Tuesday, May 29, 2007


JEALOUS, adj. Unduly concerned about the preservation of that which can be lost only if not worth keeping.

2007 Update: Resentful of the merely envious.


Minka said...


*points at everybody*

Ariel the Thief said...

Doug, in this sensitive age I'm in I need models to follow but you're slowly getting lazier than myself...

jealous, one living in the howling heart of evil.

Mutha said...

jealous: when I was little I thought this had something to do with jelly.

Minka said...

jealous,v. a mirror to low self esteem, self-deception at its best

The Old Mule said...

jealous: Verlaine, London, 1873. See Rimbaud.

Anonymous said...

heh -- thanks Mutha ; )

Jealous: Bitter gelatinous glaze made from sour grapes and/or rotten apples. Colors range from jaundiced yellow to mad-as-hell red, but most often found in various shades of green.

Unknown said...

Q: How do you eat a green monster?
A: Wait till he ripens and then eat him

have I said this before? *walks off in a daze*

rixdbkao: everyone's jealous of karma because she reigns as Verifier Queen, aooooo!

Anonymous said...

Jealous: a monster unleashed that refuses to get back on the leash or listen to reason

TLP said...

Jealous: Describing love wearing dark glasses.

Or as someone said: Love may be blind, but jealousy sees too much. Dunno who.

Mother Theresa said...

Jealousy, n. The feeling some people have when their spouse spends too much time blogging. Also, what you feel when you come across a blog that's better than yours. Otherwise known as blog-envy.

Doug The Una said...

Minka, I could have been first. I just chose not to. *scowl*

Ariel, if you're looking for role models among bloggers your fate is your own fault.

Quilly, you're thinking of auto-erotic asphyxia. It's very similar.

Mutha, there has to be a good knock knock joke in that.

A see-through mirror, Minka?

Mule, does the phrase "tore down a la Rimbaud" mean anything to you?

Neva, it's sweet to the one not eating it.

Karma, Queen of Verifiers, I bet you told that wrong.

Pia, that's because it isn't at the collar end of the leash.

TLP, I know who but a gentleman never kisses and tells.

Theresa, does that have anything to do with macaroni?

Mutha said...

Here's a try Doug -- with a little change in the sweet of choice.

Knock, knock
Who's there?
Jello who?

Anonymous said...

JEALOUS, adj. The state of one who is moved to conserve that which he has already lost.

Indolentio loved his ease,
To do whatever he might please.
But he was not forever still.

For nothing made him e'er so zealous,
As some one or thing that made him jealous.
Then he labored with a will.

But when you base your work on such,
You must pay twice for half as much.
Thus it is written, type or quill.

His fortune Indie might have kept;
But as it was, it came and went.
He's working for McDonald's, Bill.

     - Po'boy Gates

Sar said...

Jealous: It's not that easy being green.

Like Veri Queen Karma, I have a feeling I've left this comment here before.

Anonymous said...

Knock, Knock.

Who's there?


Jealous, who?

When it comes to puns, sometimes ja win, sometimes jealous.

(yeah -- that pun was as bad as this stupid cold i've been nursing for the past 4 days. oy.)

Doug The Una said...

Mutha, I think we're on the road. How about "Jealous you don't have pudding?" as a last line.

Amoeba, Bierce is proud of you. Me too.

Sar, there's nothing wrong or new about envying your earlier self.

Neva, send your address. I'll have some chicken soup delivered.

Julie Goes to Hollywood said...

"And you can trust me not to think, and not to sleep around. If you dont expect too much from me, you might not be let down."
From "Hey Jealousy," by the Gin Blossoms. I was just listening to it on the treadmill and thought of you. Oh and also of jelly and Jell-O, natch.

Indeterminacy said...

Jealous: How you feel when everyone has a definition for Doug's word but you.

Tom & Icy said...

nudging Dusty out of the way to get my head under the hand

Doug The Una said...

Thanks, Julie and good of you to drop by. Those are pretty low-cal fantasies for a treadmill.

Or me, Indie. We can fake it together.

Haha, Icy. Willie has the same habit.

Actonbell, jealousy is such a passive displeasure. Try resentment next time.

Ariel the Thief said...

Indie, it is easier to find definitions for Doug's words than you!