Friday, February 20, 2009

VE Goes Random

Ok, ok, apparently there are a lot of Bloggers out there that think they can actually beat me at the Boggle game. So let’s try a little experiment. Here’s a sample Boggle board for you to test yourself with

I thought so! Now let’s move on to something completely unrelated.

Yeah…had gas prices not fallen for no reason at all…these would have been the new sports cars. They would be fun to run over though…sort of like a large Skittle…hard on the outside, squishy on the inside.

What’s going on in the news?

President Obama will use stimulus funds to purchase Detroit. All of it. “It’s a city with a lot of history,” he was rumored to have said. Come on Mr. Obama, what city doesn’t have a lot of history? Brandnewville, UT? Those without jobs and homes are encouraged to come and help restore it to its former glory back when child labor was enforced. Ah, the good old days…

In a fitting indicator of the hard economic times, Forbes has revised their top 100 billionaires list to be their top 100 hundredaires list. The list includes some unusual characters that for whatever reason kept their money in their mattresses all this time and therefore still have their money. Mattress companies are clamoring to sign them up for endorsements. They are planning to hold a huge mattress sale in their honor…

The Annual Sales Show (ASS) convened yesterday. The big buzz this year is the introduction of mind pop ups. While sales organizations around the world were drooling and high fiving themselves on their ingenuity some concerned citizens are already formulating a federal no-mind call list to prevent these intrusive pop ups from showing up. “What if I’m doing brain surgery when one shows up?” commented an out-of-work loser we spoke with. While the chances of him having an actual brain are low, he does have a good ethical point that will be debated endlessly but ultimately not stop anything.

55 comments:

Matt-Man said...

"...sort of like a large Skittle...

Ha. You're funny. Cheers VE, see ya in the Motor City!!

Maureen said...

That maze is too much for my eyes this early in the morning.... dizzy....

Sarah said...

I think you are being too kind with that maze, the package is much more screwed up than that :)

The boggle thing almost made me choke on my cereal, I needed a good laugh this morning!!

The Incredible Woody said...

I'll take the orange car!

ReformingGeek said...

Mensa called. They want their puzzle back. Apparently, Obama complained because it was to hard for him.

On another note, falling off the turnip truck? Well, my guess is that the trucks are overfilled and those poor suckers are bounced right outta there. Boink. Boink. Boink.

Anne said...

I'd LOVE a sports skittle!

... in a bright 'arrest-me red'

VE said...

matt-man - Motor city can be the future model of America...or not.

maureen - And the scary part? I made that maze myself. On powerpoint!!!

sarah - Yeah, the boggle thing was just too funny to resist doing. As to the maze...I've got harder mazes...I just like the fact that the only way to get to "you" is blocked off...

incredible woody - Watch out for mean SUVs trying to squish you like a Skittle then...

reforminggeek - I can make an easier one...with a single path. That one I made (yes, I made that) is a wee bit harder. I doubt the turnip truck people could solve it either

anne - I could see you driving an 'arrest-me red' skittle car! Just stay clear of the SUVs.

Gladys said...

I also heard on the Yesterday Show Obama is urging people to get rid of their old liquid gas burning vehicles and purchase the new vehicles that run on hot air. The only problem is the only plac to fill up will be state capitals and Washington DC.

In totally unrelated news the Governator has auctioned off California. It was sold for a dollar.

Kurt said...

I'm not a Smart car fan.

Mike said...

I like those smart sports cars. You can put them in your pocket and take them wherever you go!

Quirkyloon said...

Ah VE, you continue to boggle our minds with your crazy sense of humor!

I'm boggled. Really I am.

heh heh

lime said...

that maze is the most accurate summation of any economic policy. well, at least the most accurate one that doesn't look like something pornographic,

Serena said...

That's just too mind-boggling to deal with today. I have a horrendous cold and my head feels like a Boggle board that some ASS did unauthorized experimental surgery on.

VE said...

gladys - Damn...I wish I'd heard about the California auction. I would have bid. On second thought, it would be too much lawn mowing to own California...

kurt - I'm not smart either...

mike - They're great in traffic jams. They go right under and around everything. Like insects...

quirky - You did the puzzle, didn't you? Go ahead...admit it

lime - I could draw a pornographic one if you would like. Don't tempt me...don't tempt me

VE said...

serena - Rest up and get rid of that headache. I'm sure your pallet of stimulus money will be at the front door step when you are recovered...

Elizabeth said...

I think I'll print out that maze and give it to my third graders, I bet they could figure it out!

Bazza said...

I can see 'HAT'

VE said...

elizabeth - It's actually solvable with the exception that I blocked out the ability for anything to get to "You" at the bottom, but if you can get right next to it you've actually solved the maze part of it. This was a maze I had created and I just adapted it for a visual joke on the stimulus package...

bazza - Clearly you have the gift of boggle! Did you find "wankelrotaryengine" too?

Giggle Pixie said...

I got a headache just looking at that maze. :-)

VE said...

giggle pixie - My advice to you is to drink heavily. It'll all become clear.

Nessa said...

I want the blue convertible.

VE said...

nessa - Of course you realize it converts to an amoeba...

Megan said...

I'm boggled.

VE said...

megan - Today you can be boggled or amazed.

BlondeBlogger said...

I would so kick your ass in Boggle! If that makes me a loser, so be it. :)

Thinkinfyou said...

Ooooh,I love mazes! I'm printing this one out!!

teeni said...

I'm actually very good at Boggle. I can never find anyone good enough to play with. But I suck at Chess. I just started playing Chess last year. Anyway, the maze explains why I never get any help from the government. It can't find it's way here even if they were to send it. Sheesh.

VE said...

blondeblogger - Ha! Who said anything about a loser? That was a random blogger board... ;)

thinkinfyou - Bear in mind that I closed off the very end of it. If you can get out of the main to the bottom then you've got it

teeni - Chess is a matter of memorization and familiarization. I don't know if I would ever play it again. But Boggle would be fun with some really good players. The problem with online is people cheat...there are board solvers out there that people use and then they just type the words in as quickly as they can. I caught somebody doing that once and I got onto his board and used the same solver he was using. The funny thing about it was that when motivated, I can type about 70 words a minute and so I totally and dramatically trounced him and then left a message asking him how he enjoyed being beaten by a cheater...

GC (God's Child) said...

gas is creeping back up in my area
i mean, the price

VE said...

gc - Thank goodness you clarified there!

G-Man said...

VE...I think YOU could purchase Detroit if you wanted to....
Have a Great Week-End...G

VE said...

g-man - That's a good idea. I'd change the name to Gotham City and then charge stoopid Batman fans money to visit...

Kevin John said...

Personally I think we should round up a bunch of congressmen and judges, strip 'em naked then put them somewhere in Death Valley.
The first one that finds the lemondade stand wins.

VE said...

kevin - I've been hiking in Death Valley...that just might work!

Jaime said...

must...not...read...ve's...blog...in...court... the judge didn't take too kindly to my cracking up over the skittle cars. I want one! can I get it out of a vending machine for 85 cents like the candy?

Venom said...

Smart cars = truly ugly.

Liked the 'crunchy/squishy' bit...

nursemyra said...

I want the blue car too

Jeff said...

Uh, VE... you're response to teeni regarding your Boggle duel may have revealed more about you than you needed to reveal. I'm just saying.

C said...

LOL! Clever, my friend! Here I was thinking how smart I was that I could come up with a PHRASE with that Boggle board. Then I realized what the phrase read.

gab said...

Let tell you that had those cars become the norm I would stop driving! After being in a accident with a mini van no less There is no way I'd get into something that small!!!!!

unfinishedrambler said...

So you're not a Facebook or Myspace guy? Um, who's the loser, huh?...Uh. Okay, I am (standing up and sitting back down).

Also my name isn't Rex.

VE said...

jaime - As long as you buy the extended warranty with it!

venom - Yeah...that's what makes them so damn funny. I just can't resist picking on them!

nursemyra - Is there something I don't know about regarding the blue car? Everybody wants a blue car!

jeff - Really? I was relaying a story about online blogging. You can leave messages while playing and somebody clued me in to these utilities that give you every word if you plug the board into them. Well, you can preview who is playing a given board and I was there watching for awhile and noticed somebody trouncing everyone else with ridiculous word totals and words nobody would find. I figured out they had to be cheating so I decided to play his own game on himself and because I type better he lost. He quickly fled the online site and every one went back to enjoying real boggle again.

c - I'm so mischevious...

gab - Yeah...might was well strap wheels on our legs and arms and cram an engine up our butts...it's about the same amount of protection as those smart cars.

unfinishedrambler - Ha! Rex... Now that's funny!

Ann's Rants said...

Skittles...mmm. Do they make them in Miata, too?

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog.

Uncivil said...

Maybe "Boggle" and the "Stimulus Package" aren't as random as we think? They seem connected to me,as I don't understand either one?

Janna said...

I would've commented sooner but I had to solve the maze first.

I like the yellow/orange cars. I could use two of them and strap them to my feet just like roller skates.

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

Yes, I'm a total loser and damn proud of it.

I love Smart cars. They're all over europe (that makes them cool, right?). In Athens they park them on the sidewalk. But then again, everyone parks on the sidewalk in Athens.....

I'd buy a Smart car if it would fit me, one husband and three kids. Oh, and a dog.

Perpetual Chocoholic said...

After a meeting with our finacial adviser I'm wishing we had just burried our $ in the backyard.

Dee said...

I'll have to research the weight and height limit on those smart cars.

VE said...

ann - I'm sure we could request a Miata version. They should squish up quite nicely...

uncivil - Does anybody?

janna - Just have the proper bumbers and safety lights...

arizona - Yes, I think it wouldn't be very smart to try and stuff all of your family in one!

perpetual chocoholic - It would have been so easy too...you already had that hold dug for the inlaws...

dee - I think a Barbie or a GI Joe might fit...but not both.

Jeff said...

Sorry, I wasn't talking about the cheating thing, I was just referring to the fact that you've revealed how much of a geek you are. ;-)

VE said...

jeff - A little bit of a geek. From now on I'll call you big geek and I'll be little geek.

Carla said...

Cute little smart cars, but they do look like toys.

VE said...

carla - And they practically are...except for what they charge for them here! Nothing smart about the price.

Mrsupole said...

See, I knew there was a good reason I kept that money under the mattress. I must have gotten the idea while having brain surgery or was I doing the surgery.

Uh...I can't remember.

It's gotta be an Obama moment or something that I was having.

VE said...

mrsupole - You bought the self brain surgery kit too?