Tuesday, December 19, 2006


DEMENTED, adj. The melancholy mental condition of one whose arguments we are unable to answer.

2006 Update: Corruptible at too high a price. Feverishly unmoved.


Anonymous said...

I must be demented to come here everyday.

Minka said...

I know, I know! Harry Potter *she screams at the top of her lungs*.

Dementors, who guard the prizon of Azkaban, they suck the life right out of you, buy giving you the kiss of death. Scary stuff. They float around in black robes too and that is never a good sign! Now excuse me, while I go and turn on teh lights in this house, scared myself a bit there!

Anonymous said...

demented description used to identify any West Coast native who would actually be up and on the web earlier than Doug's post.

Whare you been? You're late!

Anonymous said...

Ha! Doug -- that posting time is a lie! I've long suspected such. This morning I saw with my own eyes!

Minka said...

Yes quilly, he was late and someone else was a bit too early!

Sar said...

"So it's sorta social, demented and sad, but social. Right?"

- Breakfast Club

Hmmm, who knew the infamous words scribed by '80s guru John Hughes would so aptly apply to my Intellectual Playground here if not The Brawl as well nearly 12 years after the fact.

The amoeba said...


1. One who has acquired tangible evidence of having lost his mind. A Ph.D., for example.

2. A denizen of the West Coast who is up before dawn and blames it on the East Coast. See EASTERN STANDARD TRIBE.

Anonymous said...

Demented: how I feel in the mall...
it is not enough that I do my own shopping....I also do my Mother and Father's shopping.

Maybe not so demented, I am getting very nice things from them...so they are the ones that must be demented :)

Anonymous said...

Demented: logic, artistically crafted in half-baked noodles; clarity, provided by a thick fog; brilliance, cast by a cracked bulb.*

*not to be confused with the lovely glow cast by my "MUCH brighter than 60 watt" NBFF...

Doug The Una said...

Brian, it seems likely considering the company you keep.

Minka, brrr.

Quill, it's a lie but not mine. I think blogger time stamps when you start the post instead of when you publish. Some days, like today, the fauna I live with distract me while I'm typing and it takes a while before I remember I didn't finish.

Minka your comment was longer. Co-first?

Sar, that is apt.

O Ceallaigh, that reminds me of an Okie mechanic who was a great friend. He used to say "I'm perfectly sane and I have the papers to prove it."

Mo'a, sounds shrewd to me.

Nice work, Puppybrose!

Anonymous said...

Actually Minka, since you missed yesterday I figured you were out riding Spa. But then I saw your comment on yesterday's word, so you were first. :)

Beautiful card you made. Thank you. (((hugs)))

Charlene Amsden said...

Brian -- there are a couple of other clues that might lead to that diagnosis. :)

OC -- are you questioning my sanity? And I am not blaming my condition on the East Coast. My focus is much, much more narrow than that.

Mo'a -- you shop for someone else? [shudder] You deserve great gifts.

Anonymous said...

Ha! No way I can beat Brian's first comment. (Nice work, Brian! And, Doug, another real good word.)

Anonymous said...

Demented: Pushing the rock up the hill again, and again, and again.

Anonymous said...

Immediately thought of Dr. Demento.

FelineFrisky said...

Oooo! I know! It's a candy cane without the stripe - oh, that's DE-minted! Oops! D :P

Charlene Amsden said...

Joel -- my fav Dr. Demento tne went something like -- oh, oh, I can't tell you here. Doug might -- and Walela would take offense. Never mind.

TLP said...

Being demented is a perfectly rational response to this insane world.

TLP said...

Oh, Quilly! I just read your little song. Bad girl. But fun. And it's better to be fun than good. Just sayin'.

Anonymous said...

Hi Doug,

I just had to jump in here. Just because we share and share alike does not make me distressed or demented. In fact, I would say that I am normal. Sort of, kinda, maybe. *sighs*

Demented:Finding out late in life that you are not who you thought you were.

Sassy Dewy



Just what are the benefits due a former guest? Card, watch special pen?

Charlene Amsden said...

TLP -- I thought I hid that link well. You have a good eye for detail.

The amoeba said...

Bad girl indeed, Q. And here I went and suppressed my long-standing addiction to standing under the smogberry trees. I didn't want people to think I am any more demented than they already know me to be.

Funny Five, anyone?

Doug The Una said...

Quill, I've noticed your attention isn't purely lexicography lately. Odd.

Al, I bet everyone will have something to say about it, which is a form of dementia itself. Try again?

Mule, Franz Kafka once wrote "Sisyphus was a bachelor." Not sure what it means, but its apt anyway.

Joel, I'm glad the man who made "Fish Heads" popular is remembered.

Good pun, Diane. I was kind of waiting for that.

Quill, we are not amused.

TLP, that was good advice for the good Ms. Quilly. I think she can use it.

Dewy, I'm not sure its normal to share, but it is blessed I'm told. Did I forget your link? Correction's due, then.

Quilly, I found it, too. I hope you hide the little gold stars better.

O Ceallaigh, nice rhyme.

Uh, well, yeah, Puppy, kinda, actually.

Anonymous said...

Demented? Oh this one is way to easy considering what I have to work with in here.

Anonymous said...

You may have noticed that next to the word "Demented" in the dictionary is a picture of the Cheesemeister and/or her bat avatar.

Anonymous said...

Demented:1) a government that still believes it's wanted, needed and can do anything they want
2) Doug manipulating his stories while on vacation

Anonymous said...

Oh, Minka, I forgot about the dementors! How could I? That reminds me, it's back to work tomorrow. Today inertia, tomorrow, dementia.

(I'm back. yay)

Anonymous said...

Oh, Minka, I forgot about the dementors! How could I? That reminds me, it's back to work tomorrow. Today inertia, tomorrow, dementia.

(I'm back. yay)

Anonymous said...

Oh, Minka, I forgot about the dementors! How could I? That reminds me, it's back to work tomorrow. Today inertia, tomorrow, dementia.

(I'm back. yay)

Anonymous said...

Oh, Minka, I forgot about the dementors! How could I? That reminds me, it's back to work tomorrow. Today inertia, tomorrow, dementia.

(I'm back. yay)

Anonymous said...

You can say that, again. Where's the little garbage can?

Charlene Amsden said...

Doug -- My attention isn't purely lexicography lately? I have no idea what you're talking about.

[whistles innocently]

Oh, and I'll apologize for that not so hidden link as soon as I work up a little guilt.

[more whistling]

Anonymous said...

K, Doug, here goes...

Demented: the first half of my shrink's "Spa-for-your-Brain" two-step makeover.

The second half, applied immediately after: remented.

Anonymous said...

Al, is the step that lead you there - fer-mented?

Doug, I know that's not defining demented, but it may be as close as I can come right now.

TLP said...

Demented: I was just about to type that demented was a condition of those who NEVER caught on to "the game." But, I'm not like that.

Oh! Wait! Am I like that? Naw. Not me. I'm not corruptible at any price. I am, however, feverishly unmoved. So, I'm half-demented. Not the same as half-witted. Not at all. I'm entirely witted. Or entirely unwitted. Either way, definitely not half-witted.

Minka said...

Actonbell, reading "Oh Minka!" like for times in a row was a blast:) Was it good for you too? LOL

Mike said...

That's me to a tee!

Doug The Una said...

Jenna, right, and one of the many reasons I appreciate you is I bet you didn't think of sex with werewolves.

Cheesemeister, you're on my "Demented" Successories poster, too.

Pia, talk to Goldennib and Al about that. I had nothing to do with the story and little enough with the war on terror.

Actonbell, your return deserves a five gun salute, I think. Congratulating Minka can't be overdone either.

Quilly, I do believe you're giddy,

Al, that explains how I got cemented.

G, you may be closer than you think.

TLP, you may be prevented.

Minka, this is why there're webcams.

Mike, so I hear. You still up for a guest post?

tsduff said...

Demented: A "ment" julip in which the "ment" has been removed. (no enjoy-ment there now, is there?)

Anonymous said...

Did you have to use that word so close to the holiday?

demented: the word which should be used to describe the ancient phenomena which tries to squeeze its fat ass down my chimney every year.

Charlene Amsden said...

Doug -- more like manic-depressive, but my dementia should level out in a couple of weeks

Anonymous said...

Harmlessly passing your time in the grassland away
Only dimly aware of a certain unease in the air
You better watch out
There may be dogs about
I've looked over Jordan and I have seen
Things are not what they seem.

What do you get for pretending the danger's not real
Meek and obedient you follow the leader
Down well trodden corridors into the valley of steel
What a surprise!
A look of terminal shock in your eyes
Now things are really what they seem
No, this is no bad dream.

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want
He makes me down to lie
Through pastures green he leadeth me the silent waters by
With bright knives he releaseth my soul
He maketh me to hang on hooks in high places
He converteth me to lamb cutlets
For lo,m he hath great power and great hunger
When cometh the day we lowly ones
Through quiet reflection and great dedication
Master the art of karate
Lo, we shall rise up
And then we'll make the bugger's eyes water.

Bleeding and babbling we fell on his neck with a scream
Wave upon wave of DEMENTED avengers
March cheerfully out of obscurity into the dream.

Have you heard the news?
The dogs are dead!
You better stay home
And do as you're told
Get out of the road if you want to grow old.


I may not make it back before Christmas... So Here is My Seasons Greetings a little early.... "Happy Holiday's my dear Doug"!!! :)~

Doug The Una said...

Terry, I guess that's the wrong way to make a virgin cocktail, but a good experi-ment.

Alice, what better time?

Quill, sure looks like giddiness.

Ohhh, Shayna, welcome back and with a track from Animals. That was my album in High School

Anonymous said...

huh. I thought Blogger was demented, but it's just out of its beta. Let's see if I'm a little teapot again...

Oh, man, I'd rather have five more days off than the five gun salute. Not to sound ungrateful, or anything.

mireille said...

isn't it a liqeur used to make that crazy grasshopper drink? Creme de mented? xoxo

Alana said...

Can you believe that none of the voices in my head are demented?

Miz BoheMia said...

Oh this is hard for bohemians, HARD I TELL YOU! All I can say is I can name names... oh yes!

But to name or not to name, now that is the question! Hmmmm.....

Miz BoheMia said...

Hard as in hard to bite the bohemian tongue... ay on the unfinished thoughts!

And sometimes all one has to do is look up above for the answers to life's questions on dementia...

Anonymous said...

demented: lacking ment.

Charlene Amsden said...

demented 4:25 a.m., waiting for your Wednesday post

Doug The Una said...

Actonbell, short and stout becomes you.

It's also my favorite flavor at Baskin-Robbins, Mireille. You can never get it anymore.

Not really, Squaregirl.

Miz B, your restraint is always an appreciated surprise.

Cindra, having bad breath?

Sergeant Quill, I did my best.