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Eating the Frog

Do you start each day by "eating the frog"? Don't answer too quickly -- maybe you do and don't know it. "Eat the frog" means to do the most distasteful thing first. Imagine you were lost in the jungle and all...

SUB Word Quiz

Quiz Guy John Chaneski SUBjects Martha and Grant to a SUBlime puzzle in which he SUBmits clues to words that contain the sequence of letters S-U-B. For example, “a stand-in for an absent teacher” would be a SUBstitute. Now try this one:...

Let’s Blow This Joint

Salutations, Earthlings. Take me to your podcast! This week a caller sends us off on a slang-infested trip about saying fast good-byes. Listen as we blow pop, popcorn, and taco stands by way of author Jim Harrison, the comic strip Funky...

Let’s Blow This Joint (minicast)

A caller sends Grant and Martha off on a slang-infested trip about ways of saying a fast good-bye. Listen as they blow pop, popcorn, and taco stands by way of author Jim Harrison, the comic strip Funky Winkerbean, and a Warhol hanger-on.

popcorn ceiling

popcorn ceiling  n.— «We’ve lived in our home for 30 years and have “popcorn” ceilings. I remember when we hung our swag lamp we could see fibers falling when we drilled holes. After all these years, is it too late to have the...

popcorn

popcorn  n.— «With their affection for euphemism, Americans call them “firecrackers” or “popcorn”. They are hollow shells, containing anything from three to more than 2000 bomblets that can spread over large areas...