Re: I know what you want and you know what I want: intuitions. Intuitions. Intuitions.

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Pacing, Ben.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 12:39 PM
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As in "Celerie Kemble"?


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 12:45 PM
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It's a vegetable's name, isn't it? I don't think they have genders.


Posted by: matt (not the famous one) | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 12:47 PM
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People are less adventurous with boy's names so new names are much more likely to be girl's names.


Posted by: lemmy caution | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 12:47 PM
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Thank you, F! I knew I had seen a Celerie. She can hang with Strawberry Saroyan and Apple Martin. And Plum Sykes. And. Yeah.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 12:48 PM
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It's a girl's name.

Like "Bryony". Or "Emily". Or "Beverly".


Posted by: Fatman | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 12:49 PM
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5: "My name's Strawberry. My purse is a lunch box!"


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 12:49 PM
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I disparage the notion that assumptions about one's gender may be made on one's name.


Posted by: Armsmasher | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 12:50 PM
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The Sex of Things.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 12:51 PM
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8: There's an exception to every rule, Beverly.


Posted by: Fatman | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 12:53 PM
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Cherimoya BPLastname-Oggedlastname


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 12:53 PM
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let's go with the assumption that Ogged's last name is incredibly ethnic and BPL's last name is incredibly whitebread.

Cherimoya Hedges-Khosrowkhavar


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 12:55 PM
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If Celery were a person's name, what would that person be like?

For which jobs would you hire or be reluctant to hire a Celery?


Posted by: felix | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 12:55 PM
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Art Frahm says celery likes the laydeez.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 12:58 PM
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Or, at least, it makes their panties drop.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 12:59 PM
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More Lileks! What is going on around here??11??


Posted by: Tassled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 1:00 PM
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Interestingly, LinkedIn has two people with the last name of Celery, one British and one apparently an American in Afghanistan.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 1:01 PM
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And one person with it as a first name, but that's a Chinese, and they take all sorts of crazy English first names for themselves. ("Cash," for example.)


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 1:05 PM
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I'd totally name my daughter Celery. I'd name my son Celery, too, except for the fact that he'd spend his childhood getting beat up for it.


Posted by: strasmangelo jones | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 1:12 PM
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I'd name my son Celery, too, except for the fact that he'd spend his childhood getting beat up for it.

Not for the name, just for making the panties drop off other guys' girlfriends.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 1:12 PM
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The male version of Celery is Celeriac.

But "Kale" is a better name for boys, and "Arugula" for girls, anyway.


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 1:14 PM
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Not looking good for Celery as a first name. Slightly more luck as a handle and fictional character.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 1:15 PM
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"Arugula" is a terrible name for a girl.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 1:19 PM
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I'd name my son Celery, too, except for the fact that he'd spend his childhood getting beat up for it.

My daddy left home when I was three
Didn't leave much to Ma and me
Just this old guitar
And an empty bottle of booze....


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 1:20 PM
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Arugula, doot doo de doo doo
Arugula, doot doo deet doo
Arugula, doot doo dee doo doo, dee doo doo, dee doo doo da na na naht da


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 1:21 PM
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"Arugula" is a terrible name for a girl.

Better than "Daikon".


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 1:21 PM
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Celerey = either. Evelyn.

I've always wanted to name a girl Salamander.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 1:24 PM
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Also, Dr. Brown's Cel-Ray soda? Delicious.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 1:26 PM
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when i see the word cherimoya i stop-imagine cherries+moya moya that too thick blood flow ready to coagulate visible on echo
then i recall the turkeylike flesh from its photo and description of sweetness of its taste, disturbing
i mean, i don't like the word how it looks
may be i'll become indifferent to it after tasting
i like celery chicken salad though, celery can't be used for naming imo
i wanted to name my future offspring Anand(a), but i remember my mom said she had a blind coworker named that, so i won't, out of superstition


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 1:27 PM
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Salamander is a great name for a girl, and Dr. Brown's Cel-Ray is a great thing to put in one's body.

Comity!


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 1:29 PM
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You couldn't call an English child Celery, it wouldn't be fair.


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 1:40 PM
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But I suppose it would be a girl's name, like Eleri.


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 1:41 PM
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I could see Celery as either in England, while in the U.S. I think girl's name. I haven't had Cel-Ray for about thirteen years, but the last time I tried it I thought it was vile.


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 1:44 PM
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Girl's name, but I could see a slightly further out possible world where it's a name that used to be for boys, but switched, and is now almost exclusively for girls.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 1:49 PM
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Dr. Brown's Cel-Ray is a great thing to put in one's body

You should stick to the bottled kind, though, since the cans don't have a flared base. Safety first, kids!


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 1:49 PM
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There's really no need to name children after any vegetables when nice names like "Tziporah" and "Balkis" are going unused every day, like last year's fashionable socks sitting unfooted at the bottom of the drawer.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 2:03 PM
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I know a Tziporah!


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 2:10 PM
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I've had some tsipouro.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 2:12 PM
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the last time I tried it I thought it was vile.

Anti-semite.

35: The local old-skool (genuinely; most of the customers are in their 70s) Jewish(ish) deli sells it in bottles, no worries.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 2:13 PM
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"Cel Ray" is the southern version. As in "Cel Ray! Go tell Jimmy Bob to come in for dinner!"

"Celerie" is a cool name, however. Not as amazing as "Galaxy Craze," but still pretty awesome.


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 2:16 PM
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31: That's a weird chant.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 2:18 PM
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40: She's from Amherst? Small world.


Posted by: Flippanter | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 2:47 PM
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OT: I'm headed out of town and changed my blog to protected just so I don't stress about maintaining it while I'm gone, in case anyone shows up wondering if I've quit again. It will be back up next Wednesday. Bye!


Posted by: A White Bear | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 2:50 PM
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Hey Everybody!

So here's a major bleg, it would be awesome if y'all music nerds and connected people could help me.

I play with the frisbee team at my university, and the undergrad frisbee players have always lived in a particular tenement in Hyde Park that is about to be more or less condemned at the end of this year. Student housing will kick everyone out of this incredibly unsupervised apartment building (which was probably breaking who knows how many city and university codes anyway) in the summer, gut the place, and renovate.

So. Some weekend in May, or preferably the first weekend of June, we are looking to set up a massive raucous party at this place, and help start a lot of the demolition early. We are looking in particular for bands that we might be able to coax into playing at such an event. I will probably talk to Man Man when I see them tonight, but can you guys suggest any similarly loud and good bands who would probably be available to play a show for decent money, crash on couches, and generally help wreck our shit up? Each non-local band will probably be a bit of a long shot, so I could use a lot of suggestions.

(note to self, check with Lightning Bolt as well)


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 2:52 PM
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PMP, you should ask the WHPK kids.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 2:58 PM
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Huh wha?


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 2:59 PM
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Ah, the UofC radio station. Sorry, I was only familiar with WLUW in Chicago.


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 3:01 PM
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WHPK. HPK = "Hyde Park and Kenwood". It's a radio station. It's based in Hyde Park and its range extends to Kenwood on a good day.

You should ask them for recommendations.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 3:02 PM
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You ought to have a sober subervisor for the demolition, Po-Po.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 3:02 PM
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Celery: girly. Celerity, now, that could go either way.


Posted by: L. | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 3:05 PM
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sober subervisor

Emerson removes himself from the running


Posted by: Tassled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 3:07 PM
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L.!


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 3:32 PM
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I just saw a woman named "Ptorsha". The P is silent. I immediately thought of young La Felonia, and how they could start a whole family of mis-heard legalese names.


Posted by: DominEditrix | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 3:33 PM
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53: You were at a lapdance bar?


Posted by: KR | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 3:36 PM
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49: Don't worry, shivbunny would be welcome.

48: I dunno, I didn't see any suggestion of great connections among their in-studio band appearances. And I would probably have no problems arranging a couple good Chicago bands through friends of friends. We were just hoping to reach beyond our station, to pull in a name people might recognize, and to turn a final bow into greatness.

Hell, if I wanted to just go to a bunch of strangers who aren't cool internet people, I'd probably just sit outside the Pitchfork offices and give Ryan Schreiber noogies until he agreed to hook me up with their rolodex.


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 3:37 PM
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they could start a whole family of mis-heard legalese names

"And these are my cousins, Estoppel and Laches."


Posted by: KR | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 3:42 PM
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Fuck pitchfork. Get in touch with paperrad.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 3:42 PM
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Here.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 3:43 PM
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That is, if you can't get Extreme Animals to play.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 3:45 PM
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58, 59: My visual cortex took deperate measures to defend itself. Now I can only see in black-and-white.

But it was worth reading to see this:
No Doubt + Lincoln Park + New Red Hot Chili peppers = the Extreme animals sound

Now that's quality! (and mis-misspelling!)


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 3:49 PM
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54: Close. I had Maury Povich on TV whilst I sorted through a large pile of dusty books. If one neglects to put the remote within reach, then ends up in the middle of said pile of books, well.

Now I'm trying to remember the name of my nephew-by-non-marriage's band. Not that it would help a party in Chicago, as he's in NYC, but still.


Posted by: DominEditrix | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 4:05 PM
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@ 43
Well, I'm oddly relieved. recently all the good blogs seem to have been dying on me. (Yes everything is about me me me)
Enjoy the trip!


Posted by: Tiny Hermaphrodite | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 4:18 PM
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60: their live sound is pretty much the auditory equivalent of their design aesthetic.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-16-08 4:22 PM
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Celery is a dumb name. Salary, however, is a great name for a girl. Empowering, and everybody will call her Sal anyway.


Posted by: OneFatEnglishman | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 4:39 AM
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Salary, however, is a great name for a girl. Empowering.

You're thinking too small, OFE. The real money these days isn't in being a wage slave, even a very highly remunerated one. You need to name your daughters "In-the-Money Options", "Equity Carry", and "Compound Interest".


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 5:42 AM
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I'd like you to meet my children: Junkbond, Derivative, and Filthy-Lucre.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 7:29 AM
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"Here's my daughter alpha, who's the apple of my eye, yes you are! And my sons, delta and beta. I'm neutral on them."


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 8:02 AM
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- "Equity Carry, I don't want to see you bringing that rapscallion junk bond around here again. We are a respectable, investment grade family."

- "Just because he doesn't kiss up to the raters at Standard & Poors doesn't mean he's a bad person. He's kept companies afloat that no one else would recapitalize!"

- "He's nothing but bad news, young lady. All he wants to do is lever up your balance sheet to boost his own lousy equity returns. I lived through the 1980s. I know how highly leveraged transactions can end. No daughter of mine is going to risk insolvency. Your mother would be humiliated."


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 8:07 AM
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"Daddy, you're just prejudiced against J.B. because he can't get into the best pension funds where you and your blue chip buddies hang out."

"Listen, sweetheart. You know I wouldn't say this if I didn't love you. I know his type. 'Three hundred basis points over treasuries,' you say to yourself. 'He doesn't even care about my flimsy EBITDA to interest coverage ratio. He isn't just looking for a tiny loan-to-collateral ratio like those other guys. He sees the real me.' Honey, I know how that can make a girl go weak in the knees. I've seen it a thousand times. You're too young to think about things like default and receivership. I'm going to let you in on a little secret. Your mother was in receivership once."

"No!"

"Yes, honey, and it was a high yield debt issuance that did it to her. One minute she was flying high, the next minute she was in a court-supervised restructuring negotiation. She did it in a remote venue, of course, and the court sealed the records so that her family's friends never found out."


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 8:55 AM
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66: Wow. Very weird names. Not like mine; Marg, Cap and Deb. My aspiration is that they all become Profs some day.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 9:56 AM
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68,69: Holy crap. Well, at least I love you, Knecht.


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 12:52 PM
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Wow. Very weird names.

Y'know, I didn't want them to be one of fifteen or twenty IRAs in their school.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 12:58 PM
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71: Thanks, PMP. I was hoping that I might give at least one needy child the gift of laughter.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 6:07 PM
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