Thursday, March 19, 2009


SESAME, n. Commonly found in the phrase "Open Sesame." Coin.

2009 Update: An oilseed too large for homiletics and too useful for poetry.  The soy of antiquity.

Happy birthday, Jenn.


Mo'a said...

Don't you just love the Icelandic Flag?
Sesame: my favorite oil...and when I Open the Sesame it smells like home that is.

Ariel the Thief said...

Sesame, the most average looking thing with the most exotic name.

Ariel the Thief said...

Happy Birthday, Jenn!

Jim said...

Sesame, se same old thang,
much too good for the poets,
jus' more flax for the preacher.
Our Doug surely does know its

the amoeba said...

SESAME: assertion of personal authority ("Open, ses'ame"). AYATOLLAH SESAME: Iranian dialectical variant (ay'a-tol'yah ses'ame").

Jenn's bein' awful quiet over there ...

TLP said...

Happy Birthday Jenn!

Sesame: Italian for "I'm telling you...."

quilly said...

Happy Birthday, Jenn!

The magic word of childhood used for unlocking imagination.

One summer my friends and I spent hours standing in front of closed doors trying to make them open with just this word. The doors never opened and we sort of forgot. Then, in about the third grade, a modernization came to our small town and my friends and I reprised our efforts with better success. We would walk up to the Safeway store and shout, "Open sesame!" as we stepped onto the black door mat, the door would open and we'd fall out laughing. (I did mention that it was a small town? It offered few entertainments.)

Hobbes said...

Neighborhood of obnoxious muppets with an unusual interest in children.

Anonymous said...

Thankee for the birthday wish, Doug et al.

Hm. I'm assuming it was just a coincidence "open sesame" was used.

actonbell said...

Happy birthday, Jenn:)

Sesame! Hummus wouldn't be the same without it.
And of course, that famous commercial two all beef patties special sauce cheese lettuce pickles onion on a sesame seed bun. How do ad compaigns do that to me?

cooper said...

the street where I live....naw, kidding

Good on Bagels but not an important seed as seeds go.

I think it would be a tedious task to open a sesame. Don't you?

You must now go forth and write a sesameic poem, just to prove yourself wrong.

Anonymous said...

open salt...Peace

Doug said...

Mo'a, that's a nice smell for a home. And yes, you are first but why do you never plant your New Jersey flag?

Ariel, that's funny. I hadn't thought of it that way but, yeah, the word commands secret doors full of treasure and the actual seed makes the dullest part of a Big Mac.

Jim, I like to think of myself as a sesame sleuth.

Amoeba, this is just a guess but maybe this birthday ended in a zero or five.

Popeyese, too, blogmama.

Hobbes, interest in children is all too common.

Assume what you like, birthday girl.

Beats me, Actonbell, but that one is engraved, isn't it?

Ha, Cooper. Yeah, um a sesamaic poem.

Tecate, Bear.

quilly said...


Being left out of the gang is a very lonely kind of thing.

TLP said...

You and I are in that boat together quilly.

Doug said...

Quilly, so sorry. Another good reason the grownups wanted you dead.

TLP, you are not. I just called you blogmama instead of TLP and put the address at the end of the sentence.

Minka said...

seaame, n. sess-a-la-me

I don't think I need to elaborate.

*struts out*

TLP said...

Oops! Sorry 'bout that!

Doug said...

Minka, um, no, probably no need to elaborate.

No problem, blogmama. A sinner isn't forgiven for the times he does right.