Posted on December 26, 2011
Posted by John Scalzi
Christmas Eve, 2011.
Is your wife trying to throttle you for leaving the fridge open?
It looks faintly like dancing, but she could also be attempting murder…
So, the leg sweep worked, but she caught your head before you cracked it open on the living room table, because actually killing Dad on Xmas eve might be disappointing for Athena. After all, she hasn’t had a chance to chase you through the woods with a bow, yet…
When dancing, isn’t it usually the woman who gets dipped?
“One last time, hubby, I don’t care how many hits your blogs gets a day. Take out the garbage!”
Very cool. :)
Every man secretly wishes he had an Amazon to look after him. You lucked up Scalzi. Beautiful, isn’t she!
Lucky for you the louisville slugger would clash with her gown.
Lucky Bastich. I mean that sincerely John. Serious.Cross my heart and hope to die serious.
Chrissie and I are sorting the Boxing Day tamales, the corn-husk wrapped ones and the banana leaf wrapped ones.
My first chapter this morning, from a very hard SF novel, incorporates corrections emailed to be my Physics Nobel Laureate Brian Josephson. “The Big One.”
My 2nd chapter this morning allowed me to have Hamlet’s Ghost compare the 4-D plots of “The Last Mimzy” with John Varley’s “Millenium”, and “Fringe”, by way of Lewis Carroll and Sarah Palin. It begins as below
If Time will tell, what will it tell us? As Philip Hensher wrote in your brane, 7:37AM BST 21 Jul 2010, Sarah Palin’s ongoing struggle with the English language entered a new phase, when she called on her Twitter followers to “refudiate” the proposal to build a mosque on the site of the World Trade Center. Mockery followed, and a tweet in which she corrected herself and asked people to “refute” it. Not correct, either. Finally, she put an end to it by saying: “Refudiate, misunderestimate, wee-wee’d up. English is a living language. Shakespeare liked to coin words, too.”
Ummm… “corrections emailed to me by Physics Nobel Laureate Brian Josephson.” Was that a Quantum Spoonerism?
And, ahem, who took the photo? Athena? The cats? Is this revenge for the stoner vid?
I can see Zoe and Wash doing the same…
Happy Christmas all!
You didn’t happen to get any video of this did you? ;-)
@Jonathon Vos Post:
If you have any tamales hecho con hojas de plantanos leftover, you can send them to me in SC… well actually if you have any left over–period–feel free to send them to me. Thanks in advance. :D
“John? John?? Dammit you got into the catnip again, didn’t you?”
By the way. When Mr. Scalzi left Covina, it declined, never to recover. As wikipedia reminds us, Scalzi was born in California and spent his childhood there, primarily in the Los Angeles suburbs of Covina, Glendora and Claremont. As the Pasadena Star-News reports, sadly:
WEST COVINA – A former Covina Police Department civilian records clerk pleaded guilty Friday to charges of stealing more than $100,000 dollars from the agency and hiding her son-in-law’s crime report to prevent his prosecution, authorities said.
Mary Louise Wasilchin, also known as Louise Vance-Wasilchin, 58, of Upland, admitted to stealing at least $140,000 from the police department and hiding the records during an arraignment hearing in West Covina Superior Court, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s officials said…
Read more: http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_19610378#ixzz1hhVIYAsO
In B&W the photo does seem to have a bit of the Gomez & Morticia aura.
Revenge is a dish best served with pancakes.
Or perhaps, yet another image with the caption “attempted murder”
I first assumed this was a Boxing Day role reversal
But then I heard the “O.D” scene from Pulp Fiction in my head.- I’m a sick old man.
That is an awesome photo. Love it!
awesome. love the colors! (well, the nicely tinted monochrome)
The the “O.D” scene from Pulp Fiction was a clever homage to wooden-stake-in-vampire heart movies, just as the staggering around after car accident plays with the cinematic gait of Frankenstein’s monster. Very VERY clever movie. The first in years that my wife and I sat through twice consecutively in the same theatre.
Taunting the tauntable since 1998
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Athena Scalzi, contributor – AMS
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