...it's not dark yet, but it's gettin' there...

April 08, 2004

Phone Call To My Brother

"Hi Mom, is Derrick there?"

"Hold on sweetie, i'll get him."

Long pause, then Mom came on the phone again.



"Derrick said he's kinda busy right now. He's in the middle of something. He'll call you back later."

"What's he doing?"

"I think he said he was pulling his throttle body."

"Ooo-kay Mom . . . ," i giggled, "i guess he'll need some privacy then."

(Hey, what do i know about cars?)

Posted by annika, Apr. 8, 2004 |
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Uh, Annie, are you sure that wasn't a euphemism? There are already so many of them but, at the same time, there's always room for one more! (Euphemisms, that is, not . . . chickens . . . or clowns . . . or torpedos . . . or one-eyed bishops . . . etc.)

Posted by: Matt Rustler on Apr. 9, 2004

That's funny, but i don't think he'd tell my Mom that! Anyways, he's always working on his car. So this was an opportunity for me to learn a little about fuel injection.

Posted by: annika! on Apr. 9, 2004

Fuel injection...an engineering (efficiency) improvement but an aesthetic tragedy...stepping on a carbureated v-8 and the sound and feeling of the immediate power surge...goose bump festival. See the first 15 minutes of "Mad Max" for the sound, anyway.

Posted by: Jason O. on Apr. 9, 2004

If my mother had known I was pulling my throttle body, there'd be a major stall....

Posted by: Norman on Apr. 9, 2004

Funny site, Matt. my favorite euphemisms are

Hitchhike under the big top
Launching the hand shuttle
Making the bald guy puke
Menage a moi
Pat the Robertson
Rolling the fleshy blunt
Shaking hands with the governor
Wrist aerobics
Yank my doodle dandy

i submitted pulling the throttle body, maybe i can be credited with inventing it.

Posted by: annika on Apr. 10, 2004

But what about "Dating Miss Michigan?" That is almost something that could be said IN PUBLIC with a straight face.

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