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just follow the bouncing ball.....

PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2002 12:14 pm
by mouse
since it seems many of you are disgustingly young and/or foreign, it strikes me you may not know the song to which today's title refers. (also it is now running endlessly around in my head.) so, for your edification, the words:

oh lord, it's hard to be humble
when you're perfect in every way
i can't wait to look in the mirror
'cause i get better looking each day
to know me is to love me
i must be a hell of a man
oh lord, it's hard to be humble
but i'm doing the best that i can.


(i am also privy to the further fact that this was performed by mac davis)
(no, i will _not_ explain the circumstances under which i came by this knowledge)
(and no, ant, it was _not_ written about you)

PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2002 7:50 pm
by Antarius
Yes, it was not written about me...


It was written by me, and about me... Several centuries ago, of course.

The "blue jeans" reference was merely added by Mac Davis in his bastardised "country" version a couple of decades ago.


Yes. I've been around a while. Yes, I know the song. Yes, birth certificates sometimes lie...

(I'd put a sinister :evil: in here, but that probably wouldn't fit in the "nice month" bit, so here's a substitute:)

8)

PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2002 11:41 am
by mouse
hmmm - and here i thought the 'skin-tight blue jeans' verse was the only one that _might_ refer to you....

PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2002 11:54 am
by Major Tom
and I would have thought that the mirror-bit didn't...

...must be discouraging hearing all that crackling glass...

PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2002 4:11 pm
by Antarius
You're all just jealous...

It's these love-starved women at my feet, isn't it?

PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2002 5:33 am
by Major Tom
Yep -

you're going to let them up, eventually, aren't you? They look so uncomfortable stuck between your toes.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2002 12:36 pm
by mouse
however, it _does_ make him stand out from the crowd... i mean, no one will get _near_ him.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 21, 2002 4:38 pm
by Antarius
You should have seen my "authentic pearl jam" days....

I had those little buggers squished in tight, I tell you... Authentic Pearl Toe Jam...

PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2002 4:40 am
by Major Tom
I'm certain it was an improvement over your Doors Toe Jam phase

PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2002 6:17 am
by Antarius
So, what do you think of the pretty colours I paint my talons now?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2002 4:54 am
by Major Tom
errrumm -- yes, those are very nice shades of green and black.


[aside]


I had no idea that was paint... [/aside]

PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2002 1:28 pm
by mouse
[aside]

well, the red bits were flaking some, so i figured that was paint....guess not...

[/aside]

yes, lovely, ant!

PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2002 3:33 pm
by Antarius
No, no, no!

The talons you fool*! Not the scales...


Sheesh!



[* meant in the nicest possible way]

PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2002 5:53 am
by Major Tom
OOOOooohhhhh -- yes, very nice...


...and the Barbie TM appliques -- nice touch.

PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2002 4:53 pm
by Antarius
You like 'em? Good...

I originally tried it with barbie heads (before flogging off the rest of the bodies at an auction), but they came off looking ghoulish...

PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2002 8:41 pm
by Major Tom
Antarius wrote:...ghoulish...



On you?? Nah...




...wait -- you forgot the bobble springs, didncha??

PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2002 8:53 pm
by Antarius
In my efforts to be nice, I'll agree with you.




Of course, not knowing what the heck a "bobble spring" is, agreeing with you is much easier than straining my poor widdle brain anyway...

PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2002 6:28 am
by Major Tom
Antarius wrote:Of course, not knowing what the heck a "bobble spring" is...



Just another sample of inane collectibles

PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2002 1:50 pm
by mouse
they need to do an animated page to be really effective. they are 'bobble heads' because the head is connected to the body by a spring that makes the head go 'bobble bobble bobble' when touched. (i mean 'go' in the sense of motion, not as in 'they say'.) they are descended from the noddy-headed dogs people used to put in the back window of their car. (although i don't think those had springs, more sort of a balance-bar apparatus). (they used to make them out of some kind of fuzzy hard plastic - why don't you see that stuff anymore?)

you know, some distant day, archeologists from an alien culture are going to dig this place up, and they are going to be _so_ confused...

PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2002 2:10 pm
by Major Tom
My wife told me there is a Dancing Bobble-head page -- akin to the hamsters...


...I tried and I tried... :cry:

PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2002 2:15 pm
by mouse
i really loved the hamsters - especially the music.

PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2002 2:16 pm
by Major Tom
I have to agree. I couldn't let my self listen to it for too long though -- it seemed to stir very dark things....

PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2002 4:35 pm
by Antarius
So they're kinda like the little dogs with the bouncing heads that were a craze here in the 70's?

Why can't things like that just die?

PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2002 12:13 pm
by mouse
but they do - now there are no dancing hamsters, or noddy-headed dogs.....not even fuzzy plastic :cry:

PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2002 8:25 pm
by Antarius
Now you've done it!

You'll see all three "Come back in vogue" again in the next 12 months...

And overpriced as hell!