Thursday, March 07, 2013

smaller fragments

Smaller than what you ask? 
How about smaller than that red carpet reporter at the Oscars. She kept talking about how short she was. Smaller than the piece of popcorn hull jammed between my teeth.

It is time to bring back the linky feeling and share our fragments over at Mrs. 4444’s blog. (sporting a new blog header) You find both small and large fragments collected there every Friday.


Mommy's Idea




Apparently Australia (called OZ by wizards and witches) really does exist. However, I have not visually verified this apparent fact.  Assuming it never hurts to ask Is anyone from that billionaire list I wrote about recently, willing to sponsor my trip to Australia?

-> moving on <-

an irreverent thought (I don’t why they come to me)

While discussing how sad it is to find yourself busy writing too many condolences to the families of friends whose tickets has been punched for the last time, I had this irreverent thought. If you are lost for words feel free to borrow the following: The sad passing of your husband reminds me of song.  “Dust in the Wind” by Kansas expresses our temporary nature well. This Kansas song has a softer melody than another related one “Another One Bites the Dust’ by Queen.

-> moving in <-

“I'm meeting up with the guys to crack open a few manly yogurts tonight,” I have never said. A few clowns short of a marketing department decided the world needs manly yogurt. I like yogurt but I don’t give the colors used on the packaging a second thought.

This “brogurt” was given the name “Powerful” which I guess is a sexist word to attract men. I didn’t know men had an image problem eating yogurt. Really a few clever beer type ads could get male attention and they could keep the same packaging. Maybe I’ve missed it but do we have “female” beer being pushed by anyone?

-> moving out <-

Latest Lisleman diet tip - Travel to the UK, convert your dollars into British Pounds, go to a local casino and start losing pounds.
-> moving up <-

mondegreen 
A newly discovered word for me. I learned this while browsing.  I don’t remember what I was reading or clicking at the time. A mondegreen is the misheard words of a phrase typical found in lyrics or a poem. For example: 
  • “very close veins” is a mondegreen for “varicose veins” 
  • "I led a pigeon to the flag" is a possible mondegreen for the beginning of the Pledge of Allegiance.

A funny word for a funny thing. Puns can be created with similar sounding words, such as: 

I tried to catch some fog. I mist.

And now in confusion, I bereave you mitt bliss:

Yippie yi yaaaay Yippie yi ohhhhh

32 comments:

tettelestai said...

Hahahaha, so men have a hard time eating yogurt. The guy on spy show eats yogurt all the time. My mind just went blank, no idea what the show is called, based out of FL. Anyway, I don't know if beer is targeting women, hmmmm. I hope you find a sponsor to send you to Australia, that would rock!

jodaley said...

My hubs just finished off a carton of Dannon Light and Fit blueberry yogurt before he left for work. In spite of that fact I'd say he's still a manly man : ) Enjoy your weekend!

lisleman said...

thanks there are plenty of men eating yogurt and most anything that is set on the table in front of them.

lisleman said...

Good to know your manly man eats yogurt. We should start a support group. thanks

Dawn@LightenUp! said...

They DO have beer for chicks - they call it Miller 64 and Mich Ultra.
And it's awful, awful stuff. blah!!

Cheryl P. said...

This is starting to get scary. You and I seem to have a lot of similar fragmented thoughts. I, too, was reading an article this week about mondegreens, although I too don't remember what I was reading.


And the manly yogurt thing. I was watching something about that and whoever was talking about it was saying that it has more protein than other yogurts. I still don't get how that makes it more manly.



On a different fragmented thought. It's interesting that you have a tin man, refer to OZ and Kansas. Today is a big day in Kansas as the new OZ movie premiered here yesterday at Union Station. They turned the building green with lights and built a yellow brick road.

Cheryl P. said...

Sorry, lisleman, didn't mean that pic to be so big.

Stacy Uncorked said...

You crack me up! I doubt that even 'manly' yogurt would get my hubby to eat it. ;) You had me giggling through the rest of your fragments. Thanks for that. ;)

Another Winter Storm Dud and some Funnies

lisleman said...

The mondegreen thing is very odd. I do think we have similar type blogs. Way back I thought I could just find odd news items and post. Of course I still do that but I think readers like personal stories too. Adding your opinion to the news item makes it more interesting. Bottom line is blogging takes time and is better when it's creative. thanks for the picture.

lisleman said...

no problem it looks great in the comment section - both OZ and St. Paddy's day themes together.

lisleman said...

Always good to generate a laugh. Maybe he just doesn't like the sour taste of it. You can't get me to eat sushi. thanks

lisleman said...

Don't get me started, I'll sound like a beer snob. I prefer craft beers. Drinking beer without taste was for when you were too young to drink beer. thanks and I agree

Break the Mom Mold said...

ARGH! Disquiss I hate you! You just ate my bestest reply ever! It seems so insincere to recreate it. But because you deserve it, I will.
My husband eats Dannon Light N' Lively and doesn't care that it's in a lavender container. All he cares about is if I buy it. When I don't he reminds me, over and over and over.
Yes on the lady beers, there's a "Chick Beer" fer real, also a really yummy micro-brew called Matilda. It's not really a lady beer per say but I never saw a man with one in his hand. Beer that is.
Also THANK YOU for Mondegreen which my spell-check does not believe is a real word. Now I have a word for "there's nothing that a hundred men on mars would ever do" for you younguns go listen to Africa by TOTO.
LATER!

unknownmami said...

I guess since yogurt has traditionally been marketed to women that a stupid male focused campaign was bound to come up. How about, Yogurt it's for people regardless of gender?

lisleman said...

Thank you so much for your persistence. I've had problems with other comment systems eating/destroying comments. Good to know another manly yogurt eater. See I think most marketers are more like mouseketeers but not as cute.
Great mondegreen (which is in the latest dictionaries now) except you may have ruin that song for me. Hope you come back next week for more FF fun.

lisleman said...

Yeah. Here's one: yogurt, it doesn't care about sex.

Women do most all the grocery shopping and probably most all of any type of shopping. There might be something true to the hunter vs. gatherer idea. I think if you want to sell something other than a purely male product you need to appeal to women. Of course, my marketing skills were developed over beers at those after-hours meetings at Hooters. I sure would like to see more common sense marketing.
thanks

Tami said...

Losing pounds. HAHAHAHA!!!
I mist. HAHAHAHA!!
I'm having a giggle fit right now. Thanks for the laughs. I so needed it today!!

lisleman said...

You are very welcomed. Always good to generate a laugh. thanks

Secret Agent Woman said...

I'm a big fan of mondegreens in songs.


And I can verify that Australia exists - I spent about 10 days there a few years back. Heck of a plane ride to get there!

lisleman said...

Mondegreen fun could occur at karaoke. I understand it's one of the longest plane rides in the airline system. Any special favorite Aussie memory? thanks

tracismixedbag said...

I had no idea there was a word for mishearing "Hold me closer Tiny Dancer" by hearing "Hold Me Closer Tony Danza." Which I happen to tell my husband once in a while when I want to snuggle.

Bee said...

Brogurt -- hahahaha! That's like the 10-calorie Dr. Pepper targeted at men. I mean, really? Ten calories? How is that more manly than diet Dr. Pepper?

lisleman said...

Yes there are many companies with A Few Clowns Short Of A Marketing Department. thanks

lisleman said...

NO WAY - you're married to Tony Danza?? BTW he was married to a Tracy. thanks

Pam said...

Ah, so my 'hearing' issue has a name! I suffer from mondegreenitis. What kind of ectomy will remedy this, I wonder? Brogurt? Ha! Never really thought about yogurt for men. I thought yogurt was for everyone. Silly me. :)

lisleman said...

You are not silly - the marketing people are silly or worse. I didn't think the mondegreen was a condition with a "itis". That's interesting because if true, big pharma could develop a drug and push it during concerts. thanks

Keetha said...

you goof!

lisleman said...

thanks

Laurie Matherne said...

I know someone who addresses her Higher Power as Howard, as in "Howard be your name." That's what she heard growing up in church.

longhollow said...

I love your dieting tip!!!

lisleman said...

thanks

lisleman said...

That's good. We don't say "hallowed be" very often. Howard makes sense. thanks for the laugh.

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