Tuesday, November 25, 2008


NOISE, n. A stench in the ear. Undomesticated music. The chief product and authenticating sign of civilization.

2008 Update: The neighbor's pulse.


javajazz said...

ohhhhh, please don't get
me started on
the neighbour's audio stench....
(domestic musical violence?)
that's a major pet peeve of mine....

ps, i miss you Doggie...
i haven't felt bright enough
to contribute to the
conversation lately...

Happy Thanksgiving to
you and your loved ones...!

th amoba said...

NOISE, n. Th first rul of grammar in txt mssaging. Also its primary purpos.

TLP said...

Ear spam.

Jamie Dawn said...

Ha, ha, ha... I am chuckling.

Noise is subjective.

When neighbors are noisy, it is irritating.
When they are nosey, it is irritating.
When they are noisy and nosey, they must be eliminated.
I know a guy who knows a guy.

Ariel the Thief said...

LOL Doug! You have good ears.

The other day we had power failure, all the televisions, washing machines, ventilators, computers, drills and transformers of the street shut up, suddenly there was a silence like what they write about in the Bible. Who knew?

Jim said...

Noise: I'll be quiet for you Doug.

actonbell said...

The neighbor's pulse, that's funny:)

Hear the sledges with the bells-
Silver bells!
What a world of merriment their melody foretells!
How they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle,
In the icy air of night!
While the stars that oversprinkle
All the heavens, seem to twinkle
With a crystalline delight;
Keeping time, time, time,
In a sort of Runic rhyme,
To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells

From the bells, bells, bells, bells,
Bells, bells, bells-

From the jingling and the tinkling of the bells.

Sorry. Couldn't resist.

actonbell said...

(oops. Forgot to the byline: I was plagiarizing Poe)

quilly said...

NOISE n. anything that interferes with my hearing what I want to hear.

Indeterminacy said...

Noise: news (or what passes for new these days)

Doug said...

Thanks, JJ. How bright do you have to be?

Amoeba, as every follower of the risen LORD, I do try to fill my heart with grace but texted English tries me sore.

That's a good one, TLP.

JD, I bet he's the most popular guy in town.

Ariel, its a wonder the bible isn't more popular in Hungary and less here.

No need, Jim. I'm expecting another 100-150 words, sir.

A-bell, I recognized Poe and he and you are always welcome separately or as a pair.

Quilly, that, I suspect, is a rare sound.

You bet, Indie.

John Cage said...

"Which is more musical: a truck passing by a factory or a truck passing by a music school?"