Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Illustrious

ILLUSTRIOUS, adj. Suitably placed for the shafts of malice, envy and detraction.

2007 Update: Prosaic in the popular imagination.

26 comments:

Minka said...

*grins*

Minka said...

how do I post a picture of myself into a comment section? Anybody?!

pia said...

Have no idea Minks, but somebody more illustrious than I might know

Minka said...

Pia :)I didn't get it done either...maybe we are just not as illuminated as we thought *glances at everybody and dares them to agree*

the amoeba said...

I dunno, Minka - can the illustrious keep anything in the dark? Would they wish to? After all, I thought the bright lights were the point ...

ILLUSTRIOUS, n. How epidemics get started. Like, when us is sneezin' in a crowded elevator. OK, lift, Your Royal Queen's-English Highness. If you insist.

Harry Heuser said...

Important to those who won't take a gossip columnist's name for it.

quilly said...

illustrious -- one so bright that he or she casts a luminous golden light around his or her self which, for reasons as yet unexplained, creates a green glow around his or her contemporaries.

karma said...

Disney was a very good illustrious

lcwqp: low and callow quip

Jenna Howard said...

Shine on Minka...shine on. Just let me get my sunglasses first.

Tom & Icy said...

I'm an illustrious idler, I stretch out in the sun.

Doug said...

Minka, "Anybody?" is a fine definition of Illustrious.

Pia, who is more illustrious than you? You're thinking of Mamie Van Doren, aren't you?

Nonsense, Minka, your fifteen minutes starts now. Enjoy.

Amoeba, I don't doubt for a moment that Simon Winchester will one day write a book about an underappreciated cockney marine biologist. It's just a matter of time, really.

Harry, a reliable gossip columnist needs a long-dead subject, I think.

Back to bragging I see, Quill.

Karma, you're waiting for Disney's Mabharatta, aren't you?

Jenna, don't tell me you lost them.

And pose for Tom's pictures, Icy. Good girl.

TLP said...

Illustrious: if you say it a few times it begins to sound ridiculous. 'Course, if you say ridiculous enough times, it begins to sound silly. You can never say silly too often.

G said...

Illustrious - did somebody say luminous golden light?

AHEM!

puppybrose said...

don't mind the other bloggers, G, illustrious basking in the glow of your luminous golden light.

get it? HAHAHA???? sigh. on some days, a bad pun is better than nothing. on other days... not so much. ; )

Minka said...

bugger, I missed those 15 minutes, I had to go to the powder room. I have quite a big nose to cover :)

TLP said...

LOL Minka. I love a good powder room pout.

Doug said...

TLP, that's quotable. quotable. quotable.

Why, G? Did your ears burn?

Neva, I don't get it but I know it's really, really good.

Minka, so you spent your time of fame in the bath?

TLP, which is why you had it put in, after all.

G said...

Why yes, if you had a lightbulb for a head, yours would too.

Neva, why am I not getting it? I know I'm going to slap myself in the head when I do!

puppybrose said...

illustrious = "it's just us"????

oy... back to the drawing board -- can someone turn on the light? apparently i can't reach it. ; )

The Old Mule said...

illustrious: The ones who leave the light on.

actonbell said...

Feeling illustrious may be the prozac of the popular imagination.

I like "prosaic" used in the same sentence as "imagination." Illustrious irony?

Doug said...

G, glad it's not just me.

Neva, the shade's upside down.

That's great, Mule. Tom Bodett is my favorite dignitary.

Actonbell, I tried that sentence five ways trying to make that work. Thanks for noticing. I wonder how prozac and blogging interact.

cooper said...

You called?

TLP said...

S'up? You get lost?

Doug said...

Cooper, and you deigned to answer.

TLP, high command wanted breakfast early.

Cheesemeister said...

Illustrious: me, in my own mind, wherein I am a legend.

The word verification is Dhmiri, which sounds like a possible name for use in a story.