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WBQotW #280

‘Murica! Woo!!

Remember that America does awesome stuff too, like putting atomic-powered robots on Mars and double-stuffing Oreos.

Still Here

You might have noticed we’re still in Texas.

You might not have noticed that we are trying to sell our house and move to Colorado. (If so… seriously, dude. Where have you been?!)

It’s hard to keep the house perfectly clean and neat day after day when no one has come to look at it. (OK, we did have one showing a couple of weeks ago.) It’s even harder answering the same question over and over. All those people (and there are many) who told us…

“The market is on fire!”
“You’re house is gorgeous. It’ll sell in a couple of days!”
“You won’t believe how quick it will all happen!”

…are the same people who now ask us “How’s the house?” and we just smile and say, “Still there!”

Shark WeekIt’s easy to get down, to second guess, to give up. But the easy thing is almost never the right thing. So, every morning, I get up, I fluff the rugs and fold the towels, and I just keep swimming. “Maybe today.”

Last week was the infamous “Shark Week.” If you live outside the US, or don’t have cable TV, then you are excused from knowing how big a deal that is (or pretends to be). Weeks of advertising and hype, cross promotion, buzz. And then, for seven days, three or four droll, over-produced, sometimes gory pseudo-scientific documentaries about sharks rerun over and over. You watch one. You might watch two. Then… meh. You switch back to Doctor Who reruns and sports news about football training camp.

But that’s life. Hype. Reality. Sometimes disappointment. But always, you carry on. A fictional wise man once said:

Live every week like it’s shark week. – Tracy Jordan

And that is this week’s white board quip.

WBQotW #278

Tammy picked this week’s white board quip. We’re a good pair. Very … special.

I’m not weird, I’m limited edition.

Attaboy, Al

My, where did you get that lovely spatula?

This week’s white board quip comes from the whimsically wonderful movie UHF staring Weird Al Yankovic. Last month, Al released a new album. Two things are noteworthy about it.

First, Al has fully embraced the 21st century’s internet culture. He released music videos for eight of the new songs on various online video sites the week of the album release and lead a full-bore, all-out social media blitz.

Second (and I think main because of the first), according to Al’s website:

“Mandatory Fun” debuted at #1 on the Billboard Hot 200 album chart. It’s the first time that Al has ever had a #1 album – in fact, it’s the first time a comedy album has topped the Billboard chart in over 50 years (and the first time a comedy album has debuted at #1 in HISTORY!)

As someone who’s been a fan since the 80’s, I can’t let this go by without sending Al a huge, congratulatory “attaboy.”

WBQotW #276

Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K. – Ted

Please tell me you know the movie from which this quip came. Please.

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