Redefining misanthropy for a fresh generation. Standard posts begin with a definition from Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary followed by a modern adjustment. Miscellany on Wednesday and storytelling on Saturday.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
GLOOM, n. The mental condition produced by a minstrel, the funny column of a newspaper, a hope in heaven and a devil's dictionary.
2007 Update: The taciturn state preceding disappointment.
Gloom: Reality setting in that I am no longer on a balcony overlooking the Ligurian Sea, but instead expected to be soon to work at my desk within a few hours.
Gloom: The guy standing next to the Bride?
(careful how you respond to that one, Joel!) ; )
"Gloom, despair, and agony on me. Deep dark depression, excessive mis-er-ry. If it weren't for bad luck I'd have no luck at all. Gloom, despair, and agony on me."
Anybody remember that little TV ditty?
Good one puppy! Oh, yeah Joel! Hee Haw! No gloom on that show. (Nice side step of Neva's answer too.)
Gloom rhymes with bloom, and blooms dispel gloom. How can we be gloomy in our world of plenty? Only the Dawg knows.
Gloom: Political slang for a President's first term. (The second is called Doom.)
Gloom: dead center on an emotional scale from "Glee" to "Doom".
TLP: i'm more of a "bloom"-focused person, too! and you're right about Joel's sly little side-step. what's up with that? ; )
Yeah, Joel, I remember it at that was going to be my comment! That leaves me nothing to say but: Joe Btfsplk
Alright, now I really am gloomy. My verifier is qpigsy. Dawg if your site can't be civil I am not coming back!
Gloom? What a dreary and depressing word.
Dang! I'm having a really bad day and this is the word? I come here for a little spice and I get the gloom? Oy! I wish I had at bed at work -- I would pull the covers over my head.
come on people, lighten up! Gloom, is just one O beyond Glom. Glom is what a happy reader does when they discover a new author to love and they glom their backlist. Joy!!
whenever i see a red door, i want to paint it black
neva, i just loooove you!(didn't know you had a lisp) :))
rorglfzh: roaring with glee over fish
no colors anymore, I want them to turn black
Neva, your first definition is hilarious! the good answer of the husband should be that he married to put an end to his life as a gloom. ;)
Terry, Liguria's loss is our gain. Welcome home.
Neva, that won't be topped, I don't think. Congratulations!
Joel, it's the anthem of White Sox Nation, right?
TLP, it just takes discipline.
Al, those could be trimesters, too. Womb, gloom and doom.
Neva, this here blogger received both of your comments simultaneously. My guess is he hasn't read yours and if he has will pretend not to.
Quilly, the verifier referred to me.
Jenna, that's the difference between us. "Romance" does that for me.
Mutha, if you come here for good cheer the problem isn't with the selection. Sorry to hear, though.
Sar, you have an itch, don't you?
Karma, when I think of 60s music I want you to show up.
Ariel, I didn't know Depeche Mode covered that song. I'll tell you this: Both my brother and brother-in-law were married cliffside. I'd have chosen differently.
I know, you married two dogs. :)
If you are dyslexic you could read bloom.
anyone who has married two dogs, especially such sweet dogs as Willie and Walela, is looking forward to a life with no gloom!
Doom and Gloom for 587 more days.
i. need. a. cigar.
Gloom: ...and the one following denial.
Haha, Neva had such great ones today, glad I stopped in and got a chuckle.
You're such a romantic Doug.
Ariel, it's called a Menage a paw.
Nessa, if you were dyslexic you could dear moola.
Thank you, Kyah! Unless you're a rabbit.
Karen, I shoulda known you were counting. Cuban?
Right, G, there in the middle of it all.
Jenna, they don't call me the Valentino of my species for nothing.
Yikes, Actonbell. Have one on me.
Gloom: horse faced due to lack of truffles
oh why don´t you just nail some fog to a wall?!
Douglas, are you calling me old? *grrrrrrr* guess you've been married to those dogs for too long
oh well, que sera sera
ariel: i watched the girls walk by dressed in their summer clothes
Gloom... Watching G loom?
Bwa bwa bwaaaaa....
*bohemian falls flat on her face but be WARNED! No laughing at her 'cause she curses like a sailor and then some*
Bwa bwa bwaaaaa...
Jamie Dawn, to be horse-faced over injustice is a fair thing.
Minka, it will never work.
No, Karma, I was calling you retro cool. I have to turn my head until the darkness goes.
Hermana, I'm stifling the laughter.
Gloom: co-conspirator of Doom(r). Together the two are responsible somehow for every teenager who's ever gone postal
Karma, and mother needs something today to calm her down.
Wombat, that's probably true. We need better glooms and dooms.
Ariel, how come you dance so good?
Well I mean that's what get's blamed for it. Call me blind but I don't think a ten year old video game is causing kids to kill
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