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, October 15, 2010
IMPLACABLE, adj. Not to be appeased without a large sum of money.
2010 Update: Indivertably committed to one's course, as a man at supper.
Implacable: Looking through the locked windows of the closed Funnel Cake shoppe.
I am miffed by not being able to figure out the 'at supper' update.
For sure supper is the evening meal but I can't get past that.
Terry, that's really funny. I did kind of perseverate there on Navy Pier, didn't I? For other readers, you may recall the get together we all had in Chicago a few years back to which Terry, Bear and I actually showed up. The three of us went for a walk over to Navy Pier and the topic of midwestern fairs came up and I revealed that my one true love is the funnel cake. There, on the pier, in the capital of the midwest was a funnel cake kiosk but it was closed and I kept going back to see if it had opened yet even after Terry noticed the sign that it would not open that day.
Jim, I was thinking about when is someone adamant and my answer was when he's already enjoying what he wanted. I also considered "On the couch with the game on."
IMPLACABLE: You can't place your signs there.
Funnel cake in Chicago? Who knew? Pennsylvania Dutch have the best ones.
good night sleep
Self-descriptive for myself. Or a real cat.
2nd the sentiment of TLP. Prefer fc's made by "liberal" Mennonites over those of the true-blue Amish.
As a matter of fact, I do feel better. I find nothing comparable to a comment rant for exorcising one's soul of demons. I also think The Old Mule's comment on Incumbent, which I linked to from one of my comments on Impiety, remains particularly clever --
incumbent: Plato's shadow-maker.
When your eyes are bigger than your stomach that is a problem.
implacable-Teeth without the ability to gather plaque.
Your dentist will love that one!
If I am implacable, does that mean I get a trophy instead? Or just crowned ....
Implacable, nature. Everyone and everything else has a price. :-P
Quilly -- I think you should get a trophy for the spectacular scenery photos you took of Deception Pass at Incumbent.
I had never eaten funnel cake until Mrs. Jim introduced me to them. I don't remember having them in the midwest back when I was young. They are all over the South here.
I'm that way for Runzas. You won't find them very far outside of the midwest. I will drive 200 miles for one and can never get my fill for long.
TLP, I'm imagining a sign with a red circle and slash across a picture of a sign.
Bless, Bear. Don't wake up hungry on the pier is all I can say.
Sauerkraut, I can imagine.
Good news, Karen. I wondered if that was therapeutic.
Cooper, I have found that having eyes bigger than my stomach is a pretty good cure for having eyes bigger than my stomach, although it can take a while to work.
That's funny, Actonbell. I had no idea funnel cakes caused you to grow extra feet. I'm tempted to ask what the asterices are hiding but won't.
Poobah, I can tell him a week from Tuesday.
Quilly, you're a show off.
Ariel, nature has both a price and a carbon footprint. The price is it sometimes holds your head under water. Danger!
Karen, that's a nice compliment. I'm sure you're right.
Wow, Jim. That sounds like a cross between a Maid Rite and a corn dog. I should have invented it.
Let me save you all some time. Runzas is a link to a Jan. 24, 2006 JIM'S LITTLE BLOG post entitled A dilemma of sorts.
I over commented.
Google (Runzas) for complete information about Runza sandwiches.
They originated in Lincoln, Nebraska. Be sure to have one if you are in Nebraska or Kansas.
Jim Dandy to the rescue!
June 21, 2010
GAWBY, n. A Hector A Stuart.
2010 Update: A babbling idiot as identified in an obsolete vocabulary.
June 21, 2010
GAWBY, n. A Hector A Stuart.
the amoeba said ...
Oi mates, reckon the word's part of the lingo in civilised societies. It's a right good word to use for the blokes who run BP, or the ones at the former Minerals Management Service who sold ... er, issued ... their offshore oil drilling permits.
Or maybe it should be used for those blokes who see the pics of all them oil-slicked goony birds, and then get in their land boats and drive 50 miles to the jogging track to get their exercise.
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