Monday, June 20, 2005

Make your own joke about frogs.

French animation site. 'Geraldine' (top right) is great, but the crab revolution one is also ace, and the fact that I can't speak french doesn't matter at all. Crabs scuttling round saying 'Salut' and 'Superbe' to each other is funny enough.

Clearly it's national pun day - roast chicken-related shenanigens caused a riot of fowl/poultry gag-realted email correspndence from Izzy this morning, and a JATBC regular (no names no pack drill) has clearly been hoarding frog puns for some time to use over here.

I'm just recovering from the fact that Certain People didn't see fit to tell me that a production company had left a series of increasingly worried phone messages over Weds/Thurs last week (I hadn't responded to an email it turned out they had sent to the wrong address) until Saturday morning. Hence I had the entire weekend to worry, with there being absolutely nothing I could do about it. All sorted now, but Steps may have to be Taken. There's an opening for a new version of this site, but to be fair, Certain People could justifiably start one about flatmates who fill the house with the smell of burnt bacon, like I did this morning, so it's swings and roundabouts*.



*What exactly is it that you gain on the swings but lose on the roundabouts? I've never worked it out. Velocity? Momentum? Scuffed shoes?

15 comments:

Steve Dix said...

I don't know what it is that you gain on the swings but lose on the roundabouts, but it's probably cheap at half the price, providing you don't have someone's eye out with it.

james henry said...

Maybe I should think about where I last left it..

Uberpause said...

I think it means that whether you're on the swings or the roundabouts, no matter how high or fast you go, you always end up right back where you started.

Unless you let go, in which case you end up in the neighbour's garden.

Marsha Klein said...

James, I agree that sometimes not being able to speak a language is an advantage. This lunchtime I passed two very elegant Italian men,speaking rapid Italian to each other. One of them met my eye, then continued his conversation. Fortunately I don't know the Italian for "hideous old boiler" and so was able to imagine that he might have found me rather charming!

james henry said...

Now come on. Italians are notoriously un-picky.

Marsha Klein said...

I knew there was another reason I loved Italy!

Paul Pennyfeather said...

having your cake and eating it- now that really doesn't make sense.

strangeumbrella said...

Why would you have a cake if you weren't going to eat it?
I mean they could have just made the phrase "having your cake and keeping it, thus making sense and preventing thousands of people like us from being mildly irritated by it.

Frog-puns-pack-drill (or something) link seems to want me to sign up... what is it about?

cello said...

Paul, there's a 4 Last Songs thread now on the BCF.

Jane said...

Pleasure, it's all about pleasure.

Matt said...

I always preferred the proverb about two native americans trying to cook on a fire in their canoe, that then burnt and sank: you can't have your kayak and heat it.

Matt said...

or of course the line from spaced from Marsha.

To Brian, about going out with Twist and losing his artistic drive:
you can't have your cake and eat her, Brian.


(too much work to do and too much coffee... can you tell?)

Wyndham said...

Somebody told me not to rain on her parade the other day. I told her that both parts of that statement were utterly unfeasible in the circumstances consdering she was lounging on the sofa.

james henry said...

Always nice to have a comment from a triffed - presumably typing with one of your whiplike flagellae?

Wyndham said...

Indeed, with my multiple tendrils I can get up to speeds of, oh, 15wpm.