The Night of Devouring…part 1

“A beetle may or may not be inferior to a man – the matter awaits demonstration…”

‘Click’, ‘Click’, ‘Click’.
Oscar Dedmon clipped his nails over the rails of his front porch. Three clips a nail. The excised white clippings could freely spiral into the unkempt foliage below. Discarded nails would cover the brown leaves lying beneath the large bush of unknown phenotype. Other nails would boomerang away and return to the brick base of the porch railing. Some would be caught on the web covered leaves of the shrubs.
Over the years, many lonely years, the whole area below the porch appeared to be a hazy gray. Millions of nails littered the leaves, the ground, and the bricks. The freshest nails, upon closer inspection, could be seen stark white in comparison to the aging brown and gray counterparts. Some shards were actually hanging suspended in air, actually hanging from small unused spider webs. Some were being consumed.
The dense bush created a cool shaded damp area. Beneath the soil and rocks, and broken branches was a vast society of beetles, earwigs, and centipedes. The earth beneath the porch was teeming with shiny black bodies. Passersby would inevitably stop as their eyes would be caught by hundreds of overturned twigs, really beetles scurrying over in search of food. Often the bugs would find nourishment on the discarded dead skin of Oscar Dedmon.
Oscar was actually delighted by this behavior. He enjoyed watching the beetles carry away moldy nails, presumably to some underground burrow. He imagined the beetles and ants took the shards away and cultivated some sort of nutritional bacteria from them. Sometimes an earwig would munch away on a hangnail, or a centipede. This was his guiltless passion.


Name that Squad

Name that Squad

Khaleesi the cat was sure she knew the entire movie trivia from the 80’s on up, so Steve the dog, created a quiz for her to solve. He said he would eat her if she didn’t get at least 60% of the questions correct, and that he would maim her if she didn’t get above 80%, otherwise he would congratulate her and commend her for her knowledge of movie trivia.

Steve provided 20 teams, and 4 names of members of those teams. The names are presented in 4 lists that numerically align, i.e. #1 on each list matches a teammate on #1 of another list.  If Khaleesi can determine the team name from just the one name on the first list, she earns 4 points.  If Khalessi needs a name from the first two lists, she earns 3 points.  And so on, and so on… Help Khaleesi complete this quiz.


List A

1.     Billy
2.    Blane
3.    Shen
4.    Conway
5.    Flores
6.    Freedom
7.    Jefferson
8.    Jones
9.    Lachance
10.  Lassard
11.  Lynne Stone
12.  Metcalf
13.  Peck
14.  Porter
15.  Powers
16.  Stantz
17.  Taylor
18.  Vasquez
19.  Walden
20. Walsh





List B

1.     Mac
2.    Dale
3.    Wang
4.    Tyler
5.    Jenkins
6.    Killian
7.    Kane
8.    Blake
9.    Chambers
10.  Winslow
11.  Natalie
12.  Heatherly
13.  Smith
14.  Rodriguez
15.  Morris
16.  Zeddmore
17.  Donovan
18.  Hudson
19.  Altameyer
20. Devereaux





List C

1.     Dillon
2.    Steff McKee
3.    Burton
4.    Mendoza
5.    Ibanez
6.    Pyro
7.    Mack
8.    Rogers
9.    Duchamp
10.  Mahoney
11.  Maggie
12.  Kazansky
13.  Murdock
14.  Smalls
15.  Slater
16.  Spengler
17.  Vaughn
18.  Apone
19.  Ilario
20. Wang



List D

1.     Dutch
2.    Andie Walsh
3.    Lo Pan
4.    Bombay
5.    Rico
6.    Subzero
7.    Lattimer
8.    Dinkley
9.    Tessio
10.  Tackleberry
11.  Janey Glenn
12.  Mitchell
13.  Baracus
14.  Peffercorn
15.  Kapowski
16.  Venkman
17.  Mays-Hayes
18.  Hicks
19.  Monfriez
20. “Chunk”


Do the math yourself, jerk.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Boundaries.”

The first time I look at the sky each morning…

Sometimes, I begin cleaning something, my car, my house, a cluttered drawer.  I don’t really want to clean, and I’m probably tired from work, but when that something is truly clean again, and I realize how easy it was…

Learning how to solve a Rubik’s cube, even only halfway…

Letting your emotions completely take over, a laugh, a sob…

Hearing the thunder so loud that you feel like you’re as small as an ant with unseen giants above you…

Discovery, putting the pen to paper and creating something when you thought you were empty…

Seeing old friends and family, and smiling even though you didn’t want to moments ago…

Adam Sandler Movie Quote Matchup

Adam Sandler Movie Quote Matchup
Adam Sandler Movie Match
Write the letter of the correct match next to each problem.
1. I thought we were watching Scooby Doo. a. Big Daddy
2. It’s a tie. That guy doesn’t count. He can’t even read. b. Little Nicky
3. You probably don’t remember me but I went to high school with you. And I, um, kinda gave you a hard time back then, and, uh, I did some things I thought were funny at the time, and realized they were just mean and stupid. And I just called to apologize and hope you forgive me. c. Happy Gilmore
4. Want me to wipe the leaves on your ficus tree…Pres…tone? d. The Wedding Singer
5. Left! Left! No, Left! e. Big Daddy
6. Hey, Peanut Butter Cups! f. Mr. Deeds
7. We win! Group hug in the shower tonight!… or not. Or not. g. Billy Madison
8. Good idea. School is for fools, look at me Hahaha… h. Mr. Deeds
9. “He’s losing his mind…..And I’m reaping all the benefits. [Smiles and disappears behind curtain] i. 50 First Dates
10. Oh, well, now your back’s gonna hurt, ’cause you just pulled landscaping duty. Anybody else’s fingers hurt?….I didn’t think so. j. The Wedding Singer
11. I’m sorry. I used to be much stronger. k. 50 First Dates
12. You’re in big trouble though, pal. I eat pieces of shit like you for breakfast! l. Billy Madison
13. No, sir, I have no experience but I’m a big fan of money. I like it, I use it, I have a little. I keep it in a jar on top of my refrigerator. I’d like to put more in that jar. That’s where you come in. m. Mr. Deeds
14. Good luck with the nipple rubbing! *- I don’t need luck, I’m good! n. The Wedding Singer
15. Awww, he’s choking. We should leave. o. Happy Gilmore
16. Captain Insano shows no mercy p. The Waterboy
17. Look, forgive me. It’s just you are DROP DEAD, CRAZY GORGEOUS! So much so that I’m actually considering looking at you again before we finish up here. q. The Waterboy
18. The were Cones! r. Billy Madison
19. Friends listen to “Endless Love” in the dark. s. Happy Gilmore
20. Callahan Institute is the leading brain injury clinic in the Pacific Rim. We are funded out of Sandusky Ohio by T.B. Callahan, the automotive components tycoon… t. Happy Gilmore
21. It’s all in the hips. It’s all in the hips u. 50 First Dates
22. Fine! Do whatever you like. What would I Know, I’m just a doctor. v. Little Nicky
23. I’m stupid. You’re smart. I was wrong. You were right. You’re the best. I’m the worst. You’re vey good-looking. I’m not attractive. w. 50 First Dates
24. No son of mine is gonna play any foos-ball. x. Spanglish
25. Are you staring at me or her? ‘Cause you’re starting to freak me out. y. The Longest Yard
26. What Momma don’t know won’t hurt her. z. Happy Gilmore
27. Hip…Hip Hop….Hip Hop anonymous? aa. Happy Gilmore
28. Sharks are like dogs, they only bite when you touch their private parts. ab. Billy Madison
29. It’s all in the hips. It’s all in the hips ac. Spanglish
30. Knibb High football rules! ad. The Wedding Singer
31. If you’re gonna stay home today, you can help me shave my armpits ae. The Waterboy
32. Who would you rather bone, Meg Ryan or Jack Nicholson? af. Mr. Deeds

Truly the Way I Feel About CGI

This video states what I fail to convey to my friends when I watch the new Star Wars or Spider-Man Movies..

Why CGI Is Ruining Movies

90’s Movie Quiz…Cameo appearance version.

90’s Movie Quiz…Cameo appearance version.


90’s Movie Quiz…Cameo appearance version.

Rules:  The actor lists contains any actor who appeared in the movie (long enough to be recognized).  In some cases the featured actor(s) may be omitted because it would be too easy to guess the movie.  The point of this quiz is to guess the movie by the various cameo appearances it contains.  Good Luck!


Actors in the movie: Dan Akroyd, Chris Farley, Adam Sandler, David Spade, Jason Alexander, Sinbad, Jan Hooks, Tim Meadows, Michael Richards, Jon Lovitz

What Movie?

Hint: One of the themes of the movie is illegal immigration.


Actors in the movie:  Natalie Portman, Jack Black, Jack Nicholson, Annette Bening, Michael J. Fox, Pierce Brosnan, Pam Grier, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jack Nicholson, Jim Brown, Glenn Close, Danny Devito

What Movie?

Hint:  Jack Black gets owned in this sci-fi movie.


Actors in the Movie:  Milla Jovovich, David Duchovny, Natalie Portman, Billy Zane, Will Ferrell, Ellen Cleghorn, Cuba Gooding Jr.

What Movie?

Hint:  “I’m a Hand Jockey, Mama”


Actors in the Movie:  Bruce Willis, Ving Rhames, Julia Sweeney, Steve Buscemi, Eric Stoltz, Harvey Keitel, Christopher Walken

What Movie?

Hint:  (You probably don’t need one, so this one won’t be much help)

“Garcon means boy.”


Actors in the Movie:  Matt Damon, Severus Snape, Chris Rock, Selma Hayek, Jason Lee, Ben Affleck, Linda Fiorentino, George Carlin, Alannis Morissette

What Movie?

Hint:  Loki, Bartleby, Azrael


Actors in the Movie:  Rob Lowe, Robert Patrick, Ione Skye, Chris Farley, Ed O’Neill (Al Bundy), Lara Flynn Boyle, Tia Carrere

What Movie?


Hint:  (You probably got this one too) She will be mine. Oh, yes – she will be mine.


Actors in the Movie:  Paul Walker, Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen, Jane Kaczmarek, Tobey Maguire, “Wendy Peffercorn” Marley Shelton, Reese Witherspoon

What Movie?

Hint:  Black and white


Actors in the Movie:  Cary Elwes, Gary Oldman, Monica Bellucci, Anthony Hopkins, Winona Ryder, Keanu Reeves

What Movie?

Hint:  “Mina”  “See me now…”





1) Coneheads 2) Mars Attacks 3) Zoolander 4) Pulp Fiction 5) Dogma 6) Wayne’s World 7) Pleasantville 8) Bram Stoker’s Dracula