This verse came from Denzil, whose blog is Discover Belgium. It’s a well-written blog with lots of tips on places to go and things to do. Denzil takes the photographs as well as writes the blog.
Librarians watched their books by day,
All seated round their desk.
A lender brought Jane Eyre back ripped,
They said “Oh that’s grotesque.”
Do you remember when Archie called Edith a Dingbat in “All in the Family”? Did you know that Dingbat is a WWI term meaning shell-shocked, crazy or mad?
Click here to learn about 19 more terms from that era.
God rest ye weary librarians
Let nothing you dismay
Remember that the Library
Is closed on Christmas Day
To save you all from whiny patrons
Whose books have gone astray
Oh tidings of sadness and woe
sadness and woe
Oh tidings of sadness and woe.
In the book drop, near the door
Somebody left a book
It’s not checked-out, it is not ours
Was it taken by a crook?
I cannot find its library
So I’ll take another look
Oh tidings of searching for the source
for the source
Oh tidings of searching for the source
Sitting half in the shadows slumped on his shelf
The Writer House Bear smiles and thinks to himself
The things I have seen and the things I have heard
Make the life of these wannabes seem quite absurd
They think they’re original but their thoughts are just pelf*
*pelf-money, especially when gained in a dishonest or dishonorable way.
Baja Beach Cafe, Pacific Beach, San Diego, CA
Sign from inside the Surfer Girl bathroom to Surfers who use the S’Girl room
From the Barefoot Bar on Paradise Island in Mission Bay, San Diego where you can buy Swimmy Snacks to feed the fish and Quack Snacks to fed the ducks
Harry’s Coffee Shop has been an institution in La Jolla, CA since Harry relocated it from Brooklyn in 1961. Originally the Women’s room was inside the restaurant and the Men’s room was around back. Now both (one-holers) are unisex.
China Chicano is a Peruvian-Asian fusion restaurant in the Penn Square section of Washington, DC.
Sign leading to the bathrooms at China Chilcano
Women’s and Men’s Room signs
Big Sam’s, a Dive Bar in Virginia Beach on Rudee’s Inlet
Old fashioned looking signs from the Depot Grill in Staunton, Virginia. It matches the decor of this restaurant at the end of the old Train Station.
Peter Chang’s Restaurant, Charlottesville, VA
Outhouses at the Greenwood Market along 250 in Greenwood, VA
Heads are bathrooms on boats or ships. This Head sign is from the William B. Tennyson, a 120 year old Bugeye that is run by the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons, MD.
Trolls that are hateful
About things you are grateful?
Have you had a plate full
Of anonymous trolls?
They lurk in the dark
And think its a lark
To ignite a spark
On vitriolic rolls.
Thanks to Phlash Phelps on Sixties at Six for the idea.
What is a palindrome? According to The Oxford English Dictionary the word is based on Greek root words meaning “back” and “running.”
A palindrome is something that read the same either forwards or backwards. Palinderomes can be numbers or letters.
This week the date is the same either forward of backwards (as long as you do not include punctuation.
One of the more famous word palindromes is
Madam, I’m Adam.
Kayak is a palindrome but canoe is not.
Bob is a palindrome but Bill is not.
Pup is a palindrome but kit is not.
Glenelg, MD is a town with a palindrome name.
Grammarly has a list of 16 funny palindromes.
A great bargain:
A nut for a jar of tuna.
A permissive friend:
Al lets Della call Ed “Stella.”
An Italian palindrome:
Woud a pushmepullyou a graphical palinedrome?
pushmi-pullyu (plural pushmi-pullyus) A fictional animal with two heads at opposing ends of its body, in Hugh Lofting’s The Story of Doctor Dolittle. A person who behaves in a conflicting or contradictory manner.
What are some of your favorite palindromes?
Reblogged from DC Gilbert. Some of them remind me of the old Tom Swifties (for those of you old enough to remember those.) via Suggested Readings (Tongue in Cheek)
Does WEird imply that most of us are a bit strange, at least to somebody else?
The source and type of illumination can change how we percieve the world and how the world percieves us.
Why do men (who would probably not routinely interupt another man) feel that interrupting a woman is perfectly acceptable?
Sufficient is in the eyes of the beholder.
Do you need chlorox to clean out your gene pool?
Does “This too shall pass” refer to bad luck, pain, the current politcal climate, or someone’s intestinal issues?
Bullshfting – Is that a change where you store your fertilizer?
A woman says something. No response from any man. Two-three minutes a man will repeat what she said as if if were an original thought of his. Does it take a man that long to process the thought or that long for the sound ripples to lap against his ear drum, resonate along the neurons, fire a few synapses and trigger the brain/tongue combo to function?