And how do I type with these boxing gloves on?
I know that the name Gojira is a portmanteau meaning gorilla-whale.
I know Perry Mason killed him…or was killed by him?
I know he dunked on Barkley.
Yeah, I can use any character that first appeared in the comic, but not the cartoon or live action show. The rights involved are the same reason American Maid and Die Fledermaus were not in the live action show.
Grandpa Wore Tights and The Tick Vs Science make me laugh like a bastard every time I watch them. I like The Human Doll and Tongue-Tongue.
Tongue-Tongue is the one character from the show I wish I could use in the comic.
“n. something said or done to provoke laughter or cause amusement, as a witticism, a short and amusing anecdote, or a prankish act”
No, wait. That’s the definition of joke. ;)
Rather than my go-to, the variety pack of store brand Drumsticks (Fun Daze Sundaes), I actually got regular-ass ice cream.
Black raspberry dark chocolate chunk. I just had some. It was pretty good.
Coolest animal: possibly the mantis shrimp? It has sixteen color receptors in its eyes compared to our three, and can punch a hole in inch thick glass. And there was a whole thing on RadioLab about it, that’s pretty cool.
Most annoying: my cat Oscar when I am trying to sleep.
I met Chris McCulloch (aka Jackson Publick) once. He could not possibly have, even under extreme duress, given less of a shit that I even was alive.
I was really into Bruce Coville’s My Teacher Is an Alien series, which I felt were really subversive, like I was getting away with believing my own teacher might, in fact, be an alien.
Also, The Story of O.
I just spent like half an hour at Kroger comparing the relative merits of various ice cream novelties, trying to determine which could best assuage the unrelenting horrors of life.
So, you know. Pretty good.
Nate Belldegarb asked me this question:
“Okay, the british phrase “needs must” meaning that you have to do something you otherwise don’t want to, because circumstances force you.
Comes from “Must needs when the devil drives” which comes from “He must nedys go that the deuell dryves”
WHY does this phrasing make it feel like the words “need” and “must” are completely meaningless? Like, I understand the idiomatic meaning of it as it is, but looking at that sentence I cannot figure out what those words are SUPPOSED to mean, like what they meant back then. “
Great question, Nick!
Since you seem to have discovered the meaning and origin of the phrase, what you seem to need help with is parsing the syntax of the sentence.
I predict the problem is this: you look at the word “needs” and assume it is a verb form, as in “That dude needs to put a shirt on”; or a noun form as in, “But what about MY needs?”
IN FACT NO
In this instance, “needs” is a mostly archaic adverb form meaning “by necessity.” So the original statement means “He whom the devil compels [to verb] must [verb] by necessity.”
I hope that answers your question, Mark!