Thursday, May 22, 2008


QUARTER, n.  A planet which will soon be eclipsed by the nickel.

2008 Update:  Truth's share of justice.  Hope's portion of ambition.


sauerkraut said...

What is up with this??

I am first? Oh such thirst, and with so little to write.

Well, no, not exactly.

Quarter: the act of surrender. Ironic that just yesterday I was talking with some people embroiled in a school controversy. Seems some of the sports coaches have been acting beyond bounds and when the people complained about it, their school's administration balked. Now, the people find themselves on the receiving end of very unkind, indeed vicious, personal attacks which have left them wondering if the best thing to do is simply give in and walk away.

No way, I told them. Never turn your backs to your kids. Parents must always have their children's backs and must never give in to the bullies of this world.

Therefore, no quarter until the administrators come to their own centses.

btw - is the custom to do that rabbit, rabbit thing if a person is a first-timer virgin?

Dr. Minnie Strator said...

Sauerkraut: Quarter is the unstrained quality of mercy shown by administrators to those who do not balk!

tsduff said...

Quarter: A type of horse whose compact body, (American Quarter Horse) is well-suited to the intricate and speedy maneuvers required in reining, cutting, working cow horse, barrel racing, calf roping, and other western riding events, especially those involving live cattle.

javajazz said...

hmm, well,
now you've got me thinking...
(i know, that happens here.)
i suppose a quarter note
isn't neccessarily
of a lesser value musically,
than say, a half or whole note.
(ouch, my brain.)

G said...

The new inflationary monetary value in the phrase "If I had a quarter for every time..."

first your money, then your clothes said...

Give no QUARTER .. 'cuz it ain't worth nothin' any no how.

Al said...

Quarter: Before TV and the Internet began offering bullshit for free, this was the price you paid for being lied to about what was going on in the world.

TLP said...

Have they issued the last of the "50 State Quarters"?

Hawaii will the the last one, so I guess I should be asking the "First your money then your clothes" lady.

When I first started driving, gas was less than a quarter a gallon.

actonbell said...

Three more quarters to go, Mom. New Mexico was issued very recently. Arizona, Alaska, and Hawaii are the only ones left.

Old Quarter-a grandparent who is sick of seeking these damn coins for their grandchildren, but thankful to be still around when it's finally over.

Jamie Dawn said...

I like quarters. Four of them make a dollar, you know.

I really like your definition from yesterday for Thankfulness. I'm a fan of good gravy.
We were in Dallas yesterday, and I meant to stop by here before we left. Oh, well, better late than never.

Doug said...

Sauerkraut, I hope being first was a sweet relief. No need for rabbiting. I tend to think it would be good for society if more children were allowed to suffer humiliation for no good reason, but I'm not a parent.

Dr. Strator, what is the word for unstrained persecution?

Very true, Terry. They're pretty good for turning into characters in stories and setting to flute, too.

JJ, I have no idea, except that eighths are the devil's octave.

G, that's kind of funny that speculative rhetoric has to keep up, too. When it hits $10, I'm gonna platitude up one side and down the other.

Quilly, is this a stick-up?

Al, good enough to see you I'll let you slide on the language. Clock of Life still ticking?

TLP, I bet they milked dinosaurs to get it.

Actonbell, sometimes I'm embarrassed how literally I read. My first response to your comment was "I'm sure they've done more than 13!"

JD, any time you show up is the right time. Of course, I can't speak for Dallas.

al said...

Sorry about the language slip, Doug -- I'd just spent half an hour watching Fox News and I guess I lost control.

Clock's still ticking, bud. When it stops, you'll be second to know.

Dr. Minnie Strator said...

Whistle blowing, Doug.

cooper said...

It is my second one today so let's go easy.

Quarter: Any given term of academic confinement of which my most recent ended a couple days ago.

Doug said...

No problem, Brother Al. That would do it for me too.

Great answer, Dr. Strator.

Ah, the end of the Quarter, Cooper. I always wondered how come there's three. Caesarean math.

mireille said...

hmm. I can no way top Sauerkraut who got in "give no quarter" and "coming to their centses." But I wonder how high a stack of quarters would reach, say, compared to a stack of Chinese yuan. I mean, in value. Oops, we'd have to dig a hole for the quarters, wouldn't we? xoxo

Doug said...

All the way to China, M.

Jim said...

Quarter: What a gallon of gasoline (24.9¢) cost back when I had my hot rod Ford. We could cruise Main Street all night on four quarter worth.

Quarter: Or it would buy a two-dip ice cream cone back then, soft serve was a dime.

Minka said...

I am glad to see I have a bit of Pez in me. I,too,have spend many a wonderful moment sorting through those coins.

I remember Connecticut has a tree and there were horses on some, a bridge on others...ours have various types of fish. I have nothing further to add!

Doug said...

Jim, I don't remember quarter gas but I do remember quarter ice cream. Pretty good, too.

Minka, the Alaska quarter will have a bear!

Tom & Icy said...

Two bits