Friday, November 09, 2007

The plot thickens as the thought sickens

Whilst more or less staying in bed for a few days, because of this cold or whatever it is, I've been reading more of Jonathan Gash's "Lovejoy" mysteries. Lovejoy is an antique dealer and a lovable rogue, consequently, there is a lot of underworld jargon, which is where I found the word "dropsy". Now I've found "crackers", it seems to mean clever, beautiful, top notch, or smart.
So...the sentence becomes "It's wise to bribe the cops before you pull your scam"

Over to you...

I've got a tentative date for a bike ride on Monday. 30 miler. Log Boom Park to Marymore Park
The two music links "Mask" and "Shotglass" have been so worked over that you will hardly recognize them. I'll post them soon.


Blogger butch said...

See Emily was right, she knew that her Dougie was ailing. These women and their intuition! Dumb as I am, even I figured out that you missed your Wednesday post on Thursday, and that just ain't your style.

We all hope that you let that virus have its way with your harem of antibodies, and work its way through your system, so that you can get back to your "old" self.

I think the weather will not be kind to you on Veteran's Day, Monday; bunch of rain I think. It thrills me to know that tomorrow morning I meet with my plumber, Henry Jr., and my second sump pump becomes a reality. Then my foundation can settle six ways to Sunday, and it will still be OK. But it is exciting to realize that like the postman ( Actually THE POSTMAN with Kevin Costner was good Sci Fi, and to hell with those folks who did not like it), you will deliver the goods come rain or shine. Do you have little plastic rain shorts to go over your bike outfit? Or do you bike in levis? Maybe you told me once. More CRS.
Your inactivity has sparked another grand total of comments for you. It kind of surprised me, but still it's pretty cool when you think about it. Even Emily chimed in. And Anonomann from Deutschland uber Puges Soundis Alertus. And that Butch character, which is a nom'de'plume for that over the hill actor, Slash Phuque that you once knew back in the day.

My beard is growing out slowly after one week, much grayer than yours. What is your secret, good genes? Your beard is still pretty dark for a guy on SS and medicare. Melva is still holding out kisses and conjugal favors secondary to the whiskers. We will have to see who has the stronger will; probably her.

We have a screening tonight at the metaphysical center, CSL, Center for Spiritual Learning in Tacoma. We, TFC, are watching AMERICAN BEAUTY. They have nice projection equipment in there, and good sound equipment. Our second DVD this month is THE CHUMSCRUBBER, which is like a book end for BEAUTY. Maybe I will loan it to you the next we have some face time. I am going to slink our and see Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe in AMERICAN GANGSTER this 3 day weekend, and possibly Robert Redford's new effort, LIONS FOR LAMBS, with him, Meryl Streep, and Tom Cruise. I am still basking in the "feel good" of having seen THE DARJEELING LIMITED two weeks ago.

Hey, the holidays are almost upon us. Do you and Meredith and Keth do much for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Years?

The LOVEJOY connection is far out. I really thought "crackers" was a substitute for nuts, or bonkers, like the BBC TV series CRACKER with Robbie Coltrane, 1993-96. Actually he played a psychologist that works with CSI, so maybe it meant "Wise" even in that context. Who would have thunk that one sentence from MAD magazine like 50 years ago would stir up such devotion to definition, such literary controversy?


3:57 PM  
Blogger Lane Savant said...

Underworld jargon is deliberately vague. It is quite likely that these words mean a lot of things, depending on circumstance.
E.G. "Well your honor, I never actually said that he should bribe the cop, Did I?"
Speaking of Sherman Alexie, he is, as I said, a truly nice guy. If he came to our book group meeting, he might come to a film group meeting.
Worth a try.
Falls apart productions, I think

11:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hallo, Lane!
The LL and I join "Butch" in wishing you "gute Besserung" (German for "Get well quickly")!!

Anonomann (+ LL)

2:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hallo, Glenn!
I have a "beard & woman" tale, too.
In the mid-70s (long before I had the fortune to meet the LL), my Significant Other was (West) German woman-conductor (orchestra, not train), who was also a Socialist, who believed all Socialist men MUST have beards, so I grew one (we men usually give in to women, despite beliefs to the contrary). I was only able to shave the irritating hair off after I was arrested in 1976 as the West-German-terrorist Rolf Clemens Wagner, who, with similar beard, did look very much like Anonomann. Only, in your case, I presume you want to keep your beard, so I wish you luck and hope some eager cop doesn't arrest you as a mischevious Moslem.

2:36 AM  

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