given to introspection
Hmmm, myn sid fity tree-iz tat baaad? Hey, no foolin that Clumsy Ox is your bro? By blood or marriage? I knew he had an 'Al's hammer' moment and really knew his name. I couldn't resist teasing! If I ever come to Canada to stalk you, I'll bring my Black Adder tape!heh
Not at all surprised.
Blood, baby. He's the first of three, Gwen Bletherer being the third. I lurk in the middle.When you come to stalk me also bring some of that cake.
Well DUH!I am totally not surprised!
How awesome! I thought you were related to Gwen by marriage! Very cool you and your sibs blog together! I have 4 brothers and a sister but they NEVER even read my blog. I'm the youngest so it must be the kid sis is an ijit or something.
How could anyone be shocked that you're a smarty pants? But THIS is what got freedomnan to comment? That cracks me up. Don't know why, but it does.I did iq testing back in the day. I always thought they were fun.Hey Uber - yeah, bring that cake - then I'll stalk you stalking Shan.
I remember being given an IQ test when I was a kid. They administered the test in a broom closet. I'm not kidding. It was for entrance in some kind of special afterschool program, which I was admitted to but didn't get to attend because we moved before it started. I remember playing with little wooden puzzles and answering funny questions, and then later my parents being kind of scared by the results.
PS. Nobody gave me cake afterwards. I think all IQ tests should come with cake.
"...my parents being kind of scared by the results."I once saw an ep of Twilight Zone set in a futuristic society wherein all the kids were given a bunch of IQ tests at around age 12. If they were too smart, what the parents got at the end of the day was a message saying "we're sorry but your son's IQ exceeded the national quotient. What should we do with the remains?"Lovely show. Totally traumatized me._______________Just found it on IMDb.
I can say from experience, having married into this family, that all three, are incredibly intelligent. Amazing! It makes me wonder what my dear MIL was eating when they were en utero. Re: T.Z.Now, Twilight Zone puts the C in creepy. I mistakenly watched that a few times while babysitting when I was a teen. Makes my skin crawl even now.
Not surprised at all. Thanks for the link, now I'm curious . . .
Hmmm. That Twilight Zone episode sounds (like many of the best of them) like only a mild extrapolation from what happens in reality when adults are confronted by really bright children. Or children whose brilliance lies in, like the boy in Little Man Tate, "not just what he knows, but what he understands." Good movie, that.Oh, I could write a book...
Hey now ... easy on that "stupid teachers" remark. I ain't stoopid ya know. I knowed you wuz smart the furst time I seen ya. Or at least the furst time I read yer writin'. Or heard ya talk. You talk good.
To read makes our speaking English good.
UberFabFrau: just to set the record straight, *I* made up the title "Clumsy Ox" and let Mark use it for his blog. That's just the kind of person I am.
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