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!! H I V E S !!

2008-05-12 20:34:53 by Jacobocho

Today I got hives. I got it from jumping into a river. End of story.

P.S. This picture is not me.
P.S.S. Thank goodness gracious great balls of fires!

!! H I V E S !!


FLASH!!!!!!!!!

2008-05-04 20:19:51 by Jacobocho

Today is a very important day for me. I have gotten flash and intend to use it rightly. But first... tutorial mania!

FLASH!!!!!!!!!


Nuttin'

2008-04-22 19:16:15 by Jacobocho

Nothing happened today. O well.


Dandelions taste bad.

2008-04-21 16:50:16 by Jacobocho

Today, I ate a dandelion at school. The reason? Well, I don't eat lunch at school, so I get hungry by the time I get out of school. Sooooooo... at the bike racks I was feeling mighty hungry and so I ate a dandelion nearby. AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH! It tasted so bad. I also felt like a *** and i was on the brink of barfing the whole bike ride home. I still have the lingering taste in my mouth.

I hate dandelions.

Dandelions taste bad.


Yet another post.

2008-04-20 19:29:58 by Jacobocho

I got yet another new icon. Um...yay...(unenthusiastically) Here is a pretty picture just for you!

Yet another post.


Angry n00bs stink!

2008-04-20 19:03:34 by Jacobocho

Today some angry n00b shanked me with a brick. It hurt. Ow... Deviled eggs taste like sour car oil. The angry n00b looked like this:

Angry n00bs stink!


Ooh, shiny!

2008-04-20 13:57:07 by Jacobocho

I updated my account. That all I had to say. Well... um... this is... um... awkward... well... n00b! And I like video games. Ummm... yes. Now I will go and say random stuff.

tar baby

Several people have written:
I have come across the term "tar baby" recently. For example, a recent newspaper editorial mentioned the Clinton impeachment as a "tar baby" they'd have to get rid of before the 2000 elections. Another article, on a drug-policy Web site, mentioned the "medical marijuana tar baby" as an issue that the FDA had to deal with. What does the expression mean, and where does it come from?
The tar baby is a form of a character widespread in African folklore. In various folktales, gum, wax, or other sticky material is used to trap a person.

The folktale achieved currency in the United States in written form in one of Joel Chandler Harris's Uncle Remus stories, a collection of stories based on African-American folklore, narrated by the fictional Uncle Remus, a former slave. In the story "Tar-Baby," the character Brer Fox makes a doll out of tar, which he places by the road to entrap his enemy Brer Rabbit. Brer Rabbit talks to the doll, and when it doesn't answer, he hits it, and gets stuck in the tar. The more he struggles with it, the more he is entangled in it.

This story has led to the figurative use of tar baby in the sense 'an inextricable problem or situation', sometimes with the nuance 'something used to entrap a person'. Both the examples cited in the question show the use of this sense, which appears to be first used in the early twentieth century.

The expression tar baby is also used occasionally as a derogatory term for black people (in the U.S. it refers to African-Americans; in New Zealand it refers to Maoris), or among blacks as a term for a particularly dark-skinned person. As a result, some people suggest avoiding the use of the term in any context.

Ooh, shiny!