Monday, February 14, 2005

show the love

I know you are busy today showering affection upon your special someone, but, if you get the chance, take the time to vote for Lonely Donut Man in P-Freak's new sidebar poll. Given how professedly lonely he/she/they/it is/are, prevailing in the poll would mean so much to him/her/them/it.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cast'th if thee will thy vote
but on the Ides of March, take'th note
no more lonely verse so rote!
N'er shall I find'th a mate, only bloat
donuts here keep'th not hope afloat
Why do'st Love buid'th such a moat
that hide'th fair ladies so utterly remote?
Be I but a pudgy little shoat
with no melodies to usher from his throat?
Woe! that many colors could'st but make'th my coat
-LDM

Goesh said...

Ouch! I just tuned in and saw that in some quarters I am considered a troll. Well, maybe deservedly so. As I reflect on the last JFW subject, I confess that though I did not ask my wife of many years to take my last name, I had just assumed she would. I certainly wouldn't change my name and so I guess I am a troll and a chauvanist 'oinker. However, I do not accept the title of troll for any political posturing I have done or morality spewn or for attempting to bolster any side of any popular polarity. I am going to call my wife Betty and offer to change my first name to Claire. It's the best I can do for my better half at this time. I like that name and it is the only female type name I would choose. I do know a man named Shirley and a fellow who is in fact named Claire, and a collector of antiques I might add. Claire has a solid, substantial ring to it. Shirley is someone who would fidget over the least little thing. Some female first names I associate with avarice, some with the lust for power, some with laziness, some with gluttony and some with being shy. Claire it is.
Claire (goesh)

Anonymous said...

O wicked LDM! verily and ever the iconoclast!
Did'st thou for Jeremy truly duly thy vote cast??
Long thou endure'th this literary 'fast'
a veiled name under guise of a sweetened repast
Shall thee see upon the Ides at long last
the freely flying flag of Freese at half mast?
Be I Pamela Oliver, would'st thou stand aghast?
-LDM

Goesh said...

Betty my wife said if I was dumb enough to vote for Bush then I would be dumb enough to fill out alot of forms to become Claire and spend the rest of my life telling people why I became Claire. Though I just assumed she would take my last name when we married, I never once assumed I was smarter than she is. She may have a point, but really, what the hell is there about a man's name that is so important, other than for government forms? Do we constantly call each other by name when talking to each other? No we don't. What is really conveyed or lost for that matter if you were told for instance regarding your car problem, " I would take my car and have Tina Anderson work on it, he is the best damn mechanic in town" or upon wandering into a faculty party being told " Hey! that's Alice Thompson - he has authored 3 books and is considered THE mega brain of the department" or while at a bar being told" look out! here comes Sharon McFarley, he is the toughest Southie in Boston!" or when talking football with the guys " I hear the Bengals just got
Susie Allison, the guy with the arm out of S. Cal". Obituaries perhaps? Regina Smith was a doting father and scout master for 40 years or Linda Jones was killed when he lost control of his truck or Wilma Pearson perished when his store caught on fire Saturday morning? I don't see where much is lost or gained with a name. Does that Johnny Cash song, "A Boy Named Sue" really have any merit to it? It wouldn't bother me if I were called a woman's name. Esther wouldn't be too bad of a name to have either. It is a bit stalwart sounding and people would know I tend to be a somwhat serious, but approachable. Esthers like a good joke too, or so I'm told, but Claire Jr. has the best ring to it of all. Betty is probably right, she often is. Claire (goesh)

Anonymous said...

Pam Oliver = LDM? Well, I'll be aghast if no one else is.

jeremy said...

LDM: I currently have two (and only two) theories about your identity. One is that you are somebody I don't know but who has appropriated things here and there from websites associated with or linked by me. The other is that, while you aren't Pam Oliver, you do share one of her initials, and you also share an initial of mine.

Goesh: Can you select a name other than Claire? So we don't get you confused with, you know, Claire.

Anonymous said...

My guess for LDM: Lincoln Quillian.

Goesh said...

It has come to my attention that becoming a Claire could easily produce some confusion since Claire is a blogger and occasional participant here. Fortunately I haven't yet submitted the necessary paperwork to the JFW Administrator to legally become Claire. Are there any Esthers on hand that would object to me becoming one of you?? If in 5 days time there are no objections, then Esther it is for me.
Tentatively Esther (goesh)