What a week for F! The Falcons and the greatest F-QB since Frerotte, Gus – Flacco, Joe – both have a shot at the Super Bowl this weekend, Manti Te’o set us up beautifully for a Fake Friendships post, and Neatorama reported on a new species of flying frog. Whew, where to begin… Let’s start with the Te’o debacle.
You’re not going to believe this, but some people use the anonymity of the Internet to pass themselves off as something/someone they are not. I know right! Hard to believe. Notre Dame star Manti Te’o learned this lesson the hard way this week. Continue reading
With the election safely behind us, let us now get back to the important things in life… like talking about lower-tier Muppets. Please welcome back our resident 80s expert Mr. Paul Washington and join him in showing some love for an under-appreciated icon.
By: Paul Washington
Today, we’re going to shine the spotlight on one of the great sidekicks of all time, Fozzie Bear. For nearly 40 years, this struggling ursine stand-up comedian has faithfully stood in the shadow of his famous best friend, Kermit the Frog.
A frog and a bear: nature’s best friends.
Fozzie spent his pre-school days under the watchful eye of Nanny, having nursery room adventures with the aforementioned Kermit, as well as Miss Piggy, Rowlf the Dog, Animal, Bunsen and Beeker, and the twins, Skeeter and Scooter. Even at that early age, his penchant for stand-up was evident. It was also then that he honed his patented “Wocka Wocka Wocka!” after telling a bad joke.
Fozzie (here, a cartoon baby) was an early standard bearer for the letter F and a pioneer in promoting its virtues even before this blog took up that mantle.
Since this thing’s inception, one of our main goals has been to increase worldwide peace, understanding and friendship through the discussion of minutiae.
We recently came into contact with a delightful blog that shares this vision of achieving international harmony through yuks, chuckles and good natured ribbings. Please enjoy this guest post about Foreign Friendship on B for Bel, our new Australian blog friends and kind compatriots.
So head over there to B for Bel, sign up, have fun, and behave yourselves. I don’t want any reports of any rude behavior, lest we perpetuate the “ugly F enthusiast” stereotype.
Uh oh here comes an acquaintance you know but don’t really speak with. Do you avoid eye contact? No that’s rude. Head nod? Half smile? A salute?
Since the beginning of time, people have struggled with the right and appropriate way to acknowledge someone you pass in close quarters.
At some point, a bold innovator took a gamble by pulling his hands from his pockets and firing his fingers like guns at his acquaintance. The acquaintance instinctively pretended to be shot by the finger bullets and started laughing. The two then walked away arm-in-arm, no longer acquaintances – but friends.
This is only a guess as to how Finger Guns originated. It’s entirely possible that the first man to try Finger Gunning someone was immediately shot and killed. Continue reading