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"Tied an Onion to My Belt" -- a rambling story from Grampa Simpson

Started 1305495372.167 in Q Did What? | Last reply 1305683386.737 by Angry Bird

Does this remind you of anyone (hint: host)?

"We can't bust heads like we used to, but we have our ways. One trick is to tell 'em stories that don't go anywhere - like the time I caught the ferry over to Shelbyville. I needed a new heel for my shoe, so, I decided to go to Morganville, which is what they called Shelbyville in those days. So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on 'em. 'Give me five bees for a quarter,' you'd say.

Now where were we? Oh yeah: the important thing was I had an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time. They didn't have white onions because of the war. The only thing you could get was those big yellow ones..."

The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story -- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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Miss Lorra­ine1305500101.9736805 PostsRegistered 3/23/2007

yes {#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

sofgirl1305501131.10714 PostsRegistered 4/4/2010

OMG that is sooo funny I almost fell off my chair! Yes, we probably all know exactly who it sounds like!!!

D Oro1305537892.1374072 PostsRegistered 2/17/2011Knock Knock, USA

I have no idea.

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
-- Coco Chanel

Life is too short to spend hoping that a perfectly arched eyebrow or hottest new lip shade will mask an ugly heart.---Kevin Aucoin

parthanon1305553103.69588 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
On 5/15/2011 suzyQ3 said:

Does this remind you of anyone (hint: host)?

"We can't bust heads like we used to, but we have our ways. One trick is to tell 'em stories that don't go anywhere - like the time I caught the ferry over to Shelbyville. I needed a new heel for my shoe, so, I decided to go to Morganville, which is what they called Shelbyville in those days. So I tied an onion to my belt, which was the style at the time. Now, to take the ferry cost a nickel, and in those days, nickels had pictures of bumblebees on 'em. 'Give me five bees for a quarter,' you'd say.

Now where were we? Oh yeah: the important thing was I had an onion on my belt, which was the style at the time. They didn't have white onions because of the war. The only thing you could get was those big yellow ones..."

Aah yes, the ramblings of old man Simpson and his onion belt.

How clever of you Suzy to equate his obsure rants with a QVC host. This is actually funny, yet so true. Sometimes I think a host will say anything to authenticate credibility.

{#emotions_dlg.lol}

Shari771305555023.9915 PostsRegistered 3/27/2010

ummm,, I don't know--!! Can you give us initials please?

thank you

Timneh1305563485.5071344 PostsRegistered 4/23/2006

Jane? Shawn? Carolyn?

suzyQ31305565300.4825053 PostsRegistered 3/15/2007

I guess it's subjective, but I can think of only one host who truly fits the description, who can, at the drop of a hat (hey, that's a hint from a recent discussion), go off on some long, boring, often indecipherable personal tangent that is related by less than a thread to what's going on and do so at rapid-fire speed with hands flying around.

The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story -- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Timneh1305565465.3071344 PostsRegistered 4/23/2006

Ha ha I know now who you are talking about.

suzyQ31305565721.2725053 PostsRegistered 3/15/2007
On 5/16/2011 Parrot Person said:

Ha ha I know now who you are talking about.

{#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story -- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

MAIZEY1305571460.34259 PostsRegistered 12/15/2009

Well someone sure went off on a story like that during shoe shopping.{#emotions_dlg.thumbup1}

Texas Barb­ie1305654278.5973521 PostsRegistered 12/7/2006Spring, Texas

JRT?

Timneh1305656807.041344 PostsRegistered 4/23/2006
On 5/17/2011 Texas Barbie said:

JRT?

(lights flashing) DING DING DING (bells ringing)

Angry Bird1305683386.7334918 PostsRegistered 10/17/2007TX

{#emotions_dlg.lol}

KEEP LOOKIN' UP 'cuz that's where it all is!
~Kidd Kraddick~ 8/22/1959-7/29/2013

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