Spoiler Alert — Zymurgy

I don’t read nearly as much as I used to. I was a bit odd in my reading choices too. I never seem to be even about such things. When I took two humanities courses in college I had already read most of the books. I found that stuff interesting. The names were challenging though. And there have been movies made based on several of those books. The Iliad and Odyssey were adventure stories. Anna Karenina, Crime and Punishment, Moby Dick, all good books, and supposedly they burn at Farenheit451. Unusual pathways develop in the brain though. Now when I think of Moby Dick I get a mental picture of one of Furball’s cab customers in a porno. Maybe Menelaus gets Helen in that porno, the name sounds like it. Did Orestes get arrested? Did Tolstoi tell a story? If you get an abridged version of the Iliad, do they scrub the part about Ajax? You can get Trojans at the drug store, where do you get Achaeans? I never made it through Don Quixote. For me it was like read 100 pages, laugh hysterically at the next five, read 100 pages, laugh hysterically at the next five, etc, such is the life of a Knight Errant. Candide lived in the Best Of All Possible Worlds, and even though I haven’t seen it the mind pictures Jack Nicholson in As Good As It Gets.

There is a small galaxy next to the Milky Way that is called Snickers. I’ve heard that the moon named Charon was named by an astronomer who’s wife’s name was Sharon {probably apocryphal and just an urban myth}. The Milky Way was named because it supposedly looked like the milk of Hera. Sometimes I wonder what human milk tastes like. I was breast fed, but it was such a long time ago and I don’t remember it. I do remember a coworker who used a breast pump at work when her child was very young. I never saw her use it, but I remember an extension cord going from the drinking fountain into the ladies room. She had really pretty blue eyes that no one ever looked at because of her great tits. All the women in her family were really hot. When I first started using Facebook, one of her sisters was someone I sent a friend invite to early on. She replied to my e-mail, “Do I know you?” She used to be a coworker too, and I described where and when she would’ve known me. It had been a few years, but she remembered me then.

Those coworkers were probably at least partly Scandinavian. While watching the women’s curling on the Olympics, I noticed the one team looked like blond blue-eyed sisters. That’s what those coworkers look like only with bigger tits. The Ring Trilogy is an 18 hour long opera, PBS aired it on Evening at the Met over the course of three days. Ride of the Valkyries is one of the times when the fat lady sings, but it isn’t over then. While I was in college a friend had some noisy neighbors, so fairly early one Sunday we took his speakers outside and played Ride of the Valkyries quite loudly. Before noon is early to a college student.

Before noon is even earlier to me now. I’ve worked nights almost my entire adulthood. When I graduated, I had applied to be a telescope operator at some of the observatories. It’s probably a good thing I didn’t get those jobs. I found out in the Army that I don’t like mountains. They never had us run AROUND the mountain. It was always up or down.

Happy St Pat’s, I’m off to cook some cabbage.

The title is from a comic strip called Robotman. R-man is reading when Gary walks up and asks him what he’s reading, it’s a dictionary. The plots a bit thin, but he’s wondering how it will end. Gary looks at the last page and says “Zymurgy”. In another part, R-mans friends are coming to visit, and they need directions. R-man hands the phone to Mr Milde. He says, “Do you know where the Cheese King on the corner is? Uh-huh, okay, hey, we’re the third planet from the sun right?” That strip had some good moments.

A Galaxy far far away, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anticenter_shell


4 thoughts on “Spoiler Alert — Zymurgy

  1. Mrs Fever

    The movie version of The Odyssey (the one I’m familiar with, anyway) starred Isabella Rosselini as Athena. This is what Ingrid Bergman’s heir is up to these days: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-V621BxHZQ. I think you’ll like it.

    I never saw As Good As It Gets. I’m not a fan of Nicholson. Though I’ve seen Wolf several times. Make of that what you will.

    I’d like to meet the Cheese King.


    1. wildoats1962 Post author

      I would tag that one with unique. Although I did hear a Rowan and Martin comedy routine where they talked about the birds and the bees. One of the commenters at Youtube said she was in Death Becomes Her. Goldie Hawn was in that movie too, and she was on Laugh In which ties in with Rowan and Martin.

      He’s in Wisconsin, it ain’t easy bein’ cheesy.


      1. Mrs Fever

        I’ve seen Death Becomes Her. Meryl Streep and Bruce Willis were also in that movie. Very random.

        When Isabella was younger, she resembled her mother quite strongly. These days, not so much.

        So cheese ain’t easy. Check. I’ll be sure not to expect anything more than a little nibble on the first date. 😛


  2. wildoats1962 Post author

    If he’s blue {or bleu if you prefer the French spelling} he might be kinda stinky, so it’s best to start with a nibble.

    Family resemblances can be rather striking. The Hapsburg jaw comes to mind. Even identical twins start looking different if their environments aren’t the same. I remember checking on line because I thought twins would have the same fingerprints. Similar but different, even the experiences in the womb are unique I guess. {Hey bro, stay on your half of the uterus.} I’m not a twin but my mom was.



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