Friday, June 20, 2008

Ah! So My Problem Is An Enlarged Parahippocampal Gyrus

The seat of sarcasm discovered.


tizona said...

From a link in the article of your dise, ummm condition...Emotional Wiring Different in Men and Women

No, really?

This one really gets me...Geez

For women, the cluster communicates with brain regions that help them respond to sensors inside the body, such as the insular cortex and hypothalamus.

What does a feminine hygiene product, have to do with a hippo?

kc said...

NoNoNo - cortex, not...well, you know. Means the outer layer, like the bark of a tree.

Maybe the hippo eats the bark. And it makes her stupid?

Paco said...

I am reminded of a funny story my father, Old Paco, told one time. Stop me if you've heard this one.

A hillbilly and his wife were sitting in rocking chairs outside their shack way back in the mountains. The wife had gotten hold of an advertising flyer on their last monthly trip to the general store.

"Zeke", she said. "Next time we go down to the store, I wanna get me some a' this here Kotex."

Zeke spit some tobacco juice, and turned to Prunella. "Kotex, hell! You can eat oatmeal jes' like the rest of us!"

Now, what really made this funny was that the occasion on which Old Paco told this joke was a charity dinner being held by the local clergy. He was surprised that he didn't get much of a response.

RebeccaH said...

I hate links like this. I read the article, and then there's a link to something else that catches my eye, and then another... and another...

Btw... 'scuse my igggorance. Kotex? Oatmeal? I don't get it.

Steve Skubinna said...

What do you mean, "problem?"

tizona said...


Are you positive of that? My other scientific wild ass guess, was that fellow with the first name of Hernando.

He did a lot of nasties, in what is now known as, South America.


mythusmage said...

Paco, all this time, both here and at Tim Blair Classic, I never saw you as productive, helpful, or even entertaining. Tedious, overwrought, and overdone was more like it. Time and time again I saw you presenting material that cowered well short of taste, utility, and humor. Material with no redeeming social importance, and no aim other than to be tiresome and trite.

But now? Now you have done something I'd never expected to see you do. With this post you have reached beyond yourself and exceeded your wildest dreams. You have set new goals for others like you, and given us hope that one day the world will change, and that what pertains now shall no longer be the norm.

You, sir, have become bloody obvious.

Paco said...

Rebecca: Mr. Hillbilly thought that Kotex was a cereal (like Corn Flakes).

Mythusmage: Well, at least obviousness spares one the tiresome effort of subtlety.

kc said...

Tizona, I hadn't thought of that one! But it could be, couldn't it! This will take some cluster communication I'm not sure I'm ready for today...

Steve Skubinna said...

mythusmage: pretty magniloquent effort to say "screw you."

Thanks for your time.

kc said...

I have to say I really enjoy Paco's obviousness & lack of subtlety...twisted minds think alike?

Brilliant twisted minds think alike, that is.

word: kommpkl - I like this one.

Paco said...

I believe friend Mythusmage is playing a very clever practical joke based on the theme of my post ("sarcasm"). Otherwise, why would I be listed on the rolls of his very interesting blog?

Steve Skubinna said...

You mean he's using... sarcasm?

The bastard.

Then where are the [/sarc] faux HTML tags, then, huh?

Paco said...

Sorry, Steve, but, er, you see it's like this. I decided to do this blog on the cheap, so I didn't opt for the sarc tag.

Steve Skubinna said...

What the hell? You opted for the Webdiary font budget, didn't you?

Well, from what I've heard of the product liability suits, it's fortunate you're able to have a blog at all. I still think it was a bad idea letting wronwright represent you, pro bono or not. Face it, My Cousin Vinny was just a movie, it never works like that in real life.

Even if wron was pre-law. Or pre-med, what's the difference?