just follow the bouncing ball.....

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just follow the bouncing ball.....

Postby mouse on Mon Aug 19, 2002 12:14 pm

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)
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Postby Antarius on Mon Aug 19, 2002 7:50 pm

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:)

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Postby mouse on Tue Aug 20, 2002 11:41 am

hmmm - and here i thought the 'skin-tight blue jeans' verse was the only one that _might_ refer to you....
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Postby Major Tom on Tue Aug 20, 2002 11:54 am

and I would have thought that the mirror-bit didn't...

...must be discouraging hearing all that crackling glass...
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Postby Antarius on Tue Aug 20, 2002 4:11 pm

You're all just jealous...

It's these love-starved women at my feet, isn't it?
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Postby Major Tom on Wed Aug 21, 2002 5:33 am

Yep -

you're going to let them up, eventually, aren't you? They look so uncomfortable stuck between your toes.
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Postby mouse on Wed Aug 21, 2002 12:36 pm

however, it _does_ make him stand out from the crowd... i mean, no one will get _near_ him.
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Postby Antarius on Wed Aug 21, 2002 4:38 pm

You should have seen my "authentic pearl jam" days....

I had those little buggers squished in tight, I tell you... Authentic Pearl Toe Jam...
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Postby Major Tom on Thu Aug 22, 2002 4:40 am

I'm certain it was an improvement over your Doors Toe Jam phase
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Postby Antarius on Thu Aug 22, 2002 6:17 am

So, what do you think of the pretty colours I paint my talons now?
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Postby Major Tom on Mon Aug 26, 2002 4:54 am

errrumm -- yes, those are very nice shades of green and black.


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I had no idea that was paint... [/aside]
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Postby mouse on Mon Aug 26, 2002 1:28 pm

[aside]

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

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yes, lovely, ant!
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Postby Antarius on Mon Aug 26, 2002 3:33 pm

No, no, no!

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


Sheesh!



[* meant in the nicest possible way]
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Postby Major Tom on Tue Aug 27, 2002 5:53 am

OOOOooohhhhh -- yes, very nice...


...and the Barbie TM appliques -- nice touch.
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Postby Antarius on Wed Aug 28, 2002 4:53 pm

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...
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Postby Major Tom on Wed Aug 28, 2002 8:41 pm

Antarius wrote:...ghoulish...



On you?? Nah...




...wait -- you forgot the bobble springs, didncha??
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Postby Antarius on Wed Aug 28, 2002 8:53 pm

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...
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Postby Major Tom on Thu Aug 29, 2002 6:28 am

Antarius wrote:Of course, not knowing what the heck a "bobble spring" is...



Just another sample of inane collectibles
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Postby mouse on Thu Aug 29, 2002 1:50 pm

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...
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Postby Major Tom on Thu Aug 29, 2002 2:10 pm

My wife told me there is a Dancing Bobble-head page -- akin to the hamsters...


...I tried and I tried... :cry:
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Postby mouse on Thu Aug 29, 2002 2:15 pm

i really loved the hamsters - especially the music.
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Postby Major Tom on Thu Aug 29, 2002 2:16 pm

I have to agree. I couldn't let my self listen to it for too long though -- it seemed to stir very dark things....
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Postby Antarius on Thu Aug 29, 2002 4:35 pm

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?
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Postby mouse on Fri Aug 30, 2002 12:13 pm

but they do - now there are no dancing hamsters, or noddy-headed dogs.....not even fuzzy plastic :cry:
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Postby Antarius on Fri Aug 30, 2002 8:25 pm

Now you've done it!

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

And overpriced as hell!
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