Once, many years ago, I ran across a book with the title, Hollywood Is A Kosher Nutburger. I think that I read it but who knows. At any rate, it struck me that it was a fine shorthand for “This place is nuts!”
Well, the news lately—internet, the comics, the news pages, magazines—all of it, is proof that while time may march on, things are still really STRANGE! For example:
New research has revealed that , monthly, Google has been used to find out “how to hide a dead body” at least 1000 times; “how to get away with murder” came up 1900 times and… the winnah is…40,500 queries on “why did I get married?” Now there’s a “Dear Abby” moment for you! Might want to pair these pieces of information with a new app called Cloak which will alert you, via your cell phone or other mobile device, that your ex-friends, ex-lovers, bill collectors or other personally undesirable individuals are in the neighborhood.
Also having to do with, the internet, I got some kind of a scam thing going on which, when I hit the “information” button, took me to a website for Hildegardisschool, a Dutch elementary building in the Netherlands. Nothing wrong with little Dutch boys (Don’t they make paint?) and girls(She did cleansing powder, right?) but their connection with Bank of America must be tenuous, at best.
There’s a model somewhere out in La-La Land who’s suing Playboy Magazine and a Los Angeles radio host for “pain, suffering, worry and anxiety” because the dude was, apparently, not quite the golfer he thought he was when he attempted to hit a golf ball teed up on the young lady’s nether parts…he missed and left her good side in bad shape. She protests that she never thought(Well, duh, that’s obvious) that he would actually try to hit the ball. Playboy sponsored whatever very refined event it was where this exhibition took place. She’s seeking $500,000, according to a snippet in The Week magazine.
Here’s an interesting heads-up from aol news oddments about some of the more unusual names being given to children recently. I’d read the “Nevaeh” (Heaven, backwards) before but this one was ‘way past that. What was it? Zzyxz. Yup, Zzyxy. How about them apples(That’s what Natalie Portman named her little child, isn’t it? I think her other one is Moses. Not so bad). There’s a teacher’s nightmare, having a kid with a name like that show up on the roster with no clue how to pronounce it. Now, personally, I would guess that Zzyxz would be pronounced “Zicks”, but the entry for this particular christening curse is to be “Zay zix” . That better for you? Good grief! The things that people will do to poor defenseless children!
How about deep sea diving in a wheelchair? Got to give the lady doing this particular challenge credit for guts but I’m a little confused as to the point of it all. Sort of falls into the “Annie Oakley” song “Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better” category, I would think.
And the things that you can find in the dictionary!
How about emetiphobia? Wikipedia defines this as “an intense, irrational fear of or pertaining to vomiting. Well, there you go! Who hasn’t wrestled (sometimes literally) with that one while waiting in the wings to do something that you got finagled into or foolishly agreed to (Just like the model above) never dreaming that it would come to THIS. Sub categories include being at a VERY posh occasion with a touch of “Delhi Belly” or “Montezuma’s Revenge”. What’s so irrational about that? One researcher says that some people afflicted thus have trouble “comfortably leading a normal life .” D’ya THINK?
And finally, I’ll bet that al most everybody out there has, at some time, suffered through a bout of sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia. And you didn’t even know what it was! You did know that it hurt, however, as you slurped up that ice cream cone after winning the ballgame or bit into a big chunk of DQ ice cream cake or chugged a Slurpee from the Seven –Eleven. Yup. It’s the brain freeze, caused by super-cooling the back of your throat where there’s a whole pack of nerves that go straight to pain receptors in your brain. Just like the express line, no waiting!
There’s more where this all came from. Stay tuned.
This could be a vegan Bar-B-Q