Saturday, January 24, 2015

Schadenfreude


Aren't you all just itching to know what that title means? I know I am, but I haven't bathed in four days so that may account for it.

(I think I used that joke a couple of weeks ago, but it's a good one. I'm letting it stay.)

If you want to know the definition, go to The Boston Herald. That's where my latest snazzy column is located. You'll get the meaning of the word AND my thoughts concerning the upcoming big football game!

(You know, the one that uses Roman numerals. Yeah, that one.)

What a bargain! Your vocabulary will increase while you're regaled with my wit (such as it is.)

As always, kind comments and/or letters to the editor are appreciated and will earn you an extra cherry on top of your hot fudge sundae when I throw the party celebrating the winning of my Pulitzer in 2024 or thereabouts.

(A hard copy of today's newspaper with my column in it will be required for admission. Or four bucks. I have no idea how much winning a Pulitzer is worth, so I won't know which it is until I win.)

As always, thank you for your continued patronage. May the fleas of a thousand camels never build a nest in your hoo-hoo.

Soon, with more better stuff.

13 comments:

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I only know what it means because of an old episode of Boston Legal :)

The Broad said...

Well now I don't need to feel apologetic to all my friends in the Pacific Northwest for saying Go, Patriots!

messymimi said...

Even though i already know what it means (doggone college eddimication!), i will go to the Herald anyway.

Daryl said...

the newspapers here .. mainly the Daily News which is slightly less obnoxious than the National Enquirer had a field day here with headlines about Deflatgate and references to The Pat's deflated balls

Craig said...

I gotcher schadenfreude right here. . .

Any animus I have towards the Pats has more to do with Tom Brady's alma mater than anything else. The whole 'Deflategate' thing just strikes me as beneath ridiculous. But what do I know?

I get the whole unlikeability thing about the 'Hawks, but I gotta admire the way they play the game. Interestingly, 4M moved to Seattle last summer when he graduated and took his first 'real job', and he hates the Seahawks, which I find interesting (and a little baffling - you just moved to a Super Bowl championship city, after spending your whole life as a Lions fan; why the hell wouldn't you jump on that bandwagon? But again, what do I know?)

And my hoo-hoo is just fine, thankyouverymuch (assuming, that is, that I even have a hoo-hoo. . .)

Craig said...

And just for the sake of saying so, I think it's a dead heat as to whether Bill Belichick or Pete Carroll is more dislikable. . .

Shammickite said...

"cheering for someone to lose rather than cheering for someone to win".... just like a presidential election?

Timothy Hecht said...

I believe Schadenfreude is Canadian for Deflategate.

I want to play Tom Brady in the new Mafia movie "The Ballfather".

Stephen Hayes said...

Thanks for adding to my vocabulary. I'm not much of a football fan but even I am still smarting from the smack down our Oregon Ducks recently received. Congrats on your Boston Globe piece.

Stephen Hayes said...

Sorry, make that Boston Herald.

Fireblossom said...

I never laugh at the misfortunes of others. Well....maybe once!

Juli G said...

Personally, I think the whole thing is a scam so that men everywhere can make it acceptable to talk about their balls in the workplace. :)

Absolut Ruiness said...

" May the fleas of a thousand camels never build a nest in your hoo-hoo." Amen. Just what the world needs.