Thursday, October 22, 2009

It all began so innocently

Pie Hole This morning, my niece Jen (love you, Chickie) posted a Facebook update in which she wrote that Dick Cheney needs to shut his pie hole. I couldn't agree more, but then a friend of hers commented that Jen was the second person to mention "pie hole" on a status update.

Well, the moon was in the second house, and Jupiter aligned with Mars...and it was obvious that the time was ripe for action. I raised the call to arms, and asked my Facebook friends to join me in trying to mention the phrase "pie hole" at some point during the day on our status updates. The response was overwhelming, and I can't begin to tell you how impressed I was with these folks. They didn't just step up to the plate, they did so and then hit it out of the park. Folks from England (although I had to disallow Simon's initial entry about "hole pie" due to the judges' ruling...he came back strong) and Canada joined in, and thus was born International Pie Hole Day.

I had a very enjoyable afternoon, reading the updates pouring in from around the country and from other countries, all working "pie hole" into their status updates. I'm not ashamed to tell you that I was deeply touched and very moved by the outpouring of love, concern, and international brotherhood expressed by my friends as they stood by me, united as one in our efforts to get others to embrace the use of "pie hole." Such togetherness and unity is a beautiful thing, people, and never doubt it. It left my pie hole wide open with shock, awe, and delight.

Pie Hole2 The gears are working, and I'm wondering if Cousin Shane and I might collaborate on a song for International Pie Hole Day, sort of a "we are the world, we are the pie holes" thing, or "feed the pie holes, let them know it's Christmas time again." We've done great things in the past, with his "Whirl-O-Matic 2000" (or was it 3000?) song and our collaborative efforts on "White Trash Whore." I think there are definite possibilities here. It's good to get involved, isn't it?

Today was a very good day. I hope your day was as pleasant.

18 comments:

  1. I'm thinking I'm tired today...yeah that's it. For some reason I kept thinking pie hole was referring to another hole and it wasn't the mouth. Then again with some of the things that come out of Cheney's pie hole it could be mistaken for crap. (Hugs)Indigo

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  2. I'm in... check my status on FB!
    Love the pic!

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  3. I thoroughly enjoyed IPHD! It really was fun watching Pie Holes spread across so many of my Facebook friends' status updates.. although there was some confusion in places, with several "what's all this pie hole thing" comments dotted here and there. Folk definitely climbed on board once it was explained, though, and by next year I predict IPHD to be internationally recognised! Go Beth!! :-D

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  4. I haven't been on Facebook ... but I feel that if Dick Cheney doesn't shut his pie hole, the terrorist will win!!

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  5. I am sure that cousin is so honored that her Birthday in now an International Holiday :o)

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  6. I can relate to Indigo's comment. It's a long story, but until today, I had a twisted outlook on the phrase.
    But I'm happy IPHD has gone well.
    The photo featuring a bucket of puppies is very cute.

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  7. I used to use pie hole, now I use cake hole.
    The meaning is the same ::::shrug::::::

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  8. I missed it!!! Darn it!!! I must've been busy feeding MY pie hole!!! LOL!!! (sorry!)

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  9. So THAT'S what you people do all day on FaceSpace/MyBook?!?! :)

    I was with you in spirit - taking every opportunity to fill my Pie Hole in real life.

    XOXOXOXO

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  10. One of the better pizza places in Tulsa is called The Pie Hole. Wish we'd gone there last night, just to honor the day. :-0

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  11. I missed it! What was I thinking?

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  12. So, I'll use the phrase in a mathematical sense, just to make it more interesting for us: "Is the value of pi whole?" Stupid question, I know, but then again, Americans don't know math, so at least it's a challenging one. :) Although I would have to agree that Cheney should shut his pie hole and go back to the Death Star where he belongs.

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  13. pi, to me, is a number somewhere between 3 and 4, so that would make it most def not a whole number, but it does carry out to a whole lot of numbers.

    i spent part of one of classroom sessions explaining to a 6th grader that long division problems don't have remainders with an 'r' in real math, folks use a fraction or its decimal equivalent.....



    xxalainaxx

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  14. Can't wait for the next IPHD!!! Love the puppy pic!

    be well...

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  15. LOL, sounds like alot of fun! Almost makes me want to re-open FB. Thanks for the chuckle.

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  16. it's always enjoyable when friends come together for a good cause.

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  17. Cool I like that you IPHD and the puppies too. great entry

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