Sunday, October 23, 2005

Study Hall Puzzle Fun!


If your High School experience was anything like mine, you went to great lengths at times to amuse yourself instead of doing homework in study hall periods. One of the things we would do to pass the time was word puzzles. In the spirit of those games, here’s one for anyone who cares to play:

There is a famous Mark Twain quote that goes “As to the adjective, when in doubt, strike it out.”

Just for fun, take all the quotes that you can find on what the White Hose (sic) Cronies are saying about Harriet Miers, and remove all the adjectives. So far, what I have been left with is, “She is.”

Well, it’s a fact, I guess.

Puzzle #2: Define, "Uniquely Qualified".

11 Comments:

At 2:15 PM, Blogger Skull_Duggery said...

"Uniquely Qualified"

I believe that means that no one else has the balls to make the claims for qualification that he/she/they do with so little verifiable information...

 
At 12:35 AM, Blogger Rev. Barking Nonsequitor said...

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At 12:38 AM, Blogger Rev. Barking Nonsequitor said...

I attended the Minnesota Atheist pride conference today and one speaker announced that Myers was a "stealth candidate". The fact that she is a professed evangelical does not comfort me in any way.

In any case, it looks as though she is toast. (wonder bread?

 
At 1:33 AM, Blogger Pixelation said...

Political speak is fun, is it not? The goal is to say as much as possible whilst at the same time conveying as little information as possible.

"The Organization Group Society Club was a very informative and unique group while I was a young student at University."

Well, even that conveys some information, but you know what I'm talking about.

 
At 9:53 AM, Blogger BEAST said...

Uniquely Qualified: A state of equilibrium one achieves when one has no solution to a gargantuan problem, yet attempts to grope around for a solution that eventually compounds the problem.

 
At 11:29 AM, Blogger breakerslion said...

Some very nice observations so far. I give skull_duggery points for accuracy, and Beast points for insight into the mind of the enemy.

I am still puzzling this one out. To be qualified for something usually means meeting a set of previously defined criteria. The criteria in this case are both known, and already met to a reasonable extent by the Supreme Court Justices, past and present. How is it possible then to be "uniquely qualified" under these conditions? Has some alien intelligence just laid down a new set of criteria that the other Justices would fail to meet? Is there some heretofore unimagined criterion that will be used from this day forward? Like, "She knows what it's like to be a vegetable, having been one for years?" That could have come in handy in the Terri Schaivo case... but how often does that come up?

I just don't get it, and I think this is destined to take the place of "Jumbo Shrimp" as my favorite oxymoron.

 
At 8:44 PM, Blogger Skull_Duggery said...

Here's another one:

"He was the most unique individual I had ever met".

Does that mean that there are varying degrees of uniqueness? The last time I checked, it was an absolute. I hate fucking morons.

 
At 12:13 PM, Blogger Paul said...

I have a few adjectives of my own that I'd apply to the administration...

 
At 8:39 PM, Blogger Rev. Barking Nonsequitor said...

Did you know that her office is just one door down from the oval office? Of all the people in the west wing she has the theh closest office to the president.It's like W went to get a cup of coffee and picked the first person he saw....lol!

W:"gotta find a s'preme cort jus-tis, gotta find a s'preme cort jus-tis - Hmmm - oh hey theyrs
Harriet - hey Harriet, ya wanna be a s'preme cort jus-tis?"

Miers: "Sure George"

W: "Oh, good. Now that that's over with I can get bak to pikin my tow-nails."

 
At 11:55 PM, Blogger Gangadhar said...

Hiee..Came here via Paul's blog...
Yours is an amazing blog..
And I too love puzzle solving...Whenever I find any freetime i'd like to spend time solving puzzles...

 
At 6:10 AM, Blogger BEAST said...

Its hardly surprising that Bush chooses someone with more conservative leanings than simply one with more substantial qualifications.

However "uniquely qualified" she may be, the fact that anything froma amoeba to a chimpanzee can lay claim to this erroneous title speaks volumes of the sanity of the current White House administration.

 

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