January 4, 2009

Questions that brought 1 visitor to my blog today.

From SiteMeter.
why do men like collarbones?
why do i want to be fat ?
when you die and they embalm you what happens to your penis?
what verb tense does chief bromden employ in one flew over the cuckoos nest?
what is it with black men and beards?
what does they were almost palpable mean?
what do 40 year old women look like?
IN THE COMMENTS: Original George said...
Love, peace, and compassion were surrounding me. They were almost palpable. It was incredible. I was in total bliss. Even the foosball players hesitated long enough to appreciate the elongated notes as he suspended them in midair until they were almost palpable. They were almost palpable. For three weeks we had felt it, touched it almost; it engulfed us; it was warm. We were completely infatuated. Brass and woodwind players were on stage, and in the balcony, swinging their instruments and playing chords so dense they were almost palpable. They were almost palpable, and it was very easy to feel sorry for her character because of the injustices she suffered from her husband. With the international community frowning heavily upon him and local expectations becoming so strong, they were almost palpable. I felt that the passion, ambition, revenge, tension, etc. were so descriptive that they were almost palpable. The narrator also did a stunning job of bringing memories materialized from the walls, so strong they were almost palpable. Grandpop bursting through the front door, the decibel level skyrocketing off the cries of outrage were so intense, they were almost palpable. How could the writers do this to us? Did they not know that Jane would never try out? For upon the eyeballs, affecting the sight as though they were almost palpable to the touch, the dews had not descended, but the leaves were still wet.

What happens when you Google the phrase "they were almost palpable."
He's right! And here I was reading that and trying to understand where the mind of OrigGeo was going with that story.

Meanwhile, Jennifer says...
Oh, I thought we were speaking of one curious surfer who kept ending up at Althouse no matter what new question they came up [with]. That was a funnier mental image.
... and I laugh out loud.

24 comments:

Original George said...

Love, peace, and compassion were surrounding me. They were almost palpable. It was incredible. I was in total bliss. Even the foosball players hesitated long enough to appreciate the elongated notes as he suspended them in midair until they were almost palpable. They were almost palpable. For three weeks we had felt it, touched it almost; it engulfed us; it was warm. We were completely infatuated. Brass and woodwind players were on stage, and in the balcony, swinging their instruments and playing chords so dense they were almost palpable. They were almost palpable, and it was very easy to feel sorry for her character because of the injustices she suffered from her husband. With the international community frowning heavily upon him and local expectations becoming so strong, they were almost palpable. I felt that the passion, ambition, revenge, tension, etc. were so descriptive that they were almost palpable. The narrator also did a stunning job of bringing memories materialized from the walls, so strong they were almost palpable. Grandpop bursting through the front door, the decibel level skyrocketing off the cries of outrage were so intense, they were almost palpable. How could the writers do this to us? Did they not know that Jane would never try out? For upon the eyeballs, affecting the sight as though they were almost palpable to the touch, the dews had not descended, but the leaves were still wet.

What happens when you Google the phrase "they were almost palpable."

Jennifer said...

Oh, I thought we were speaking of one curious surfer who kept ending up at Althouse no matter what new question they came up. That was a funnier mental image.

ricpic said...

what do 40 year old women look like [?]

They look stringy.

Women bloom and then they go all stringy.

There are exceptions but that's the rule.

Don't hate the messenger. Remember, you asked.

Ann Althouse said...

"They look stringy."

Not if they maintain a good level of fat.

ricpic said...

The fat gets distributed differently after the blooming stage.

Not in certain professors.

Just in lesser women.

Michael_H said...

The khat problem may be more widespread than originally thought.

Original George said...

Thanx, Perfesser!

Here's some nut rambling on and on about women's clavicles (collarbones). What next? Toe cleavage? How about some mad Japanese egg yolk sex?

ricpic said...

Break the yolk, break the yolk, for God's sake break the yolk!!!

Jennifer said...

Now, why'd I have to drop a big fat typo as I finally earn a tag?

OG - Toe cleavage is a thing already! It first came in a few years ago. I remember trying on a pair of shoes and saying well that looks kind of odd. The salesman said toe cleavage! Hot! Weird.

Ann Althouse said...

I fixed the typo for you.

Jennifer said...

Thanks!!

InternetFred said...

I agree with Original George. Love, peace, and compassion did surround him. I was there. I saw it. They didn't surround me, and I've been depressed about it ever since. But they surrounded him. I saw it.

blake said...

And yet, you have answers to hardly any of these questions.

Ann Althouse said...

Oh, I have answers:

1. why do men like collarbones?

You just think they do because you saw "The English Patient."

2. why do i want to be fat?

Because you like to eat.

4. when you die and they embalm you what happens to your penis?

It springs back alive.

5. what verb tense does chief bromden employ in one flew over the cuckoos nest?

Pluperfect.

6. what is it with black men and beards?

Pseudofolliculitis barbae.

7. what does they were almost palpable mean?

It means they are real and they are spectacular.

8. what do 40 year old women look like?

Like Nicole Kidman.

theobromophile said...

I remember reading somewhere (Patricia Cornwell book?) that the male anatomy remains intact for several years following death, whereas the female chest tends to flatten. For some reason, the tissues break down at different rates.

reader_iam said...

Could it be that the average female chest in the average female has already been breaking down many years prior to the average death?

Are tits biologically intended to function in their mature form--to emphasize, in biological context--as long as penises are?

(This strikes me as unlikely, every bit as much as my opinion about the cosmic justice of that is irrelevant.)

So why wouldn't those relatively delicate tissues accelerate their path of disintegration post mortem?

reader_iam said...

Also, this makes me want to up my hydration regiment by another 20-odd ounces per day. As silly as THAT as.

theobromophile said...

Cosmic justice for whom? Arguably, it's women who are the beneficiaries of such an injustice (i.e. enjoying the functional parts of the other sex while not really having them herself).

I seem to recall that the reason has more to do with the type of tissues, and the ratio of fat to tissue, involved.

reader_iam said...

Oh, I wouldn't gainsay the latter. Makes sense, though I haven't researched it and likely won't.

As for the former, that's a matter of POV, I suppose. In that context: whatever.

reader_iam said...

I will say that I'm furrowing my brow in puzzlement a bit over that 1:10 response, on account of it lumping together not just reproductive/child nurturing functions with sexuality, but also tits with other female parts, to which I did not refer, by the way.

Oh well: whatever just the same.

blake said...

Aha, Althouse now has answers to ALL said questions, and should expect a flood of seekers of knowledge on subjects as diverse as collarbones and female senescence.

Trooper York said...

But she has sadly neglected her breast blogging which brought me here in the first place.

Ann Althouse said...

"But she has sadly neglected her breast blogging which brought me here in the first place."

Come for the breasts, stay for the ?????

blake said...

Come for the breasts, stay for the ?????

Breasts?