palooka has looked up 82 words, created 117 lists, listed 9048 words, written 824 comments, added 2803 tags, and loved 202 words.

Comments by palooka

  • Sheen of Tears is the progeny of Maudlin & Shimmer of Silk

    March 10, 2012

  • This is either a plant or an indication that you need to buy new kitchen knives.

    March 10, 2012

  • Thanks bilby.

    March 9, 2009

  • It hurts when your love is foreclosed upon.

    March 8, 2009

  • Your funny bilby! I'm still laughing.

    November 3, 2008

  • One of John Denver's most beautiful & poetic songs:

    "The wind is the whisper of our mother the earth
    The wind is the hand of our father the sky
    The wind watches over our struggles and pleasures
    The wind is the goddess who first learned to fly

    The wind is the bearer of bad and good tidings
    The weaver of darkness, the bringer of dawn
    The wind gives the rain, then builds us a rainbow
    The wind is the singer who sang the first song

    The wind is a twister of anger and warning
    The wind brings the fragrance of freshly mown hay
    The wind is a racer, a wild stallion running
    The sweet taste of love on a slow summer's day

    The wind knows the songs of the cities and canyons
    The thunder of mountains, the roar of the sea
    The wind is the taker and giver of mornings
    The wind is the symbol of all that is free

    So welcome the wind and the wisdom she offers
    Follow her summons when she calls again
    In your heart and your spirit let the breezes
    Surround you
    Lift up your voice then and sing with the wind

    October 20, 2008

  • Thanks gangerh - appreciate your kind words! "Into the Heart" was a fractal processed through a Flaming Pear filter called Flexify.
    The fractal itself was made with a program called Tierazon.

    October 20, 2008

  • This Lovin Spoonful song describes a dilemma we all have to struggle with everyday of our lives:

    Did you ever have to make up your mind?
    Pick up on one and leave the other one behind
    It's not often easy, and not often kind
    Did you ever have to make up your mind?

    Did you ever have to finally decide?
    Say yes to one and let the other one ride
    There's so many changes, and tears you must hide
    Did you ever have to finally decide?

    Sometimes there's one with deep blue eyes, cute as a bunny
    With hair down to here, and plenty of money
    And just when you think she's that one in the world
    Your heart gets stolen by some mousy little girl

    And then you know you better make up your mind
    Pick up on one and leave the other one behind
    It's not often easy, and not often kind
    Did you ever have to make up your mind?

    Sometimes you really dig a girl the moment you kiss her
    And then you get distracted by her older sister
    When in walks her father and takes you in line
    And says "Better go home, son, and make up your mind."

    Then you bet you'd better finally decide!
    And say yes to one and let the other one ride
    There's so many changes, and tears you must hide
    Did you ever have to finally decide"

    October 20, 2008

  • A very powerful song dontcry as was "Society's Child".

    October 20, 2008

  • Bob Dylan's poetry:

    Hey Mr Tambourine Man, play a song for me
    I'm not sleepy and there is no place I'm going to
    Hey Mr Tambourine Man, play a song for me
    In the jingle jangle morning I'll come followin' you.
    Though I know that evenin's empire has returned into sand
    Vanished from my hand
    Left me blindly here to stand but still not sleeping
    My weariness amazes me, I'm branded on my feet
    I have no one to meet
    And the ancient empty street's too dead for dreaming.

    Hey Mr Tambourine Man, play a song for me
    I'm not sleepy and there is no place I'm going to
    Hey Mr Tambourine Man, play a song for me
    In the jingle jangle morning I'll come followin' you.

    Take me on a trip upon your magic swirlin' ship
    My senses have been stripped, my hands can't feel to grip
    My toes too numb to step, wait only for my boot heels
    To be wanderin'
    I'm ready to go anywhere, I'm ready for to fade
    Into my own parade, cast your dancing spell my way
    I promise to go under it.

    Hey Mr Tambourine Man, play a song for me
    I'm not sleepy and there is no place I'm going to
    Hey ! Mr Tambourine Man, play a song for me
    In the jingle jangle morning I'll come followin' you.

    Though you might hear laughin', spinnin' swingin' madly across the sun
    It's not aimed at anyone, it's just escapin' on the run
    And but for the sky there are no fences facin'
    And if you hear vague traces of skippin' reels of rhyme
    To your tambourine in time, it's just a ragged clown behind
    I wouldn't pay it any mind, it's just a shadow you're
    Seein' that he's chasing.

    Hey Mr Tambourine Man, play a song for me
    I'm not sleepy and there is no place I'm going to
    Hey Mr Tambourine Man, play a song for me
    In the jingle jangle morning I'll come followin' you.

    Then take me disappearin' through the smoke rings of my mind
    Down the foggy ruins of time, far past the frozen leaves
    The haunted, frightened trees, out to the windy beach
    Far from the twisted reach of crazy sorrow
    Yes, to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free
    Silhouetted by the sea, circled by the circus sands
    With all memory and fate driven deep beneath the waves
    Let me forget about today until tomorrow.

    Hey Mr Tambourine Man, play a song for me
    I'm not sleepy and there is no place I'm going to
    Hey Mr Tambourine Man, play a song for me
    In the jingle jangle morning I'll come followin' you.

    October 20, 2008

  • Lesley Gore's rendition of teenage angst:

    "You don't own me, I'm not just one of your many toys
    You don't own me, don't say I can't go with other boys

    And don't tell me what to do
    And don't tell me what to say
    And please, when I go out with you
    Don't put me on display, 'cause

    You don't own me, don't try to change me in any way
    You don't own me, don't tie me down 'cause I'd never stay

    Oh, I don't tell you what to say
    I don't tell you what to do
    So just let me be myself
    That's all I ask of you

    I'm young and I love to be young
    I'm free and I love to be free
    To live my life the way I want
    To say and do whatever I please

    A-a-a-nd don't tell me what to do
    Oh-h-h-h don't tell me what to say
    And please, when I go out with you
    Don't put me on display

    I don't tell you what to say
    Oh-h-h-h don't tell you what to do
    So just let me be myself
    That's all I ask of you

    I'm young and I love to be young
    I'm free and I love to be free
    To live my life the way I want"

    October 20, 2008

  • Nah, I think it's old news now bilby.

    October 15, 2008

  • This is cool electricblue - a list as a diary. It's good to be a visual artist - not easy, but fulfilling. Draw what you enjoy drawing & don't second-guess yourself too much, or try to be too hard on yourself. Art will lead you where it will.

    October 6, 2008

  • That's cool c_b. Serendipitous lists can be fun to explore.

    October 6, 2008

  • A madeupical term by Norman Chad, color commentator for the World Series of Poker. It generally means the player is behind and will be beat or eliminated from a tournament if the dealer doesn't turn up the card they need to win.

    October 6, 2008

  • Simply "a quantity or number to be subtracted from another" Pretty word.

    October 5, 2008

  • I hope it doesn't produce artifacts of jaggies or enhance chromatic aberrancy.

    October 5, 2008

  • Xee can:
    "Losslessy rotate and crop JPEG images"

    October 5, 2008

  • Beautiful quotation Bilby.

    October 4, 2008

  • Us guys would like that too. Would it interfere with guy makeup?

    October 2, 2008

  • A widget allowing you to completely & permanently delete other wordies, but not Pro level wordies.

    October 2, 2008

  • Thanks c_b & thanks to reesetee for providing this outlet.

    October 1, 2008

  • Good idea! I often register free software or sign up for a Pro account just to support the author. I may not even need the extra features. If something provides enjoyment, I enjoy making a donation to keep the writer of the software/website happy.

    How about the ability to include definitions on our pages - that would be a Pro enhancement.

    October 1, 2008

  • My apologies to piranhas.

    September 30, 2008

  • Well, bilby is writing about a sacred serpent myth popular on the Indonesian island of sekurang-kurangnya. The serpent is called a pembaca-pembaca and anyone who looks into its eyes will turn into a menyenangkan (half lizard, half raccoon which is the connection to Pro's story).
    I think berkembang is misspelled however.

    September 28, 2008

  • I think Prolagus is describing a play involving a fat (il fatto) raccoon (una raccolta) that speaks all languages (in tutte le lingue), and is searching desperately to understand the message (questo messagio) sent to it by a person named qualcuno.

    September 28, 2008

  • "of, relating to, or resembling a bat."

    September 28, 2008

  • I saw your pirate ship list & especially liked the morbid mermaid. The Seventh Sanctum is a great find.

    September 28, 2008

  • Great idea! You came up with excellent creations. I generated Luminous Enchantment of Vindictiveness, Triton's Passageway, Ruined Nursery of the Demon, Cranberry Cocofudge and a Yarn Bomb. Fun site though very addictive.

    September 28, 2008

  • Thanks zuccaciyecioglu!

    September 26, 2008

  • Let's all add palooka to your lists. There's a word that should be in the Hot 100!
    We understand your concerns zuccaciyecioglu but it's a lost cause unless you spend the rest of your days monitoring the Hot 100 & rallying your fellow Wordies to add safe & sane words.

    September 26, 2008

  • This is a lost cause. Every third person who joins Wordie will add fuck to their list and begin giggling.
    Fuck's a good word, a pithy way to describe one of life's supreme pleasures.

    You need to find a way to copy the Hot 100 list as a text file, then delete the words you don't want your child to see.
    Fuck will never go away.

    September 26, 2008

  • Thanks Bilby! I overlooked your great suggestion.

    September 23, 2008

  • Great word - thanks zuccaciyecioglu

    September 23, 2008

  • It sounds like a desert dish Pro, a nice capo di tutti di capi with whipped cream. It's especially good after a dinner of kundalini in a clam sauce, or it's also refreshing just before going to bed.

    September 10, 2008

  • Another fun list idea bilby!

    September 10, 2008

  • Just trying to help them get ahead in this crazy old world reesetee.

    September 4, 2008

  • And OrbitMerchants doesn't talk to me. Where's the customer service OrbitMerchants? It's not often a company as minuscule as yours has a chance to build a relationship with a fast growing babes & vegetables porn site like mine.
    Get on the damn bus Gus!

    September 4, 2008

  • I can work Chad into the video, Pro. Is he available? Does he have a way with eggplants?

    September 4, 2008

  • Say OrbitMerchants, can I send you some of my x-rated videos? I have a great one featuring a tall, curvaceous redhead fondling an overripe eggplant. It's hot!

    September 4, 2008

  • Morbid Merchants is interesting Pro, can you morbidly orbit?

    September 4, 2008

  • Yea Pro, I envision some guy in a stained t-shirt sitting in front of his monitor hoping someone will send him their bank account info.

    September 4, 2008

  • Orbit is a cool word to have in your company's name. It conjures up images of circling & circling, yet never going anywhere. Such futility OrbitMerchants.

    September 4, 2008

  • If they would show a little customer service here Pro & quote me prices for my x-rated hot babe/vegetable video site, I could compare. But there showing me NO customer service at all - none, zero, zip.

    September 4, 2008

  • OrbitMerchants - there's something "out there" about that name. Like spacey, you know, like a dark planet full of dead merchants seeking solutions - but there are no solutions, just death, just dead merchants. What a grisly company OrbitMerchants is!

    September 4, 2008

  • I'm trying to help these credit card processing bozos Pro, & are they listening? Are they reaching out and thanking me? No! What the hell kind of service is this! Hey OrbitMerchants, where's the customer service here?

    September 4, 2008

  • "Orbit/Squalid Merchants, Orbit/Squalid Merchants": doesn't that have a beautiful ring to it? It would be the ring of endless wealth swooshing into their bank accounts.

    Get on the bus, Gus. Make this your new plan, Stan. There must be 50 ways to leave your poverty!

    September 4, 2008

  • "Squalid internet videos/OrbitMerchants. That has a better ring to it. Squalid Merchant Solutions - wow! There's a big market for credit card processing solutions for X-rated sites. C'mon Orbit/Squalid Merchants, I'm opening a door for you here, a door to fabulous riches.

    I think I'll need to charge you to work with me.

    September 4, 2008

  • My stuff will fly off the shelf OrbitMerchants, you will make so much money working with me! When people think "dirty internet videos", I want them to think OrbitMerchantSolutions. This is going to be big! Please check in & answer my inquiries here.

    September 4, 2008

  • Hey, you all be nice to OrbitMerchantSolutions - they may be ok guys. Say OrbitMerchants, I'm starting a porn video site featuring hot babes interacting with common garden vegetables, & I heard OrbitMerchant is the premier supplier of merchant accounts to porn sites.

    How do I contact you about getting my own merchant account for my xxx-rated site?

    September 4, 2008

  • c_b has a great memory.

    September 3, 2008

  • True, Tyrannosaurus Reesetee is usually found in India, especially along the shores of the Ganges where it feeds on water plants and hapless tourists.

    September 2, 2008

  • You're both correct. People have caught brief glimpses of TR in the forests of Pennsylvania, but it's never been photographed. It's existence has never really been documented.

    September 2, 2008

  • I don't know how unassuming this dinosaur was reesetee. I heard it has an ego the size of a clipper ship.

    September 2, 2008

  • A large, flightless dinosaur with primitive wings, primitive legs, and primitive senses but possessing an enlarged brain, one of the largest brains ever discovered for an extinct reptile. Scientists aren't certain what the brain was used for.

    September 2, 2008

  • Thanks frogapplause, I'm honored! May the Great Albino Squirrel protect and guide you always.

    September 2, 2008

  • A ferocious bipedal dinosaur that terrorized the Pennsylvanian Period but became extinct when the other dinosaurs discovered it was a southpaw & were able to easily evade its attacks by sidestepping & dodging to its right. No other left-handed dinosaur species was ever discovered.

    September 2, 2008

  • Nice description c_b!

    September 2, 2008

  • The Librasaur branch also produced the MobileLibrasaur, a small, swift, un-bespectacled creature skilled at plundering other dinosaur's book collections. It was a nasty little dinosaur that became extinct when it refused to pay fines on overdue books was hunted to extinction by the terrifying Librarianosaur.

    September 2, 2008

  • A smooth, affable dinosaur that stepped lightly through the ancient fern forests of the proto-Italian peninsula and was never known to bother another creature.

    September 1, 2008

  • Interesting stuff. Love chained-bear's commentary!

    September 1, 2008

  • Dick is a very caring VP. He regards the countries of the world as his children & every so often he feels they need to be spanked for their own good. And the other countries/children definitely shouldn't speak unless spoken to, which the Bush regime doesn't believe in doing.
    Dick loves you all!

    August 31, 2008

  • I was having breakfast with Dick just this morning. The VP is actually a fun guy. We sat at an outside table & he brought his shotgun & was blasting pigeons while we ate. "Time for a bird regime change" he kept hissing between shots.
    By the way our office has a shotgun room also. That's why I haven't told the VP about our secret project.

    August 31, 2008

  • From the photos I've seen albino squirrels are beautiful creatures - they look like emissaries from the spirit world. If I encountered an albino squirrel, I would fall on my knees & do whatever it told me to do.

    August 31, 2008

  • It's a possibility you and rolig may have to be put down reesetee. You know too much already.

    August 31, 2008

  • Great list idea bilby. Are you an artist?

    August 31, 2008

  • Well, I do rolig though from my first comment it sounds like the IRS.
    I work for a very secret federal agency. All I can tell you is that we're testing the concept that other countries besides the USA are ok. But I'm not supposed to talk about it.

    We also have a vending machine room if we feel like making a donation to the vending machine companies.

    August 31, 2008

  • If you were describing the office where I work you'd also include the torture room and the dungeon.

    August 30, 2008

  • This is a great word to describe various ineptly prepared meals bilby. My sister-in-law specializes in sludgy cuisine.

    August 30, 2008

  • but carefully.

    August 30, 2008

  • If I spot some wimp retardant I'll ship it to you bilby. I think it would be fun to have a bottle of you lousy bastard hot sauce on the table. It would be something special to offer guests.

    August 30, 2008

  • Smaller than a superette, but larger than a 7-11.

    August 30, 2008

  • They obviously know what they're selling!

    August 30, 2008

  • Great list reesetee - your usual thorough job

    August 29, 2008

  • I miss Radix. This is the first time that a list we overran was deleted by the owner. Good work Wordie troopers!

    August 29, 2008

  • I wonder if the line should have read "You picked a fine time to spam me Lucille?"
    I like your next line c_b.

    August 28, 2008

  • A treasury of wonderful words & definitions c_b! Love this list.

    August 27, 2008

  • I tend to pontificate a lot seanahan. I guess it all depends on the spirit (& consideration) with which a word is listed.

    I can be hypocritical - sometimes my holier-than-thou attitude hurts/inflames others.

    August 27, 2008

  • People on this site who post words must learn that words DO have the power to hurt, to insult, to debase other people. Words do have those powers as every evil world leader has known through history. A debasing epithet can justify murder, can justify discrimination & harrassment of others, can justify holocausts.

    When you place a word on a public site like this one, you are communicating with that word, you're intending that it be read by others.

    So saying words are just symbols or inanimate, meaningless objects is to avoid the truth that words communicate with and impact others.

    August 27, 2008

  • This word was created by an immature mind for immature purposes.

    August 25, 2008

  • I liked your perspective and attitude Milos - my hat's off to you (& she also)!

    August 21, 2008

  • I tend to go off the deep-end too Milos. Your points are generally well-taken.

    August 21, 2008

  • People were trying to be reasonable & civil, but logos wasn't listening, Milos. Logos lists words like snargle then trashes someone else's listing as being stupid. Give me a break.

    August 21, 2008

  • Thanks Milos. Speaking of the bose-einstein condensate, I've managed to cool most of my bosons. By the way, absolute zero is one of my favorite habitats.

    August 21, 2008

  • Hey logos, who died & made you the f.....g editor/owner of this site?

    August 21, 2008

  • Australian rat pack music made popular on the Sydney strip in the 1950's.

    August 20, 2008

  • Yes, reesetee, not to mention the "Inability to Engage in a Sane Conversation" annual award.

    August 19, 2008

  • I'm ambidextrous incidentally.

    August 19, 2008

  • There's plans afoot to add an evening champagne cruise on the river styx, affording passengers a close-up view of some of the more notable torments.

    August 18, 2008

  • Glad I inspired you sarra.

    August 18, 2008

  • You're right bilby. It's strange that exclamation marks can be used, but not question marks.

    August 18, 2008

  • Scalloped is a good one Pro!

    August 18, 2008

  • Wow, wow, wow! What writing skills you two have plethora & bilby. Remind me not to get either of you upset.

    August 17, 2008

  • Palmate is excellent mollusque - don't know how I missed it.

    August 7, 2008

  • More great additions whichbe, Prolagus & sionnach!

    August 7, 2008

  • Thanks reesetee - great addition!

    Missed your intriguing creation sionnach!

    August 7, 2008

  • Compared to yours, my book shelf is pathetic dontcry. From left to right I have "Adobe GoLive 6 For Dummies", "Photoshop CS2", "How to Wow - Photoshop for Photography", "Word 2003 in Easy Steps", & "Starting an Online Business".
    Computers have taken over my life. I am one of them now.

    August 3, 2008

  • Thanks for all your hard work bilby! We all appreciate it!

    August 3, 2008

  • Thanks chained-bear!

    August 2, 2008

  • Fabiform is a great addition whichbe!

    August 1, 2008

  • You do good work dc - the entire Wordie nation thanks you!

    July 31, 2008

  • I'll be bringing all the troops dc. Will you have enough for a reinforced battalion of wordies and an amphibious brigade? If not, well, I won't be responsible for the consequences. They hate being disappointed.

    July 31, 2008

  • Thanks reesetee, yarb & bilby! I've used the wonder broom & it's great. Not only does it sweep, it cooks, steams, strains and drains. Last night I swept the garage & fricasseed a rabbit all at the same time!

    July 30, 2008

  • Whatever dc serves is fine - I've really got the munchies. Could I order a jar of peanut butter & a spoon?

    July 30, 2008

  • Thanks reesetee - great additions!
    Dontcry - you keep this sort of stuff in your garage? Sounds like a new list.

    July 30, 2008

  • Meth? Think how much cheap wine $40 would buy plethora - I'm a low rent guy.

    Thanks for the offer bilby. I'm interested in joining your international counterfeiting ring.

    July 29, 2008

  • You obviously work for a living too reesetee.

    July 29, 2008

  • Certainly we're friends. In fact, since we're friends, can I borrow $40 until Thursday?

    July 29, 2008

  • Welcome to Wordie Jess! 13 is a good age to discover your love of words.
    What you think is craziness may just be the way creativity expresses itself in the human brain. All creative people have impulsive thoughts & ideas - it's normal to be a bit crazy if you like writing!
    Stay with Wordie & keep contributing. If spelling is a problem for you there's a great free downloadable dictionary at http://wordweb.info/

    July 28, 2008

  • For the true connoisseurs of pale ale.

    July 26, 2008

  • Really clever dontcry!

    July 26, 2008

  • Thanks bilby, trivet, mollusque & plethora - great suggestions all. This was one of my first lists & is still one of my favorites.

    July 26, 2008

  • That's extremely impressive! Congratulations c_b! Your comments demonstrate how well you write.

    July 25, 2008

  • Chained_Bear, maybe I missed it but what did you win an Emmy for? Do we have a famous starlet among us?

    July 25, 2008

  • jitney, space shuttle, hearse, join the Marines? Great list!

    July 25, 2008

  • Sorry plethora - no offense intended.

    July 24, 2008

  • You won plethora!

    July 24, 2008

  • I'd be willing to judge this competition. Do we have any wordie candidates?

    July 24, 2008

  • And scream for more!

    July 24, 2008

  • You don't want to watch them make this. It's horrifying.

    July 24, 2008

  • Thanks reesetee - it was fun to put together!

    July 24, 2008

  • Heaven knows I've tried to discipline these people Brook, but it's been like trying to herd cats. Wordies, as you've discovered, are anarchical.

    July 23, 2008

  • I like an employee who can't sleep - think of all the hours of work I'll get out of him!

    July 23, 2008

  • Thanks reesetee. I'll need to see Prolagus'resume - will he satisfy & delight our customers as you have?

    July 22, 2008

  • Thanks dontcry & bilby - great suggestions!

    July 18, 2008

  • I've only seen that infrequently here. Interesting sentiment.

    July 18, 2008

  • What's the matter bilby, none of these fit you? I was able to hire reesetee. He proved to be an individual who really knows pizza.

    July 18, 2008

  • From the song "Where Are You Goin, My Pretty Maid". Sorry, I don't know anything else about the song.

    July 15, 2008

  • A lot of religious people these days have given religion a bad name MiaLuthien. I think Christ would cringe at the way His name has been drug through the mud of hatred and violence and intolerance.

    But I respect the spiritual belief that most people seem to have, a belief in living as morally and ethically, as compassionately & lovingly as they can.

    I fully understand how a loathing toward religion arises, but perhaps we need to look beyond religious dogma & into the hearts of the gentle believers who use their faith as a motivation to love more. Perhaps we focus too much (maybe necessarily) on the horrifying antics & violence of the religious totalitarians, whether they be Muslim, Christian, Hindu, or whatever.

    Faith, religion, is what the person makes of it & is not inherently good or bad.

    Next week's sermon will focus on how to lovingly and compassionately issue military commands. Bless you all! The Right Reverend palooka.

    July 15, 2008

  • I understand irreverent humor, but in this case it may be best to back off the subject altogether. A sacred religious symbol is sacred & important to the followers of that faith.

    I think the point c_b was making was what if it was a Jewish sacred object that was brazenly mistreated by some miscreant. That person would be labeled an anti-semitic & would be condemned by the internet community.

    Again I understand irreverent humor.

    July 15, 2008

  • You're probably right dc. The sooner I can put this ignominious thread behind me, the better.

    July 15, 2008

  • I am inconsolable c_b - I deserve the severest punishment. Say c_b, do you have any experience with a whip?

    July 15, 2008

  • I get highly annoyed when I make comments that are simply in bad taste chained_bear.

    July 14, 2008

  • He seems excitable bilby. Isn't that a sign of an Al-Flickr operative?
    Talk to you all in the morning.

    July 14, 2008

  • I apologize for my tasteless comment Chained_Bear.

    July 14, 2008

  • Hmmm, I went through my intelligence files bilby & this billb person seems to be ok. It's just coincidental his name is similar to yours.

    I'm starting to wonder about "sionnach" though. He isn't showing a lot of respect for our Wordie First Expeditionary Battalion ("First in Words, First in Word Battles") members.
    What does Marsupial Recon have on sionnach?

    July 14, 2008

  • Chained_Bear's right about the over-running of Alincarman. I wasn't issuing commands or directing the tactical operations, so it was more of a unplanned guerilla operation than an organized military seige.
    In fact I received no commendations or ribbons for Alincarman.

    But contrary to sionnach's assertions, it was a fine show of Wordie firepower.

    July 14, 2008

  • Women always have a better class of shit then men. It's much sweeter just for starters.

    July 13, 2008

  • Both great lists c_b & sionnach & excellent resources for anyone who wants to immerse themselves in this subject.

    Why do I have to be so base at times? I hope my mother never finds Wordie.

    July 13, 2008

  • Oh.

    July 13, 2008

  • Well have to follow his list bilby. What's Spanish for an abnormal attraction to tappens?

    July 12, 2008

  • This is an emotional state of despair beyond melancholy, beyond being numb.
    It's a real bummer, man.

    July 12, 2008

  • Warning: Do not feed or tease the bear! Especially if it's trying to eject its tappen.

    July 12, 2008

  • Wasn't Tappen or Tappan a line of appliances? I don't think I'll purchase one now.

    July 11, 2008

  • A tappen sounds like a beautifully ingenious adaptation that makes it possible for bears to hibernate peacefully without awakening every few hours to go out & take a dump.
    Let's celebrate the beauty & ingenuity of nature, the wonder that these tappens are! Let's thank mother nature for her gift to bears everywhere, a solid, functional tappen.

    July 11, 2008

  • Typos are understandable skip. Not a problem.

    July 7, 2008

  • You got the job bilby, & the entire world thanks you for your gallantry.

    By the way, early on this campaign I did issue a direct order there would be no misspellings allowed on Brook's list. I haven't had a chance to go over the entries yet, but you troops didn't let me down now, did you?

    I didn't think so. You've all made me proud tonight, I'm sure!

    July 7, 2008

  • Good evening troops, the NATO meeting ended early but with some alarming news. Apparently there's some concern about Australia developing WMD's. The intelligence they have shows that the Aussies are trying to conceal their nuclear materials by hiding them in the pouches of some of their marsupials, knowing no one would dare touch one of their cute little kangaroos.
    This situation is serious but none of the NATO commanders wanted to be the first to actually harass a cuddly kangaroo. So nothing's going to be done about this dangerous situation. Sad.

    Oh well, how's Brook doing? What a list she has! It's good to have friends, that's for sure.

    Say Brook, do you have any, uh, you know, like warm & fuzzy feelings about kangaroos?
    If not, I have a job for you.

    July 7, 2008

  • I have some other matters to take care of - meeting with the high commanders of NATO in a few moments. Carry on without me Prolagus!

    July 7, 2008

  • On behalf of Brook, I want to welcome whichbe & frogapplause. I think Brook now has the most awesome list on wordie.
    Say bilby, maybe you could fly that asparaghetti in. I'm curious to see if Brook will like it.
    You're ok Brook! We like your contributions to Wordie. Stay with us & stay active. Over & out.

    July 7, 2008

  • Where the H is skip? He wanted to come over & say hello to Brook too. He's not, uh disobeying orders is he? Please, tell me he's not.

    July 7, 2008

  • Is asparaghetti like spaghetti squash bilby? I like it.

    July 7, 2008

  • Permission granted to shout.

    July 7, 2008

  • You know, asparagus makes Brook throw up, & I'm sure a lack of discipline does the same thing. Let's respect her wishes (& digestion system).

    July 7, 2008

  • That's "good speller" & "Brookdale-chick" if you you guys don't mind. I want words added, & I want them correctly spelled! Now let's start following orders here!

    July 7, 2008

  • This is not a place for just walking around Prolagus. Where's your platoon?

    July 7, 2008

  • I alerted the camp cook that I was in an asparagussy mood. I think the troops will have asparagus with their c-rations tonight.
    By the way Brook - if I may call you that - I wanted to stop by with some of my troops & say hello. Do you have a military background at all?

    July 7, 2008

  • I know you have some Awesome Words to add & I think our contributions would be appreciated.

    July 7, 2008

  • What? Say, Brookdale-chick has some open lists that need some, uh, additions?

    July 7, 2008

  • You're too funny dontcry. Now drop & give me 20 young soldier.

    July 7, 2008

  • You have a big head start as far as survival of the wordiest is concerned bilby. You may be the precursor of an Australian species of super wordies.

    July 3, 2008

  • I understand bilby that the city of Darwin is rapidly evolving since people naturally select it.

    July 3, 2008

  • Your answer gave me hope bilby - thanks!

    July 3, 2008

  • Sorry, it's my delusions of adequacy acting up again. Can you help Dear Abby?

    July 2, 2008

  • What is all this mumbo-jumbo & jibber-jabber? Instead of whining & blabbering on and on about your custard tarts, go out & find a list to attack. You'll feel much better, I guarantee it!

    July 2, 2008

  • Well, spread it thicker or use a smaller piece of bread.

    July 2, 2008

  • "When women are depressed they either eat or go shopping. Men invade another country." - Elayne Boosler

    June 28, 2008

  • I'm for peace -- I've yet to see a man wake up in the morning and say, 'I've just had a good war.'- Mae West

    June 28, 2008

  • "Don't fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here" -- Captain John Parker, 1775

    June 28, 2008

  • a quote from Mahatma Gandhi.

    June 28, 2008

  • War is a series of catastrophes that results in a victory. -Georges Clemenceau

    June 28, 2008

  • Prolagus - I've taken your advice & have commenced firing on Aron's position. If Aron contacts me, I'll give him your NYC address.

    June 28, 2008

  • Your commander will be out of service the next few days. However feel free to "Cry Havoc, & let slip the dogs of war" on Aron's list if you're so inclined. I've added a few words.
    Aron, if you're a 300 pound biker living near San Francisco, uh, maybe we can go riding sometime?

    June 27, 2008

  • That's interesting Jennarenn - using the list's number to determine its age. Very useful!

    June 27, 2008

  • The object of war is not to die for your country, but to make the other bastard die for his. ~George Patton

    June 27, 2008

  • War does not determine who is right - only who is left. ~Bertrand Russell

    June 27, 2008

  • Sounds interesting Pro. I'm getting nervous though. What if Aaron is a 300 pound biker with a nasty temper who lives within a short ride of my place?

    June 27, 2008

  • Absolutely yes! Investigate that list Private Jenn. I'll await your report.

    June 27, 2008

  • The camels pulled through ok, the sun is setting, the wordie empire is safe again - another successful operation I would say.
    Waldo, if you're around you have the power to delete it all, including the list actually.

    June 27, 2008

  • You all evacuate & evacuate right now! I'll throw myself on the camels. It's the least I can do for my troops.

    June 27, 2008

  • Khaki makes you look, uh, ummmm, voluptuous - yea that's it, that's the ticket.
    Reesetee ended up with your Midol by the way. Can I please get some water now.

    June 27, 2008

  • Water? Can I have some water? Do you have water dc? I'm dying of thirst.

    June 27, 2008

  • It's not me, it's the incredible bravery of my troops that matters. You have a bright future in my command, reesetee. *wipes a tear from his pain-reddened eye*

    June 27, 2008

  • I tripped over a misplaced modifier during the "Greetings" campaign & tore both the genioglossus & styloglossus muscles of my tongue, reesetee. I didn't want to worry the troops about it though, so I didn't say anything. But then I couldn't say anything.

    June 27, 2008

  • I forgot about that dc, you're right! The medics are flying one in now from Tasmania. By the way, where's bilby? He's a vas deferens expert - at least he's done a lot of reading on the subject.
    Boy, this list is taking a pounding, a real ravaging. Where's waldo? Waldo, we want to explain.
    I need more morphine.

    June 27, 2008

  • According to the toejam conversation we missed the chance to list toejam for free by 13 days. I'm sure as hell not going to pay to list it.
    Anyway the medics are measuring me for a body bag at the moment. This may be my last communique as your esteemed commander. Apparently, a piece of prepositional shrapnel fatally ruptured my vas deferens.

    June 27, 2008

  • Toy poodles are good. They'll annoy the enemy into submission!

    June 27, 2008

  • Make that two poster sized photos. That's great!

    June 27, 2008

  • Let's keep skip supplied! They confiscated his ammo at Hoboken. His regiment is supposed to begin a reconnaissance in force.
    Reesetee, go help Jennarenn find her helmet.
    My god, I've been hit! I walked under a booby-trapped dangling preposition. Medic!

    June 27, 2008

  • Good firing people! Reesetee's position is a bit exposed, let's keep him covered!
    Jennarenn, I know you're concerned about your hair, but put your helmet back on trooper!
    And bilby, why did you bring camels?

    June 27, 2008

  • It's an evocative phrase: "unleash the dogs of war." First used by Shakespeare ("let slip the dogs of war" per wikipedia), the dogs of war has been the title of a novel, a movie, an album, a computer game, etc.

    June 26, 2008

  • I'm not sure I know what to do & I'll probably be awake all night tonight worrying about it.

    June 26, 2008

  • You're a good trooper bilby, I'm proud to have you in my command. Australia is in good hands. Now, carry on.

    June 26, 2008

  • Nothing boring about your Comic Strip list. "Mr Peanut is my favorite legume-american" is wonderful, among other evocatively surreal phrases.
    You go girl.

    June 26, 2008

  • Meditation helps also & may even make up for lost sleep.

    Worrying about not sleeping can keep you awake. It helps me to accept the fact that on a particular night I'm just not going to get much sleep (especially the Sunday night before work), but I'll make up for it somewhere down the line.

    June 26, 2008

  • Keep me informed skip. The bombers are stealthed, the fire commanders awaiting their coordinates.

    June 26, 2008

  • Just kidding! I like using the phrase dogs of war.

    June 26, 2008

  • We'll be watching reesetee! Open another list and we'll release the dogs of war.

    June 26, 2008

  • I think we carpet-bombed & over-ran skipvia too. Say reesetee, when are you posting another open list?

    June 26, 2008

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  • You cannot escape the charge that you have previously engaged in the amazing pastime that is IDENTIFY THE WORDIE.
    You are therefore prime target material for inviting to IDENTIFY THE WORDIENIK.
    The whole of the bit of Wordnik that joins in on this would be truly honoured should you participate this time round.
    Easily find the right page right now because it is currently the most commented on list shown on the Community page.

    April 14, 2011

  • "palooka has created 116 lists, listed 9,025 words, written 848 comments, and added 2,803 tags, 300 favorites, and 0 pronunciations."

    September 12, 2010

  • Paloooookaaaa!

    *listens to echo*

    Hmm. He must be in Palookaville.

    February 3, 2010

  • December 11, 2009

  • A sweet tooth fairy of yours has been illustrated here.

    November 16, 2009

  • Still missing you...

    June 12, 2009

  • Hi palooka. Hope everything's okay. We're all missing you!

    February 6, 2009

  • Thanks gangerh - appreciate your kind words! "Into the Heart" was a fractal processed through a Flaming Pear filter called Flexify.
    The fractal itself was made with a program called Tierazon.

    October 20, 2008

  • Just been to your 'jacklouis' pages and have to tell you that I haven't seen such exciting images for a long time. Ta for sharing.
    Particularly, I've fallen in love with 'into the heart'.
    Wow!

    October 20, 2008

  • Thanks frogapplause, I'm honored! May the Great Albino Squirrel protect and guide you always.

    September 2, 2008

  • palooka: I credited you for the odd dialogue in today's "Frog Applause". http://www.gocomics.com/frogapplause/2008/09/01/

    September 2, 2008

  • Meth? Think how much cheap wine $40 would buy plethora - I'm a low rent guy.

    Thanks for the offer bilby. I'm interested in joining your international counterfeiting ring.

    July 29, 2008

  • Geez palooka, we've been friends a long time. How come you never ask me for money? I'm willing to email you a picture of $40 any time you need it, bud.

    July 29, 2008

  • What are you going to use that $40 for, palooka? I've heard a hit of meth costs about $40...

    July 29, 2008

  • Certainly we're friends. In fact, since we're friends, can I borrow $40 until Thursday?

    July 29, 2008

  • Friends??
    =]
    *puts on best puppy dog face*

    July 28, 2008

  • uuhhh.......
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    July 28, 2008

  • Hi. Would you like to be on Identify the Wordie #2? You'll need to email identifythewordie@yours.com with your Wordie nick and the single word that best describes you. Cheers!

    July 27, 2008

  • Uuhh.. no real military backround...
    my Grandad was a W.O inww2 and great-grandad fought in passchendaele..
    thats about it...
    love to learn more about it though...
    oh...
    btw.. my names jess!

    July 27, 2008

  • Hae.. wassup???
    du u lyk kangarooos
    or kiwi's betta....????

    July 27, 2008

  • Prolagus - I've taken your advice & have commenced firing on Aron's position. If Aron contacts me, I'll give him your NYC address.

    June 28, 2008

  • That's interesting Jennarenn - using the list's number to determine its age. Very useful!

    June 27, 2008

  • There, I fixed it.

    June 27, 2008

  • Moreover, he seems to like hullabaloos... one day we'll give him one.
    Let's just plan in advance, and -oh no dontcry! You wrote on his list! (*hopes pilhofer has no notification emails*)

    June 27, 2008

  • pit bulls! *snort*

    June 27, 2008

  • I think 300 pounds of biker is about 150 killer grams.

    June 27, 2008

  • Pro, point taken, but Aron's list is in the 12,000s. That means he was probably "active" about three or four months ago.


    *Hmmm, jenn is maybe a little scared that she knows that.*

    June 27, 2008

  • Hmm, how about if he expressed his weight in pit bulls?

    June 27, 2008

  • I can't be frightened by a weight expressed in pounds.
    But sir, may I suggest to take some time before acting again. It's becoming dangerous, and I think I saw a killer badger somewhere.

    June 27, 2008

  • Wow. We can make it a comprehensive list :->

    June 27, 2008

  • Sounds interesting Pro. I'm getting nervous though. What if Aaron is a 300 pound biker with a nasty temper who lives within a short ride of my place?

    June 27, 2008

  • Ahem, I beg your pardon, sir, but while nightwalking I happened to see a list. Be careful while exploring it, it's hilarious.
    Here is the link.

    June 27, 2008

  • Absolutely yes! Investigate that list Private Jenn. I'll await your report.

    June 27, 2008

  • Private jennaren, I think we should be quiet for a while in order to, you know, attract new wordies.
    But as you know, I'm just a night guard.

    June 27, 2008

  • Private jennarenn, reporting for duty. We may have found our next target. An off-duty Wordie left a list of ten "surreal idioms" just sitting there. Permission to investigate?

    June 27, 2008

  • Thanks nearsounds! Looking forward to seeing more of your word lists - sounds like you also have a passion for collecting words.

    March 28, 2008

  • Definitely like how you catch the minimalistic poetics of the "Craiglist-stuff for sale" list. Reminds me of many ways that people don't consciously catch everyday poetics, but we do! Another place where you see this kind of below-the- radar poetics are the LiveJournal interest lists. Have you ever looked into that area?

    Please take a moment and read my profile and see if it interests you.

    March 27, 2008

  • Thanks reesetee - glad you enjoyed the photos!

    July 22, 2007

  • Palooka, I've finally had a chance to look through some of your photos. Beautiful!

    July 10, 2007

  • The Word Nerds podcast did a segment on the word palooka. Evidently you're some kind of boxer.

    July 10, 2007

  • Greetings from an extremely driech West of Scotland.

    January 13, 2007

  • Thanks Gloriaha! I enjoy the variety of your lists.

    January 6, 2007

  • Thank you for your interest and kind words. I love that you put "pyrotechnics" in your passion word list!

    January 5, 2007