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Subject: placeholder
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: badabing-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 30 Nov 2006 08:22 PST
Expires: 30 Dec 2006 08:22 PST
Question ID: 787019
Q TBP in clarification later....

hey, granny's busy on closing day but wanted to get a final Q in and
bid a proper fond farewell to you fab researchers.

the supremely miffed,
G▀

Clarification of Question by badabing-ga on 01 Dec 2006 07:02 PST
ah, so this is what the place looks like when they turn the lights
out?  soon they?ll be groaning from the overhead pipes, rusty brown
water dripping from the WC, and rats scurrying after those Cheetos
crumbs under the dilapidated work benches.  such a shame to see this
answer factory shut down, but I wouldn?t miss givin? the old broad a
decent sendoff.  someone call Michael Moore.

BTW, appreciate all youse guys keeping granny?s shadow self secret
identity. you are a nonpareil group of chocolate soldiers in your
integrity and it should make everyone proud of their association time
here.  ya done good with your ?limited? audience.  fuh.

gran hasn?t had much time for posting or clubhouse hangout time, but
hopefully I can get a raincheck on a later admit to lurk at least.

will be back Sun. or Mon. with a Q, reminiscence, or some sort of gaffawness....

I miss you already,
G▀

Clarification of Question by badabing-ga on 03 Dec 2006 06:43 PST
*sigh* whatta ghosttown!  okay, so here's the deal...since granny's Q
is on the Last Page of the Miscellaneous Page and she's The Queen of
Miscellaneous, I thought some of you Miscellaneous Fools would like to
engage in a last gasp of tomfoolery and post a gazillion comments on
The Final GQ.  so please post your answers in the comments and I'll
choose (or since we're such a democratic
bunch, and since that works *so* well at YA, you choose) the best
subjective answer before the padlock goes on permanently.

so here's my BabaWawa/save subjunctive mode-inspired Q (feel free to
elaborate if we need to understand your choices, otherwise just a word
or few will suffice, but links, hand drawings, personal photos, pie
charts, scientific analysis, and elegantly worded answers with proper
diacritical markings all given their due weight):

if I were a song, I'd be:

if I were a prescription/illicit drug, I'd be:

if I were pantry item, I'd be:

if I were a film, I'd be:

if I were a nut or legume (and/or dried fruit for you allergic types), I'd be:

if I were my parents, I'd rather be named:

if I were a painting, I'd be:

if I were the best question on GA, I'd be:

if I were a website, I'd be:

if I were a horrific happenstance in my life, I'd be: (this is your
chance for the sympathy vote, but don't get too Queen for a Day on us,
eh?)

if I were a vacation site, I'd be:

if I were a symbol, I'd be:

if I were mated with _____, my pup would look like (a) _____ (Conan
O'Brien meets The Match Game)

if I were a one-season cancelled TV series, I'd be:

if I were a memorable world event, I'd be:

if I were a recipe, I'd be:

if I were a toolbar task item, I'd be:

if I were my favorite article of clothing, I'd be:

if I were a Google exec, I'd be (besides the obvious):

if I were a charity, I'd be:

if I were a season 3 Project Runway ensemble/model, I'd be (c'mon
you're researchers, you can find them!)

if I were an automobile, I'd be (a):

if I were a spinal vertebrae, I'd be:

if I were a piece of advice I'd never take, I'd be:

if I were a carpenter and you were a lady, you'd be: (question
dedicated to mongolia because who can't get that Sinatra song outta
their head, right?)

if I were my favorite computer program, I'd be:

if I were an alcoholic drink, I'd be a:

if I were a ga-matchmaker, I'd put _____ and _____ in the _____ with a
_____. (a cryptica-dedicated Q)

if I were a coupon, I'd be:

if I were a foreign word, I'd be:

extra credit (knock off 10 questions above) for any of you spreadsheet
types who can tell me how much granny's spent at GA cumulatively.  her
bankruptcy attorney is curious.

extra credit (knock off 5 questions above) for you fashion medicos who
can tell me what type of facies Jeffrey's first model had in the
runway finale (small photo at YouTube, but turn down your speakers if
you're not an Allman Bros. fan). can you tell granny's obsessed with
this show?

obviously, no rush, unless you think all the "good answers" will be
taken.  hope everything is clear because granny's off to the ER.  she
slipped on some black ice, went *kaboom*, saw the cartoon birdies, and
her knee went all jabberwocky like a wayang puppet without a political
agenda.  ah, just what granny needs -- yet *another* closed head
injury.  I'll be back around Christmastime to award a bonus.  so now
it's your turn to knock yourselves out.  Granny's headed for
Concussion Island with umbrella drink in hand.  don't disappoint!

buh-bye
G▀

Clarification of Question by badabing-ga on 23 Dec 2006 04:03 PST
wow!  looks like it's just you and me who found this one fun. 
everyone blazed outta town without so much as a lookback.  color me
disappointed.

loved reading your entry and 'interp' of this blankfest and, yep, you
do look like Katie -- I think it's your brown eyes.  so which outfit
is you?

I'll keep this open till 12/25 midnight for any late entries/mad-dash
shoppers/lagging lookbackers.  if not, post away on the 26th, my good
man!

have a merry holiday, sir!

Request for Question Clarification by justaskscott-ga on 24 Dec 2006 13:28 PST
Should I rally the troops for one last sally forth into the breach? 
(Maybe I shouldn't use a military metaphor with so much real armed
conflict in the world.  But Google Current just had a pod on "war"
searches -- in particular, the War on Christmas! (
http://www.current.tv/google/GC02260 ) -- and I've been affected.  By
the by, I'd like to take this opportunity to pray that all wars end by
next Christmas -- better yet, next Chanukah or Eid, which come
earlier.  It may not happen; but I can always pray ....)

I'd be tickled like TMX Elmo to answer your last question -- without
so much as a smidgen of competition!  But more important, I wouldn't
want Granny to be disappointed with the (non)reaction to her question.
 I could post a telegram -- or something faster -- to the group, to
request the honor of their presence in the comments section.  But I
won't do anything without Gran's approval ....

Clarification of Question by badabing-ga on 25 Dec 2006 12:23 PST
whatta wonderful thing to wish for and I couldn't agree more.  

thanks for offering to put the word out but perhaps it just seemed too
much work for everyone but you.  I'm glad you had some fun with it
because I enjoyed your answers immensely.

now post your frock choice in the answer box, Katie, and we'll put this one ta'bed!

totally C5-6,
GB
Answer  
Subject: Re: placeholder
Answered By: justaskscott-ga on 25 Dec 2006 23:26 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
 
Hi G▀!  [Our German-language experts might observe that "▀" is not
"B."  But between you and me, I believe that "▀" must be "B".  As
Hamlet so eloquently stated, "To B, or not to ▀ ...."]

So, what frock would I choose as Katie Champion?  This question will
lead me to my last answer on Google Answers.  Sigh.  Well, I guess
it's good to go out as a Champion.  :-)  What's more, on the Internet,
nobody knows you're not a top model.

"On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog.", cartoon by Peter
Steiner (published in The New Yorker July 5, 1993)
Cartoonbank.com
http://www.cartoonbank.com/product_details.asp?mscssid=T4WR78CGA14K8H179K2HM4PV2WQ118GB&sitetype=1&did=4&sid=22230&whichpage=1&sortBy=popular&keyword=nobody+knows&section=cartoons

Walking for a moment in the high-fashion shoes of Ms. Champion, I
would have no hesitation in choosing this lovely,
(hopefully-fake-)fur-lined, frock:

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e78/champx15/161852__laura_l.jpg
found on:
"Katie"
MySpace
http://www.myspace.com/katiechamp216

The white collar perfectly sets off my/Katie's deep brown eyes.

Thank you, Granny, for so many enjoyable moments on GA.  For that
matter, thank you, everyone in the GA community!

- justaskscott


Search strategy --

Searched on Google for:

"project runway"
"katie champion"
"no one knows you're a dog"
"nobody knows you're a dog"
"new yorker" cartoons

Searched on Cartoonbank.com for:

nobody knows
badabing-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $20.00
golly, you're no wallflower in that number, kiddo!  it's been a
pleasure rubbin' collars w/you over the years, my furry friend. 
perhaps we'll meet again in another answer reincarntion somewhere. 
parting is such ... well ... it's the pits actually.  thanks for
answering gran's final Q.  sigh (and arf!) indeed!

Comments  
Subject: Re: placeholder
From: justaskscott-ga on 30 Nov 2006 13:43 PST
 
Granny Bing!  Haven't seen you around recently!  Maybe I just haven't
been lookin' hard enough.  But I certainly am lookin' forward to your
question!  Sure as sunshine, I'm not alone in that anticipation ....
Subject: Re: placeholder
From: scriptor-ga on 30 Nov 2006 13:46 PST
 
How nice to see you again ... we are a sad lot at the moment, but I
nevertheless welcome you with my brightest smile :-)
Subject: Re: placeholder
From: clouseau-ga on 30 Nov 2006 19:24 PST
 
Hi Granny! What a nice note to find while looking through the last
1003 unanswered questions. Glad you made it by for the wake.

~Bob (the no longer anonymous -=clouseu=-)
Subject: Re: placeholder
From: tlspiegel-ga on 30 Nov 2006 20:20 PST
 
GRANNY!  How nice to see you here.  :)  

tlspiegel aka TL aka Toby Lee no need to remain anonymous
Subject: Re: placeholder
From: pafalafa-ga on 01 Dec 2006 04:35 PST
 
Come pay us a visit:


http://groups-beta.google.com/group/GAalumni
Subject: Re: placeholder
From: justaskscott-ga on 19 Dec 2006 06:03 PST
 
No takers yet?  All righty ... I'll start by a bit of shameless flattery.

"if I were the best question on GA, I'd be: #787019."

:-)

I'll come back and post additional comments, especially if no one else
does (though I can't even imagine why no one else wouldn't, unless
they've all left early ...).
Subject: Re: placeholder
From: justaskscott-ga on 22 Dec 2006 23:18 PST
 
Hi again, Granny!  Hope that you're feelin' hale and hearty.

I think I'll just post my "thens" to your "ifs" in a stream of
consciousness.  Or a stream of subconsciousness.  Freud (though
perhaps not Pink Freud) could analyze me from these answers ....
  
if I were a song, I'd be: Save Google Answers
(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4E5btrmqyA).

if I were a prescription/illicit drug, I'd be: arrested for unlawful
possession of a prescription/illicit drug.

if I were pantry item, I'd be: flour.

if I were a film, I'd be: Citizen Kane.

if I were a nut or legume (and/or dried fruit for you allergic types),
I'd be: a peanut (though not a member of the peanut gallery).

if I were my parents, I'd rather be named: Zaphod Beeblebrox.
(Fortunately, my parents had more sense.)

if I were a painting, I'd be: something Jackson Pollock-y.

if I were the best question on GA, I'd be: a question posted on January 1, 2007.

if I were a website, I'd be: Google (natch).

if I were a horrific happenstance in my life, I'd be: (this is your
chance for the sympathy vote, but don't get too Queen for a Day on us,
eh?): the interview from Hell (don't ask).  Worse things have happened
... but this one stays with me for some reason.

if I were a vacation site, I'd be: Orkney (not a traditional vacation
spot ... but it works for me!).

if I were a symbol, I'd be: ?.  (And the crowd would cheer: "3.14159!
... secant tagent cosine sine!")

if I were mated with _____, my pup would look like (a) _____ (Conan
O'Brien meets The Match Game): my wife / my child-to-be (can't wait to
see what he/she looks like).

if I were a one-season cancelled TV series, I'd be: My So-Called Life.

if I were a memorable world event, I'd be: the fall of the Berlin Wall.

if I were a recipe, I'd be: vegan pizza.

if I were a toolbar task item, I'd be: Home.

if I were my favorite article of clothing, I'd be: a comfortable shirt
I could wear every day, if etiquette allowed, and if it could be
magically washed every evening.

if I were a Google exec, I'd be (besides the obvious): Marissa Mayer
(or do I have to be an exec of my own gender?).

if I were a charity, I'd be: Doctors Without Borders.

if I were a season 3 Project Runway ensemble/model, I'd be (c'mon
you're researchers, you can find them!): Katie Champion (who kinda
looks like me, dontcha think?)

if I were an automobile, I'd be (a): Mini Cooper

if I were a spinal vertebrae, I'd be: totally cervical!

if I were a piece of advice I'd never take, I'd be: Early to bed,
early to rise ....  (I'm not a morning person.)

if I were a carpenter and you were a lady, you'd be: (question
dedicated to mongolia because who can't get that Sinatra song outta
their head, right?): I'd be Karen, and you'd be the Lady of the Lake.

if I were my favorite computer program, I'd be: a Firefox.

if I were an alcoholic drink, I'd be a: vodka and orange juice

if I were a ga-matchmaker, I'd put _____ and _____ in the _____ with a
_____. (a cryptica-dedicated Q): Google / Answers / Internet / large bag of money.

if I were a coupon, I'd be: clipped (sad, but true).

if I were a foreign word, I'd be: FahrvergnŘgen.

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