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I host because I’m a computer geek, not because I’m important.

The googly eyes are how my eyes feel after scanning for intruders for an hour and a half. Also, because knew I already had a picture of googly eyes after Amazon tried to sell me a dime bag eight years ago for some reason.

Some people are still mad about their googly eye purchase. Apparently, the bag of 500 googly eyes doesn’t have any large ones. Poor form.

Naturally, I’m not suggesting you buy googly eyes from Amazon. Do what I do: use Amazon as a search engine, find the exact make and model of the thing you want, then use it as a search term to find another place to buy it. I’ve decided giving my money to a man who hates me is a bad idea.

Bonus Martian-to-human humor translator. Wikipedia explains googly eyes:

Googly eyes, or wiggle eyes, are small plastic crafting items used to imitate eyeballs. Googly eyes traditionally are composed of a white plastic or card backing covered by a clear, hard-plastic shell, encapsulating a black plastic disk. The combination of a black circle over a white disk mimics the appearance of the sclera and pupil of the eye to humorous effect. The inner black disk is allowed to move freely within the larger clear plastic shell, which makes the eyes appear to move when the googly eyes are tilted or shaken.

The plastic shells come in a variety of sizes ranging from 3⁄16 inch (4.8 mm) to over 24 inches (610 mm) diameter. The inner disks come in a variety of colors including pink, blue, yellow, red and green. Googly eyes are used for a variety of arts and crafts projects including pipe cleaner farm animals, silly sock puppets, mischievous pranks, and other creations. Googly eyes may also be attached to inanimate objects in order to give the objects a “silly” or “cute” appearance. This use often personifies the objects for a humorous effect.

The best part? It has a “citations needed” banner at the top.

AHOY! BullDawgGirl wins it with Prince Philip. All my old lady friends are sad. We have just enough time to squeeze in a NEW DEAD POOL. See you back here at 6 WBT.


Comment from durnedyankee
Time: April 8, 2021, 8:35 pm

Barney Google will be very interested to know all that.

And why shouldn’t you send money to people who hate you, we do it every year on April 15th.

Comment from M
Time: April 8, 2021, 10:01 pm

You scoff at the exacting explanation for google eyes but I bet half the things in museums that anthropologists have decided had “religious or ceremonial use” were some kind of Ancient toy or joke. It would be great to know what and why these things were supposed to be amusing to that civilization. The one thing the internet will excel at is showing future humans or alien archeologists what idiots we were.

Comment from Cantharkmycry
Time: April 8, 2021, 10:42 pm


Comment from HTL
Time: April 9, 2021, 1:11 am

Please don’t punish Amazon for the fact that Jeff Bezos is a moron (yet, apparently, a good businessperson). If you started down that line of reasoning, based on the expressed opinions of senior corporate management, you would be unable to buy anything, anywhere, at any time, from anyone. Jeff Bezos owns only about 11% of Amazon. Yet I (as staunch a conservative as you would ever know) own about about .000001% of the rest.

Comment from Mitch
Time: April 9, 2021, 3:15 am

Of course, you can’t discuss googly eyes without Christopher Walken.

Comment from Armybrat
Time: April 9, 2021, 11:50 am

I see Phil the Greek died. 99. He had a good run. Who had him in the Deadpool?

Comment from ExpressoBold
Time: April 9, 2021, 12:49 pm

Phil Da GreeeeeeeeK!


Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, 10 June 1921 – 9 April 2021) was a member of the British royal family as the husband of Queen Elizabeth II.

Amazing that DMX guy didn’t go first.

Comment from dissent
Time: April 9, 2021, 12:49 pm

That would be BullDawgGirl

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 9, 2021, 1:17 pm

What do you say – do we have time to start a new Dead Pool, or wait a week?

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: April 9, 2021, 1:27 pm

HTL, if you mean you sell with Amazon, I’m likely to find you if you also have a shop. My anti-Amazon is partly Bezos, partly anti-giant shops. Local if I can, small if I can, only hit the big guys if I positively can’t.

And M? Totally agree. I’ve been big into prehistoric artefacts lately and I cannot BELIEVE archaeologists think every damn thing they find is a ‘ritual’ object.

Comment from BullDawgGuy
Time: April 9, 2021, 2:05 pm

I say we go with a new Deadpool this week.

But I am just a small town southern fellow.

Comment from durnedyankee
Time: April 9, 2021, 2:30 pm

Google eyes – that award goes to Marty Feldman.


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