Fibbing Friday December 9, 2022 – Cinema Fakes

Di takes us to the movies asking who we could reimagine for the leads in these movies.

1. The Great Escape

Edward Snowden

2. The Glass Mountain

Louis Comfort Tiffany

3. The Deer Hunter

Sarah Palin

4. Logan’s Run

Usain Bolt

5. Terms of Endearment

Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell

6. Look Who’s Talking

Hedda Harper

7. For Whom the Bell Tolls

Fingers Crossed – Donald Trump

8. Joan of Ark

Noah’s neighbor, the first known stowaway

9. The Thirty Nine Steps

Led Zeppelin

10. The Mouse Trap

Jinx the Cat

Thanks, Di. That was fun!


#FibbingFriday – 12/03/2021

Fibbing Friday is hosted by Frank this week over at his blog Thoughts and Theories. The questions sparked a little creativity so I could not resist joining in.

1. What was Fahrenheit 451 about?

It was a documentary about the effect the outdoor kitchens at “The Great British Bakeoff” had on Global Warming.

2. In 1984, who or what was “Big Brother”?

“Big Brother” was the heavy in a small Boston arm of the Mafia called “The Family”.

3. What do the Hunger Games supposedly commemorate?

The “Hunger Games” is the  little known nickname of “Weight Watchers International”. 

4. What exactly was the Andromeda Strain?

This is a rare back muscle fatigue suffered by astronomers usually occuring after a life time behind a telescope. 

5. What was Logan’s Run about?

Logan was hired to follow and film Forrest Fump’s run across the country. It was Logan that coined the phrase “Run, Forrest, run!”

6. What is the difference between the red pill and the blue pill in The Matrix?

We all know what the “little blue pill” is for. The “little red pill” is what a wife slips in her husbands drink when she has a headache.

7. What is the significance of the different hats in The Adjustment Bureau?

Each one is designed to hide a less than desirable feature. For bald people, there is the “hair hat”. For those with larger ears, there is the “flap hat”.

8. What happens to all the Martians at the end of The War of the Worlds?

They all became  public figures. Their lineage is still represented in key places throughout the world, the U.S. Senate, the Supreme Court, Parliament, the Kremlin, and of course Hollywood.

9. What vessel does Capt. Nemo pilot?

“The Dory” – an underwater exploration vessel dedicated to finding lost fish.

10. What do Axel, Otto, and Hans find at the center of the earth?

Dennis Nedry’s shaving cream can filled with Jurasssic Park dino embryos.


Fibbing Friday October 22, 2021 – Collective Nouns

Di and Frank take turns hosting Fibbing Friday. Di is up this week.

Di asked us to try our hand at imagining a new definition of the following collective nouns. My answers are italicized.

1. A walk of retirees.
2. A bed of butterflies.
3. A horde of Halloweeners.
4. A bike of cycles.
5. A rhumba of vacuums.
6. A shrewdness of lawyers.
7. A raft of sailors.
8. A mess of politicians.
9. A huddle of gossips.
10. A family of flamingos.

Thanks, Di. That was fun!


Fibbing Friday Aug 27, 2021 – Friday Fun

Di and Frank take turns hosting Fibbing Friday. Di is up this week. It is always fun to stretch the creative muscles and fine tune our ability to discern between the truth and a lie.

1. Where will you find a pushme-pullyou?

In the hardware store. Located in the kitchen cabinet section.

2. What is meant by the term ‘chocolate box’?

This is where Cat Stevens stored his Buddah.

3. Who lived in the house made with gingerbread, cake and pastries?

Pretty sure it was Paul Hollywood.

4. Where will you find Mr Stay Puft?

He’s the final inspector at the pillow factory. No one wants a de-puffed pillow!

5. Where will you find The Hallelujah Mountains?

Just west of Hosannah Hills.

6. What did Gru intend to steal with the Shrink Ray?

Steve Carell’s voice box.

7. Going back a long way, what was ‘Baby’ in the 1938 film Bringing Up Baby?

This was Cary Grant’s code name for fiery redhead co-star Katharine Hepburn.

8. Who played the drums in The Muppets?

Peter Best. His manager thought it was his best shot for a comeback.

9. What magical instrument did Sparky play?

A recorder. Someone had to take pity on all the parents that listened to those when their children were in primary or grade school.

10. What did ‘Andy’ have waxed in The 40 Year Old Virgin?

His shower curtain. It was disgusting.


Fibbing Friday Aug 6, 2021 – Why Not?

Di and Frank take turns hosting Fibbing Friday. Frank is up this week. It’s been a while since I participated but today it seems the right thing to do. Here goes!

Stretching from the Bering Strait, to the Strait of Magellan, what does the Continental Divide actually divide?

It is the imaginary line denoting which countries can serve a Continental Breakfast of course. 😏

What was the name of Denali before 2015?

Denali. Only the federal government called it anything else.

What was Sir Edmund Hillary’s claim to fame?

He was Hillary Rodham Clinton’s namesake.

What happened to Mt. St. Helens in 1980?

She got fed up with Climate Change and blew her top. Enough is enough!

What is significant about Kilauea?

It is tricky to spell.

When was the last time Mt. Fuji erupted?

We have not seen the last time yet, so how would I know? 🙄

What, besides Switzerland, comes between France and Italy?

Lots and lots of atmosphere.

What famous rock does Prudential Financial use as its logo?

Mount Prude, in Finland. People are very conservative there.

What is arguably the most prominent feature of Yosemite National Park?

Yosemite Sam, of course.

In the sci-fi classic, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, what did Roy Neary (played by Richard Dreyfus) make a sculpture of out of mashed potatoes?

He tried to sculpt the universe but only had enough mashed potatoes to do the Milky Way.