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December 12th, 2005

Happy, Happy!

Happy belated birthdays to Ion Otter and dslartoo! Here's Today's Forgotten English!

get the goose
To get the goose signifies to be hissed at while on the stage. The "big bird," the terror of actors, is simply a metaphor for goose in theatrical slang.
--John Camden Hotten's Slang Dictionary, 1887


Death of Colley Cibber (1671-1757), innovative English actor, dramatist, and theater manager. The son of a sculptor, he joined the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane at age nineteen and, except for brief interludes, spent his long career with his company in various capacities. Once, while acting in an Italian comedy, he forgot a line that began, "I was then in Rome..." In his awkward moment of need, he turned to the prompter to supply him the rest of his sentence from offstage but was left speechless and deeply embarrassed. Cibber waited as the seconds slowly crept by and then finally disappeared into the wings. He collared the inept dialogue assistant and, hauling him to center stage, shouted furiously, "Hang you, you scoundrel! What was I doing in Rome?"

-The Gneech

PS: Check it out! _litho_ has a new art gallery site!

Me Too! Me Too!

bauske posted a bit of IM between him and myself. So I'm going to post a followup piece!

bauske: *falls down asleep*
the_gneech: *puts a bwankie over ya*
bauske: *snores*
the_gneech: *draws patterns on your face with a Sharpie a la Jigglypuff*
bauske: -_-
bauske: it's cut
bauske: cute
bauske: I like the puff
the_gneech: The idea of a "cut" (i.e., muscular) Jigglypuff hurts my brain.
bauske: owhm.. okay, don't say stuff like that
the_gneech: *snerk*
bauske: I can't even imagine it honestly
bauske: like i'm trying and nothing is comething through
bauske: *coming
the_gneech: Considering he's a ball with arms, it's pretty hard to fathom.
bauske: whoa that's a weird one

Actually ... I miss Jigglypuff. Heck, I miss the whole first and second seasons of Pokémon, really. Team Rocket was the coolest!

-The Gneech

Kill Monsters. Take Their Stuff.

It's out tomorrow. I'm all over it.

-The Gneech
"He doesn't have the gemstones necessary to raise it to +5; I only have enough for +3. So *sigh* I guess I'll just take the +3 ring of protection that also gives +3 Str and +3 Dex. I'm sure that by the time he gets more gemstones in, we'll have another 500,000 gp."

-The Gneech

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