Thursday, September 16, 2010

People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.


Resting for Autumn. Sullivans Cove, May 2010.

Once again, an anti-Antipodean decree has confirmed those of us down here at the arse-end of the world second nay, eighth-class citizens!

To “celebrate” the one-hundredth posting of the Theme Thursday meme, the Theme Thursday junta have offered the diktat that the topic for the Theme will only appear on Thursday, at 6:00 a.m. Eastern United States Time.

For those in the know, 6 am eating bagels in New York means 8 pm in Hobart bathing children! Given that I have established an 8:30 am/8 pm dynamic of general shot/Henry and Ezra shot, the new format does not really work for me.

Hence, today I share with you my decision to declare throw off the yoke of Yankee imperialism and declare my independence!

Yes people, today I choose my own destiny through selecting my own Theme Thursday topic. Today I have a doozy: POTAMOPHILOUS.

Yes, I very much fit the profile of a POTAMOPHILOUS-type, as all of you will no doubt already know by the sheer amount of photographs that would appeal to the POTAMOPHILOUS among you.

My hope is that other disgruntled members of the Theme Thursday community who also share POTAMOPHILOUS tendencies will similarly liberate themselves from the state of intellectual bondage that they remain trapped in and join me in my celebration of the brave new Theme Thursday by dropping them word POTAMOPHILOUS in blog postings, comments pages, letters to the editor, death notices and so on.

I thank you in advance...

21 comments:

Roy said...

Kris, you missed the point of the change. They only announce the theme on Thursday at 6 Eastern Time; you actually have a whole week to come up with a relevant post.

Kris said...

I got that, only then it is not Theme Thursday any more. It's Theme Something Else Entirely. It complicates my schedule rather than eases it.

That’s cool though, and don’t forget I mainly post with my tongue firmly in my cheek! :)

Julie said...

My particular potamophilus relationship is with the Parramatta River!

I have thrown off the yoke also ... and am not reassured by the protestation that we are being given more time. Attention spans are not that elastic.

Kris said...

Julie, the life of a revolutionary is a hard one!

Roddy said...

Do you reckon Gollum may have been potamophilous?

Betsy said...

Oh, I'm sorry...I don't like the change either. Now...how DO you pronounce that word??? haha

Betsy said...

I'd like to know WHY we had to have the change. Was it really necessary? Wish we could have voted. Enjoy bath time with the kiddos...

Tom said...

ha, you're a rebel.

Kris said...

Roddy, huh?

Betsy, change is always hard!

Tom, only this time, I have a cause!

Roddy said...

Potamophilous:love of rivers!

Kris said...

Roddy, it took you that long?

JeffScape said...

I dunno. I like it much better than the "Theme Sunday" setup from before.

Kris said...

We should call it "Theme Friday".

Betsy said...

OK...I think I've got it now...it kinda rhymes with hippopotamus, right? LOL!

lettuce said...

i too would welcome a reveal of the theme last thing Weds (for those behind us. chronologically speaking...)

I also welcome the word "potamophilous"

Jingle said...

beautiful and inspirational.
love your take!

Nanc Twop said...

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POTAMOPHILOUS ?

So this is where we come to discuss the philosphy of potatoes that appear in the shape of hippopotamuses? (hippopotomi?)

Nice.

;-D

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Kris said...

Betsy, one assumes that. ;)

Lettuce, we are as one.

Jingle, hurrah!

Nanc Twop, perhaps…

Megan said...

Point taken.

Megan said...

Although right about now all I feel like doing is deleting the damn blog entirely...

Kris said...

Megan, I feel like that a lot of the time too.