Friday, January 08, 2010

Aw Rats!

The good news: IT'S FRIDAY!

The good news: The Prevuze team is on the road, but we've got Internet, electricity (and heat).

The good news: I got the DOOL feed today and, through the magic of the Internet, transmitted it to my remote location.

The bad news: The picture looks like a Jackson Pollock painting exploded and turned into a video montage with no sound.

Aw, rats!

I attribute this to the fact that the satellite dish back at the Prevuze Compound is probably buried in snow. Our neighbors back there (the guys at the prison) report that we now have about a combined 15" on the ground from all the recent snow goodness we've had.

I am scheduled to arrive back at the Compound Sunday, when I will likely spend most of the day digging myself IN to the property so I can then dig myself OUT of the property and get to the dish so I can dig it out of the snowbank.

I hope you followed all that because I know I didn't.

Anyway, that means we should be back on track by Monday. The forecast? Scattered snow showers and temperatures so low... let's put it this way: Frosty The Snowman has an increased life expectancy. Oh, well.

I heard from a reader yesterday who has no snow in her area and wants some. If she owns a fleet of dump trucks do I ever have a deal for her.

Have a great weekend, gang. If you're in the same predicament, I hope you have as much fun digging yourself out as I will. And if you happen to own some tropical beachfront property, I'll be happy to swing by.


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26 Comments:

Blogger Prevuze said...

So, since there isn't much to comment on in the way of DOOL today, I'll offer my congratulations to Alabama. I didn't have strong loyalties either way, so I was hoping for a better game which, IMHO, never materialized although Texas managed to make it close for a while. Frankly, I think that painful shovel pass incident made the difference even though the final margin was greater than the touchdown which ensued.

Or maybe it's just that with all the snow, that word "shovel" has a very negative connotation with me right now.

Again, not professing loyalties either way, but my big chuckle of the evening was when the camera panned through the Alabama section of the crowd and I saw a guy holding up a sign that said, "We mess with Texas."

Prevuze - Best sports blog on the Internet®

3:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

YES!!!!ALAFREAKINBAMA!!!!
NATIONAL CHAMPS!!!!!
ROLL TIDE ROLL!!!!!
Now that being said Texas did play a very good game considering Mccoy being put out in the first play. Its Friday National Champs. Did I say ROOOOllllllTIDEROOOLLL!!!!c.

3:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OH One more thing THANKS prevuze.c.

3:33 AM  
Blogger Prevuze said...

YES!!!!ALAFREAKINBAMA!!!!
NATIONAL CHAMPS!!!!!
ROLL TIDE ROLL!!!!!
Now that being said Texas did play a very good game considering Mccoy being put out in the first play. Its Friday National Champs. Did I say ROOOOllllllTIDEROOOLLL!!!!c.


I somehow gather you do not share my objectivity and lack of strong loyalties.

3:55 AM  
Anonymous Leslie said...

I didn't watch the game last night because I was shoveling snow. We didn't get 15" but there sure seems to be a lot of that white stuff piling up. When I get home tonight, it will be round three so I feel your pain Prevuze. Have a safe trip home.

By the way, my word verification is cheat. All the faithful Prevuzites are being cheated by Mother Nature out of our daily dose of Prevuze! Stay warm everyone!!!

4:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw that sign and giggled too! I was half-heartedly hoping Texas would win because I am not a fan of the SEC, but I also wanted 'bama to win because I saw them as the underdog. I just wish McCoy could have stayed in - but the freshman didn't do too bad.

I live near enough I could almost hear the fireworks from last night's game, so no snow here!

To the rest of you in snow, keep warm! :)

5:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The freshman quarterback for Texas did and excellent job. I would not have wanted to be in his shoes.That being said,I cannot apologize for my loyality to University of Alabama. I watched,waited, cried and jumped for joy,lost my voice. Its the best,SEC is the best except for a few teams. Alabama fans as a rule are not good losers,or winners. We like to brag when there is something to brag about,Mark Ingram. That I will apologize for. BUT DAMN ITS GOOD TO BE A NATIONAL CHAMPION AGAIN. ROLL TIDE. c

6:13 AM  
Blogger Applecheeks said...

I, too, am buried under a ton of white flakes which, by the way, are coming down AGAIN as I look out the window. So disappointed there isn't a Friday Prevuze, but given the weather I'll give it a pass.

WARNING: The following IS NOT about the SEC game last night!

Since there isn't much else to comment on, I thought I'd do a little research on the phrase to "talk through one's hat". Yesterday Klaus mentioned he'd never heard the phrase before. I've heard it quite a bit, but wondered where it came from.

I searched through Google and the answer is.....no one really knows for sure. The following, from the Word Detective, combines most of the various theories I ran across. This post is long, but since you have nothing else to read in Prevuze....;-)

"To "talk through one's hat" means to talk nonsense, to pontificate on a subject one knows nothing about, and to make ludicrous assertions with unshakable confidence. The character Cliff in the old "Cheers" TV series, with his bottomless reservoir of absurd explanations for everything, was a sterling example of someone who habitually "talks through his hat."

"To talk through one's hat" was apparently a widespread idiom by the late 1880s meaning "to talk nonsense," although it initially seems to have carried the added connotation of "to lie." The precise logic and origins of the phrase are unclear. One theory, perhaps reflecting the earlier "to lie" meaning, maintains that the phrase refers to men in church who hold their hats over their faces while feigning prayer. Another possibility is that the phrase refers, as you say, to the emptiness of the hat atop one's head, as if one were thinking and speaking with an empty head. It's also possible that "talk through one's hat" is an oblique reference to another phrase, "to talk off the top of one's head," meaning to speak speculatively, without thorough consideration."

A commenter to the above theory added:
"I think we ought to give serious consideration to the Joseph Smith/Mormon origin of this phrase. the more I research the "translation" of the Book of Mormon by Joseph Smith "reading" a stone that nobody can see with his face buried in his hat, and the resulting nonsensical narrative blather ... seems to fit."

6:36 AM  
Anonymous Bulldog said...

OMG. No coffee yet, no Prevuze. Methinks I will just have to go back to bed for awhile.

At least it's Friday! Prevuze, get those folks at the compound out shoveling and we'll all look forward to Monday's posting.

Happy weekend all! :D

6:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Loved the Bo-stardization of the Ruybiat of Omar Khayam pic!!

KOTU

6:53 AM  
Anonymous bGirl said...

man, no prevuze! I have no idea what it must be like to even see 15" of snow. I live in ALA, and though I War Eagle most days, even I will say Roll Tide! We received 1/2" of snow and schools have shut down for two days and the whole dang town has pretty much come to a screeching halt. Oh well! Looking forward to Monday when I hope PRevuze has had a chance to dig and get a nice hot cup of joe, which will fare you better than a bowl o chowdah!

9:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

talk through one's hat.

I don't know if this is a standard expression in english, because I live in Québec and I am french. But in french, this is a regular expression we use often:

parler à travers son chapeau.

The definition you give is quite exact:
Means to talk nonsense, to pontificate on a subject one knows nothing about, and to make ludicrous assertions with unshakable confidence.

I'm a big previews's fan, because I like Day's of our lives, but only 5 minutes a day! No more time!

A great day to all of you!

9:52 AM  
Blogger Arlene said...

*weeping* All this poor midwesterner girl wants is some snow to play in. Our dreary Seattle has nadda in the snow department. (and yes, that was a very loaded statement.)
If those dumptrucks show up, have them drop some off here. We'll take some, gladly!!

As for DOOL...I LOVE that EJ is involved in this. Now we get to watch the writers screw up the potential.

Good luck all you lucky dogs with your snow. It's way better than looking at all this brown soggy yucky mud.

10:01 AM  
Anonymous chaya said...

Prevuze - have a good trip & good luck getting home.

I'm in very sunny San Diego, so for all of you in sun-challenged places, you have my sympathies. Sorry guys, but snow cannot compete with an early January walk on the beach. Though they do say it won't top 70 along the coast today - I'd have to drive a bit inland for that.

10:10 AM  
Blogger Sandy said...

We're up to 3 feet of snow in Cleveland (with another 8 - 12 inches tonight), so if anyone wants any, please don't hesitate to cntact me! Great job with this site...I have all but given up on watching this show with all the cast changes and B-rated teenage actors. Bring back the vets! This is the only way I keep up on the show anymore and know when an episode is worthy of my time.

10:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Applecheeks, I had previously been a fan of your comments but now can't be due to your slight of a world wide religion, whether you believe it or not.
Texasgirl@heart (even when they lose!)

12:29 PM  
Blogger Prevuze said...

Applecheeks, I had previously been a fan of your comments but now can't be due to your slight of a world wide religion, whether you believe it or not.
Texasgirl@heart (even when they lose!)


I don't want to do too much refereeing here, but I believe the part you are referring to is a quote from an article explaining the idiom, not the opinion of the author herself.

If I had thought she was attempting to be disparaging, I would have removed the post (Go back to comments a few days ago and you'll see a lot of removed comments where I did think the author stepped out of line).

The purpose of Prevuze is to have fun and we'll leave the serious disagreements to other places.

12:52 PM  
Blogger msutton8 said...

Bgirl: man, no prevuze! I have no idea what it must be like to even see 15" of snow. I live in ALA, and though I War Eagle most days, even I will say Roll Tide! We received 1/2" of snow and schools have shut down for two days and the whole dang town has pretty much come to a screeching halt. Oh well! Looking forward to Monday when I hope PRevuze has had a chance to dig and get a nice hot cup of joe, which will fare you better than a bowl o chowdah!

I agree with bgirl on this one! I live in tn and it's the same way here too I would love to see at least a foot of snow every once in a while but like she said 1/2'' of snow will shut down everything. But anyways prevuze have a safe trip back to the compound and well see y'all on mon!

1:08 PM  
Blogger Applecheeks said...

Prevuze - just got back to the blog and thank you for the referee job.

I tried to make clear that all of the statements about "talking through one's hat" came straight out of a web site.

1:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a bit confused because the show that was on today was the one that was scripted here yesterday. My friend that is on the show was expecting a different episode today so do not understand.

2:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thats why they call it prevuze.????

4:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No snow is south Al. But we chillin'. Our low is 17 tonight. My daughter in Colorado just laughed and said is that all? ROLL TIDE ROLL!!!!!!!!

4:26 PM  
Blogger Wolf said...

Awe prevuze. I miss you! The "days" just don't feel when they don't start with you. You need a nice climate change. Come to sunny so cal! It's beautiful here. I'll send some sunshine your way so dig in and out of the compound won't be so painful...

5:01 PM  
Blogger Prevuze said...

I just had to share this one. It's from Elizabeth on Facebook...

My heart is breaking. I'm so sad. It's the emptiest newscast I've ever had!

Nothing from Prevuze, and they blame it on the snow. If there is no post soon, how will we know?

What's up with EJ and Sami, Rafe and Will? Can dear Maggie's heart mend? Who is Vivian gonna' kill?

Bo and Carly are headed for a mess. What'...s up with Hope and Justin? I only can guess!

PLEASE Dear Prevuze, send us a sign ... what's happening in Salem during all of your snow time???

10:31 AM  
Blogger Prevuze said...

As far as a snow update goes... I just got back from my trek through the frozen tundra to our satellite dish and spent about a half hour digging it out of the snow (or, I should say ice). I sure hope that worked to clear up our reception problem so we can get a feed tomorrow.

10:34 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Dear Prevuze,

No Fb tweets since last week ... but feel the love here! We will be waiting for you on Fb & Prevuze page (say it with me) ... all the Days of Our Lives ...

11:49 PM  

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