Five Thing Thursday: August 9th

Welcome, everyone to another installment of Five Thing Thursday

Here are Five Things that I want you to know:

Thing #1: You should go check out the band Eluveitie. They’re pretty good. I’m Particularly fond of their song The Call of the Mountains. And I don’t know of any other metal band out there that includes a Hurdy Gurdy player. Seriously.

Thing #2: “Yoicks” is a word.

It’s probably the precursor to “Yikes,” although the two words mean different things now. I stumbled upon it while I was paging through my dictionary looking for something else – Having a hard copy of a dictionary is pretty useful. You should get one.

According the Merriam-Webster it was used as a call to foxhounds around 1774. My first, and only (not counting repeat watchings) experience with the word is when Daffy Duck cries it out during the Cartoon where Daffy Duck is Robin Hood. Google it.

Thing #3: Despite having been cancelled way too long ago to bear thinking about…

I *Love* making a good Firefly reference.

Thing #4: This one courtesy of my Wife:

“How many Lowes’ would Rob Lowe rob, if Rob Lowe would rob Lowe’s?

You’re welcome…

Thing #5: On August 7th, (just two-days ago), it was Murderbot Day!!!

Martha Wells released the third installment in her Murderbot Diaries series:

Rogue Protocol

You should go check it out.

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See you tomorrow for the Friday Fess-up post.

Until then…

Be safe Y’All.

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