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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Creep

May 17, 2012




Do you remember $10,000 Pyramid (or $25,000 Pyramid or whatever it got up to with inflation)?  The premise of the show, hosted by Dick Clark (and now we know the Mayans were right about the world ending in December 2012, because he won't be here to rock in the new year), was that contestants paired with celebrities tried to guess a series of words or phrases based on descriptions given by their partners.  Of course, there was the mandatory ticking clock with a pretty short time limit.  And of course, the "big money" phrase was always a lot harder than the earlier ones.


So I think Walter and I could win the "big money," especially if the clue were Things That Are Slow.  


I might start with the coy clue of "day after the MLB All-Star game."  Look it up.  It is historically the slowest day in sports.  I might ramp up to "three-toed sloth," then throw in the teaser of Chuck Berry's "My Ding-a-Ling," purportedly the slowest single to climb the charts to #1.  But we would clinch when the clock was almost down to zero by offering the clue "Healing from Complicated Foot Surgery."


This just does not go fast.  In fact, it's kind of like this (watching pain dry), only less fun:



4 comments:

  1. Creeping is still progress. (Said the snail.) I will send extra-powerful-Land-of-Enchantment energy your way. Be careful how you use it. Your whole town may be running marathons before the week is out.

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    1. I think your LOE arrived! Thank you.

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  2. Vickie -- I have never understood what it is about foot surgery. The people in my office who have had it gimp around on scooters, and in casts or boots, for weeks on end. Meanwhile, those with gall blader surgery, new hips, seem to be back running 10Ks in no time. Give Walter my best. The laurels here definitely go to the patient (in both senses of the word).

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    1. Some times he is patient and sometimes impatient, but thanks for the kind words. We have done things much harder than this.

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