Monday, May 11, 2009

The Monday Quiz! What?!? Why are you throwing things at me?!?

So, it's Monday, and you know what that means -- it's time for the Monday Quiz! Everybody ready for a quiz?


Well, me either. I'm quizzed out after 10 straight days of rigorous quiz action. Meanwhile, with literally hundreds of unread posts on my Reader, I am teetering on the brink of blog bankruptcy. So let's take the week off, quizwise, and instead of getting a quiz ready I'll go see what YOU have to say, for a change.

But all told, I thought it was a pretty good decathlon, didn't you? I mean, over the course of the two weeks, the American stock market was up more than six percent and that whole Swine Flu business seemed to pretty much blow over. And, I read that the economy is tanking more gradually now! I'm not claiming credit or anything. But it IS a pretty interesting correlation!


Melissa said...

Congrats to all the winners! I was entertained by the creative entries, even though I didn't have time to participate myself.

You deserve a prize for sponsoring such hijinx. Three cheers for Michael5000, hip, hip, hurrah!

Anonymous said...

(to the tune of Ode to Joy)

No one said it would be easy
To run a decathlon—and it’s true,
But you make it seem just breezy
Thanks to the hard work you do.
It has been an intriguing trial—
Something new ‘most every day;
Though once or twice I lost my smile,
There’s something that I’d like to say:

You’ve been fair—moreover, gracious—
With the games that you had slated.
I don’t want to be ostentatious,
So I’ll just say you’re appreciated.
Even though I may not have won
(So far from it, I’m unranked),
I enjoyed the challenging fun
And didn’t want you to go unthanked.

Michael5000 said...

But even as the beautiful music rang out, sadly, michael5000 himself could not hear it, for he had by then become stone deaf. Sensing his confusion, the Dork and Vice-Dork gently took his arms and turned him to he could see the choir...."

Rebel said...


I know you've seen it before - but it's still funny!

thanks for helping out with that whole swine flu thing, I was getting nervous, how about quick triathalon to fix this whole global warming bother.

Michael5000 said...

@Reb: By an interesting coincidence, I was describing that very cartoon to Mrs.5000 just today!

Someday I'll do a triathlon to combat global warming. But golly, I'm sure it can wait. That sort of problem, you know, might just fix itself if we don't get all in a fuss about it.

Elaine said...

Wow, I just got back, and now i find I'm Number Nine (or, actually, Two-of-Nine or Three-of-Nine.) I'm amazed. No clue how it happened, since Burkina Faso was the wrong answer (twice) and I did the Last-minute-Louie thing on several entries...but heck! Think I'll bask in the glory anyway! Congratulations to the impressive high-scoring Decathletes!