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November 29, 2005


Now we can all play.

(Thanks to Betty Salwak)


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Anyone know where we can order several hundred of these?

Everyone, the line starts behind Mrs. Thepoint. Hurry, get yours early!

I'm gonna get one for my house.

Do'h! My comment would have been much funnier if I had not been rushing to be first. Cuz I am high-larry-us

I'm gonna get SEVERAL for my purse so I will always have them with me!

I was going to suggest that playing Barry Manilow music would accomplish the same thing, but then I thought about what kind of crowd that would attract... A gaggle of bespectacled, big-haired divorcees, straining their stretch pants to the limit, sitting on the railing, smoking, making rude comments, etc. (Shudder)

gimme 2 for me, and a dozen for my sis, the high school teacher!

I find teenagers so obstreperous don't you? What was that - the guy's new word for the day?

Brilliant, just freakin' brilliant.

When I was younger (so much younger than today), I used to be able to hear those ultrasonic thingies in some department stores (I still to this day do not know what they were used for) but I tell you, it would set my teeth on edge. Luckily, I no (not (not knot) know) longer hear such things.

Hooray! One for every retail job I've ever worked, please. (Three.)

Does the sound penetrate headphones?

I want one!

Sure, I'm a kids'/YA librarian, but I could bring it out whenever I wanted a slow day, right?


For some reason, I'm having a Beatles earworm. Mr.C, can you help me figure out why?

I've got it too, Southerngirl! Let's slap him one, shall we?

Southerngirl - I have no idea. (*innocent look... blink, blink...*)

One of the malls around here plays classical music at the entrance - it's the most pleasant solution to the riff-raff that used to be there.

It works so well it's unnerving..

I'm gonna get slapped? Help, I need somebody! Help, not just anybody!

Now you really ARE gonna get slapped! I've got THAT one now, too!

Wait... now that I played the whole thing out in my mind, I guess it's the SAME one, isn't it?

I found the order from; these things cost close to $1K US.

Mr C's gonna get fish-slapped?!?!?!?! WAIT! I needs me a front-row seat!! ;)

And worth every GBP, I'm sure Tamara!

Mr. C., just between you and me, I think you should surrender. Mrs. ThePoint is on to you, and you have to go home to her!

Thank you definitely not the FBI, parfait division -

Rest assured, he has been officially FISH-SLAPPED!

Dang, I forgot to change back again! I guess I might as well give up on this whole undercover thing.

By way of demonstration, he emitted a batlike squeak that was indeed bothersome.

~gee, I wonder why?
And can anyone tell me what the "security cage" is all about on the order form?

My cousin swears that this works whenever you get an ear-worm... Sing "We Wish you a merry Christmas" out loud. By the time you get finished with the first verse, the ear-worm is gone and the new one doesn't stick, either!

FISH-SLAPPED sounds kinda kinky. It also MBAGNFApunkRB.

Wait, I got fish scales in my ear. Killed the worm, though.

Well, everyone, it's been lovely, but I need to go and get something done - even if it's wrong! Ta-ta everyone!

sgirl - just remember to uncheck the box marked "Remember personal info" when posting with an alias.

Also, don't blame me if you can't remember who you are or where you live after unchecking this box.


dtonyb ~ thanks. Now if only I can remember to uncheck the box. *sigh*

I have to go home now, if I can remember where I live. If I can get there, I won't be able to post for a while, cause my kids are younger and faster, and always get to the computer first. *sigh, again*

After while, y'all!

so, does anyone else think it's just a coincidence that this story comes from BARRY, New Wales? Well, I don't either!

sounds like Southerngirl needs a mosquito to chase her young 'uns away from the computer - or she could just do what I do, and pull rank: Who bought this computer again? Oh, yeah, it was me, wasn't it? Well then, I guess I get to decide who uses it when, don't I?

so, does anyone else think it's just a coincidence that this story comes from BARRY, New Wales? Well, I don't either!

I'll need one in, oh, four or five years when the oldest daughter starts getting visits from teenage boys. Mosquito by the front door, Rottweiler by the back door. Ahh, the sense of security!

Definitely Not TCK, you haven't passed the parfait, yet.

I'm baaack! Temporarily, then I'm leaving, then I'll be back again. Will you miss me?

A shopkeeper from Wales named Gough
Had decided 'twas time to get tough
Deployed his Mosquito
Does it seem too risky? "No,
'cause their ears bleed when they've had enough."

Sadly, we need one of these for the tot lots in our neighborhood, which have been horribly vandalized by teens not even *from* our neighborhood . . . Of course, then the little ones we're trying to make the playgrounds safe for wouldn't enjoy using them, either, since they'd be able to hear the noise. Phooey.

Well, I have the tinnitus to which he refers when he "described it as 'a pulsating chirp', the sort you might hear if you suffered from tinnitus." It isn't pleasant, but you do get used to it. Unless, of course, someone brings it up and then it sounds like sirens going off in your head because you can't help but pay attention to it. Sigh....

I'm so old, I can't hear anything, so this wouldn't bother me ...


Kathy - I hear ya - I have the same thing. Thanks for reminding me!

Earwig: Do You Hear The People Sing?
Source: Les Miserables

Do you hear the buzzer hiss?
Did you know it sounds like this?
It is sound made by a people
Who will not be teens again!

When the sound inside the store,
Becomes a sound you hear no more,
There is a car you hope will start
When the youth riot comes!

Will you rot in this parking lot,
Or will you be cool and hang with me?
Beyond the Slurpee machine
There is a sound that's killing me.

Then join in the fight
That will give you the right to annoy!

When the sound inside the store,
Becomes a sound you hear no more,
There is a car you hope will start
When the youth riot comes!

Finally! An earwig I know. Bravo, PB! But you italicized the blog!

will this end it?

guess not.


It was twenty years ago today
Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play

Oops, I got carried along the tidal wave of Beatlemania started by Mr. Completely.

And I love Les Miz too :)

On topic:
Best line in article - It's hard to shoplift when you have your fingers in your ears. *snork*

Ok, I'll try not to do it, but how do you italicize, anyway?

Sorry, couldn't get past the "Barry, Wales" part. The GreenPeace folks are out there somewhere trying to stop this funeral process madness...

How could I be so bold as to forget to disable the italics?

I suspect a bloody blog bug!

Southerngirl brings up a good point. How do you do all of that cool stuff - italics, bold, links? Is there a book? What format are we posting in?

Okay, now we are bold and I don't know how to fix it. Back on subject: I once bought Wagner's Ring Series to annoy possibly the worst roomate I ever had. Heh, heh, yeah it was sooo good. Smell's like victory.

The blog appears to support three (Or more?) standard HTML formatting commands:

I'll use {} in place of the HTML signs for <> so it shows up in these examples. Wen you do it, use the "<" and ">" signs.

1. {i} this would be in italics {/I}

2. {b} this would be bold {/b}

3. {a href="http://some.web.site">text tag {/a}

Just don't forget to turn off your formatting with the {/xxx} (where xxx is your format letter).

Easy, no?


Great! Now we'll have a bunch of Brit's running around saying "I want an STD! Can I have your STD Please?" (Sonic Teenage Deterrent)


Of course, the real question is: Is there a device to use on parents that allow their 12 year olds to hang out at malls and other public places unattended?

One entry found for obstreperous.

Main Entry: ob·strep·er·ous
Pronunciation: &b-'stre-p(&-)r&s, äb-
Function: adjective
Etymology: Latin obstreperus, from obstrepere to clamor against, from ob- against + strepere to make a noise
1 : marked by unruly or aggressive noisiness : CLAMOROUS
2 : stubbornly resistant to control : UNRULY
synonym see VOCIFEROUS
- ob·strep·er·ous·ly adverb
- ob·strep·er·ous·ness noun

thanks for that, I was embarrassed to ask..

I am final, I am sorry, but, in my opinion, this theme is not so actual. vigera I have a joke for you =) How do you clean ice off tall buildings? With sky scrapers.

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