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7 minutes ago, buglips*the*goblin said:

 

Based on the data from Forza Motorsport I am an excellent driver when presented with no traffic and a clear LoS at 150 mph plus.  

 

I keep saying I could get us to Reapercon wayyyy faster, but for some stoopid reason Guindy would rather not.    

 

I don't see how that could possibly go wrong:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciUV77AzIB4

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9 hours ago, Sanael said:

Yeah....I have a bunch of outdoor performances this weekend. The audiences will have shade, but we actors? Not so much. This heat wave is not my friend.

Good luck and drink some water!

 

5 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

Behave, don't burn down the thread ( Put down that lighter @Chaoswolf I saw that!) Be nice to each other and keep an eye on M.E.O.W. And R.I.B.B.I.T!

Hmmm, maybe I should leave a guard behind.

 

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I don't know what you're talking about.:devil:

 

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I hope you get some good news about Lucy, @Crowley.

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5 hours ago, Crowley said:

Rough night last night.

 

Lucy had a seizure at around 2:15, and then another at 6. She's been at the emergency vet since then. She's 13, and... And I'm really worried.

 

And I'm currently sitting at work, being rather unproductive. Waiting for a call. The very said no news is good news, so... Yay... 

 

Hopefully everything will work out for yah. Never a good thing to have take family to medical.

 

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24 minutes ago, buglips*the*goblin said:

 

Based on the data from Forza Motorsport I am an excellent driver when presented with no traffic and a clear LoS at 150 mph plus.  

 

I keep saying I could get us to Reapercon wayyyy faster, but for some stoopid reason Guindy would rather not.    

The operative words being in boldface.

Too many possibilities for the low/non-existent skill-set vehicle operators to put you in a situation that would tax even your skill-set.

GEM

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8 hours ago, PaganMegan said:

Grump has at least two songs about that. <_<

Eric Bogle's Do You Know Any Dylan

Spoiled because long set of lyrics -



At the age of nineteen, I was young, I was keen,
And I had just one burning ambition:
To be a folksinger, a dope-smoking swinger
Sing songs that were steeped in tradition.


So I bought a guitar and I practiced real hard
I wasn't much good, but I was willin',
'Til to my chagrin, my girlfriend came in
And she said: "Can you sing any Dylan?"

 

I said, "No! No! A thousand times no!
I'd rather see my lifeblood spillin'.
I'll sing anything, even 'God Save The King,'
But I just won't sing any Bob Dylan. "

 

And with my guitar I traveled real far,
Trying to gain recognition.
I sung "The Wild Rover" from Dundee to Dover,
In pubs, clubs and in seaman's missions.


I traveled the road for seven long years,
My pace, it really was killin'.
And everywhere I went, from Gwydir  to Qwent ,
They would say, "Can you sing any Dylan? "

 

I'd say, "No! No! A thousand times no!
I'd rather see my lifeblood spillin'.
I'll sing anything, even 'God Save The King,'
But I just won't sing any Bob Dylan. "

 

Well, I struggled on, but the magic was gone,
I only had a deep sense of failure.
I thought then I'd go to where all failures go,
So I boarded a ship for Australia.


When I landed at Sydney, the sun it shone down
On a view that was lovely and thrillin',
'Til spotting my case, with a smile on his face,
Customs said: "Can you sing any Dylan, -- mate?"

 

I said, "No! No! A thousand times no! [HEAVY AUSTRALIAN ACCENT]
I'd rather see my lifeblood spillin'.
I'll sing anything, even 'God Save The King,'
But I just won't sing any Bob Dylan."

 

And ever since then, again and again,
I've been asked the same bloody question.
And I usually reply, in me own quiet way,
With a totally indecent suggestion.


But the last straw came one night at a Sydney motel,
Where I had a young girl who was willin'.
As she took off her dress she said, "I'll say yes
If only you sing some Bob Dylan, -- big boy."

 

I said, "Hang on a second!"

I said, "No! No! A thousand times no!
I'd rather see my lifeblood spillin'.
I'll sing anything, even 'God Save The King,'
But I just won't sing any Bob Dylan. "

 

But I tell you, my friend, that was the end
Of all my traditional aspirations.
If bein' a folkie was gonna cut off my nookie
There was one way to end my frustration.


The next night I sang at my local folk club,
Where the audience as usual was millin',
'Til I took off my coat and I ruptured my throat
And I sang just like Bob Dylan:

 

[IMITATES DYLAN:] "Come, gather round, people, wherever you roam...[etc.]
[FIRST VERSE OF "The Times They Are A-Changin'"]

 

Well, the audience went wild, mens, womens and childs,
And they clapped 'til their raw hands were bleedin'.
And they said, so to speak, that my style was "unique,"
And just what the Australian folk scene was needin'.


So all you young folkies who bash out a chord,
If you want to attain the top billin',
Just murder good prose and sing through your nose
And then you'll sing just like Bob Dylan.
[IMITATES DYLAN AGAIN].

 

The Auld Grump - the other song is Singing Through Your Nose....

Edited by TheAuldGrump
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23 minutes ago, Dr.Bedlam said:

 

Do NOT get me started on Marion Zimmer Bradley. I would say more, but Ladystorm or someone would just lop it off and chide me for poor judgment and creative use of expletives.

Fandom has issues... from top to bottom. Thankfully there's a serious effort to see those issues addressed. 

 

Lucy seems to be responding well to treatment. They're gonna keep her overnight for further monitoring, but she should come home tomorrow. Unfortunately the tests that have been run haven't identified a cause, so the likeliest options are stroke or brain tumor. We're going to meet with a neurologist next week to discuss options and potential treatments. Until then, she'll be on anti seizure meds. Thank you all for the well wishes. :wub: It's appreciated. 

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2 minutes ago, TheAuldGrump said:


And she said: "Can you sing any Dylan?"

 

 

"Rage, rage against the dying of the light! ..."

 

:B):

 

2 minutes ago, Crowley said:

Fandom has issues... from top to bottom. Thankfully there's a serious effort to see those issues addressed. 

 

Not that I've seen, but maybe it's a regional thing.

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16 minutes ago, Green Eyed Monster said:

The operative words being in boldface.

Too many possibilities for the low/non-existent skill-set vehicle operators to put you in a situation that would tax even your skill-set.

GEM

 

I contain my vehicular hooning about to the vidya.  But, when I'm doing the Nurburgring Nordschleife I do like to pretend there's somebody in the passenger seat in full panic mode screaming we're going to die.

 

*pfft*   Fully 10% of the course has guardrails.  It's fine.  

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5 minutes ago, Doug Sundseth said:

 

Not that I've seen, but maybe it's a regional thing.

Most of the Cons I'm familiar with have instituted strong codes of conduct, and are either following them, or getting blasted online about not following them. Guests are refusing to attend if there isn't a code of conduct that directly addresses these issues, and in at least one big con I know about, in the opening ceremony they make point to bring it up, right along side the 5-2-1 rule (Sleep, food, shower). 

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8 hours ago, Pingo said:

 

He’s a total sweetheart irl and he’s super supportive.

 

Have you read “Terminal Alliance,” the first book in his Janitors of the Apocalypse series? It’s hilarious.

I highly recommend buying his books - his wife is currently undergoing Chemo, buying his books is a good, and enjoyable, way to help.

 

The Auld Grump

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Pizza and a beer is definitely the right choice for tonight. We'll see if it ends up being a 2 beer night. 

 

No D&D tomorrow. Not much going on this weekend at all except watching the girls and keeping cool. Gonna try to catch up on my D&D session reports, and get in some hobby time. 

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D&D tonight was cancelled. The DM said he didn't have time to prepare properly, so we're going to try and make it up next Saturday with a longer session. So I'll work an overtime shift, get home with just enough time to shower and change, then head over to a game.

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2 hours ago, Crowley said:

Pizza and a beer is definitely the right choice for tonight. We'll see if it ends up being a 2 beer night. 

 

No D&D tomorrow. Not much going on this weekend at all except watching the girls and keeping cool. Gonna try to catch up on my D&D session reports, and get in some hobby time. 

Or maybe it isn't canceled? Looks like I've got at least 2 players interested. 

 

Tonight's music selection: "... And Justice for Jason"

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