Wednesday, December 08, 2004

So much to say, so little time

Strike that. Reverse it. I didn't leave the house again today, so there's not a whole lot to talk about...

I often watch reruns of M*A*S*H at lunch. I wouldn't say I'm a fan, but there's nothing else really on and that's not really the point. Anyway, today's episode was where one character wanted something hard to get, so he had to do a favor for someone else who wanted a favor from yet someone else who required something of someone entirely different. They've used that plot device twice this week already (it's only Wednesday!) and 2 or 3 times last week. I suppose it's pathetic that I noticed, but it reminds me of this bit from Love Actually....

Here's one from the gourmet files- How to make a really good grilled-cheese sandwich: Sourdough bread, 2 slices American cheese, butter. I'm sure you've got the basics, but the secret is to cover the pan you're making the sandwich in. That keeps the heat in so the cheese gets good and melty without over-toasting the bread. You're welcome.

And finally, today's quiz: Name your favorite cartoon character, living or deceased. [Note: These will be graded.]

15 Comments:

At 2:23 AM, Blogger Zelda said...

It's not original, but I have always been fond of Bugs Bunny.

 
At 5:04 AM, Blogger Gary said...

Hong Kong Phooey

"Penry, the mild manored janitor? ... could be ....!"

 
At 5:08 AM, Blogger Siôn said...

Wyle E. Coyote without a doubt. One day he'll get that damned Road Runner...

 
At 6:39 AM, Blogger Badaunt said...

Vasco Pyjama and his Direction Finding Duck.

They're not on TV, sorry. They're characters in one of Michael Leunig's early books of cartoons. (The Second Leunig, I think: http://tinyurl.com/4mjp8)

Leunig is Australian. One of his cartoons is here:
http://www.curlyflat.net/cartoons/nocturnal.gif

Did I pass?

 
At 10:10 AM, Blogger Mike said...

Apologies for ignoring the question of the day, but, American cheese??? Now, although I'll admit that out of all the possible places for American cheese to exist, a grilled cheese sandwich is the best one, but there are such better options. I'm not talking about pretentious French cheese here, but how about cheddar on sourdough? Or some pepper jack? Enough said.

Except that it's not enough said. I'm forced to agree with you on the whole lack-of-quality-TV-at-lunchtime issue. I eat a lot of lunches at home along and I could use some good TV.

 
At 11:20 AM, Blogger amy said...

UNDERDOG!!! Underdog's alter ego is the humble, lovable Shoeshine Boy. The change from mild-mannered boot-black to superhero always transpires in a token phone booth, and the cry for help invariably comes from the sweet Polly Purebred -- a reporter at a local TV station. Underdog gets his strength from a "Super Vitamin Pill" that he keeps in a compartment on his ring.

 
At 11:33 AM, Blogger Allie#3ga said...

2 words

Foghorn Leghorn.

 
At 12:19 PM, Blogger Heather said...

Okay, fine. I'll drop the ego. It's really just a defense mechanism for dealing with my insecurity. There, you made me show my vulnerable side. Happy?

No, "Sexy Handsome Man" is not the correct answer. However, the first three letters of the first word, the first two letters of the second word, and the three letters of the third word are all correct. Just change the endings of the first two words and add some to the last word, and you're on the right track.

I can't just pick one cartoon character. I love Strawberry Shortcake and the Care bears. I also love Thundercats...My favorite Ninja Turtle is Michelangelo...My favorite Powerpuff Girl is Blossom...Rainbow Brite is always good...

WAIT! I've got it...Stewie on Family Guy. You can't beat Stewie. He's a reserved, middle-aged, bisexual British man stuck in a one year old body...And he's funny as all get-out. FANTASTIC.

 
At 1:23 PM, Blogger Inanna said...

Scoooby Doooby Dooooooo

 
At 2:32 PM, Blogger Rachel said...

Heather has now brought all of her blogging buddies to the dark side. But now that I'm here I don't think it's as dark... you're quite funny actually. Anyways. My favorite cartoon character has got to be Carl from Aqua Teen Hungerforce. I mean c'mon... he turned into a clown and ruined his date with a hooker! He rocks!

 
At 12:21 AM, Blogger tinyhands said...

Ok, pencils down. First, everyone mark off 5 points for missing the "living or dead" comment in reference to a cartoon character. It was a perfect opportunity to have said Kenny McCormick (South Park) but it wouldn't have gotten you extra points.

Z- Bugs is always a safe bet, plus 2 points. Subtract 1 point for lack of originality.

Gary- Plus 4 points for obscure reference. Minus 1 point because I can't find my Laff-A-Lympics comic book.

Siôn- Plus 3 points for not naming some wierd Welsh (or Australian) cartoon.

Theic- d'OH! The artwork is not unlike your own, plus 1 point.

Mike- Incomplete. Cheddar cheese? Pepper jack? That's not a grilled cheese sandwich. Report to Home-Ec.

Inky- Minus 3 points for the most annoying balloon in Macy's parade. Plus 3 points for selling it so well.

Allie- Minus 2 points for not keeping your eye one the ball. Get it? Eye ball? Plus 3 points for knowing the right answer and not shouting it out.

Bonnie Heather- Plus 4 points for being brave enough to actually type Strawberry Shortcake, Care Bears, and Rainbow Brite. Minus 2 points for changing your answer to something "safe".

Inanna- Minus 2 points for each of the terrible live-action movies. Plus 3 Scooby snacks just because.

Rachel- Minus 3 points because I gave them to Inanna. Plus 2 points for effort and 1 point for not calling me a creepy old man.

 
At 12:54 AM, Blogger Zelda said...

I'll take my 1 point and walk. Bugs reminds me of my grandfathers. One is cocky, and the other had the same accent.

 
At 6:07 AM, Blogger Badaunt said...

Darn. Only one point? I knew I should have picked my brother. He's the best cartoon character I know. And he's alive, even.

 
At 1:42 AM, Blogger mellancollyeyes said...

I'd have to be Ralph Wiggum.

 
At 6:52 PM, Blogger The Tart said...

Smurfette & the Smurfs.

Oh god, that grilled cheese is making me "U-know-what" & hungry! *nuzzle*

Many bread crumbs, natch!

; )

 

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