Friday, September 30, 2011

Worst remake of a Joan Crawford movie EVAH

I have often wondered the same thing.
One heard rumours about family tensions and dysfunction and feuds, but of course one hates to pry.
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Wouldn't you know it, there's a prequel now.

16 comments:

Another Kiwi said...

I never heard much good of them. People would say "Oh, the Scrophulariaceae, they are all right on their own, but get two of them together..." Mind you people might say the same about my family.

ckc (not kc) said...

Remember, scrofula is the Latin word for brood sow.

...if you think you have contracted scrofula, or indeed any other malady, such as Asiatic Bird Flu, a pandemic of which we are promised by world health officials, you would be well advised to repent your sins, preferably in a manner that involves the mortification of the flesh, and while doing so, grate some carrots.

...and keep your pecker up!

Smut Clyde said...

Oh my, I had no idea that there existed a Hooting Yard blog. Must credit ckc (not kc)!

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

No wooden hangers!

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Uh, meant wire hangers... got lay off the fly agarics.

vacuumslayer said...

B^4 is banned for making a "hangers" joke before I could. The butthurt I'm feeling right now could help me launch s career as a blues singer.

Oh well. At least it's not fish.

Smut Clyde said...

Just want to say, by the way, that ITTDGY bears the blame for this post, by blogging about Chelone / Turtlehead flowers and other flora. "Oh," I thought, "that looks like one of the Scrophulariaceae" (along with snapdragons and foxgloves and so forth). So off I go to Wikipedia to check, BUT NO, that family has been split up due to certain little-known clauses of the Anti-Trust Act. All the most 'scrophulous' species are now members of a new group, the Plantaginaceae.*

Except for the Euphrasia family, which are now in the Orobanchaceae, along with parasitical plants like Broomrape. Apparently the Euphrasias are hemi-parasites. I did not know that.

* The Whackyweedia spends a whole paragraph explaining why it has that name, and not other options, due to certain clauses of the International Code of Botanical Nomenclature overriding other clauses. But arguments are still raging and the case might still wind up before the International Court of Justice some day for a final ruling.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I'll accept the blame but not the responsibility.
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Substance McGravitas said...

Science has been hard on some
of our best-loved plant fami-
lies recently.


Boycott Science as he is an abusive jerk.

ckc (not kc) said...

...plant family values: promiscuous mating, hermaphroditism, self-fertilization, cloning...

WHERE WILL IT END?

ckc (not kc) said...

PS I had a cousin once who was a bit of a hemi-parasite

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

WHERE WILL IT END?

I think you know...
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tigris said...

PS I had a cousin once who was a bit of a hemi-parasite

How small of a bit? A hemi-demi-semi-parasite, perhaps?

Smut Clyde said...

Science has been hard on some
of our best-loved plant fami-
lies recently.


Systematic botany is entertaining enough but using it as a substitute for Viagra is just wrong.

Smut Clyde said...

Notice also too the central role of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group as chief culprit for all these shenanigans. They seem to wield great power from their secret lair within a volcano island. I imagine they wear masks and menacing costumes.

OMFSM now they have gone and broken up the Liliaceae, reducing the family to a mere shadow of its former glory.

Kathleen said...

NO WIRE HANGERS