Trite Nonsense Thread, Part Deux

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Trite Nonsense Thread, Part Deux

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Redigeret: jan 26, 2012, 4:46pm

Stem: Nursery Ensemble: Oh, the Places You'll Go or Cat in the Hat

Nuværende optælling: Ja 3, Nej 1, Ved ikke 3



Maybe not exactly trite nonsense, but Dr Seuss was a literary genius of the nonsensical.

I am re-posting this so as not to lose the data. Last I checked it was 4 Places, 4 Cat and 1 undecided. Who was undecided? Anyway, I need votes one way or another.

jan 26, 2012, 4:57pm

Do you want us to vote again?

jan 26, 2012, 4:59pm


jan 26, 2012, 5:00pm

No, altho I know that will not stop some of you. My not-very-well-thought-out plan is to add the new votes to the old.

It'll all turn out alright, I'm sure. :S

jan 26, 2012, 5:02pm

jan 26, 2012, 5:08pm

Mr. Durick, you are a genius! Altho those high chairs are a little scary.

But the co-sleepers are right up my alley!

jan 26, 2012, 5:40pm

oops, revoted. strike a "no" from the new list. uncancelled

jan 26, 2012, 5:42pm

hmmm ... I am beginning to think CG may have been behind the numbering ruckus at the tail end of the last thread.

jan 26, 2012, 5:42pm

We got a fancy high chair with Thing 1 - then switched to a cheap stable easily washable high chair from Ikea for Thing 2. I recommend Ikea. Not as extravagant but a whale of a lot better.

jan 26, 2012, 5:51pm

> 5, I looked at "better than that." They have thingys called co-sleepers. Being a baby has gotten a lot more complicated since I was little.

When wee goat#1 graduated from a baby bottle to a big baby bottle, I sent Beloved off to the store to purchase "your basic baby bottle." I knew that the baby bottle market had become hideously complex so I wanted to make sure he got the right kind. Nothing doing. He brought home five extremely complicated baby bottles.

jan 26, 2012, 6:05pm


I am going to assume that Thing 1 & Thing 2

are NOT Goats nor are they Whales.

jan 26, 2012, 6:11pm

Like goats, they will eat almost anything. Like whales, they communicate in high-pitched bursts. Like the Cat in the Hat's helpers, they are small and make messes. But, they are boys.

jan 26, 2012, 6:24pm

Well, one's inspirational and slightly preachy, IMO, and the other one is anti-authoritarian and slightly scary to a young child. I voted for the cat.

Redigeret: jan 26, 2012, 6:25pm

Oh dear, slick, the "suppressed class"

jan 26, 2012, 6:32pm

i was out drinking

Redigeret: jan 26, 2012, 6:35pm

Dear group,

Having stumbled onto you, and having taught you ancient and arcane skills, I want more "votes".
Democracy in action? or "inanity?


Stem: Should we have more votes

Nuværende optælling: Ja 8, Nej 2, Ved ikke 5
Don't think, just vote!

jan 26, 2012, 8:23pm

Places is a much higher level, adult oriented tome.

It pains me to say this, but I need to go with the classic, the Cat.

jan 26, 2012, 10:05pm

There's always the Dante's Inferno line. I hear that is quite popular now amongst the better sort (whoever they are).

jan 26, 2012, 10:06pm

We still have voted for tritest triteness on the last thread.

jan 27, 2012, 6:19am

So far, Ur, you're ahead on this one.

jan 27, 2012, 10:52am


Me??? Trite???? I am never trite. I have goats.

jan 27, 2012, 11:10am

I don't think we can use the "yes/no" thing to vote for the tritest triteness. We will have to reread over 300 purportedly trite posts and then actually post a vote here. Someone will have to keep a tally. It sounds terribly tedious. Maybe we should just start a "tedious" thread.

jan 27, 2012, 2:03pm

Voting is tedious. I'll get enough of it this year, 4 times if I'm not mistaken.

jan 27, 2012, 2:08pm

There's a tedious thread now.

jan 27, 2012, 3:03pm

I know it looks cruel, but it works, the volcano is much calmer after the offering

jan 27, 2012, 3:52pm

I'm sorry, but there are people I would throw into the volcano rather than a goat. Although those people would probably be thrown back out by the volcano.

jan 27, 2012, 4:52pm

#26, were you just trying to get Urania's "goat"?

jan 27, 2012, 5:15pm

27 LOL, I know some people like that too

28 Urania knows I don't mean her goats, but bad republican goats ...

jan 27, 2012, 5:24pm

Mac, those are elephants.

Redigeret: jan 27, 2012, 5:29pm

It seems that many politicians, on both sides of the aisle here, and everywhere abroad, are goats.

U, are goats as randy as this age old slur woud seem to suggest?

jan 27, 2012, 7:11pm

If the mud volcano was a man made disaster, would it have a God assigned to it? Was that goat sacrified in vain?

jan 27, 2012, 10:35pm


I suppose it depends on how on how one defines "randy."

Goats appear to enjoy sex and would if given the opportunity engage in this activity more frequently than they do. However, they do not want an over-population of wee goats - not a good thing. Bucks have been known to die from having too much sex. This usually occurs when human pimps oblige them to service too many does at one time.

Goats should never be sacrificed. They don't like it and neither do I.

P.S. My goats have expressed great annoyance at the denigration of goats taking place at Le Salon. They said if this is what a salon is like, they prefer not to partake in its conversations, which they find distinctly tedious and trite.

jan 28, 2012, 8:51am

Those who want their animals to enjoy sex without limit are advised to collect bonobos.

jan 28, 2012, 12:32pm

Why does the salon almost close down over the weekends and especially saturdays, when very few people post. Do you all post at work? and lead such exciting lives over the weekend that you have no time for LT?

jan 28, 2012, 12:40pm

Lol , i noticed That too. While days are fully booked with 4 kids, there are enough ipads, blackberry and webbooks hanging around in THE house to check blogs feeds etc every few hour or so

jan 28, 2012, 2:07pm

I try not to be too plugged in on the weekend, since I work at a computer all week.

jan 28, 2012, 6:14pm

Knock Knock whose there? c'mon out Rick you must be there.

jan 29, 2012, 4:13am

I finally got internet at home, don't know if I told you. But I'm keeping a strict limit on my internetting, otherwise it eats my life.

jan 29, 2012, 7:26am

I have more important things to do on weekends, which I know are weekends by sometime on Saturday when I realize my children are not late for school, but staying home for there is no school. At that point I adjust to the fact that there are witnesses and do all my editing. Unless they go out, then I drop in here and watch movies and generally fart around.

feb 6, 2012, 12:32pm

I heard a story about a Zulu singer escaping from zombies on the BBC World News this morning (I kid you not!) as I was driving to work. Had to find out more:

Redigeret: feb 7, 2012, 8:54am


I am confused were the zombies at the BBC World News studios? Did the BBC capture an unsuspecting Zulu singer off the street and sic the zombies on him/her? I always suspected the BBC was a naughty crowd.

feb 6, 2012, 12:39pm

oh the perils of misplaced modifiers!

Redigeret: feb 6, 2012, 12:52pm

The BBC is revolting!

feb 7, 2012, 2:52pm

It's about time!

Redigeret: feb 7, 2012, 4:51pm

Perils before swine.

I remember the good old days of basic cable and no internet. Shaka Zulu marathon on channel 11, a miserable Saturday afternoon in February. Ah, what a different time it was! I have The Washing of the Spears somewhere...

feb 8, 2012, 6:48am

Shaka Zulu marathon! Alas, I experienced mine with a video...

Redigeret: feb 8, 2012, 7:52pm

Oh boy, it's on Hulu.

Speaking of British imperialism, will there be another war over the Falklands?

feb 9, 2012, 9:31am

I doubt it, but it does keep the mind of Israel/US v. Iran for a few seconds every day.

On the other hand, nations behave very strangely when they are economically down, when they would be best off keeping their heads down and money in pocket, they get aggressive and triggerhappy, blow the inheritance...

feb 9, 2012, 10:13am

48 Could well be. Tories in charge. Same as last time. Cameron following that stinking bitch Maggie's footsteps. Worked for her. Start a war. Win next election.

Redigeret: feb 9, 2012, 10:55am

50 Ah, too late...but Cristina Fernández de Kirchner seems nutty too. But oil is involved, so.

"David Cameron: we will defend the Falklands properly"

Argentina should be in no doubt that Britain will ''defend the Falkland Islands properly'' against any threat to its inhabitants' right to self-determination, Prime Minister David Cameron said today.

feb 9, 2012, 1:30pm

Trite, people! Trite!

For example,

I like the new Salon logo, but I think it is sexist. The mustache is fab, but it is not a look I think I can pull off. I mean, I want to be elitist philistine scum like the rest of you, but I cannot grow such a 'stache.

What should I do? And the rest of the distaff Salonistas? (Altho, I don't want to assume that any of them cannot grow a large mustache should they choose.)

I've never used the word "distaff" out loud before.

feb 9, 2012, 2:22pm


Would you settle for the classic blue beehive hairdo?

feb 9, 2012, 3:01pm

Always look on the trite side of war

feb 9, 2012, 3:04pm

Just because you have a blue beehive hairdo and a mustachio doesn't give the the right to trite.

feb 9, 2012, 3:06pm

Even claiming the right to trite is trite, if not right or a right, but trite can well be a rite and a rite well be trite.

feb 9, 2012, 3:07pm

Rite on.

feb 9, 2012, 3:08pm

Or is that tripe?

feb 9, 2012, 3:08pm

Ripe tripe.

feb 9, 2012, 3:11pm

The ripe trite tripe tripped on the rights of the right, who righted the tripe with a rite which rendered the tripe not quite tripe.

feb 9, 2012, 3:13pm

The wrong tripe tripped into your sentence upending the right tripe, the tripe of the rite of trite, a sad nonending indeed.

feb 9, 2012, 3:19pm

The Rite of the Tripe was trite indeed though not to the tripe who found beheading not right but after the rite found no redress for his rights.

feb 10, 2012, 10:12am

Yes, the new picture is less sexist, and may be a look I can pull off. I'll give it a shot.

feb 10, 2012, 2:56pm

Send us a pic

feb 11, 2012, 6:06am

Trust the French to eat it. Tripe that is.

feb 11, 2012, 8:12am

à la mode the Can ?

feb 11, 2012, 8:19am

Tago Mago or Ege Bamyasi

feb 11, 2012, 10:55am

But why do they eat it?

feb 11, 2012, 10:58am

Because its there.

feb 11, 2012, 10:58am

Beloved says it takes ten years to chew a piece of tripe to the point that you can swallow it. Beloved will eat anything. I trust him on this one.

feb 11, 2012, 11:00am

Beloved says it is considered a great delicacy.

feb 11, 2012, 12:45pm

Somewhere in my Italian heritage there is a recipe for tripe. It involved cooking it for ten years.

At the risk of being rude, I am not sure it was a delicacy. In the part of southern Italy from which my forebears escaped it was almost certainly a necessity. You got hold of a cow and you ate every single part of it. You never knew if you would see a cow again in your lifetime.

feb 11, 2012, 12:47pm

I would rather read Lord of the Rings than eat a plate of tripe

feb 11, 2012, 12:49pm

Now that puts it all in perspective!

feb 11, 2012, 2:29pm

Tripe stew, yum yum.


feb 11, 2012, 2:38pm

>75 Mr.Durick: in Austria that's a hangover cure. Whaaaa??

feb 11, 2012, 2:40pm

Eating everything is an ecological attitude. No waste !

feb 11, 2012, 3:29pm

>73 baswood: One Lord of the Rings on the way to your house.

Said Bas, "I will take the ringed tripe although I do not know the way."

feb 11, 2012, 8:08pm

It seems like I have always had a copy of Lord of The Rings in the house, as every partner I have lived with has always brought a copy with them. Just when I get rid of one set of LOR another one turns up.

feb 15, 2012, 12:46pm

I dont know where this should go.. but ...

I wonder if there are any appropriate contexts in which to earnestly use the words
cornucopia or plethora? One thing I know, it isn't the contexts I have just read them in.

feb 15, 2012, 1:35pm

Couldn't one say there is a plethora of tripe in the cornucopia?

feb 15, 2012, 3:03pm

Couldn't or shouldn't? One can say many things...

feb 15, 2012, 3:05pm

One can plainly see that they are copulating in there in for-for time

feb 15, 2012, 3:06pm


feb 15, 2012, 3:09pm

besides the tripe?

feb 15, 2012, 3:11pm

I believe it is scientifically impossible for tripe to copulate, so, yes, besides the tripe.

feb 15, 2012, 3:19pm

I googled images of copulating tripe and got:


feb 15, 2012, 3:22pm

What are those things? What kind of sick porn is that?

feb 15, 2012, 3:49pm


I did not say we should or should not. Conscientious grammar requires the following: Might not one say there is a plethora of tripe in the cornucopia?

feb 15, 2012, 4:05pm

Dear ur,

The aforementioned question asked for appropriate which to my mind suggests shoulds and shalls rather than coulds or cans...but yes might is probably most appropriate. I do hope there is never a need to ask such a question however. Carry on.

feb 15, 2012, 4:19pm

Could you please position the cornucopia so that the tripe does not show when we take a photo of our beautiful Thanksgiving dinner table?

feb 15, 2012, 4:34pm

Mr. Durick: WOW!

feb 15, 2012, 8:03pm

Dogs apparently love green tripe, a sashimi if you will, for your pooch...

Redigeret: feb 15, 2012, 8:52pm

Ur, they're finally listening...

But, looks like they want a cheaper penny. Might be tougher than it seems.

jun 2, 2019, 12:36am

I have inspected this thread & previous and found grad-A Trite Nonsense throughout.