Afternoon InquisitionRandom Asides


This has been stuck in my head for like… a month. is bad ass. is fun. is skeptical.

What are you?

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  1. I yam what I yam, and that’s all what I yam!

    I’m one tough gazookas what hates all palookas what ain’t on the up and square!
    I biffs an’ I boffs ’em and always out-roughs ’em, and none of ’em gets no where!
    If anyone chances to risk me fisk, it’s Boff! an’ it’s Wham! unnerstand?
    So keep good behaviour; that’s your one life-saver with Winston the Skeptic-Man!

    [corn-cob pipe toot]

  2. “Who are you?” — Vorlons
    “What do you want?” — Shadows

    Edie Brickell & New Bohemians – “What I Am”
    _ _ _

    I am…
    Not easily categorized. Not adequately described with single words.

    I do what is needed at the time, which will be different things in different circumstances.

    I can tell you what I have done. What I will do is likely to be different. Possibly better, possibly worse.

  3. @James Fox: too funny, Walrus boy!

    Hmmm … what am I?

    I am a passionate participant of life, trying to squeeze every delicious ounce out of this life of mine before I shrivel up, die, and have worms crawl out of my eye sockets.

    But, especially if I’m buried vertically, imagine how passionate those worms must be to make it all the way to the top of my skull!

    And so it goes.

  4.….. is glad my parents were really careless with birth control. Thanks Mom and Dad! Existing is really great!

  5. I am:

    a father

    worn to a raveling

    in possession of a heart to small for this body









    the grass

    surprsingly agile for a man my size

  6. I am animated starstuff…the tiny bit of the Cosmos that became self-aware and is looking at itself.

  7. I think Meredith Brooks expressed it best:

    I’m a bitch, I’m a lover
    I’m a child, I’m a mother
    I’m a sinner, I’m a saint
    I do not feel ashamed
    I’m your health, I’m your dream
    I’m nothing in between
    You know you wouldn’t want it any other way

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