Fibbing Friday — It Was About…

Frank (aka PCGuy) and Di (aka Pensitivity101) alternate as hosts for Fibbing Friday, a silly little exercise where we are to write a post with our answers to the ten questions below. But as the title suggests, truth is not an option. The idea is to fib a little, a lot, tell whoppers, be inventive, silly, or even outrageous, in our responses. Today is Frank’s turn and he wants to know…

  1. Finish the quote: One of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s most famous lines is, “I’ll be…” “I’ll be gobsmacked.”
  2. Finish the song title: One of Randy Newman’s best known songs is “Why Can’t We…” “Why Can’t We Eat Cake?”
  3. Twilight wasn’t about a teenage girl who falls in love with a vampire. What was it about? It was about a girl with night blindness.
  4. What made Blade different from the vampires he hunted? He was invisible.
  5. In what movie did Billy Crystal play a character named, Miracle Max? “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.”
  6. The Goonies wasn’t about a group of kids searching for a lost treasure. What was it about? The antics of a whacky, zany group of Mafia hit men.
  7. What was name of the character than Alan Rickman played in the first movie that he starred in? John McClane.
  8. In The Professional, who does Natalie Portman’s character shoot with a paint pellet? Baby shark, do do, do do do do!
  9. The Phantom of the Opera isn’t about a disfigured man who terrorizes a Paris opera house. What is it about? It’s about a man with a hunchback who was the bell ringer at the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris.

7 thoughts on “Fibbing Friday — It Was About…

  1. JT Twissel April 22, 2022 / 10:21 am

    Such fun! I can see Randy Newman writing a song about eating cake!

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  2. Marleen July 16, 2022 / 1:52 pm

    I just ran across this quoting that I never posted. It’s from earth day, and the CNN site says the transcript probably has errors due to the hurried nature of generating it. Anyway, I’ll go ahead and put it through.

    Twilight wasn’t about a teenage girl who falls in love with a vampire.

    It’s about

    https://transcripts.cnn.com/show/cg/date/2022-04-22/segment/02

    (COMMERCIAL BREAK)

    [17:55:12]

    TAPPER: Today is Earth Day and in our Earth matters series, President Joe Biden marked the day by signing a new executive order meant to protect America’s forests. Executive Orders are a positive step but of course nowhere near enough to reverse climate changes dire effect on planet Earth. For the last two years, the hurricane season has been so active, they ran out of letters in the alphabet used to name storms.

    The North Pole just recorded temperatures 50 degrees above normal. And at the South Pole, it was 70 degrees higher than normal. The U.S. government estimates that damage from floods and fires and drought totaled $145 billion last year.

    Those to CNN’s wonder list and Chief Climate Correspondent Bill Weir joins us now. Bill, the President’s executive order comes as the fire season out west is starting. The season has gotten longer due to years of drought. Some parts of the country are facing an extremely critical fire threat today.

    BILL WEIR, CNN CHIEF CLIMATE CORRESPONDENT: Yes, it’s grim. Colorado, New Mexico, the winds are howling, it’s so tender drive there. And this is just the result of this 22 year mega drought that is gripping the West. And I think a lot of President Biden’s greenest supporters love old growth forests and are happy to see today’s executive order. Those old growth, big old trees are the biggest and oldest carbon capture machines we have left on earth until we invent something better. But it’s probably not going to offset the other moves he made last week, which is opening up federal land to more drilling and fracking even putting in a use it or lose it clause encouraging more drilling. That was disappointing to his green base, also opening strategic oil reserves, encouraging allies, you know, to basically fight the Putin-Ukraine war to, you know, get through it with oil when it could have been a moment to, you know, shift to something that is both safer for life as we know it and national security, something more renewable. But, of course, he’s also stymied by Joe Manchin in Congress with Build Back Better. And in the courts, probably in the Supreme Court will shoot down the EPA’s right to regulate power plant emissions. So — and also he didn’t even mention climate really barely at the State of the Union. So it’s a tougher day for Joe Biden. Yet, there was Jay Inslee who got, you know, bounced out as a one issue candidate.

    TAPPER: And one of the impacts of the rapidly warming planet obviously, is melting glaciers, which causes sea levels to rise in Iceland. It’s actually threatening the existence of fishing villages because there isn’t enough water. Explain that.

    WEIR: It’s — yes, it’s counterintuitive. So, you know, there’s so much heavy ice on top of Iceland and Greenland. As it melts, the land rises. I saw this in Greenland as well, there are docking mores where you tie up your boat, these giant shipping cleats, 100 yards from the water, because it’s going up as the waters go down. But of course, all that water has to go somewhere and it’s rising in other parts of the world, like Charleston, and others.

    But fascinating stuff at cnn.com today. My colleagues really did an amazing job telling the story about how all the myriad ways are changing plan is affecting people’s lives day to day.

    TAPPER: You wrote this letter to your two-year-old son for Earth Day, as you travel the planet seeing firsthand the impact of climate change. What’s your message to the younger generation who’s going to be inheriting this mess?

    WEIR: It’s — I’m sorry, we’re sorry. We’re living through the results of so many unintended consequences through human history. But there’s so much hope, right? Elon Musk today released the first round of seed money, million dollar grants to 15 startups in his XPRIZE for carbon capture. There are dozens and dozens of natural systems that can capture these things, all kinds of alternative fuels that we haven’t even begun to experiment with.

    So if you want hope these days as a young person, know that we haven’t even started trying and ultimately, this is just a political will story. It’s a few people in C-suites and the halls of power that are preventing the big change. And that can change.

    TAPPER: Yes. My message for my kids is blame the boomers. Bill Weir, thanks so much. Good to see you.

    WEIR: All right.

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