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March 02, 2005

Your Wednesday Open Thread

Another snow day; Athena has a dental appointment; I have some errands to tend to; All play and no work makes the mortgage foreclose. So -- here, have an open thread and talk amongst yourselves.

As a conversation starter: Orange -- better as a fruit or a color?

Feel free to ignore that if you prefer.

See you tomorrow.

Posted by john at March 2, 2005 09:56 AM

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Steve Eley | March 2, 2005 10:51 AM

Better as a fruit than a color, but better as a color than a William.

RwB | March 2, 2005 12:26 PM

Definitely a fruit. I actually painted a still life of an orange a couple of weeks ago as an oil painting exercise. Oddly enough, there was too much yellow in the orange.

amy | March 2, 2005 12:33 PM

Orange: best as the Syracuse University mascot!

Look how cute he is:

Jim Winter | March 2, 2005 12:38 PM

Snow day? Today?

Of course, I'm about 60, 70 miles to the south, so yesterday's snow was merely depressing, not life threatening.

Steve Eley | March 2, 2005 12:51 PM

We got snow in Atlanta yesterday morning. It came down pretty hard, but it only lasted about an hour, and didn't stick.

John Scalzi | March 2, 2005 01:09 PM

Yeah, Jim. I don't get it either. It's totally a nice day around here. The boiler must be out at the school or something.

Spencer | March 2, 2005 01:28 PM

Much better a fruit then a color.

It was a fun place to grow up too.


Captain Button | March 2, 2005 02:40 PM

"1. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings. Peach, for example, is a fruit, not a color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea what mauve is."

Excerpted from an email of "Guys' Rules", which is also lots of places on the net according to Google.

Dean | March 2, 2005 03:36 PM

And 'puce'. Don't forget 'puce'. I almost hurled when I discovered that women considered it a colour.

Justin Johnson | March 2, 2005 03:59 PM

Color. University of Tennessee football!

Brett Hall | March 2, 2005 04:01 PM

Dean - You mean you almost 'puced'?

John H | March 2, 2005 08:09 PM

I would have to say it's much better as a fruit than a color. Of course it's much better as a county when the temp in Chicago is 10. (A bit of SoCal envy right about now...)

Laura | March 2, 2005 11:03 PM

Nothing rymes with orange. Remember that.

Justin Johnson | March 3, 2005 01:16 AM

Singular uniquity in the world of rhyme is the orange.

Jim | March 3, 2005 10:44 AM

Orange seemed to work just fine for the folks in the Ukraine.

Dane | March 3, 2005 06:35 PM

A clockwork color makes even less sense.

Definitly better as a fruit.

Jeri Smith-Ready | March 3, 2005 06:39 PM

Definitely a fruit, although after hearing "The Power of Orange Knickers" off Tori Amos's new album, I may think again.

Eh, I just said "album." Guess the demographic group, kids!

KenL | March 3, 2005 09:50 PM

John, didn't you have a similar comment thread like this a year or two back? And someone pointed out that in non-standard varieties like Appalachian English, quite a few things rhymed with "Orange"...

As for orange -- originally a fruit, later a color. Two things for the price of one. Why have to make a choice?

karyn | March 3, 2005 11:45 PM

Knock Knock
Who's There?
Banana Who?

Knock Knock
Who's There?
Banana Who?

Knock Knock
Who's there?
Orange Who?
Orange you glad I didn't say banana?

(Sorry, first thing I thought of when I saw the topic up for discussion. Can you tell how old the kids are at my house?)

John Scalzi | March 4, 2005 12:02 AM

Probably the same age as mine, who did this very joke me the other day.

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