Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Top 10 Great Disney Songs

10. Let Me Be Good To You (The Great Mouse Detective)
Nothing like a saucy mouse...
Best line: "You tough guys/ you're feelin' all alone/ you rough guys/ the best o' you sailors and bums/ all of my chums"
9. The Phony King of England (Robin Hood)
...or a hot fox :)
Best line: "Incredible as he is inept/ Whenever the history books are kept/They'll call him the phony king of England."
8. Be Our Guest (Beauty and the Beast)
I love French... see also number 2.
Best line: "Beef ragout, cheese souffle/ pie and pudding en flambe/ We'll prepare and serve with flair a culinary cabaret."
7. Arabian Nights (Aladdin)
Love the character in the intro.
Best line: "When the wind's from the east and the sun's from the west/ And the sand in the glass is right/ Come on down, stop on by/ hop a carpet and fly/ To another Arabian night."
6. Be Prepared (The Lion King)
This was my favorite song as a child.
Best line: "Meticulous planning, tenacity spanning/ Decades of denial is simply why I'll/ Be king, undisputed, respected, saluted/ And seen for the wonder I am/ Yes, my teeth and ambitions are bared/ Be prepared!"
5. Honor to us all (Mulan)
Love the clever and fresh lyrics.
Best line: "Boys will gladly go to war for you/ With good fortune and a great hairdo"
4. Pink Elephants on Parade (Dumbo)
This is just so absurd that I love it.
Best line: "I can stand the sight of worms/ And look at microscopic germs/ But technicolor pachyderms are really too much for me."
3. That's What Friends are For (The Jungle Book)
Great a cappella.
Best line: "We're friends of every creature comin' down the pike/ In fact we never met an animal we didn't like."
2. Les Poissons (The Little Mermaid)
Most comical scene in Disney I think, and who hasn't tried to mimic Louie's laugh?
Best line: "First, I cut off their heads, then I pull out the bones/ Ah, mais oui ca c'est toujours delish!"
1. When I See an Elephant Fly (Dumbo)
Dumbo just has great songs in general. Love the puns in this one.
Best line: "I seen a peanut stand/ I seen a rubber band/ I seen a needle that winked its eye/ But I be done seen 'bout everything when I see an elephant fly."

Monday, April 28, 2008

Top 10 Types of Blue

10. baby blue
9. Alice blue
8. aquamarine blue
7. navy blue
6. sky blue
5. cornflower blue
4. midnight blue
3. steel blue
2. denim blue
1. robin's egg blue

Blue... such an expressive color.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Top 10 Reasons Why My New Apartment is Better Than My Old One

10. There's an oven handle that we can hang towels on.
9. There's a dishwasher.
8. The lighting actually provides... light.
7. There's a garbage disposal.
6. We have real desks in our rooms. With chairs!
5. Tons of storage space in the bathroom.
4. 4 people, 2 showers. (As opposed to 6 people, 2 showers.)
3. The mattresses! I don't feel like I have metal coils poking into me anymore.
2. The shower stays hot! Even after 5 minutes!
1. It's CLEAN!!!

Paying a little extra for a nicer place? Definitely worth it.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Top 10 Lesser-Known Ologies

10. rhabdology - study of divining rods.
9. timbrology - study of postage stamps.
8. pyrgology - study of towers.
7. deontology - study of moral obligation.
6. ktenology - science of putting people to death.
5. splanchnology - study of entrails or viscera.
4. caliology - study of bird nests.
3. oology - study of eggs.
2. oneirology - study of dreams.
1. irenology - study of peace.

I wonder why they don't offer rhabdology at university.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Top 10 Things to Tempura

10. pumpkin
9. bell pepper
8. eggplant
7. asparagus
6. broccoli
5. okra
4. shiso leaves
3. fresh mushrooms
2. shrimp
1. renkon (lotus root)

I've taken the liberty of turning "tempura" into a verb. It sounds so much classier than "to cover with batter and deep fry."

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Top 10 Types of Red

10. coral red
9. rose red
8. cherry red
7. wine red
6. brick red
5. beet red
4. ruby red
3. pillar-box red
2. blood red
1. fire engine red

Red is one of those words that looks really strange if you read it too many times. Red, red, red, red, red.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Top 10 Schnazzy Poker Terms

10. Bullets: a pair of aces in the hole.
9. Rock Garden: a game of extremely tight players.
8. Ladies: Queens.
7. Berry Patch: an extremely easy game.
6. Mechanic: a cheater who manipulates the cards to his benefit when dealing.
5. Railbirds: spectators.
4. White meat: profit.
3. Paint: a Jack, King, or Queen.
2. Tapioca: out of money.
1. Alligator Blood: a compliment given to an outstanding player who proves himself unflappable under great pressure.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Top 10 Things on my Mind in the Morning



Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Top 10 Girls' Names Inspired by Foliage

10. Iris
9. Rosemary
8. Dahlia
7. Lily
6. Jasmine
5. Laurel
4. Olive
3. Hazel
2. Fern
1. Ivy

This list is not based on any sort of official statistic; it's purely a matter of opinion. My opinion, to be precise. I think I've found that I'm more attracted to the folial rather than the floral.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Top 10 Names of Famous Horses

10. Rosinante (Don Quixote)
9. Marengo (Napoleon)
8. Lamri (King Arthur)
7. Trigger (Roy Rogers)
6. Bucephalus (Alexander the Great)
5. Kantaka (Buddha)
4. Magnolia (George Washington)
3. Shadowfax (Gandalf)
2. Fubuki (Emperor Hirohito)
1. Strymon (Xerxes)

Although these are my 10 favorites, I only have about 20 names total in this particular list... if any of you know of any good famous horses please let me know!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Top 10 Favorite Lemony Snicket Quotes (Books 1-3)

10. There are many, many types of books in the world, which makes good sense, because there are many, many types of people, and everybody wants to read something different.
9. Like most restaurants filled with neon lights and balloons, the Anxious Clown served terrible food.
8. There are few sights sadder than a ruined book.
7. Sometimes, when someone tells a ridiculous lie, it is best to ignore it entirely.
6. Leaving [...] dirty dishes behind [...] is not a good thing to do in general but perfectly acceptable in the face of an emergency.
5. It is very unnerving to be proven wrong, particularly when you are really right and the person who is really wrong is the person who is proving you wrong and proving himself, wrongly, right.
4. A library is normally a very good place to work in the afternoon, but not if its window has been smashed and there is a hurricane approaching.
3. "You needn't be afraid of me, little ones, until we find ourselves in a location where crimes are more difficult to trace."
2. Normally it is not polite to go into someone's room without knocking, but you can make an exception if the person is dead, or pretending to be dead.
1. Just because something is typed -- whether it is typed on a business card or typed in a newspaper or book -- does not mean it is true.

A Series of Unfortunate Events is the children's series that I wish I'd written. It's seriously brilliant.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Top 10 Cool Symbol Names

10. dagger
9. ¯ macron
8. ' apostrophe
7. / solidus
6. ~ tilde
5. & ampersand
4. ¨ diaeresis
3. pilcrow
2. ˛ ogonek
1. * asterisk

You don't have to call them "squiggly thing" or "thingamajig" anymore.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Top 10 Delightful Terms of Venery

10. a muster of peacocks
9. a business of ferrets
8. a battery of barracuda
7. a prevarication of bureaucrats
6. a parliament of owls
5. a blessing of unicorns
4. a murder of crows
3. a gaggle of geese
2. an exaltation of larks
1. a bloat of hippopotami

This list of words is a bundle of joy (and a sea of troubles.)

Friday, April 11, 2008

Top 10 Favorite Times on a Digital Clock

10. 10:01 - the clock is looking at you.
9. 1:23 - numerical order (somehow, I like it better than 12:34.)
8. 5:05 - looks like "S.O.S."
7. 12:48 - each digit is twice the digit before it.
6. 3:33 - horizontally symmetrical; and it just looks cool.
5. 12:51 - reads the same in a mirror reflection.
4. 3:14 - pi.
3. 11:11 - four identical digits in a row.
2. 4:00 - the time I'm done with my shift at work.
1. 8:23 - my birthday.

Come on... I know you've all done this before.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Top 10 Naturally Unique Flavors

10. Mangoes
9. Peanuts
8. Cinnamon
7. Matsutake Mushrooms
5. Coconut Milk
3. Bananas
2. Horseradish
1. Shiso Leaves

This list is a result of a good portion of my day taken up thinking about food. I tend to crave the unusual flavors... they work wonders in shaking up the mundane. Life is too short to be eating boring food.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Top 10 Amusing Phobias

This post is kind of a test run to see how it looks with my template settings. It is, nonetheless, diverting.

10. xylophobia - fear of wooden objects.
9. geniophobia - fear of chins.
8. lutraphobia - fear of otters.
7. eisoptrophobia - fear of seeing oneself in a mirror.
6. automatonophobia - fear of the ventriloquist's dummy.
5. philemaphobia - fear of kissing.
4. deipnophobia - fear of dinner conversations.
3. peladophobia - fear of bald people.
2. asymmetriphobia - fear of asymmetrical things.
1. arachibutyrophobia - fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.

I think I was able to find all of my phobias... except for my fear of getting a papercut on my eyeball. If anyone knows the word for that, please let me know.