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03 February 2016 @ 01:48 pm
Wodenstag and Non-Duck Ducks  
So, the Thursday Next book I'm reading is not the one I thought it was. Not sure how I always confuse Book 2 with Book 3, except that it seems like The Well Of Lost Plots (actually Book 3) should come right after the first one. Fine, I guess I'll just be ratholing down most of the series then, because I know I'll want to re-read 3 and 4 is my favorite. OTOH, Book 2 definitely uses the footnoterphone, so I can see how workable that is on Kindle once I have practice.

Did anyone besides Cindy try out the BunDucksLiga 2016 Qualifying Rounds and Finals videos? My daughter's favorite team is Bayern-München, whose duck has lederhosen and a Tyrolean hat, and looks fairly derpy overall. This year, they seem to have chosen a new vendor for some of the ducks—their faces look utterly panicked. My favorite are the "non-duck" ducks, though. Last year's Werder-Bremen frog is now a lawn gnome, there's a wolf of some sort for Wolfsburg, and then a sheep that the announcer insists on calling a "foal." What is up with that? He says it multiple times, and it is definitely a sheep!

This is like watching the beginning of Chappie, where Anderson Cooper plays himself. My memory of that is the buzz of whatever Cooper's lines were, broken by "Wait, did he just say robut?" and "There it is again, I swear he's saying robut" followed by "For the love of god, WHY is he saying ROBUT?"

I cannot hear "robut" without thinking of Zoidberg, so that just makes everything weirder.

No real progress on my Idol entry yet. Lots of ideas that don't want to be written, and another busy work-week. Also, my outdoor bicycling time is when I usually think this through, and that will not be happening before the deadline day. :( Stupid, stupid rain!

bleodsweanbleodswean on February 4th, 2016 12:53 am (UTC)
Hahahahahaha - you KNOW you're not supposed to be cursing NorCal rain!!!!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on February 4th, 2016 04:23 am (UTC)
I knew you'd call me out on that. :D But I'd rather it were snow, where it will last for awhile and then help melt into the reservoirs rather than making mud that doesn't do much for us in the dry months. :D
cindytsuki_no_bara on February 4th, 2016 06:33 am (UTC)
my favorite part of the bunducksliga videos is still the quacking, altho the commentary is really fun. and some of the ducks do look kind of startled! which is a weird look for them.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Beelzebothalfshellvenus on February 4th, 2016 06:52 am (UTC)
I did like the soccer songs in the background of the 2015 series, but overall the announcer is what kills me. Somewhere in the first lap of the 2015 is the, "Oh! What's happening with Paderborn?" as the team duck swerps into one of the disqualifying areas. It makes it sound as if the duck did it on purpose! And so many opportunities to fail to finish in 2016. :D

What is up with Anderson Cooper and that robut thing? It's really jarring.