WELCOME to THURSDAY JUNE 3, 2021
English professors love to catch the errors students make in their term papers, and they love
nothing better than to catch mixed metaphors. The “friends and survivors” of Calvin College
English department collected this list of mixed metaphors and posted them on their web site:
“He swept the rug under the carpet.”
“She’s burning the midnight oil at both ends.”
“It was so cold last night I had to throw another blanket on the fire.”
“It’s time to step up to the plate and cut the mustard.”
“She’s robbing Peter to pay the piper.”
“He’s up a tree without a paddle.”
“Beware my friend…you are skating on hot water.”
“Keep your ear to the grindstone.”
“Sometimes you’ve gotta stick your neck out on a limb.”
“Some people sail through life on a bed of roses like a knife slicing through butter.”
That’s my story and I’m sticking too it! Have a GREAT THURSDAY! people, stay safe, and
whatever you do, don’t forget to laff it up! Peace, I am outta here! Eucman! 😁
q u o t e s o f t h e d a y
“I have tried to know absolutely nothing about a great many things,
and I have succeeded fairly well.” –Robert Benchley
“Standing ovations have become far too commonplace. What we need
are ovations where the audience members all punch and kick one another.” –George Carlin
“There exists a widespread myth that humans should learn about relations from their
parents. My relationship with my father nearly ended when he tried to teach me how to drive.
I can’t imagine our relationship having survived his instructing me how to have relations.” –Bob Smith
Guaranteed to Roll Your Eyes
Tommy had reached school age. His mother managed with a blast of propaganda to make him enthusiastic about the idea.
She bought him lots of new clothes, told him of the new friends he’d meet, and so on.
When the first day came, Tommy eagerly went off and came back home with a lot of glowing reports about school.
The next morning when his mother woke him up, he asked, “What for?” She told him it was time to get ready for school.
“What?” he asked. “Again?” 😳😁😎
Wednesdays’ Movie Trivia of the day! What movie is this quote from??? “
“…and they mostly come at night…mostly.”
“Aliens”, the Academy Award-winning film proceeding Ridley Scott’s popular 1979 hit, “Alien”, starred Sigourney Weaver in the main role as Ellen Ripley (which was also nominated for Best Actress). The film, released in 1986, was as great, if not better, than the original as Ripley returns to the alien planet in order to save a colony who has lost contact with Earth. Something is amiss. When they arrive, the only survivor of the alien attack, Newt, is found inside the building. Ripley goes to extreme lengths to save Newt from the various pitfalls and setbacks of the horrible alien planet, including making a solo trip into the alien queen’s lair to save the girl. The quote in question was mentioned by Newt as the survivors of the initial attack (once they first arrive) try to escape the building and depart in their shuttle. However, the aliens get there first, kill the pilot, and cause the shuttle to come crashing to the ground. Newt warns the others: “We’d better get back, ’cause it’ll be dark soon, and they mostly come at night… mostly.”
Ironically, this serious line, which shows the hopeless isolation of the group, has been parodied on various TV shows and movies due to its popularity.
Thursday’s Movie Trivia of the day! What movie is this quote from????
Jackson Two-Bears: “Kid, Kid, what a time to fall off the wagon. Look at your eyes.”
Kid Sheleen: “What’s wrong with my eyes?”
Jackson Two-Bears: “Well they’re red, bloodshot.”
Kid Sheleen: “You ought to see ’em from my side.”
Wednesday’s Quizzler is….
Can you decipher this phrase?
T _ _ E
Answer: I’m out of time. I M are out of T I M E. The hint refers to what the white rabbit said in Alice in Wonderland.
Thursday’s Quizzler is…….
When do you start on red and stop on green?
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