Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Thou shalt not suffer a poisoner to live

And by "poisoner," I mean the Popeye's Chicken on the corner of Richmond Avenue and Chimney Rock.

I thought those crawfish tasted funny.

Alas, no trivia this week, unless I miraculously find myself able to digest anything other than toast and applesauce. In the meantime, feel free to go all open thread on my comments section. Stories that do not involve crawling to the bathroom at 3:30 a.m. would be most appreciated, since, y'know, I'm already living that dream.

31 comments:

Siobhan said...

uggh, food poisoning. The tribble disapproves.

http://www.disapprovingrabbits.com/2009/10/marley.html

Veles said...

Yikes!

Shall we commence with stoning the poisoners?

Hope you feel better soon.

Red Delicious said...

Popeye's? What sort of self-loathing is this?

Siobhan said...

Popeye's! Of course, the big mistake was eating anything that wasn't the skin.

Deinos said...

Next time you're in the mood for Popeye's Chicken, just find a young sailor boy to nibble on instead. You'll probably still regret it in the morning, but it makes for a better story.

Lisa said...

I have a trivia puzzle to give you if you'd like.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Sorry to hear you've been talking on the big white phone.

Evn said...

Siobhan: I approve of the tribble.

Veles: In keeping with the whole "punishment fitting the crime" thing, let's start with firebombs.

Lisa: Yes, please!

Lisa said...

Ok . . . feel free to cut and paste to your main blog.

1. Their rescue from the sea is by an airplane equipped with a skyhook; it grabs his life jacket, he holds her, and they are flown through the air together.

2. This “property of a lady” could get him killed, but not by a seaform.

3. This may be the only movie (ever) where the villain has a supernumerary appendage.

4. When she tells him her (utterly outrageous) name, he can only reply (ruefully) “Of course it is.”

5. Features a specific (and trivia-pursuit-clue winning) breaking of the fourth wall when the hero cracks, “This never happened to the other fellow.”

6. The hero teams up with a group of fighters that would later become the Taliban.

7. His new boss (quite different from the old boss) makes no bones about it, calling him a “sexist, misogynist dinosaur.”

Evn said...

Aw, thanks! If you could run the trivia in the comments (I've gotta run out the door and won't be back for a couple of hours), that would be most excellent.

Thanks again! Trivia is saved!

lisa said...

happily!

Thalia Took said...

Oh noes! 'Talking on the big white phone'! I hadn't heard that one. Sorry to hear you are feeling poorly, Evn. Ugh.

Trivia: #3 is Princess Bride.

Lisa said...

Thalia: sorry, no.

Siobhan said...

is #7 What Women Want?

Lisa said...

Siobhan: sorry, no.

Siobhan said...

Don't be sorry! It's not like I ever got really drunk and watched that movie. Just, you know, remembered the trailers.

melville22000 said...

Is #6 Charlie Wilson's War?

Lisa said...

melville22000: sorry, no.

melville22000 said...

#7 is Goldeneye.

Is #2 Octopussy?

Hey, are these all James Bond films? If so, where's Deborah Lipp ("property of a lady" LOL).

Lisa said...

melville22000: you are correct on both counts.

and yes! the theme is Bond films. :-) (I'm totally au courant, having watched most of them over the last month.)

Yewtree said...

Sorry you are feeling poorly Evn. Hope your digestive system gets back to normal soon.

Lisa said...

Updated Tuesday Trivia

1. Their rescue from the sea is by an airplane equipped with a skyhook; it grabs his life jacket, he holds her, and they are flown through the air together.

2. This “property of a lady” could get him killed, but not by a seaform.

"Octopussy" - solved by melville22000

3. This may be the only movie (ever) where the villain has a supernumerary appendage.

4. When she tells him her (utterly outrageous) name, he can only reply (ruefully) “Of course it is.”

5. Features a specific (and trivia-pursuit-clue winning) breaking of the fourth wall when the hero cracks, “This never happened to the other fellow.”

6. The hero teams up with a group of fighters that would later become the Taliban.

7. His new boss (quite different from the old boss) makes no bones about it, calling him a “sexist, misogynist dinosaur.”

"Goldeneye" - solved by melville22000

The theme is: James Bond movies.

Deinos said...

I'm no Bond fan, but is #3 Goldfinger?

Lisa said...

Deinos: close, but no


Evn: should I post the answers? Provide hints? send the list to you so you can taunt them with it again next week?

Evn said...

Go with hints first. In the meantime, I'll alert our resident James Bond guru.

chrysalis1witchesjourney said...

If you aren't a mintophobe, may I suggest some Peppermint Tea? It is one of my sovereign remedies...


Word Verification = "sphalibi", which is an alibi for something particularly sordid and naughty....

"Well after that incident with the young sailor, I needed a sphalibi!"

Lisa said...

Hints it is!

1. Their rescue from the sea is by an airplane equipped with a skyhook; it grabs his life jacket, he holds her, and they are flown through the air together.

Our hero swims with sharks.

2. This “property of a lady” could get him killed, but not by a seaform.

"Octopussy" - solved by melville22000

3. This may be the only movie (ever) where the villain has a supernumerary appendage.

Our villain is a sharp shooter.

4. When she tells him her (utterly outrageous) name, he can only reply (ruefully) “Of course it is.”

She is also a pilot.

5. Features a specific (and trivia-pursuit-clue winning) breaking of the fourth wall when the hero cracks, “This never happened to the other fellow.”

Despite that, he made it once.

6. The hero teams up with a group of fighters that would later become the Taliban.

The "Lady Rose" takes the bullet.

7. His new boss (quite different from the old boss) makes no bones about it, calling him a “sexist, misogynist dinosaur.”

"Goldeneye" - solved by melville22000

The theme is: James Bond movies.

Lisa said...

OK, Evn. I am obviously a trivia witch who goes for the obscure. Shall I post answers?

Siobhan said...

4 is goldfinger. I just remembered the outrageous name ;).

Lisa said...

Yay! Siobhan is correct, #4 is Goldfinger.

:-)

knottybynature said...

Okay. That's one prejudice I have.

Ditch roaches.

Why would you eat a crawfish? :D