Wow! First and foremost — thank you all for your wonderful birthday wishes. You all rock. Even Miss Britt who made a crack about me being old. I can’t wait until I get a cane just so I can thank you properly…
So — my original post sans hint was a bit… shall we say, improbable. Who could simply guess a name in my head? I did, however, get some pretty good guesses.
I decided to give you all a hint — one which I felt might likely give it all away rather quickly. And I was correct — it took someone all of three minutes to guess the correct answer from my hint.
So – what was the name in question? What did the hints mean? For at least one of you, the hints were a type of quaero totus lacuna, which is Latin for “copy what I put on the blog to help people out into Google and look for something remotely relevant.” But for those of you who got it right off the bat, you knew that these three “hints” were actually the first few lines of dialogue of the repressed peasant in Monty Python and the Holy Grail:
The first among you commoners to guess “Dennis” was Avitable. He gets the t-shirt expressly made for the crew of The Wolfman. Coming to theaters this November. Kudos to LeSombre, whall, Finn, and Janelle for also coming up with the correct name.
I must, however, give honorable mentions to the following individuals for some dreat guesses:
- B. E. Earl guessed that I would be named Romulu He cleverly took into consideration the Wolfman movie flair I was giving away. He chose Romulus over Remus because Romulus is the name of the town where the Detroit airport happens to be. Or something like that.
- LeSombre guessed “Joseph” for a variety of reasons, most of which escape me aside from that it means “he will enlarge.” Oh really… ::whistles::
- NYCWD and Cissa Fireheart both chose the name “Sam.” Cissa cited a fact that, on this day in history, Sam Houston led a Texan army to independence in San Jacinto. And Samuel Clemmens (aka Mark Twain) died in 1910 on this day. Dawg just chose it because he knows that I don’t eat ham. (Jury is still out on the green eggs.)
- Dave2 was close: taking a page out of one of the best TV sitcoms of all time, he decided to delve into the quintissential hottest supporting character from that show. And he guessed Skippy — based on Alex’s buddy and Mallory’s geeky somewhat stalker Skippy Handelman on “Family Ties.”
- Hilly just thinks that I should be called “Dick.”
- Iron Fist thought that my name might have to do with the Jewish holiday which falls today called Yom HaShoah. Which is Holocaust Remembrance Day. Way to keep it light…
- MySpaceBarBroke and Miss Britt both decided on “Sir.” Both of these lovely ladies are younger than I am; SpaceBar is incredibly sweet and respectful towards me. She always has been. Britt, on the other hand… well, she’s also been very nice to me, I suppose. But she called me old.
- Finally, another tip of the hat to Dawg who took the “37” reference to the other movie which references it: a wonderful film called Clerks. Kudos to you on this one; yes, I’ve aged all 37 years in a row. I’ve decided that I will bestow NYCWD with a package of snowballs (yes, the confectioned donut treat and not the other stuff) the next time we meet in person.
Today was really amazing for me. I began this blog slightly over a year ago and was new to this specific blogging community. Since then I’ve become close to many of you. Thanks for all of the birthday wishes and for being such a great community.
But wait — there’s more! While I’m revealing answers about stuff, why the heck not give you the answers to that 80s music quiz on my blog about three weeks back? Here were the snippets; see if you can hear them now that you know what they are:
“Head Over Heels” by the Go-Gos and “We Didn’t Start the Fire” by Billy Joel. Nat and Hilly identified the Go-Gos, but the Billy Joel intro was a bit tough for you all. Don’t the two intros go quite well together, though?
Many of you (Faiqa, Janelle, Hilly, B.E. Earl, Sybil and my brother) got The Fixx’s “One Thing Leads To Another.” Nobody got that the eerie piano chords belonged to the intro for the Boomtown Rats’ “I Don’t Like Mondays.”
Yes. “Obsession” by Anomotion. Practically everyone had that one. The other? “Oh Sherry” by Journey frontman Steve Perry. Yankeebird got that in the round before the last one in which four songs were on top of each other. Go Yankee!
A few of you got “Safety Dance” by Men Without Hats. Nobody figured out the opening organ slide to “Hip to Be Square” by Huey Lewis and the News.
Okay — let’s hear them all together one last time!
Now do you hear each of these eight song? No? Only me? Okay…
A quick tip of the hat to my brother who calls himself, affectionately, Shiny’s Brother. I prefer the name I’ve given him in the blogosphere, Captain Awesome. I especially like it because I can almost feel him cringe at the thought of me calling him that. And imagining him in a tight superhero suit with tights and a bright orange codpiece and all. Yes, he continues to be an inspiration for me, and he really had a lot to do with my obsession for 80s music. Thanks, CA. Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the sky.
And now, for no good reason whatsoever, here is a picture of someone’s butt. With a full color tattoo on one of the cheeks. Of a unicorn. A very special unicorn. One with rainbows. And a swastika armband. Spreading the rainbow-clad, unicornial message of white power.
On the other hand, you’re probably not interested. Tell you what — if you’re reading this in your feed reader and you actually want to see it, click through for the full blog post. If you’re not, I certainly don’t blame you.
… and you thought I was kidding…