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Flip the Otter searched: Antique furniture/antiques in general are supposedly very valuable. What are three antique items from Denmark, India, and Romania that have unusual value?
Would you like these $1,050 Danish salad servers, crafted by silversmith Georg Jensen?
Or would you rather have this $3,875 Indian door?
Or this $2,285 Romanian Sideboard?
Which consequently is the best place on the planet to hide something from me, because it’s very expensive, very old, and looks like it might fall apart if I breathe on it wrong, guaranteeing I will walk on the other side of the room from it for safety’s sake.
If you have something very large to hide, you should know I will also never touch that door.
If you just want to make sure I never eat salad again… I think you can guess what to do.
Flip the Otter searched: What are three items from the same countries that are fifty years old, but worthless?
As far as I can tell, no one wants their old toothbrushes. Their toothbrushes holders, however, are an entirely different five-hundred dollar story…
Auntie Em searched: What does “fo shizzle” actually mean?
Fo’ Shizzle is simply a slang bastardization of “for sure.” -Izzle was a common slang suffix in northern California in the nineties, descended from -ezzy in the eighties, which in turn was descended from the infix -izz-. For example: We’re gonna go hang out in the pizzark! Come chill with us.
–Izzle wasn’t popularized across the rest of the country until Snoop Dogg included it in his 2000 song “Snoop Dogg (What’s My Name, Part 2).” After fifteen years, it’s still running rampant, and even Snoop has had enough. He told MTV News that he’d rather the world picked up Pig Latin than continue with all this tizzle, fizzle, dizzle stuff. Ateverwhay ouyay aysay, Oopsnay. Ateverwhay ouyay aysay.
Flip the Otter searched: How many times would you listen to “Long Live” by Taylor Swift on repeat?
No scientific studies have been funded on this topic. The closest the human language has come to describing an accurate number is:
Flip the Otter searched: When in that repetition do you stop getting the feels?
I can listen to the song exactly .5 times before I get the “feels.” Because while the entire song makes me think of the fantastic group of women – friends, sisters, and heroes all – whom I graduated with, and specifically about that very last week after finales but before graduation when we were all trying to search out words that could stack together to raise a goodbye that was both sufficiently powerful and absolutely impermanent, the line that always hits me first comes two minutes and twenty seconds into the five-minute song:
And the cynics were outraged / screaming, “This is absurd!” / ‘Cause for a minute a band of thieves in ripped up jeans got to rule the world
Because I graduated with a band of thieves who stole happiness and victory out of moments that should have been forgotten nothings, and no one will ever convince me that we didn’t rule the world every time we did.
To all my thieves – the family I was blessed to be born to, and the friends I have been blessed to find: I’ve had the time of my life fighting dragons with you.
Kate Kearney searched: Do questions or answers reveal more about a person?
Questions. Answers tell you what a person knows, and occasionally what they don’t, but a question will tell you what they know, what they they don’t and what they want to know, which is often more important than either of the other two.
Flip the Otter searched: Who are the three cowards of all history and fiction that you loathe the most (off the top of your head)?
Off the top of my head:
1) Theon Greyjoy from HBO’s Game of Thrones, who was raised among men and women who have more courage than is advisable for a long life, and who seems to be making it his life goal to balance it out.
2) Dean Priest from L.M. Montgomery’s Emily novels, who loved as most cowards do: more intent on keeping his loved ones close to him, than on keeping them healthy or happy.
3) Ares from Homer’s Iliad, who, despite being a deathless, un-aging deity who revels in blood and destruction and the rot that chases war, still runs home crying to Mommy when he gets hurt on the battlefield. Just the fear of death, a fairy tale impossible thing for him, makes room for him on this list, though perhaps moves him less out of the “loathing” pile and into “plain laughable.”
Please note: I specifically avoided historical figures and choose fictional characters whose actions and motivations I saw first-hand, and can accurately call cowards.
Flip the Otter searched: Which three cowardly actions in all history and fiction do you hate the most (off the top of your head)?
1) Bobby Sharp’s decision not step into a room where his girlfriend was being attacked in North Country.
2) Lucas North’s murder and subsequent identity theft to save his own life in MI-5.
3) Dean Winchester’s decision to erase someone else’s memories and erase an entire situation rather than fight through it in Supernatural.
Flip the Otter searched: Are they the same?
With an overlap of zero, I think it’s safe to say no.
The difference, for those that know me, is that I have a strong attachment to the characters involved in the second list. I know they are capable of much better, expect better from them, and therefore their cowardice makes me angrier than any of the habitual things that Theon Greyjoy, Dean Priest, or Ares do.
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