Free-Floating Hostility

Monday, October 17, 2005

What Else is in Mike's Repertoire?

For those of you new to the blog, these are merely the latest additions to our lexicon of schtick. Earlier additions may be found here, here and here.

  • To crush. This verb has many, many applications in Mike's hands. The principals involve either eating (man, I just crushed that samosa) or schtupping (hey, remember when F took that girl to the office party and his roommate crushed her?), but also success (I'm sure you're gonna crush that midterm).
  • That's a shot. Helpfully used to point out other people's derogatory remarks after the fact. The accent is on "shot," to the point where it often becomes "sheeyot." Anna: The woman is a feebleminded whore with a face like Jason Giambi's asshole. Mike: That's a shot!
  • Aaawwww, that was nice, you didn't have to do that. Obviously, this sentence should not be taken at face value. It generally indicates that someone is finally doing his/her job. Sort of the Caucasian equivalent of "What do you want, a cookie?"
  • Massages and Hot Chocolate. Parallel to Fun and Games, as in "sportswriting isn't all massages and hot chocolate you know." Originally applied to Scientology, I am told.
  • Pregitos. var Pregs. This is how Mike responds when I say "grazie." It's just the transformation the Italian language goes through in his brain. Not to be confused with pregos, meaning "pregnant."
  • Suddenly everyone was run over by a truck. This is invariably Mike's suggestion for how to end a blog posting.

3 Comment(s):

  •   Posted by Blogger Unknown at October 17, 2005 10:15 PM | Permanent Link to this Comment
  • Some notes on this post:

    That's a shot: Anna is really good at insulting people, but in that case using the line would get lost. This is how I like to use it:

    Anna: Hmmm, Nelson Mandela is starting to look his age.
    Mike: That's a shot!

    Massages and Hot Chocolate: Anna only hinted at the etymology of this one. During the filming of War of the Worlds Tom "Well-Adjusted" Cruise had Scientologist volunteers on the set to give members of the crew massages and hot chocolate as they worked long days. And since everything about Scientology is hilarious, there you go.

  •   Posted by Blogger BrooklynDodger at October 18, 2005 4:46 AM | Permanent Link to this Comment
  • Where was the phrase "throw under the bus" come from? It's kind of a sports talk thing. Googling didn't help.

    [ps: the word verification is getting long, in this case ebhxsgsy]

  •   Posted by Blogger Jeff'y at October 19, 2005 9:56 PM | Permanent Link to this Comment
  • I don't think you're allowed to mention G--gle in the comments section. Or something. They always get pissed at that.

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