Saturday, November 1, 2008

"You couldn't write it, could you?"

First things first: Happy Birthday to Karen! Go over and wish her a good one!

Notre Dame and Pitt are tied up at 3 at the start of the second quarter. It's a home game, so Ken and I got to see the fighter jets (I think they're usually Navy jets out of Chicago) that do the flyovers at the stadium fly over our house! For those of you that live on base, it's probably old hat, but I find it an awesome sight and sound to have these jets fly over, and to hear their afterburners kick in. Wow!

Last night, we were watching Keith Olbermann's show. John Cleese was on, and I was so excited! As some of you may know, I love Monty Python, and it was great to see him. (I also love "A Fish Called Wanda." Michael Palin [no relation to that Alaska woman] is great in that. "Cathcart Towers Hotel!" Ha ha!) Those of you that are firmly in the McCain camp can skip this, because you won't like what is said. For the rest of you, it's a little long, but Cleese is always so funny. I just love how he completely cracks up over some of the things that have been going on in the campaign! How can you not? Oh, and if you want to find out what a "berk" is, look it up in the Urban Dictionary. My apologies to my readers from the U.K.--I know it's not a nice word, but sort of interesting that it can be used on U.S. television, isn't it? I actually learned this word the other day in my Yahoo group about The Godfathers, when it was used by one of the posters. It's always good to learn new vocabulary, isn't it?

More later! Here's the John Cleese interview.


  1. Hi Beth,
    Thanks ... I had meant to check out the Cleese interview after hearing Olbermann tease it but ended up getting distracted. Will check it out online! I don't think I know Karen but will swing by to say Happy B-Day ...

  2. I love that Urban Dictionary, that could come in handy when my son throws out those 'words'... LOL!!! JK!


  3. Got to see the jets three times, very cool. The last couple of games, we could hear them, but did not see them.

  4. I love expanding my vocabulary. The best way to demonstrate that you understand a new word is by using it in a sentence.

    Before watching the John Cleese interview, I simply thought Sarah Palin was a jerk, but now that I've been enlighetned, I do believe that she's a berk!

  5. We use berk, and it's also used on TV, in fact on British nearly all words are acceptable...mores the pity. One of my favourites is "Pillock"


  6. Still tied, going into overtime.

  7. Thanks for the heads up on Karen's birthday. That's it, I'm picking up an Urban Dictionary the next time I go to the bookstore. I found a new interesting use of wordage...(Hugs)Indigo

  8. I watched the interview on the telly and thought of you!

    The whole thing about 'Joe the Plumber' is hilarious, as he isn't qualified to even BE a plumber!

    What John said about the kind of president he'd want, and about Americans being envious(he should have said jealous, but that is splitting hairs) of people who are smart is dead on. I try not to insult people's taste as that reflects on their smarts as well, or ignore someone.


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