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just don't get me started on the purple people eater
So it appears that the general consensus is "a yellow, polka-dot bikini" -- also the interpretation given by the ad in question -- which is interesting because I've always parsed it as "a yellow-polka-dot bikini", as do 17.6% of the rest of you. I suppose one could take this as an object lesson in never taking for granted what the other person's hearing.

  • New Thing Learned for 4 April: The Great Gatsby sold a grand total of 7 copies in 1940, two of which were purchased by Fitzgerald himself as gifts. There's hope for me yet, I suppose. [Source: PBS documentary on novelists.]

  • New Thing Learned for 5 April: Remember that treasure hunt for the golden rabbit, way back when? Turned out the finder had some inside information... [Source: Wikipedia]

  • New Thing Learned for 6 April: "Zorro" is Spanish for "fox", which was a real "...ahh" moment. [Source: muckefuck.]




I've got the eBaying-of-yarn down to a routine now, if the relatively painless listing experience yesterday means anything. Now if I can just get the last couple kinks with the photography worked out, I might be getting somewhere. (Half the battle, as always, is keeping the cat from coming along in the middle and sitting on the nice black background drape with her strategically placed white bits.) So far my best customer is in Sheffield, which is amusingly globalizationy but always makes me want to do violence to the post office's excuse for a rate calculator. I'll make a business of this yet or choke on a sheep trying...

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robling_t From: robling_t Date: April 7th, 2007 06:01 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
Sure, it'll save me lugging it to the PO... ;) (Right now as a Business Venture it's at the "product line settled on, and trying to raise the $$ to file formal Business Papers as well as have some $$ left over for next batch of stock" stage -- very, um, interesting.)
whitecrow0 From: whitecrow0 Date: April 6th, 2007 11:23 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
I asked Scott about the itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka-dot bikini, and he wasn't that forthcoming about the colors (I generally see a suit with yellow polka dots myself, but I actually think that a yellow suit with maybe black dots would be cuter) ... uh, anyway, he asked if it was the bikini that was really itsy bitsy, or if they were still singing about the pattern.
And then he told me that he was not amused that I put the song in his head. :}
robling_t From: robling_t Date: April 7th, 2007 06:02 pm (UTC) (permalink this entry)
I blame the yogurt company for making that commercial, m'self. ;)
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