Friday, November 09, 2007

coming down with a cold...


so, you know how it goes. last night, prob'ly due to the fact that the house is now all closed up to the autumn chill and we've now fgot the woodstove going, my throat got kinda dry and scratchy and i could tell what was coming. started coughing in the night and then hadd ago and babysit this morning for my friends young kids. came home about 11 and thought i'd take a little rest and promptly fell asleep.
for two hours.

still trying to catch up, but matt (wieringo) e'd me a little bit ago wondering where the "five for friday" were.
well, here they are.

sorry i don't have much more today, but here are a couple of "random pictures of the week" too!

"five for friday"

1. what famous british televison series featured a younger, less acerbic hugh laurie?

2. who played cpl. radar o'reilly in the MOVIE version of mash?

3. what are the six categories in the original trivial pursuit?

4. how many people have played dr. hannibal lecter?

5. name the back-up singers/bands--

a. smokey robinson and

b. gladys knight and

c. joan jett and

d. tom petty and

e. mike and

have a great weekend!
smell ya later!
(i hope...)


Christian D. Leaf said...

Sucks about the cold, Todd. I'm the same way with these bootleg sinuses of mine. Slightest deviation in humidity and I'm hacking and dripping. (That's sounds even worse than it is.)

On to the Fiver:

1- No idea. Though I probably should.

2- Same as 1.

3- Geography (blue), Sports & Leisure (orange), Arts & Entertainment (pink), Science & Nature (green), History (brown), Literature (yellow). I think I may be off on the last two though.

4- 3 that I know of: Hopkins, the lad in Hannibal Rising and (I should know his name) from Manhunter.

5- a) Dunno b) The Pips c) Blackhearts? d) Heartbreakers e) The Mechanics

renecarol said...

I hope you feel better soon. Lexie's been coughing and sniffling all week. Luckily for some unknown reason I seem to be immune to the germs. But this flaky weather is hell on the immune system. I'm sure I'll be under the weather soon enough.

Brian said...

Hope you feel better Todd and I love the doggie photo even though I'm a cat guy.

1. Jeeves and Wooster

2. Same guy as in the TV show. I can picture him, but I cannot remember his name. (N.B. In looking up the answer to satisfy my curiosity, I came across this fun fact. In Richard Hooker's series of M*A*S*H novels after he leaves the army Radar becomes a multimillionaire tycoon by parlaying a chain of fast food Irish stew parlors into the "ROR Corporation".

3. Sports, History, Arts & Entertaintment, Literature, Science and Nature and Geography

4. Three


a. The 4 Tops,

b. The Pips

c. Black Hearts

d. Heartbreakers

e. The Mechanics

Russ Burlingame said...

Just recently picked up "Jeeves and Wooster" and plan to watch it soon for the first time; I hope it's as good as I keep hearing!

Matt Wieringo said...

1. No idea. I can't stand British TV. Except...wait for it...Michelle Ryan.

2. Gary Burgough. (Spelling?) Only returning cast member on the TV show.

3. You got me.

4. I'll guess four. Brian Cox in MANHUNTER. Anthony Hopkins in LAMBS, HANNIBAL, RED DRAGON and RISING (didn't he do a framing sequence?) and I would guess 2 actors as a boy and a teenage Hannibal in RISING>

5. a. Miracles b. Pips c. Blackhearts d. Heartbreakers e. Mechanics

j said...

Here we go

1. black adder
2.Gary Burghoff
3. People & Places
Arts & Entertainment
Science & Nature
Sports & Leisure
Wild Card.
5. a)miracles
b)the pips
e)the mechanics


Matt Wieringo said...

By the way, when I said I couldn't stand British TV, I was joking. I just don't get the comedic stuff the way Todd and Craig do.

Heywood Jablomie said...


Hope you kick the bug soon and feel better! And the dog pix are fantastic!

As for the fiver:

1-No clue


3-I should know it but can't remember

4-3 people

5-B-Pips; C-Blackhearts; E-The Mechanics....don't know the others

Anonymous said...

a- Miracles
e-ike (oh, that's a candy)
new answer

Hope you feel betta !

Anonymous said...

oh, yeah.
Almost forgot.
Nice dog pics.
Is that 1st one the one in the commercials?

"I got no bugs on me..."
I like those commercials.

todd said...


i'm not sure exactly where each of the dog pics came from, so maybe...
i got those two--and a bunch more--from my friend, heather, along with a buncha really great quotes about dogs. my favorite one was;

"If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them."
-Phil Pastoret

portalcomics said...

ok, here we go...

1. don't know...although probably Eastenders... seems EVERY British actor was on that show... in the U.S. Hugh played Staurts father in the Michael J Fox Stuart Little movies...

2. Gary Burghoff (sp?) the only actor to be in both the Mike Nichols film and the TV show..

3. geography(blue)
entertainment (pink)
history (yellow)
sports/leisure (orange)
?? (brown)
?? (green)

4. 3
Bryan Cox (Manhunter)
Anthony Hopkins (Silence, Hannibal and Red Dragon)
Gaspard Ulliel (Hannibal Rising)

5. Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
Gladys Knight & The Pips
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Mike & The Mechanics

Colin said...

1. Black Adder

2. the same guy who played him on the tv show

3. Arts & Entertainment, Sports, History, Geography, Literature and.......

4. at least four: Brian Cox, Anthony Hopkins, the kid from the prequel, the other kid from the flashbacks in the prequel

5. name the back-up singers/bands--

a. smokey robinson and dunno

b. gladys knight and dunno

c. joan jett and dunno

d. tom petty and the heartbreakers

e. mike and dunno

Bill Nolan said...

1. Black Adder
2. the same guy as in the TV show
3. history, science, entertainment, sports, ?, ?
4. three
5. Miracles, Pips, Blackhearts, Heartbreakers, Mechanics