Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Connected Tuesdays*

Pumpkin guts

Dirty ashtray

The combination of those two scents is what the person seated ahead of me on the bus this morning smelled like.

No, cast aside your doubt, it is not a welcoming fragrance.

Guess I should do the football thing. Break out the official header:

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly XI

The Good: zip.

The Bad: more than zip.

The Ugly: Braylon Edwards, Hands of Stone.

Up next: a thrashing by the resurgent Colts.

*concept stolen from Splotchy, mutated by moi


okjimm said...

I know it's tough being a Brown Fan.....but at least you didn't have to wake up, this morining, being a Packer Fan.

I'm not sure what I saw was a football game.

La Belette Rouge said...

The Good: It is Tuesday and that means Randal is back int he blogosphere.

The Bad: Nothing, Randal is not talking a lot of sports today. Hee-hee!!

The Ugly: People who do not take grooming and personal hygiene seriously.

Christopher said...

Kurt Warner is so handsome!

If this football career doesn't work out, I say he should move to Van Nuys and begin a career in porn.

Anonymous said...

This reminds me of that game Which would you rather? Eat pumpkin guts or cigarette butts?

Our Juicy Life said...

How can someone actually smell like a combination of the two - can understand the cigs but pumpkin guts...now that's an interesting mix.

anita said...


Pumpkin Guts or Cigarette Butts ...

on the one hand ...
but, then, on the other ...

too much of a conundrum!

i'll strawberry-rhubarb pie instead!!


Randal Graves said...

okjimm, what the hell was that? I understand that the Saints have a better offense than the Bears, but what a putrid performance. At least the division is still winnable.

LBR, I would've been around on Sunday, but I've apparently made the incorrect sacrifices to the Unholy Internets Gods.

Why does everyone hate sports, dammit?

christopher, given that he's extra Jesus-y, I don't think that will ever happen. Then again, it IS America, nothing would surprise me. Okay, the Browns winning a Subpar Bowl would.

dcup, oh, the former. Sure, the guts part ain't all that tasty, but throw a little salt on the seeds and bake 'em up good? Yum!

Randal Graves said...

OJL, believe me, I had take an extra whiff to make sure my nose wasn't playing tricks, but that's what it was.

anita, that's a good pie. How come none of my fellow riders ever smell like that? Or potato chips? It's either too much cologne/perfume or something funky like this.

PoliShifter said...

Unfortunately, I know that smell.

I am not entirely sure how it gets on a person...chain smoker who spent all night pumpkin smashing?

Übermilf said...

Don't you live in Cleveland? Don't bad smells kinda come with the territory?

KELSO'S NUTS said...

CHRISTOPHER: It was always my impression too that Warner is a super-Jesus freak. But, wow, is he ever the thing that wouldn't die or what? He's once again the best passer in the NFL!

The NFL is hardly the most evolved organization in the world but there was a brief period when it seemed like the efforts of Dave Meggesey, Jerry Smith's family and GLAAD were having a real effect on making the sport way more gay-friendly for fans and players alike. It was doomed to fail I guess because the battle lines were between two teammates: Brett Favre (who's a very open minded guy) and Reggie White (who's a fuckin psychopath).

I think if there's one thing that trumps race it's the religion/homophobia nexus. As beloved as Favre is, White was too, and what makes Favre lovable is also what makes him vulnerable to any sort of right-wing religious attacks. The drugs. The crazed up friends and family. The ironic sense of humor.

White because of the possible political career had a better in to Upshaw and there went that chance for a little change for the better.

From what I heard, Garcia and Givens wanted to come out and their agents were cool with it but Upshaw said no dice.

Randal Graves said...

poli, the fact that you are also familiar with it all the way out on the left coast shows just how insidious this odor is.

übermilf, Cleveland, unlike Chicago, smells like flowers in springtime. Don't trust the media.

kelso, say Warner wins a third MVP, very plausible. Regardless of that mid-career lull where he wasn't much more than mediocre and his limitations were highlighted, are we talking a future HOF? He'd be the first person to win it with two different franchises. Interesting argument for/against.

Christopher said...

Randal & Kelso,

You know, those super-Jesus-y freaky types are usually the ones in my experience who are the most ready to rumble.

It's all the repression, I posit.

Tom Harper said...

Ah, oui, l'eau de Pumpkin Guts and Cigarette Butts, by l'Oreal. Tres bon!

Mauigirl said...

Eww. Pumpkin guts and cigarettes. Nasty!

Randal Graves said...

christopher, that theory certainly explains the naughty Catholic schoolgirl deal, so it's certainly applicable here.

tom, you know, if you marketed that, I'm sure some industrial-strength hipster would buy it.

mauigirl, well, at least it wasn't the stench of urine!

Utah Savage said...

Was I sitting in front of you on the bus today? Odd. I don't remember taking the bus, but stranger things have happened.

Anonymous said...

Okay Randal..tell me how cool it is to be a football fan in New York right now? @okjimm... any regrets letting Farve go?

As for Mr. Pumpkin/Ash Tray... every now and then, there's a lady that rides the 6:17AM that wreaks of some perfume that's 6 miles south of cheese. I swear to yuo Randal, I have to change cars on the train because her aroma makes eyes water and noses run.

MRMacrum said...

Ah Football and Internet friends. Apparently Cleveland did not come to play Sunday. Had to be a tough game to sit through in the stands.

At least the Pats seem determined to not go away. Put Chad and that Wildcat offense in it's place.

I have always found ashtray with a hint of stale beer to be more alluring. The contrast of pumpkin with butts is just too new wave for me.

Randal Graves said...

utah, I know you smoke, but explain the pumpkin guts.

spartacus, hey, maybe we'll get a repeat of last year and an upstart Cardinals team will come into Jersey and knock off the big favorite. ;-)

I understand that many business types, male and female, douse themselves with the stuff, but there are times you can almost see the toxic cloud.

mrmacrum, not as bad as the 42-0 shellacking the Bills laid on us in 1990 - what a waste of 3+ hours I'll never get back - but completely uninspiring.

How about your Cassel? No longer the favorites, but if they get in, they'll be a tough out. Who's really the beast of the AFC?

Butts + beer is certainly more classic. Perhaps the pumpkin is a suburban thing.