Thursday, April 14, 2011

All the world is a stage....

and today that stage is a blog hop so by all means play your part!

This week's question- Shakespeare asked what's in a name? But we all know better. So let's talk about names, specifically our blog's name. How did you come up with yours?

My blog name is Bat Country. I am an unabashed Hunter S. Thompson fan. He cracks me up like no other. Bat country is from the savagely insane and amazing Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. The exact quote I am taking it from is "What? No. We can't stop here. This is bat country." And that is life, only a fool would stop here in a convertible in the middle of bat country. We must press on because strange and glorious shenanigans await us.

I leave you with my top five Fear and Loathing quotes (I'll try to keep it clean):
1. There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

2. There was madness in any direction, at any hour. You could strike sparks anywhere. There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right, that we were winning.

3. Few people understand the psychology of dealing with a highway traffic cop. A normal speeder will panic and immediately pull over to the side. This is wrong. It arouses contempt in the cop heart. Make the bastard chase you. He will follow. But he won't know what to make of your blinker signal that says you are about to turn right. This is to let him know you're pulling off for a proper place to talk. It will take him a moment to realize that he's about to make a 180 degree turn at speed, but you will be ready for it. Brace for the g's, and fast heel-toe work.

4. You better take care of me, Lord. If you don't you're gonna have me on your hands.

5. [after pulling his car up onto the sidewalk] Is this not a reasonable place to park?

The rules
1) Follow this blog.
2) Follow Elizabeth Sharp, the originator of this hop
3) Follow the featured author of the week.
4) Go to Sharp words and copy the image code found there and paste it in your blog. Add your name to the link at the bottom of the post while you are there.
5) Copy and paste the rules in your blog, as well as this week’s question.
6) Answer the question
7) Follow, follow, follow. This is about networking, people, making connections with people in your community. So talk to us. We don't bite!
8) If someone stops by, says hi and follows you, the polite thing to do is follow back.
9) Comment here and introduce yourself and you just might find a new follower or two.

Next click this link bar to add yourself to the list.

30 Day Song Challenge Day 09- A song you can dance to- Are You Gonna Be My Girl- Jet


Jennifer said...

Shenanigans is my favorite word. #3 is my favorite quote. I love your blog...the end.

Andrew Leon said...

I still need to see that movie.

I think I'm actually going to hold a contest to see if anyone can figure out the title of my blog. That sounds fun. People rarely get it.

Julee J. Adams said...

Love love love "Are You Gonna Be My Girl"! Please let me know how you get the links. Good blog and I'll have mine up in a minute!

Nora B. Peevy said...

Hi Lizzie,

I saw you visied and followed my blog. I added you to my blog following as well! I love bats, BTW. One of my favorite animals.


Liz Schulte's Blog said...

@Julee I get the links from youtube. Underneath the video if you click embedd it will give you the code for your blog.

Victoria said...

Another mystery of the blogosphere solved. I love the name. Have a great day!

Unknown said...

Hi Lizzie!

Like the clever name. Sometimes I wish I'd come up with a better one. Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a great weekend!

Pamela Mason said...

This explains a LOT! Too funny...
I love the philosophy...especially watching my parents at their age, I'm thinking if I stop learning & stretching... I'll have my own "bats in the belfry"!

Julius Cicero said...

I loved that movie! There's a small tribute to it in the movie Rango. I forgot to answer before I went to work this morning, but it's taken care of now. I love the classics, though I've never seen the series, Rome. I do love Roman, Greek, Nordic, and Celtic mythologies. I also enjoyed reading the words of Homer, Cicero, and the other greats from antiquity.

robsad79 said...

I need to see that movie in full. I think I saw ten minutes of it. I remember my friend starting it on late New Years Eve and I remember the beginning and before I know it, it's morning.

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