Friday, May 29, 2009

Little-Known Words

Okay, Whopping Game #3 coming up. You've played Headliners, you've played Bests and Worsts, now it's time for the Little-Known Facts edition of Spelling Bee Game Day.

This game's simple enough.

Come up with a little-known fact about a Scripps National Spelling Bee champion.

Here's ours: After winning the 1968 Spelling Bee with the word "gyascutus" meaning "a fictional quadruped, whose legs are longer on one side than the other to facilitate living on a hillside," Nathaniel Hufflebum spent the rest of his life searching the hills of Scandinavia for the beast. He didn't understand what "fictional" meant.

Got a little-known fact about the Bee? Post it in the comments.

What a Weigh to Go

We promised you three games, we gave you one, and here is number two. And yes, we are sticking with a Spelling Bee theme. Why not? This time, we're gonna play the PSB Original Game, Bests and Worsts. So here's the question:

Worst word to lose on in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

We're gonna have to go and say "a". Imagine getting a one letter word and messing that up. And not only that, it's an easy one.

What's your answer?

Spelling News

As promised, we're doing three Game Time games today. And here is the first - a round of the PSB Original Game, Headliners!

You know how to play, just give your headline to the following news story:

13-year old Kansas girl Kavya Shivashankar won the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. by correctly spelling the word Laodicean, meaning "lukewarm or indifferent in religion or politics," in Round 16.

Sidharth Chand was last year's runner up and the favorite to win this year, but he misspelled 'apodyterium' to come in a tie for 8th place and will not be eligible to compete again due to age requirements.

Broadcast on ESPN during the day and live on ABC in prime time, the Spelling Bee has grown in popularity over recent years. To make it more entertaining, the Spelling Bee committee decided to make the sentences more humorous than in previous years when the spellers ask for the word in a sentence.

And here's our headline:
Kavya Kaptcha's Krown

Your turn - post your answers in the comments. But remember, we got two more games coming your way soon, so hang tight.

The Whopping Three

Last week we played a new game, a PSB Original Game called Little-Known Facts. We asked you to come up with an interesting tidbit about the first pick of the NBA Draft and interesting tidbits were aplenty.

First Josh posted a little-known fact about the Washington Wizards' 2001 pick. Sounds like someone's still bitter about Kwame "the Salami" Brown.

Then we heard from Meg who deserves credit for linking the first game of Little-Known Facts to its precursor, the random question about Darwin and Lincoln. For that, she gets....nothing.

Then we had some plays on the word draft - "Is there a draft in here?", "NBA Draft Dodging", "etc". But none of those win. No, the winner goes to Lorenzo, who claims that the New York Knicks wanted King James so badly in the draft that they were willing to change the Bronx to LeBronx for the 1st pick.

Congratulations LeLorenzo. Now on to this week's game!

Or is it? We at the Pake Shlake Band have decided to change it up this week, and instead of giving you one game today, we're giving you a whopping three. That's right a WHOPPING three. So stay tuned, and the next three posts will be Game Time, Game Time, Game Time. And they shall be whopping.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Chantilly What?

You know that song "Chantilly Lace" by the Big Bopper? Here's the refrain:

Chantilly lace and a pretty face,
A ponytail hanging down,
A wiggle in a walk and a giggle in her talk
Makes the world go round.
There ain't nothing in the world like a big-eyed girl
To make me act so funny, make me spend my money,
Make me feel real loose like a long-necked goose
Like a girl.
Oh, baby you know what I like!

I have a question: What the hell is the Big Bopper talking about??

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I can call you Sami, and Sami when you call me...

Choo wandee chat?

Shlakes: Dude!
Sami: what?
Shlakes: you cant spell salami without sami.
Sami: haha thats true. nor Al
Shlakes: DUDE. you should meet someone named al and just eat salami all day
Sami: haha done and done

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial Days

For those of you who don't know, we at the Pake Shlake Band frown upon working on the weekends. Truth be told, we frown upon working at any time, but since society dictates work must be done, we are resigned to frowning upon working on the weekends. And holidays. Oh, the holidays get a frown from us. Wait, no. The holidays get a smile, working on holidays gets a frown.

Anyway, the point is, we wanted to let you know we did not post anything yesterday because we thought a good way to honor our fallen heroes on Memorial Day was to not work. It was a holiday, after all. We felt it was a great way to pay tribute to our great nation and those who protect it. And shouldn't America's heroes get some tribute now and again? Yes, we thought so, too. In other words, we are not posting anything today either. Adios!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Little-Known Facts

It's been a week since we last played Game Time, so that means it's time to play Game Time. Isn't that a coincidence!

We were playing a round of the PSB Original Game, Bests and Worsts. This time, we asked you what the worst time to get caught in the rain would be. We got some good answers, so let's take a look.

Nick said, "With an open tote bag filled with gremlins." Yikes, that is certainly a bad time. But, it serves you right for carrying gremlins in an open tote bag. I hope you learn your lesson!

Big A's answer was, "On a high in the mountains in Spain. Rotten luck, eh?" We believe him to be making a reference to My Fair Lady, in which they assert that the rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain. And although we have been known to make allusions to My Fair Lady, Big A does not win.

So who does? Why, Luca, of course! He said the worst time to get caught in the rain is when "out for a night on the town in your brand new CHIA SUIT!" Nothing is worse than when your suit starts growing and turning green. Good job, Luca.

Now, to this week's game. You may remember a few weeks back we played a game where you make up a little known fact linking Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln. That was a fun one! And, since we at the Pake Shlake Band are always looking for fun new games, we are introducing the PSB original game, Little-Known Facts. How do you play? Well, very simply. We ask for a little-known fact about something, and you make one up. Let's play!

This past week, the LA Clippers won the NBA Draft Lottery, which means that the Clippers will get the first overall pick in the NBA Draft. Here's the game:

Create a little-known fact about the first overall pick of the NBA Draft.

Remember, it doesn't have to be true. In fact, truth is frowned upon. Just make it funny. Here's our answer:

In the 1987 NBA Draft, there was no first pick, just two second picks.

OK, your turn. Post your answers in the comments. Also, feel free to give us your feedback on our new game, or any other of the Game Time games that we play. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Lights

I wonder what would happen if Enrique Iglesias and Nelly Furtado ever hooked up? Would the lights be on or off?

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


How come all backstabbers have similar sounding names?

Brutus betrayed Caesar. Judas betrayed Jesus. And little known fact - Benedict Arnold's real name was Benedictootus.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Monday, May 18, 2009

The Language of the Church

I was at a graduation this weekend, and at the beginning, there was a benediction where a priest said a little prayer to start the ceremony. At one point in the prayer he said, "We are grateful for our wonderful professors who stress 'cura personalis' or 'care of the person' in dealing with their students." Now, I'm not sure about this, but I don't think God needs anybody to translate Latin for Him.

Friday, May 15, 2009

May Showers

Last week we debuted the PSB original game, Say What?, where you get to put a caption on a picture. If you don't remember, the picture was Mike in a sombrero looking happy, and Johnny without a sombrero looking surly. Let's take a look at some of the comments.

A couple of people took the opportunity to criticize us. One mocked Mike's Political Cartoons, while another implied Johnny did not like Mike's Fancy Feast joke, which we will interpret as the author not liking the joke either. What have we ever done to you, other than share our toil and treasure with you? We give you games every week, and this is how you thank us? With mockery? No, friends, we shall not endure such treachery. Eh, on second thought, we don't really care that much. But, to send a message, we won't give Pep or Meg a shout-out for their answers. Hear that? Pep! Meg! No shout-out for you!

Speaking of shout-outs, Sami gets one for his caption, “I could be a chick magnet too if I had a sombrero.” It's not that funny, but he called Mike a chick magnet, so he gets credit for that.

Lorenzo gave a bilingual response, of which we will only repeat the English portion: "I can’t believe he got the shirt and hat for only 5 pesos." Ah, Johnny does get jealous when Mike finds good deals. But, Lorenzo does not win.

But the winner this week is Nick! His caption was "So YOU’RE the one who gave me swine flu." Classic. He gets bonus points for using current events. But, I guess since he is the winner, Nick doesn't need bonus points. Bonus points rescinded. Good job, Nick!

This week, we feel like playing the PSB Original Game, Bests and Worsts. So we shall. We talked about April showers recently, but in our part of the world it is still raining, even though it is May. I think Mother Nature didn't get the memo. Anyway, here is this week's game:

Worst time to get caught in the rain.

Our answer is on your date with the Wicked Witch of the West. It's hard explaining that to the parentals. Your turn now. Post your answer in the comments.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

The Fighting Edition of Random Snippets

It's time for another edition of Random Snippets of Conversation!

  • "Well, I wouldn't say everybody was Kung Fu fighting..."

  • "It should star Ralph Macchio."

  • "Fight fire with fire."

  • "Fight or flight?? Humans can't fly!!"

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Man in the Fridge

You know how in cartoons they always make it seem like there's a little guy in the fridge who turns on and off the light? It's like people don't understand the concept of the little button by the door that shuts the light when its closed.

"How does the light go off? It must be magic or something! Maybe there's a little guy in the fridge who turns on and off the light!"

And then they make a cartoon about it. But everybody should understand how the light works, so it's stupid.

The ice maker though - I still haven't figured that one out.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Hoedown Throwdown

I was recently planning on hosting a shindig at my place. Then I thought maybe I should have a hoedown instead. Then I realized that a hoedown and a shindig are actually the same thing. And then I realized that neither "hoedown" nor "shindig" should actually be words.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Emergency Instructions

I think the dude who came up with "In case of emergency, walk do not run to the nearest exit," just wanted a head start.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Say What?

Howdy, folks! Welcome to another edition of Game Time! We have some big doings this week, so let's get started!

Remember last week's game? Well, then, allow us to refresh your memory. We played the PSB Original game Headliners where we wanted you to give us a headline to an article about President Obama's hundredth day in office. Let's give a brief recap of the entrants.

Charles said "Obama’s 100th Day mark." Accurate and concise, to be sure, but perhaps lacking the comedic punch we were hoping for.

Luca suggested "Benedict Arlen," which was clever, but we had heard people on the news use that, so it wasn't that clever.

Tony gave probably the funniest answer with "HYPOCRITE OBAMA! President opposes tourture, allows prime-time press conference." But, he's not this week's winner.

By process of elimination, Lorenzo wins! His headline was "Arlen Gives New Meaning to ‘Swing State.’" Certainly clever, but also with enough seriousness to grace the front page of a prestigious newspaper. Or at least the front page of a silly blog, which it shall. Congratulations, Lorenzo!

As you probably know by now, we at the Pake Shlake Band enjoy games, and we are always looking for new, fun games to play and to share with you, our adoring fans. Okay, maybe you're not really adoring, but at least you're our fans. The point is, today we would like to unveil a new PSB Original game. Say what? We said today we would like to unveil a new PSB Original game. No no, that's the name of the game: Say What?

The idea is simple. We give you a picture and your job is to come up with a caption to it. Funniest caption wins. In honor of Cinco de Mayo, here is the picture for this week's game.

Our caption? Here it is:

"Um, today is ocho de Mayo!"

Don't be shy! Come and play our new game! And who knows, you might be celebrating next Friday. As always, your feedback on the games we play is always appreciated, as long as its positive. Good luck!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Somewhat Less Fancy Feast

Wanna play a good joke on your friends? Invite them over for a meow mix. Then, when they get there, serve them cat food.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Fancy Feast

Wanna play a good joke on your friends? Invite them over for a fancy feast. Then, when they get there, serve them cat food.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Feliz Cinco de Mayo

Hey hey! It's Cinco de Mayo. That's like the Mexicans' Fourth of July. Except it's two months early and a day late. And it has nothing to do with the Redcoats, Thomas Jefferson, or Apple Pie.

Then again, I don't know anything about Cinco de Mayo. It might have to do with all of that stuff. Just add guacamole.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Specter, Swine Flu, and 100 Days

Last week, we played the PSB Original game, Headliners, and we wanted you to think of a clever headline to an article about a mysterious space blob. Let's review some of the answers.

Nick responded with "Mario Brothers’ “Boo” Makes Galactic Cameo." A nice reference to be sure. And although we don't believe the space blob is moving, it might just be because we are always looking at it.

Big A said "Mysterious giant object Himiko Enters Witness Protection Program." We thought that was funny. But then we thought, that's not a good headline, because what if it were true? Then our newspaper just blew the whole operation by telling the bad guys about Himiko. So, that doesn't win, because we don't want to step on the government's toes. Figuratively or literally.

The winner this week is: Tony! His headline was "New Study Reveals Why Scientists Don’t Have Girlfriends." Making fun of scientists. Gets 'em every time.

This was a big week in Washington as Obama passed the milestone 100 days in office. Lots of news happened, so we thought we would play another round of the PSB Original game, Headliners. Here's your snippet:

President Obama celebrated his 100th day in office Wednesday. He held a prime-time press conference in the evening and addressed a variety of issues. The swine flu pandemic is still causing problems in Mexico and now the first death of an American due to the virus has been reported. Republican Senator Arlen Specter from Pennsylvania is now Democratic Senator Arlen Specter from Pennsylvania, citing as a reason for changing parties his re-election chances. The president also spoke about his decisions on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and his position on torture.

Here's our answer:

Obama Reaches 100th Day, Return Policy Now Void.

You get the idea? Go ahead and play, you might be the winner.