Friday, May 31, 2013

Open and Shut Case

Taken May 9 & 14, 2013.
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  1. Morning all. The votes are in and Ebenezer has won. Now I just hope Ebie likes the name and keeps coming back to hear it. :)

    Larry, I agree with Jen about the use of "exotic". I'm not crazy about loglines -- they always sound a bit hokey to me (I always hear them in the stentorian voice of the guy who narrates the NFL films). I liked the 3rd description the best.

  2. Morning Andi,

    I don't know but when I heard the name Ebenezer Eagle, I thought of a Disney movie.

    I didn't know what the word stentorian meant so I went to wikipedia and got this definition:

    Stentorian (Bengali: স্টেনটোরিয়ান) is a Heavy Metal band from Bangladesh formed in the early 2001.

    I'm trying to figure out how a Heavy Metal Bengali speaking NFL narrator would sound. :)

    Have a good one.


  3. All hail Ebenezer Eagle!

    Control-click on the word, choose "Look Up in Dictionary," and: (of a person's voice) loud and powerful. I love my Mac. :-D

    Thanks, y'all, I'll gather up the info and comments (and suggested rewrites) into a spreadsheet for further fiddling. Being a whitebread dude, I was completely clueless about the negative impact of "exotic" — and one of the others who weighed in is an HR dudess, so I'd have expected her to catch anything inflammatory. I struck the one use from the text, though. (That's one reason why I have these things, and I may have to write it up for a Wibbles column.) The irony is, both kids in question come from matriarchal societies. I've had a great time exploring the implications… and later stories have them traveling abroad. Culture shock!

    OK, gotta run, lots of packing & stuff to do!

  4. We just had to say good bye to our Shinobi.
    Such a good girl.
    (May 5, 1998 - May 31, 2013)

    Knowing it was coming, didn't make it easier.
    Our hearts are all breaking. Me, Wayne and Danni were with her at the vets just now.
    Wes is at a Timbers game and doesn't know yet.

    1. I'm so sorry, Janet. Big hugs to you, Wayne, Danni, and Wes.

    2. {{{Janet}}}

  5. The phrase "a dog's life" is interesting. We feed them, treat their illnesses and pains, sleep with them, play with them, comfort them, worry about them, make them part of our lives - our families. In return they show us companionship, grace, adoration, patience, and beneficence. They give us much more than we give them, but at some point we have to help them end the pain of the extended lives we have given to them. No matter how painful it is to us, it is worth it for all that they have given to us.