood to me, unless you don´t want me to perform pre-historic skull surgery....get to it!

Doug said...

Cooper, that was a good bump.

OE, welcome. With the right spatula, though, you can smooth things out nicely.

Elbot, you'll make a fine motorcycle one day.

And the bruises on Tom's toes, Icy?

Ha, TLP. Much to do this morning.

That's just the veneer, Minka.

Minka said...

probably, keeps the potato soup inside warm, doesn't it?!

TLP said...

TMI.

Doug said...

Cooler and soggier than you might think, Minka.

TLP, I was talking about dog management. The dogs were managing me extra.