Stupid game for your Monday morning!

I don’t know about you, but I had quite a weekend.  How about a stupid little game, to ease ourselves into another stupid week?

Just open up a comment and press ctrl + V.  Whatever you copied last will get pasted in.  Then we’ll see who we’re dealing with here.

Here’s mine:

hid his eyes behind his wing) Doubled the flames of sevenbranched candelabra

Don’t that make me sound smarty and arty?  It’s from Eliot’s The Wasteland, as Melanie Bettinelli surely knows.  But the truth is, someone quoted this line on Facebook, and it sounded vaguely familiar, like maybe Shakespeare or the Bible or one o’ them thick books.  I had to Google it to find out who said it.  Oh, well.  College was a long time ago.

Okay, now yours!  Fun!  Fun!



  1. We are outnumbered and, at best, considered superstitious and irrelevant – at worst, a danger to society. In such circumstances there needs to be a stiffening of commitment if more and more of us are not to fall victim to the beguiling temptations of the secular world, where comfort and having a good time are necessarily important since there is no other life to look forward to.

    No, I didn’t write that. I’m not that smart, or holy. I found it on Fr. Z’s blog and just posted it onto our business’s Facebook page.

  2. Glory to the Father,and to the Son,and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever, Amen.

    I win.

  3. It won’t work, but it should be a picture of my kids. I’m working on a photobook for my son’s birthmom and I always start by copying photos from lots of different files into one file.

    • Eat a bag of Reese’s peanut butter cups. I had tried everything else – but that was the last thing I tried before my 15-days-late son was born. So I pass that on as excellent advice. If it works, yay! If it doesn’t, who cares, you just spent all afternoon eating peanut butter cups!

  4. ~ Or as they say around here, “get his s*** together.” Charming, aren’t we? ~

    (Alas, I was hoping I had last written something really profound or saintly)

  5. “One man fell off his roof and right after he landed, a huge chunk of ice fell off and hit him on the head. It was like Looney Tunes.”
    I was looking through old emails from Ima and Abba for slices of life for the comic book.

  6. Achtergrondinformatie afbeeldingen bovenaan (van links naar rechts)

    Text I had to use several times for work. Yes, I’m commenting while I’m supposed to be working …

  7. 1763 Hamiltion-Cleves Road
    State Route 128
    Hamilton, Ohio 45013

    Because I was trying to see how far away a certain field trip proposed by the local homsechooling group was from my home. Answer: Too ridiculously far to attempt, especially for those of us with toddlers. I don’t know what they’re smoking.

  8. Doh! I saw that comment on your Facebook page and it didn’t ring a bell at all. I read it and shrugged and moved on to the next thing. I guess I have to turn in my credentials as a wanna-be Eliot scholar.

    Here’s my last copy on this computer:

    Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote in his Buck v Bell opinion: “It is better for the world, if instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime, or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from continuing their kind. The principle that sustains compulsory vaccination is broad enough to cover cutting the Fallopian tubes. Three generations of imbeciles are enough.”

  9. A. Left kidney, robotic assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy:
    Papillary renal cell carcinoma, type 2.

    AJCC Staging (7th edition) pT1a pNX pM: Not applicable

    Apparently I, too, am trolling your blog when I should be working.

  10. But I have had to retrain my brain to not NEED to update the world every single time I do something. “If I don’t update my status, it didn’t happen!”

  11. {} <– Absolutely nothing…cause your blog is the first thing I read! (actually I pull up blogs while waiting for my computer and brain to really wake up…your's just happened to be the only one with an interesting post)

  12. 21st-century, Contemporary, Fiction

    Lol, I was tagging books in my calibre library. I believe that one was for Son of a Witch, from the Wicked Series by Gregory Macguire.

  13. The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed. -Ernest Hemingway, author and journalist, Nobel laureate (1899-1961)

    That’s the quote from today’s Word of the Day.

  14. We’ve also started having the girls share a room again this week resulting in them waking everyday sometimes as early as 4:55 (that was this morning).

  15. {Insert chuck of Excel spreadsheet with genotyping PCR calculations here. Pasting that only works in Word.}

    On my iPad, paste gives the direct link to today’s Girl Genius – I tried the sneaky gate to get a peek at today’s comic last night, but it wasn’t uploaded yet.

    Sorry, I haven’t done much on the internet yet today.

  16. dehydrated,

    Pathetic right? I copied it because I can’t spell and I was searching for how to revive my peace lilly that appears to be beyond hope. 😦

  17. Because I don’t get all that much in the way of bad vestments that I can come up with sufficient snark for. Because a lot of Christian art is worthy of ridicule. And because some Christian architecture is just as aesthetically appalling as some Christian vestments. Haven’t gotten to it yet but there’s a church here in St. Louis County that I’m afraid to even approach, never mind worship God in.

    From a writeup about the hilarious “Bad Vestments” website. Love love love that blog.

  18. The effects of sleep deprivation: I pulled up to the gas pump, put in my credit card, turned around and couldn’t find the gas tank on the car. I stood there scratching my head for a minute – is the gas tank on the other side?  Then I realized that   the side door of the minivan, which I had opened to reach my wallet, was covering the tank. Duh.

  19. Toshiba Satellite C855D-S5229 Laptop

    (Responding to someone’s question about what laptop I ended up getting my college bound daughter…)

  20. “There are instances of rape where the woman is insensible and doesn’t know she’s experiencing trauma. As a politician, you can never imply that rape in that case wouldn’t be a legitimate accusation. It was a terrible gaffe.”

    Yikes. It was a comment I left somewhere that I copied before I posted because my computer has a habit of eating comments.

  21. “”

    Phew, nothing super embarrassing! It’s the RSS link for the literary tattoo blog I just subscribed to. I found it through a link to the April 12 tattoo of Bukowski’s ‘For Jane’ which took my breath away, and has made me cry each of the 3 times I’ve read it since finding it on Friday.

  22. “Being sent via inter-office to _________ – it’s in a fed-ex box.” Just got back after lunch and this is what’s in the clipboard. The printout was so large it wouldn’t fit in a normal envelope. And I thought it would be something on ice-pick headaches, which I was looking up just before going (sharp headache that last’s less than a minute).

  23. Prince Albert piercing

    I had seen it in a Facebook status (a police officer describing someone he had arrested) and I’d never heard of it, so I googled it. My advice: don’t. Neither google it nor get one. (Full-body shudder.)

  24. I was archiving the link to an interesting documentary on the Canons of St. Augustine at Stift Klosterneuburg in Austria. Very fascinating and entirely worth watching.

  25. “That is why I believe 2012 is, without a doubt, the defining election of our lifetime. The difference between My Side and the Other Side could not be greater. That is why it absolutely must win on November 6.”

    An excerpt from an article I was posting on FB.

  26. Heh. I am using my brother’s computer and NOTHING came up when I hit ctrl-V. But Simcha your name came up in family discussions this weekend! Wish I could paste some snippets from THOSE!

  27. sbgames

    Earning some Swagbucks to get some giftcards and I had to tweet something. Funny. I should do this on my husband’s computer and see what he’s been up to 🙂

  28. Political maps show the locations of countries and the borders between them, and often show the locations of cities and states

    doing some homeschooling 🙂

  29. Chicken and Rice Casserole

    1-1/2 cups uncooked rice
    1 can cream of chicken soup or chicken gravy
    2-1/2 cups water or chicken broth
    1 pkg dry onion soup mix
    4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (cut in
    Bite size pieces. (If wished, preseason w/garlic)

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    Mix all ingredients together.
    Cover tightly with foil, bake for 1 to 1-1/2 hrs.
    Or place ingredients in crock pot on low, 6 hours.

  30. jest jak nietoperz,
    zamieszkuje piwnice,
    poddasza, jaskinie,
    w dzień śpi,
    poluje w nocy,
    wisi głową w dół.

    Trzeba wielkiej wyobraźni,
    by go porównać do ptaka.

    Jest ślepy,
    wysyła sygnały,
    odbiera sygnały.
    Można powiedzieć: słyszy
    jedynie samego siebie.

    Kiedyś sądzono, że żywi
    się ludzką krwią, ale on
    zadowala się muchą,
    chrabąszczem albo ćmą.

    Gdy byłem mały,
    wychodziłem o zmierzchu
    „na nietoperze”.

    Rzucałem w górę kamienie,
    a nietoperz pikował
    za nimi, w ostatniej chwili
    orientował się, że
    to podstęp i natychmiast
    korygował lot.

    Zdarzało się, że gdy kamień
    był większy, nietoperz w niego
    uderzał i spadał na ziemię. Poezja,

    jeśli jest, przypomina
    dziś kamyk,
    czasem cegłę.

    Copying and pasting a Polish poem into Google Translate.

  31. Harmony Juvenile – Cruz Backless Booster Car Seat, Black/Red

    Boring…just looking for a new booster seat for my 4 year old.

  32. Akerlof and Kranton (2002)

    I was looking up citations for a paper I’m working on at work. This is an article on the economics of education.

  33. oh ummm, the above link has some pretty rough swearwords in it. I didn’t actually copy it and paste it, my mum was using the computer….ummm…so yes my Mum was reading about ‘saints who could kick your ass.’

  34. We propose to temporarily stockpile soil on Site prior to off Site disposal.

    ..from a work document in progress. Now that I see it by itself it’s redundant, of course. Time to edit…

  35. Honey is the only food that never spoils. But that applies to RAW honey. Most honey we get today has been pasturized, which doesn’t mean it will spoil, but it will lose flavor. W:hy do retailers mess with our food!? All honey will crystalize with time. You just need to nuke it for a few seconds to return it to a liquid form. Archaeologists have eaten honey over a thousand years old and found it quite tasty. But who is to say whether it tasted as good as it did a thousand years ago?

    Comment from a food website…lol, I’d forgotten all about that…I wanted to eat some mochi that has been sitting in my closet for eight months and was trying to find out what foods keep that long 😉

  36. This photograph shows the actual item up for auction. The box has been opened, but cards are unplayed and in original shrink. Original rules are included.

    Free shipping to the U.S. and Canada. I will cover up to $7 for other international shipping.

    1 = 1 entry
    5 = 6 entries (1 bonus entry for every 5GG)

    Winner chosen sometime after 12:00pm on August 31 using Jeromier’s Awesome Tool.

    Oh…that’s only somewhat interesting. DH’s auction of a boardgame on

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