Friday, May 05, 2006


MALEFACTOR, n. The chief factor in the progress of the human race.

2006 Update: An obstruction to our conspiracies. Greed, interrupted.

From the Wednesday Guest Rehabillitation Department: Our friend, Dorene Lorenz has published a book now available through Amazon. You can learn about it here. Assume no connection between the word of the day and this announcement.


Sar said...

Malefactor - Male is one of many factors that describe our curmudgeon host. Oh that makes two. Actually, I have a game at my place today about describing our blogger amigos in honor of Cinco de Mayo today - come play! :)

Sar said...

Ooooh yay first! I haven't been first here in awhile.

Happy Friday everyone!

(btw, can't wait to see what my SIS comes up with for today's word.)

TLP said...

I too, thought first of the Male Factor. That pretty much explains the whole thing. The male factor of war, etc.

The Female Factor mostly uses vituperation.

Anonymous said...

Male factor. Yep. I likey the male factor. It makes me greedy for more.

Tom & Icy said...

pooping on the playground

Unknown said...

malefactor: hiatus interruptus

male factor: well, you know what interruptus i mean

how did i do, SIS???

xmzmc: unmentionable male sleeps on comfortable mattress

Kyahgirl said...

oh dear, I hate to diss the dead but Ambrose! What were you thinking???

maybe he would change his definition if he visited Doug's blog!! :-)

Miz BoheMia said...

Hmmmm.... how to tone down the raunch that popped into my bohemian mind?

Malefactor... great to spar with in bed but a major hinderance in the courts in which case I would second TLP and twist her words around in saying that vituperation becomes the female factor's only choice.

Ariel the Thief said...

it's not Bierce's fault, Kyah, he couldn't live to see The Life Of Brian and realize men cannot get pregnant... great defition otherwise. :-P

Anonymous said...

[sneaks past site in stockinged feet hoping not to be noticed by vituperative females]

Anonymous said...

I would present Dame Jenna with a gallant suggestion, but she's still mad at me about sharks and ducks. (Joe Thornton an MVP candidate! Take that, Jeremy Jacobs!) Besides, I might wind up on a avatar. Which would only be of interest to the Flabio market.

Anonymous said...

uh-oh. (vanishes in a puff of smoke)

Doug The Una said...

Sar, and first is a factor of Sar. Sister K?

Brilliant, TLP. You aren't the first to use Malefactor to divide the sexes but you're the one I listen to.

See, Jenna, I told you. Trollop!

Icy, I guess that depends on whether you ask the groundskeeper or the grass.

Karma, I can't speak for Sar but I thought you did great.

Of course he would, Kyahgirl. Here's my guess: MALEFACTOR, n. A plagiarist of medium intelligence.

That's toned down, huh, Miz B? I believe that.

Brilliant, Ariel.

MALLO! Welcome, lurker. Everyone click on Mallo's link and let find out who (s)he is. No secrets.

Welcome, Definer. Quack. Quack.

Jenna, how does the invocation work if we want you back? When, I meant when.

Anonymous said...

Hey Doug! Hows it going?

Kyahgirl said...

ohhh cowgirl-zinger.

I clicked on that sneaky mallo factor and found a scaredy cat kelly trying to avoid a male/female skirmish.
come out and play O'Ceallaigh!!

oh and Doug, your definition; you do yourself a disservice. surely, the plagiarist is of high intelligence and good taste, otherwise the scintillating company wouldn't keep gathering 'round!

Anonymous said...

See? (Brushes away wisps of smoke.) Just like I told you, son. Now will you listen when I tell you about the wages of skin?

The amoeba said...


Omnipotent Poobah said...

Malefactor - Gay TV counter-programming against the O'Reilly Factor.

Doug The Una said...

Anonymous, thanks for asking. I quote you all the time.

Cowgirl, this is why you should be president.

Yeah, Kyahgirl, I noticed that. What a betrayal. I guess global warming is fake after all.

Haha, O Ceallaigh. I think you're still blowing smoke.

Poobah, Malefactor 360?

Kyahgirl said...

just checking back and noticed your have a 'Wednesday Guest Rehabilitation' Department? What an innovative new feature. How do you decide who needs to be rehabiliated or is it strictly voluntary? :-)

Kyahgirl said...

p.s. (sorry to be a pest) but the link to the book goes to a URL that blogger can't find. The amazon link goes to air coolers. interesting. ok, I'm done.

Jamie Dawn said...

Malefactor: A maleficent male.

Femalefactor: A magnificent female.

The amoeba said...

Smoke on the water, and fire in the sky. And don't bogart that joint, my friend.

Speaking of which, the Flatfish Support Group is meeting at Meta Mor Phosis Hall next Tuesday at 7:30. Be there or be bilaterally symmetrical.

This is where I find out if there's a Wednesday Guest Death Row.

Rio said...

committing a crime? last night i was repremanded by an officer of the law for running the bases at a local baseball field in my underwear. i however saw no punishment as i am fairly charming..... ah the weeks seem to come and go so quickly.

Ariel the Thief said...

so the officer was a malefactor, I think?

Doug The Una said...

Kyahgirl, whoever gets famous, I take credit for. I fixed the links.

O Ceallaigh, Deep Purple and Little Feat at once. Who says scientists are all nerds?

Rio, I imagine you're especially charming in your underwear.

Too funny, Ariel.

Cowgirl, in 2008 when I look at my Ballot and see Frist on the first line and Clinton on the second line, I am so writing in "Cowgirl"

Minka said...

I´ve got nothin'!

The Village Idiot said...

Male, fact or? You fill in the blank

Anonymous said...


Holy Crackers you have stumped me once again... dog-on-it!!!

Bet you didn't know there is a band called Malefactor... now did ya?

The amoeba said...

Careful, hound dog, you're dating yourself. Next thing I know, you'll be breaking out in doo-wop. Sweet young things like Shayna won't have a clue what you're talking about.

I've been promising myself (and several other people over at that I would blog about my weekend in a JazzSchool reggae band ...

Some days you get up and put the horn to your chops and it sounds pretty good and you win. Some days you try and nothing works and the horn wins. This goes on and on and then you die and the horn wins.

   - Dizzy Gillespie

Kyahgirl said...

thanks for fixing the links Doug. That book sounds mighty interesting. you know have this book OCD problem...I might have to check it out.

Doug The Una said...

Minka, if you want I'll come up with an example or two for you.

Village Idiot, Village Idiot

Why no, Shayna, I did not know that.

O Ceallaigh, great quote and I'll look forward to that post. I don't date myself.

Great a4g. Speaking of which, my neighbor's dandelions are spreading. Back. Verminous baptists, anyhow.

Kyahgirl, I ordered mine. Go ahead, give a click when your husband is fixing the truck or something.

Oh, Actonbell. An art critic. That was my pleasure, I just call them like I see them, even if I did censor out, well, you know.

Logophile said...

After yesterday I think you just about could qualify for a definition today, but you are so sweet and cuddly, I won't say it.
Happy Weekend, Doug!

Lila said...

I was gonna say somethin' 'bout the femalefactor but TLP beat me. That TLP