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Monday, March 30, 2009

Because Every Monday 8

Should start out with a laugh.

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  • 10 extra hug points if you can name the book and-or film where this quote comes from. ;)

    P.S.: ALMOST back guys. I installed a router, but my speeds are DEVILLISHLY slow. I am talking 56k modem days. And I should have 5 MB up / 500 down!

    I am working on a fix, by hunting down a lot of tips on fora. Don't worry -- I'm around! :)


    By Blogger vbspurs, at Mon Mar 30, 02:00:00 am GMT-4  

  • Was it Coraline?

    I can't wait until you are back for good. I miss you style, I miss your language, I miss your words....

    By Blogger Unknown, at Mon Mar 30, 04:27:00 am GMT-4  

  • Missed ya'! Glad you're still out there. Hope to be hearing more from you before long.

    By Blogger Pete, at Mon Mar 30, 06:42:00 am GMT-4  

  • No clue on the quote. I can't even seem to Google cheat on it, so I'll try a wild-ass guess: Wednesday Addams from one of the Addams family movies?

    What router/NIC did you get?

    By Blogger Starless, at Mon Mar 30, 08:22:00 am GMT-4  

  • Yay! Ur back!

    By Blogger Ms Calabaza, at Mon Mar 30, 09:29:00 am GMT-4  

  • The Glass Menagiere?

    But more important, you're back!

    By Blogger chickelit, at Mon Mar 30, 10:08:00 am GMT-4  

  • Jason Walton to Grandma Walton in of the Waltons' fame (movie, book, TV)....

    Peggy DaValt
    ....who hopes to win the 10 extra hug points for the day!!

    By Blogger Peggy Gero DaValt, at Mon Mar 30, 01:11:00 pm GMT-4  

  • I'd suggest, a sprint wireless card....I live in the hicks of WI and I get great speeds....way better than the 26K that I used to get....

    Peggy :)

    By Blogger Peggy Gero DaValt, at Mon Mar 30, 01:13:00 pm GMT-4  

  • It was about time, mijita!

    By Blogger Ernesto Ariel Suárez, at Tue Mar 31, 03:19:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Please hurry back Victoria. I miss you.

    By Blogger chickelit, at Wed Apr 01, 01:04:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Wal-Mart
    Best Buy

    By Blogger Unknown, at Wed Apr 01, 08:03:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Sounds a bit like a line from "The Great Race." One of the snarly ones uttered by Jack Lemmon as the delightfully evil Professor Fate.

    [while on an iceberg]
    Max: Rise and shine, Professor.

    Professor Fate: "Rise and shine? Rise and Shine? You rise! You shine!"

    And who could forget ...

    Professor Fate: Leslie escaped?
    General: With a small friar.
    Professor Fate: Leslie escaped with a chicken?

    Whena re ya goona get a computer and stop plastering puddy tat images on yer blog?



    By Blogger benning, at Thu Apr 02, 06:34:00 am GMT-4  

  • Did I win?? Did I win?? (imagine me jumping up and down!!)

    By Blogger Peggy Gero DaValt, at Mon Apr 06, 05:38:00 pm GMT-4  

  • No clue about the quote.

    But I do have a good Easter story I heard not so long ago, apparently it is a true story too:

    A single man was living next to a family who had a little girl. The little girl had a white bunny she kept carefully groomed in a hutch in the back yard.

    The single man had a dog, and one day while the family was out, his dog showed up with the dead rabbit in its mouth, covered with dirt.

    "Oh, my gosh!" the man thought, "my dog has gotten into the neighbor's rabbit hutch and killed the little girl's bunny and dragged it over here-- I better cover it up or my neighbors will be furious with me."

    So, he carefully washed all the dirt off of the rabbit's body, and then got out his hair dryer and fluffed all its fur with a hairbrush so it looked well groomed like it always had when he had seen it. The family was still gone, so he carefully crept into the neighbor's yard. The rabbit hutch was there, with the door open, and so he carefully laid the bunny back inside and closed the door, figuring the girl would find it dead and think it must have died from natural causes.

    The neighbors came back, and sure enough after a few minutes the little girl went into the back yard, saw the rabbit and started screaming.

    A little while later the girl's father came and knocked on the single guy's front door.

    "You didn't see anybody poking around in our yard while we were gone, did you?" he asked his neighbor.

    "Uh, no" answered the single man, hoping that he sounded convincing.

    "That's too bad," said the father. "I wonder what kind of a sicko would dig up a little girl's dead rabbit where we had buried it, clean it up and put it back in the hutch!"

    By Blogger Eli Blake, at Fri Apr 10, 02:25:00 am GMT-4  

  • @Eli:

    I heard essentially the same joke a while ago. Interestingly, the version I heard lacked the qualifier "single" describing the man, and the child wasn’t a girl, or even a child, rather just generic neighbors. Now I’m wondering how those embellishments got added (or deleted) and what they mean.
    It's bit like the old child’s game of “telephone".

    By Blogger chickelit, at Fri Apr 10, 05:38:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Well it's clear Victoira does not have an internet addiction like some of us.

    One of our computers was in the shop this last week and my husband, who is not adept on my laptop suffered a type of withdrawal. And he's not the addict in our family!

    Have a blessed Easter Vicotria!

    (Did you catch Althouse and Meade's engagement?)

    By Blogger JAL, at Sat Apr 11, 10:14:00 am GMT-4  

  • Err... maybe Victoria is commuting across the country to get her computer fixed by one of her commenters?

    Something like that worked for Althouse ...

    By Blogger JAL, at Sun Apr 12, 03:08:00 pm GMT-4  

  • No, No, JAL. She's living it up in the Keys. Obama saw the word "sundries", thought it said "industries", figured it probably needed to be controlled by the central government and sent her a multi-billion dollar check.

    By Blogger Starless, at Sun Apr 12, 06:53:00 pm GMT-4  

  • What a glower-puss (the cat in the photo that is).

    But I want my hug points!

    By Blogger chickelit, at Sun Apr 12, 10:12:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Wouldn't that be a coup if Victoria did find someone here like Althouse and Meade did. There are no coincidences.

    I get the hug points, Chicken....*lol* nanananana...*lol*

    And...on a brighter note...the Obamas are going to be getting their "Portie" (a/k/a Portugese Water Dog) and that should make people smile!!

    Thanks, Vic, for asking my opinion of the breed (purebred) vs. nonpurebred. I was flattered.

    Ok....back to taxes....*lol* April 15 is approaching.

    Peggy Gero DaValt

    By Blogger Peggy Gero DaValt, at Mon Apr 13, 10:25:00 am GMT-4  

  • I get the hug points, Chicken....*lol* nanananana...*lol*


    Your Waltons reference may indeed be credible. However, in that case it must derivative of mine.

    I'm sorry, but in a matter of this importance, I cannot take your word for it. The decision must be hers, and hers alone, when and if she returns. Rest assured however, that if the decision should be in your favor, I will bear no grudge against you.

    By Blogger chickelit, at Mon Apr 13, 01:31:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Easter is over sweet Sundries...come back to us!

    By Blogger Ron, at Tue Apr 14, 11:07:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Hopefully Victoria hasn't been detained by Somali Pirates.


    I heard the joke not that long ago, although I heard it in the context of something that had actually happened.

    Oh, well. Maybe we are seeing the birth of an Urban Legend.

    Oh-oh. Word verification: kampf. Spooky, very spooky and disquieting.

    By Blogger Eli Blake, at Wed Apr 15, 02:57:00 am GMT-4  

  • Eli, that's actually a very old joke. One of those that's often best presented as truth. My favorite in that category is the one about Neil Armstrong and his boyhood neighbor.

    By Blogger Starless, at Wed Apr 15, 07:55:00 am GMT-4  

  • I'm just sad, sad, sad, sad. :(

    Oh, where is our sweet Victoria?

    By Blogger chickelit, at Thu Apr 16, 02:36:00 am GMT-4  

  • Lady, this is your ultimatum: show up at once! Chica, lo tuyo ya no tiene nombre...

    By Blogger Ernesto Ariel Suárez, at Thu Apr 16, 09:14:00 am GMT-4  

  • Does anyone think Victoria's absence is tied at all to when she established a Twitter account?! ...and of course Althouse's announcement does make you wonder on that front, but I thought Vic already had a man. I guess all we can do is speculate - that, or hope for a random kitten picture to clarify this AWOL!

    By Blogger Laurie, at Sat Apr 18, 06:02:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Laurie, my understanding about Twitter was that Victoria was using it as a alternate method of communication, not a replacement for blogging. Besides which, she doesn't appear to have tweeted for a couple of weeks anyway.

    It's also my understanding that she has a local boyfriend so it's unlikely she pulled an Althouse. She does appear to be well and truly AWOL from the intertubes unless someone's spotted her somewhere.

    This started as a hardware problem but I'm assuming something else has also happened. Hopefully nothing bad. I'm crossing my fingers and rubbing my rabbit's foot just in case.

    By Blogger Starless, at Sun Apr 19, 07:26:00 am GMT-4  

  • By Blogger chickelit, at Sun Apr 26, 02:25:00 am GMT-4  

  • If Vic were still around she could be following Palin on Twitter!

    By Blogger Ron, at Thu Apr 30, 03:19:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Ron,

    I think Sarah Palin would be following Victoria on Twitter by now too. They'd be DM'ing LOLs to each other!

    By Blogger chickelit, at Fri May 01, 12:52:00 am GMT-4  

  • As I said over at Meadehouse, I fear Victoria has blogger mortis!

    By Blogger Ron, at Fri May 01, 12:58:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Ron: I saw your comment over there. If Palin came back into the spotlight, Victoria wouldn't be able to resist coming back.

    I also get the feeling that she never left us. Maybe we should have a seance here. :)

    By Blogger chickelit, at Fri May 01, 02:12:00 pm GMT-4  

  • I will sit in a virtual Beer Hall, getting sloshed, singing Old War Songs between sauerkraut and sausage sessions until Victoria returns. This will bring her back!

    By Blogger Ron, at Sat May 02, 02:21:00 pm GMT-4  

  • OK, I will join you there until she returns!

    Noch zwei, bitte!

    By Blogger chickelit, at Sat May 02, 05:18:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Hiya Chickenlittle -

    I stopped back on the off chance that Victoria was around to settle the winner of the quiz she put out to us 5 long weeks ago.

    I guess those hugs will be delayed gratification and perhaps our lesson in all of this is "patience."

    My hope is that she:

    (1) Did not get captured by the Pirates of the Caribbean (I think she lives in FL) -more likely than the Somalis but still a concern..

    (2) That her computer did not meet with a horrendous death by hammer...

    (3) That nothing is seriously wrong with Victoria....including the Swine Flu (oops...H1NH or whatever it is now)

    (4) That she's not living in Alaska and working for Gov. Palin...but wait...maybe she'd love that!!

    (5) She was abducted by Captain James T. Kirk and company for an out of this world tour...right in time for Star Trek: The Movie to come out on May 8 (my nephew's b-day).....

    (6) Anything else that could keep her from her beloved readership....

    Please be well, Victoria....as you can tell we all miss you.

    Your return will be heralded as an extraordinary cyber-event!!

    Be well.

    Peggy :)

    By Blogger Peggy Gero DaValt, at Mon May 04, 11:20:00 am GMT-4  

  • Peggy--


    Point 1: Possible, though I certainly hope not. Being trapped in the middle of Disneyworld is one of the first signs of the Apocalypse, I think.

    Point 2: Again possible but you'd think she would have replaced it by now. And she's apparently got other methods for getting on the Internet.

    Point 3: Yup.

    Point 4: Heh!

    Point 5: There can be only one Kirk--the Shatner Kirk. He doesn't have to abduct women, they come to him. At least the green ones do.

    Point 6: I have a feeling this is a self-imposed exile.

    If Andy "Amateur Gynecologist to the Stars" Sullivan's latest post about Palin doesn't bring Victoria out of exile, I don't know what will.

    By Blogger Starless, at Mon May 04, 04:20:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Blake has a memoriam post about Victoria over on his blog. Please stop by and leave a comment.

    By Blogger chickelit, at Mon May 11, 01:43:00 am GMT-4  

  • SIGHTING OF THE RARE AND ELUSIVE VBSPURS!It may be a bit premature to memorialize her. Her YouToobs account has her signing in a week ago.


    By Blogger Starless, at Mon May 11, 07:01:00 am GMT-4  

  • Vic, you've been gone a long time, but I sure hope you were watching what I was watching this afternoon.

    Dos a cero!

    By Blogger JSU, at Wed Jun 24, 10:37:00 pm GMT-4  

  • Oh where or where can Victoria be??

    Yikes....it's been almost 2 months since she's been here and posed the question...to which I think I am the winner...*hehehehe* (I know...a mind like a steel trap)....

    But...I digress....and am casting out, what I think may be my only choice to get her back....talk about an upcoming movie.

    Location: Columbus, WI. Population: 4500+ residents
    What: Hollywood Meets Rural Wisconsin (Public Enemies - July 1,2009)
    Who: Actors - Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard.
    Emotional High: Off the charts!

    In March 2008, a group of actors and actresses and a movie director named, Michael McCann, descended upon a humble little town (one that I call home) of Columbus, Wisconsin. The downtown area became Greencastle, IN circa Dillinger times.

    Yours truly spent 2 days of vacation taking photos and watching Columbus become transformed into a Hollywood movie set. Classmates and friends got hugs from Johnny Depp. There were vintage cars everywhere. A home up the street from my mom became the location for the brothel scenes. It was just amazing. Other towns in Wisconsin (Madison, Oshkosh, Beaver Dam and Darlington) all had shoots and may appear in the movie.

    Fast forward - it is now, June 25, 2009 and in less than one week, Public Enemies will be released. My dear friend, Anne, and I will be seeing the June 30th movie in Madison. The rest of Columbus and I mean that with all sincerity, will board buses and cars and head into Madison in droves to see the movie. Even my mom and her buddies are going to see it on the bus. There will be VIP parties all of the state.

    I can't wait to see the movie, Vic. Too bad you don't live closer. You and I could see it, but I'd probably be telling you that's the street I grew up on...or that's so and so's house...etc. I think that I'll probably end up seeing it at least 3 times. They'll probably ban Columbus residents from seeing the movie unless they promise to be quiet. *grin*

    I have a former co-worker and friend, Rod Melotte, who has hosted a blog devoted to the Public Enemies filming. Rod has a great sense of humor and I invite everyone to visit his site. Thanks, Rod, for helping to put Columbus on the Hollywood-Midwest map!!

    As for me, Vic, I'll be in Madison consuming vast quantities of popcorn and truly enjoying the movie, Public Enemies.

    Hope this brings you out...because I know that you cannot resist a great flick!!

    Soar with happiness,

    Peggy :)

    By Blogger Peggy Gero DaValt, at Thu Jun 25, 08:36:00 am GMT-4  

  • Come back, Shane!

    By Blogger Ron, at Tue Jun 30, 12:53:00 pm GMT-4  

  • @Peggy: Not surrendering those hug points as you damn well know!

    @Victoria: As they said about Nixon in '72, I'll say about you:

    Now more than ever!

    Please reconsider.

    By Blogger chickelit, at Sat Jul 04, 03:46:00 am GMT-4  

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Thu Aug 13, 04:41:00 am GMT-4  

  • And now with the 91// anniversary coming on Friday, we'd like to hear from Vics.

    Where are ya, Toots?


    By Blogger benning, at Tue Sept 08, 08:54:00 am GMT-4  

  • Still saying prayers each Sunday and lighting candles. For you, of course, Victoria. Posting again would just be an extra special gift. You are missed, truly. But you are loved more.

    By Blogger Darrell, at Tue Oct 06, 04:18:00 am GMT-4  

  • Miss you too, hope you come back.

    By Blogger Rose, at Mon Nov 02, 09:19:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Does your recent re-emergence at Althouse mean you'll be back posting here?

    By Blogger Starless, at Mon Nov 09, 09:54:00 am GMT-5  

  • Vic! I almost croaked in early Sept... you may check my blog for slightly more info! Good to see you again!

    By Blogger Ron, at Mon Nov 09, 10:16:00 am GMT-5  

  • Hoping to see you back here too soon. :)

    By Blogger chickelit, at Thu Nov 12, 06:55:00 pm GMT-5  

  • I'll even cede 9 of those 10 extra hug points to Peggy if you write at least one new blogpost after Going Rogue is released.

    wv = iming: instant messaging

    By Blogger chickelit, at Fri Nov 13, 04:57:00 pm GMT-5  

  • By Anonymous Anonymous, at Sun Nov 15, 01:03:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Victoria!!!!!

    I saw you at Althouse. Have you been keeping up on the latest drama in Cuba?
    Anyway, I am on FB if you are, contact me, por favor.


    By Blogger Ernesto Ariel Suárez, at Mon Nov 23, 02:38:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Assuming you even look at these comments anymore, Victoria, here's something for the Katie Couric vault. Yes, it's from Gawker, and yes, you'll need some post-viewing eye bleach, but I thought these images were necessary for the sake of historical completeness.

    wv: santn. Katie is Satan?

    By Blogger Starless, at Tue Nov 24, 07:47:00 am GMT-5  

  • I hope you're having a very Happy Thanksgiving, Vics!

    We miss you, y'know.


    By Blogger benning, at Thu Nov 26, 01:16:00 pm GMT-5  

  • Did you see that Charles Johnson has finally come completely out of the closet? And, true to form, he's done so in classic whiny-crying-little-b*itch style. He's Andrew Sullivan Mk 2 with a pony tail, but without the AIDS (I assume).

    Don't forget, we're all a bunch of racist, white-supremacist, anti-science homophobes.

    By Blogger Starless, at Tue Dec 01, 07:44:00 am GMT-5  

  • hh. you like Cat?
    I felt yes? :) just kidding

    By Blogger Arness.Ovine, at Thu Dec 03, 07:58:00 am GMT-5  

  • Merry Christmas Victoria!

    By Blogger chickelit, at Fri Dec 25, 02:47:00 pm GMT-5  

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    By Blogger Unknown, at Thu Jan 14, 03:17:00 pm GMT-5  

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