Friday Follies: The Footnotes Edition
But first, random notes.
I never used to encounter people named Quinn, but since the publication of The Mighty Quinn I’ve come across several children with that incredibly awesome name.
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Happy birthday to my younger sister.
It was many years ago, Ruie, but I’m still sorry for the incident wherein my cat “presented” your hamster to us at the dinner table.
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Because all the Best Book Names are Already Taken
I know nothing about the author, but how did he get into my mind and steal the title for my (as of yet unwritten) memoir?
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Because all the Classy Names For Publishers Are Already Taken
Children’s Brains Are Yummy (CBAY) Books is a legitimate, niche/genre (fantasy & sci fi for middle grand & YA readers) publisher located in Austin Texas. Their website defends their name choice as having nothing to do with cannibalism; rather, it is a tribute to the “delightful, extraordinary” minds of children:
“We think kids have yummy brains the same way
the stars of Sex and the City wore yummy shoes.”
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I smell a theme rising. Pass the odoreaters?
If the shoe fits, quote it.
* You know you’re old when someone compliments you on your alligator shoes, and you’re barefoot. (Phyllis Diller)
* These are my new shoes. They’re good shoes. They won’t make you rich like me, they won’t make you rebound like me, they definitely won’t make you handsome like me. They’ll only make you have shoes like me. That’s it. (Charles Barkley)
* We women continue to swallow this line that it’s unladylike or even proof of being a lesbian if you wear flat shoes like Doc Martens. I’m prepared to put up with that accusation, because at least my feet aren’t killing me and I don’t look like a bandy ostrich. (Jo Brand)
* Did you ever get the feeling that the world was a tuxedo and you were a pair of brown shoes? (George Gobel)
* Women’s fashion is a subtle form of bondage. It’s men’s way of binding them. We put them in these tight, high-heeled shoes, we make them wear these tight clothes and we say they look sexy. But they’re actually tied up. (David Duchovny )
* They went into my closets looking for skeletons, but thank God, all they found were shoes, beautiful shoes. (Imelda Marcos)
The prestigious Jean Luc-Picard Face Palm of Distinction award goes to movie mogul Samuel Goldwyn, for his words of wisdom:
* I never put on a pair of shoes until I’ve worn them at least five years.
Wishing you a week of comfortable shoes for your twinkle toes, and may the Happy Feet hijinks ensue.
Thanks for stopping by. Au Vendredi!
 How is in that a reference to Sex in the City is on my blog? This is wrong, so very wrong. I can’t tag it.
 A centuries-long (and now outlawed) Chinese “beauty practice” involved beating and breaking girls’ feet and binding them to produce a gnarled, misshapen podiatric mess mass – and crippled walk and dependency – that upper-class (as in wealthy and powerful, not classy( Chinese men found erotic. Pictures of the practice are graphic and far from yummy.