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.
Friday, September 21, 2007
ME, pro. The objectionable case of I. The personal pronoun in English has three cases, the dominative, the objectionable and the oppressive. Each is all three.
me - The person about whom all is about.
I am sorry but I'm afraid we are not introduced to each other.
Me, Myself and I were third. That's just not good enough for me but better than not placing at all.
i always suspected this place was all about me
me,pro: the biggest concept of all and ultimately the most important one. Thank goodness it is "I" that is the subject for ME...anybody else would get bored waddling in MY depth. We are our very own mysteries, novels and history books. A book we will see unfolding from beginning to end, and even though we don't like where it's going at some point, we have to read on.
If somebody has read my life story, please don't tell me what's happening tomorrow, I like to be surprised :)
Even the gnat thinks it's the center of the universe until it gets swatted.
Great Bierce definition, and an even greater update from Doug.
Me: ...a name...I call...my-self...
if I was a cat, I'd say its all about me...but I'm a dog so I can't say that. Speaking of dogs, did you ever notice that Icy's avatar winks? How long has this been going on. Maybe I am a cat after all, I didn't notice, too busy being the center of the universe and all :-)
Me: I resemble that remark.
(Icy's been winkin' a long time kyahgirl.)
The omnipotent I, Poobah?
Ariel, I'll introduce you next time I'm in Budapest.
Third, fourth and fifth, Jenn. Not bad.
Since day one, Karma.
Joel, i.e. Rubber. The Dodgers are contagious, aren't they?
Minka, okay but don't forget to buy a lottery ticket.
Icy, the hand is a jealous world.
os wollof ot eton a, Al
Kyah, ever since the gnat landed in Icys eye and started giving orders.
Not at all, TLP. You look nothing like me.
Me, me, me, me...
Just warming up me voice box to say...
Doug...once again, the boys in blue have dashed my dreams to their death on the rocks below. Go Phillies cause misery loves company.
ME pro. the I expert.
Oh, and the center of the umeverse, as in, "the earth revolves around ...".
And thank you, Dawg, for letting it be all about me today. That is as it should be.
Me!!! everyones favorite subject.
...that will bring us back to d'oh...!
(i was gonna write it backwards
but i'm not that hip...)
I had a boyfriend from ME once upon a time...
Me: the one person who is NOT you -- or anyone else. ; )
me me me me... don't mind, me folks, i'm just warming up, in hopes i can come back with something better and/or more original, later on in the day.
ME, n. The only note a tenor is really interested in singing.
Luciano Pavarotti 1936 - 2007
ME: the one who didn't take time to read anyone else's comments, and managed to say the exact same thing as Joel. d'oh!*
ME: the state who's motto is "Dirigo" (I lead) -- and is also home to Bar Harbor, a lovely place the one who gets to be married to Joel will eventually wind up living, with Joel. (assuming he plays his cards right and/or stops taking my comments.) ; )
*just sayin'... when will i learn to read ALL the comments before rushing to publish my own? dammit anyway, i hate when my ADD gets the best of me.
Joel, I feel for you. This has been an amazing implosion. The city of Los Angeles shares your pain.
And as it always is, Quill.
Mo'a, I preferr to talk about Paloma.
JJ, hip is the head of the sideways.
Terry, I didn't know that but excellent example.
Neva, I am so me. Wait, let me check the toe tags.
Resquiat in pace, Luciano.
Whoops, Neva. Maybe start with those by your husband? Interesting coincidence. Is "not you" something he says in his sleep, maybe?
me: a dirty dog in a mule suit
tawkin' to ME??? hah! surely you jest, Shirley. (can't imagine why you're still single...) ; )
In answer to yesterday's theological question,
ME and MY bohunkus are one - a single creation of God's divine handiwork which he has temporarily loaned me until the day of my demise, in which he will take over my lease.
i suppose it just depends
which way you're standing...
moi? mich? mim? я? 私? εγώ? xoxo
Oh Joel, I was so glad to hear you were better, and those blue boys... Get better soon!
Old Mule, just a little salt and marjoram and YOU will taste good.
Mule, why would a dirty dog want to hide his light under a bushel?
Sar, channeling Miss Piggy? You?
Jamie Dawn, The Holy Lease is kind of good theology. Have you considered seminary?
JJ, The hip don't stand they sway, according to my information. But, you know Jazz people.
More than a few, I think, Actonbell, though some have moved to Hawaii.
Ariel, I notice there's no garlic in your recipe.
Me: Yes it was, today, along with Doug and my wife.
M.E.: over the course of my career, i've won 7. (get it? m. e.??) not that i think that makes me special... or does it?
just need to say again how FABUOUS Al's "reading" was. wow, Al, you did good! oh, and Doug, ignoring me only serves to bolster my contention that your so-called "people skills" are the very thing getting in the way of your ability to have and/or enjoy a long-term/"good" relationship. just sayin'... ; )
Al, you magnificent bastard.
Indeed you did, Neva. It's a credit to the wisdom of the emmys. And, Neva, look at the time signatures. We cross-posted, I didn't ignore you. But, as always, thanks for the feedback. xoxo
as for "ignoring", um, ME? heh heh -- i was just being silly. that said, how did you NOT mock me for misspelling my compliment to Al 'n Margie?? 'FABUOUS'?? what's wong wit me? yeesh. (don't tell the folks who pass out those awards how "challenged" i am, they might want' em back). : )
Neva, I think you're safe. I'm pretty sure there's no Emmy for literacy.
whew! *wipes brow* for a minute there, i was worried. ; )
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