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  1. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    "hop on meg and go for a ride"
    I said that recently when someone was apologizing to me
    someone else found that offensive
    My beloved spouse told me of this
    and i replied
    "I am not responsible for anyone's ignorance"
    (She has also told me that i reference obscure knowledge while assuming that everyone will understand the reference)
    ok
    Does everyone here get the reference?
     
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  3. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    No.
     
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  5. origin Heading towards oblivion Valued Senior Member

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    I don't.
     
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  7. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    True, and also true

    No person is expected know ANY of the obscure knowledge you may have ingested and sprout out at various moments

    Do you have expectations various odd people will have same obscure knowledge as yourself?

    Seems a smart person

    "hop on meg and go for a ride"

    I have vague images meg being encouraged to hop on a moving street car (trolley) San Fransco but no idea of any link between that and you saying that
    recently when someone was apologizing to me

    Weird world ya?

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  8. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    Nope.

    You're not setting a reasonable bar of ignorance.

    Nothing wrong with doing that, but you take responsibility if you are insulting.


    (A friend of mine oft retells an account of the time he told a younger female colleague "Good thinking Magic Thighs!" and miraculously managed to dodge a visit from HR.)
     
  9. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    THGTTG?
     
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  10. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    During a 911 run in Toronto I heard some jerk call my mom "thunder thighs."
     
  11. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Checked online, and Google doesn't know the reference either, sculptor.

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  12. foghorn Valued Senior Member

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    Nutmeg and hallucinations?
    Back in the stone age when I played football (soccer), we would say nutmeg if we ran rings round the other team, sort of confused them bigtime so to speak.
     
  13. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    You are responsible for your own communication.
    My Google didn't have any trouble finding it.
     
  14. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    So, what is sculptor referencing, then?
     
  15. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    I just googled "hop on meg and go for a ride". It's a song, although that line isn't actually in it.
     
  16. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    I searched again and the line itself doesn't come up, it shows other results referencing ''ride,'' or ''meg'' but not in the same sentence. My Google is cursed.

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  17. foghorn Valued Senior Member

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    Well, if it's just a song title, were the people in the song taking nutmeg for the high?

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  18. billvon Valued Senior Member

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    Well but you are responsible for your OWN ignorance.

    For example, when you say "fuck you" to someone, and then explain that it means "fornication under consent of the King" so it's not an insult - you are responsible for your ignorance of how it's used nowadays.
     
  19. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    What were they apologizing for? We need some context, sculptor. Unless this is what you typically say when people offer you apologies. lol
     
  20. wegs Matter and Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    lol
     
  21. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    GOOGLE is an idiot.........perhaps an idiot savant? ... but an idiot none the less.

    ok
    a bit of a clarification
    I'm a Burns fan
    Perhaps, it began when I read:
    Ode to a mouse?
    (we still use a rephrased line from that poem)
    "But Mousie, thou art no thy-lane,
    In proving foresight may be vain:
    The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men
    Gang aft agley,
    An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain, For promis’d joy!"
    (The best laid plans of mice and me go oft astray)
     
  22. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    And here is the poem:
    To a Mouse
    By Robert Burns

    On Turning her up in her Nest, with the Plough, November 1785.

    Wee, sleeket, cowran, tim’rous beastie,
    O, what a panic’s in thy breastie!
    Thou need na start awa sae hasty,
    Wi’ bickerin brattle!
    I wad be laith to rin an’ chase thee
    Wi’ murd’ring pattle!
    I’m truly sorry Man’s dominion
    Has broken Nature’s social union,
    An’ justifies that ill opinion,
    Which makes thee startle,
    At me, thy poor, earth-born companion,
    An’ fellow-mortal!
    I doubt na, whyles, but thou may thieve;
    What then? poor beastie, thou maun live!
    A daimen-icker in a thrave
    ’S a sma’ request:
    I’ll get a blessin wi’ the lave,
    An’ never miss ’t!
    Thy wee-bit housie, too, in ruin!
    It’s silly wa’s the win’s are strewin!
    An’ naething, now, to big a new ane,
    O’ foggage green!
    An’ bleak December’s winds ensuin,
    Baith snell an’ keen!
    Thou saw the fields laid bare an’ waste,
    An’ weary Winter comin fast,
    An’ cozie here, beneath the blast,
    Thou thought to dwell,
    Till crash! the cruel coulter past
    Out thro’ thy cell.
    That wee-bit heap o’ leaves an’ stibble
    Has cost thee monie a weary nibble!
    Now thou’s turn’d out, for a’ thy trouble,
    But house or hald,
    To thole the Winter’s sleety dribble,
    An’ cranreuch cauld!
    But Mousie, thou art no thy-lane,
    In proving foresight may be vain:
    The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men
    Gang aft agley,
    An’ lea’e us nought but grief an’ pain,
    For promis’d joy!
    Still, thou art blest, compar’d wi’ me!
    The present only toucheth thee:
    But Och! I backward cast my e’e,
    On prospects drear!
    An’ forward tho’ I canna see, I guess an’ fear!
     
  23. sculptor Valued Senior Member

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    Of mice and men......
     

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