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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

TWoNNCotY Competition Questions XIII

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Questions and Answers
Question 69: What does Mr. Nonny Nu recommend for plants?
Answer: Salt water. (credit: Cl. Panic)
Points: 5

Question 70: What was Grandpa's occupation?
Answer: Superintendent for a cotton co-op warehousing plant. (credit: Stillman)
Points: 4

Question 71: What type of clothing does MonkeyPig rarely wear?
Answer: Skirt/Dress. (credit: Stillman)
Points: 1

Question 72: What did the lizard say to the rabbit?
Answer: "Nonny Nu, may I mumble dog face to the banana patch?" (credit: Stillman)
Points: 5

Question 73: 婷婷嘅媽媽叫乜嘢名? (Answer must be in Chinese.)
Answer: 三魚. (credit: Cl. Panic)
Points: 2

Question 74: What will Feb. 8-14, 2009 be?
Answer: National Crab Week. (credit: Stillman)
Points: 1

PLAY IS CLOSED FOR 4/2.

148 comments:

Cl. Panic said...

"plants take very well to salt water; sprinkle generously. "

Nonny Nu said...

Correct, which is why we don't have any real plants at the Nu residence.

Cl. Panic said...

Is the tree with year-round lights fake?

Nonny Nu said...

No, it's real. It actually exists but it is made of silk, which is why we call it the silk ficus tree.

Cl. Panic said...

So you do have real plants at home.

Nonny Nu said...

Yes, we have real fake plants.

Snakeye said...

*sniff-sniff*

aw, what's wrong, mr. snakeye?

i love semantics!

#70 ...

5

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stillman said...

superintendent for a cotton co-op warehousing plant

Nonny Nu said...

Very nice!

Snakeye said...

(hmph. that's what they say he was.)

#71 ...

4

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Mr. Nonny Nu said...

does anyone else here have any food allergies that makes their eyes sweat? these jamba juice orange dream machines are great, but the orange juice in them give me this weird little rush to the head, and the next thing i know i'm sweatin' to the oldies with a frost layer from my chin up, especially around my eyes. cinnamon gives me a similar effect.

c'mon, i know i'm not the only weirdo here.

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Cl. Panic said...

OJ does the same to me. Probably because he's a murderer and all.

Mr. Nonny Nu said...

say what you must about mr. simpson, but the jury clearly exonerated him. what say we show a little more respect to our judicial system, hmm.

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Cl. Panic said...

My apologies. I meant to say "convicted wrongful deatherer" and "satellite pirate."

Mr. Nonny Nu said...

*nods*

understood.

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Nonny Nu said...

Cripes. I hope everyone sees the type of eating difficulties I have to deal with at home. My one and only issue is with artichokes, but my roommate can't hardly handle orange juice. The Food Gods have cursed me and I don't know why.

stillman said...

Pineapple makes my mouth itch.

Cl. Panic said...

I don;t understand this artichoke paranoia.

Mr. NN: How can *someone* eat Chicken's Knees and Ancient Eggs, but not enjoy a butter-lathered thistle?

Nonny Nu said...

Don't you have a meeting to go to?

Mr. Nonny Nu said...

the food gods have cursed you! i'm the one with the faulty wiring (or so i've been told).

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Nonny Nu said...

Shrimp make my mouth itch, but only if I get stabbed by them while I am eating them. But, I just keep going regardless.

Cl. Panic said...

There better not be a new question during said meeting, or else ...

Nonny Nu said...

the food gods have cursed you!
Yes--who do you think sweeps up around you after each meal, Krumb King?

Nonny Nu said...

There better not be a new question during said meeting, or else ...
Stillman, get ready.

Mr. Nonny Nu said...

Pineapple makes my mouth itch.

aha! see, we're on to something.

How can *someone* eat Chicken's Knees and Ancient Eggs, but not enjoy a butter-lathered thistle?

cl. panic, it's as if you've known me a thousand years and can read my very mind.

o/` is this love that i'm feelin', is this the love that i've been waiting for? o/`

wait! what am i saying! ptui!
*scratches tongue*

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stillman said...

I have a meeting too.

Nonny Nu said...

Oh, shoot, I just went by Cl. Panic's office to verify his absence and then I posted the question...

Hey, Stillman, I updated some of the "What's Growing in Nonny Nu's Office?" entries (Chia Herb Garden and Viola).

Nonny Nu said...

ptui!
Seaweed might help with that, b...

Mr. Man said...

I have a meeting too.

utility closet doesn't count!

*uppercut, uppercut, right hook!*

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Nonny Nu said...

^^^HAHHAHHAHHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!

(Sorry, Stillman...)

Mr. Man said...

*shadowboxing*
*toe bouncing*

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stillman said...

bra?

stillman said...

skirt

stillman said...

dress

stillman said...

dress

Man from U.N.C.L.E. said...

dress

Man from U.N.C.L.E. said...

socks

Man from U.N.C.L.E. said...

pantyhose

Man from U.N.C.L.E. said...

nylons

Man from U.N.C.L.E. said...

camisole

Man from U.N.C.L.E. said...

thong

Man from U.N.C.L.E. said...

corset

Man from U.N.C.L.E. said...

frilly pantaloons

Man from U.N.C.L.E. said...

leather mask

Man from U.N.C.L.E. said...

french maid uniform

Man from U.N.C.L.E. said...

cheerleader pom poms

Man from U.N.C.L.E. said...

leash

Mr. Nonny Nu said...

lordie, lordie, lordie.

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stillman said...

keyboard hand restraints.

Mr. Nonny Nu said...

this isn't fair. all mfuncle had to do was list his top drawer items.

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Mr. Nonny Nu said...

keyboard hand restraints.

'splain.

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Cl. Panic said...

I think MFU got it in his Stillman-inspired barrage.

"Here is one of the rare photos of MonkeyPig in a dress."

Cl. Panic said...

Stillman, get ready.

That's it. This is going to cost you.

stillman said...

pshaw, I was in a meeting too.

Cl. Panic said...

pshaw, I was in a meeting too.

This does not discount the ultimate cost to the bunny.

Snakeye said...

okay the real #71: rolling faster than your older sister did for her big date in 1978 (hair, people, hair!) or your older brother did for his (wink)...

(|)

apparently someone wanted to get an eyeful.

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stillman said...

(|)

is that the universal symbol for butt? is that my roll?

Snakeye said...

that is your roll! a hunderd percint, gen-u-wine snakeye! enjoy.

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stillman said...

sorry, I didn't recognize it with all that stuff clouding my vision.

Mr. Man said...

figured you'd 'a been used to it!

roundhouse! knock out!

rocky! rocky! rocky! rocky!

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stillman said...

NN, I think you closed play but didn't gimme my one point?

Nonny Nu said...

That's it. This is going to cost you.
I dare you!

*hides behind the bear*

stillman said...

"Nonny Nu, may I mumble dog face in the banana patch?"

Nonny Nu said...

He really did say that to me. Good work, Stillman!

stillman said...

incidentally, I read an article last night about how the Pacific Giant Salamander is one of few creatures that eats banana slugs.

Cl. Panic said...

你是铃声铃声的伯母。

stillman said...

COME ON!

Cl. Panic said...

匠 ?

Cl. Panic said...

侏儒

Nonny Nu said...

Dudes, these are the last two weeks of the competition! Plus, I promised Chinese questions this week, remember?

Cl. Panic: Um...okay, how should I put this? Well, all I can say is: "I am so not a bell sound's aunt!"

Midge: Answer must be in Chinese! And, use her fake name, not her real one!

stillman said...

I promised Chinese questions this week, remember?

I was informed of no such thing.

Dictator.

Nonny Nu said...

It was in the marquee.

Cl. Panic said...

SOunds like someone is a bad TWoNN citizen, not reading the marquee

Snakeye said...
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stillman said...

约瑟芬

stillman said...

Thank you, I'll take those 5 points.

Cl. Panic said...

三條魚

Cl. Panic said...

猴子豬

Nonny Nu said...

The questions are written in Cantonese, not Mandarin. Also, BabelFish isn't the best translator.

Cl. Panic said...

You know what sound a bell makes? Ting ting!

stillman said...

sorry, your question specified "Answer must be in Chinese."

Strict adherence to what's stated in question was seen with the bear question requiring name of store rather than general reference to type of store.

I answered in Chinese.

Nonny Nu said...

Cl. Panic, so what is your answer?

Snakeye said...

吻我的眼睛蛇

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Bobby Peru said...

You know what sound a bell makes? Ting ting!

but only when you strike it just right.

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Cl. Panic said...

我的白人漢語說三魚

Nonny Nu said...
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Mr. Nonny Nu said...
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Nonny Nu said...

Oops! The 5 roll for #72 stands because it was for the question that Stillman answered before. Snakeye didn't jump the gun after all.

P.S. If you are White, please stop speaking Chinese to me until the next Chinese question. Thank you. You guys are hurting my eyes.

Nonny Nu said...
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Nonny Nu said...

I tell you what, Mr. Nonny Nu. You tell me who should get the points and how many points.

Nonny Nu said...

I was notified this weekend that I may be biased against females. It might be true! Just look at the shamelisting.

Mr. Nonny Nu said...
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Snakeye said...

I tell you what, Mr. Nonny Nu. You tell me who should get the points and how many points.

whoever said 'three fish' in chinese first. -only snakeye can determine the points.

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Cl. Panic said...

Unfortunately, Cl. Panic is correct since he provided the phrase "三條魚."

Why I oughta....

Snakeye said...

Unfortunately, Cl. Panic is correct since he provided the phrase "三條魚."

then what are we waiting for! o/` you got roll me, and call me the tumblin' di[e] o/`

2

all that for a lousy old two. figures.

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Cl. Panic said...

I think that Snakeye and I need to have an artichoke dinner in the near future ...

Snakeye said...

but only if you hold me tight and say my name real soft.

*lights candle*

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stillman said...

The answer is supposed to be available on the blog before the question is asked.

Nuh-uh. Rule 5 says: "existing on the blog by the date that the question is posted"

As people venture guesses at answers, they become part of the blog and on the same date that the question is posted.

You *are* biased against women.

Nonny Nu said...

Mr. Nonny Nu? Do you agree with Stillman?

Cl. Panic said...

We've been clear about protecting real names all along. Its the only violation resulting in censoring!

Mr. Nonny Nu said...

she's good, she's good.

but on this one she's just using her lawyerly, wily ways...

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Nonny Nu said...

Then, that proves it, Mr. Nonny Nu-- you are biased against women!

Nonny Nu said...

Cripes, I'm going to have to delete all those comments with the name in it. Here goes...

Nonny Nu said...

Freelance Midget said...

[3-fish's first name]

April 2, 2008 1:26 PM

Nonny Nu said...

Snakeye said...

[3-fish's first name]

yeah, since when is this chinese?

#72 o/` shake it up, woo hoo, shake it up o/`

5

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(oh, shoo shau, shoo shau)

April 2, 2008 1:39 PM
Delete

Nonny Nu said...

stillman said...

[3-fish's first name in phonetics]
April 2, 2008 1:39 PM

Nonny Nu said...

Nonny Nu said...

Okay, I see we are doing the "guessing game" again. Snakeye jumped the gun because "[3-fish's first name]" is not the correct answer, since the question clearly requires the answer to be in Chinese. The 5 roll for Question 72 is void.

Stillman's translation of "[3-fish's first name]" is, sadly, incorrect because this name was never provided until after the question was posted. (See Rule 5.) Plus, never has this person been referred to as "[3-fish's first name in phonetics]."

Unfortunately, Cl. Panic is correct since he provided the phrase "三條魚." The question was: "What is Ting Ting's (Midge's) mother's name?" The answer translated is "三條魚" ("three fish"). We really call her 三魚, but 三條魚 is correct too in a very point-at-the-gweilo-and-laugh sort of way.
April 2, 2008 1:56 PM

Nonny Nu said...

Mr. Nonny Nu said...

The 5 roll for Question 72 is void.

we're on question #73, cheezwhiz.

btw, if stillman answered '[3-fish's first name]' in chinese first, then she should get credit, because that's what your damned question asked for. what kind of madhouse are you trying to run here anyway.

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Nonny Nu said...

Nonny Nu said...

[3-fish's first name] was not available before the question was asked. (We only got that info when Midge answered the question.) The answer is supposed to be available on the blog before the question is asked. Plus, there is actually no translation of "[3-fish's first name]" in Chinese. The "translation" is actually Chinese words that sound like "[3-fish's first name]" in Chinese. ("[3-fish's first name in phonetics]" = blah blah blah) That's why a phonetic sounding out of [3-fish's first name] is incorrect.
April 2, 2008 2:07 PM

Nonny Nu said...

Mr. Nonny Nu said...

[3-fish's first name] was not available before the question was asked.

ah.

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Cl. Panic said...

Funny how much censorship we're seeing now that we've been forced to speak Chinese!

Good thing the olympic torch isn't scheduled to go past the offices of Nu Nu & Nu!

Mr. Man said...

Good thing the olympic torch isn't scheduled to go past the offices of Nu Nu & Nu!

yeah, especially with all the tibetans we have around here!


('he's awakened, my lord, shackled though he may still be. upon your orders, my prince.)

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Nonny Nu said...

White people speaking Chinese should always be censored.

Oh, did I say that out loud?

stillman said...

What will Feb. 8-14, 2009 be?

The 665th-671st days (or 95th week) of this blog. The info to answer the question is on the blog!

Nonny Nu said...

HAHAHA!!! There is a particular name that I have given it. But, good try!

stillman said...

Fine then. "National Crab Week."

Nonny Nu said...

Very good! That was a hard one.

stillman said...

Very good! That was a hard one.

Must... resist... obvious... response.... Do not want to offend Mrs. Cookie Panic (yeah okay or A-Dog). Although I note the wood chipper never did arrive.

Cl. Panic said...

Very good! That was a hard one.

Oh puh-lease. That was googleable. You mean to tell me that went unanswered while I dropped off a rental car, picked up my car from the shop, drove the the airport, parked, waited in line to finalize a reservation, came home and ate dinner.

Shameful.

Nonny Nu said...

Well, I think we have all learned that the sure fire way of warding off Bobby Peru is to mention him.

Bobby Peru!

Cl. Panic said...

Do not want to offend Mrs. Cookie Panic (yeah okay or A-Dog).

I don't think you need to worry about their sensitivities.

Nonny Nu said...

Oh puh-lease. That was googleable. You mean to tell me that went unanswered while I dropped off a rental car, picked up my car from the shop, drove the the airport, parked, waited in line to finalize a reservation, came home and ate dinner.
Cl. Panic, now that the frosting has been murdered, its body chopped into bits by your InSinkerator, maybe you can make something with all those sour grapes in your house?

stillman said...

Oh puh-lease. That was googleable. You mean to tell me that went unanswered while I dropped off a rental car, picked up my car from the shop, drove the the airport, parked, waited in line to finalize a reservation, came home and ate dinner.

Shameful.


Um, excuse me, I left at 3 to go up to SF, sat through a bar association event, came back to the office and answered the question. Cry me a river.

Cl. Panic said...

sour grapes in your house

But you're allergic to them!

Nonny Nu said...

You know what's funny? A lot of people I've met online refuse to believe that I am an attorney because of all the stuff I do online. They always wonder how I have all that time. Do you guys have the same problem?

stillman said...

A lot of people I've met online refuse to believe that I am an attorney because of all the stuff I do online.

We are chained to computers all day and masters of multitasking.
Blog shenanigans help keep us from going postal.

Then again I don't have enough time to go off and "meet people online" -- between that, your office gardening and other pursuits, it does cause one to wonder when you do any work!

Nonny Nu said...

That reminds me...timesheets. I HATE DOING THOSE.

Snakeye said...

you're an attorney?

whatever. money, money, money, moneee...muh-nay! ...

uh oh. (this can't be happening.) um, heh:

(|)

surprise!

*slithers off*

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Nonny Nu said...

HAHAHHAHAHAHAAA!!! I'm sorry, this random die roll thing is just too hilarious.

stillman said...

Yeah. "Random."

Snakeye said...

i will not dignify that comment with a remark.

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stillman said...

A lot of people I've met online refuse to believe that I am an attorney because of all the stuff I do online. They always wonder how I have all that time.

These people obviously don't understand lawyers. Cause forget about the time question... how is it that a bunch of lawyers from highly ranked schools now practicing at top law firms would put all this effort into answering questions only to unquestioningly subject themselves to the unsupervised die rolls of one sketchy bear with multiple personalities?

Snakeye said...

no she did not!

uh! did you see what she just wrote? did you!

you just don't kn--[throat cinches up]

*bawls hysterically*

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Cl. Panic said...

"Yeah. 'Random.'"

See Stillman, supra note 123.

Cl. Panic said...

*bawls hysterically*

Now now, Snakeye, there's no need to cry. Remember that $50 bill I gave you for good luck?

Just ask old Bobby Peru where you can take that for a little "cheering up." He'll know what that means.

Nonny Nu said...

how is it that a bunch of lawyers from highly ranked schools now practicing at top law firms would put all this effort into answering questions only to unquestioningly subject themselves to the unsupervised die rolls of one sketchy bear with multiple personalities?
Good question.

But, look, now you've made Snakeye cry. I think that Reverend Doctor Terry Valentine would have a better idea on how to put that $50 to good use, right?

Bobby Peru said...

bobby peru already put that money to good use,

if you know what bobby means.

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Cl. Panic said...

how is it that a bunch of lawyers from highly ranked schools now practicing at top law firms would put all this effort into answering questions only to unquestioningly subject themselves to the unsupervised die rolls of one sketchy bear with multiple personalities?

What, should we have had some trustworthy accountant from Bear Stearns supervise the rolls.

Mwaha hahahaha hah ha haha! *pees pants laughing*

Reverend Doctor Terry Valentine said...

yeah, i saw the snake. didn't look too good. over on jones now, that little club right on the corner there.

looked like he had an eye infection. whassup?

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Mr. Nonny Nu said...

Bear Stearns

hehe...

stillman said...

What, should we have had some trustworthy accountant from Bear Stearns supervise the rolls.

Good idea. At the conclusion of this love fest on 4/15, Mr. NN (or personality du jour) should trot out with his briefcase chained to hand, a la academy awards.

Cl. Panic said...

Oh lord! The contest actually goes all the way until the 15th? Have mercy!

stillman said...

yes, and I am relying on a bob meighan/turbotax cluster-F to tie you up in the home stretch to tax day.

Nonny Nu said...

I don't want to scare you guys, but someone at Intuit in Texas, near Dallas, has been periodically logging into TWoNN.

Man from U.N.C.L.E. said...

What did I miss? When are the new TWoNNCoTY questions gonna be posted?

stillman said...

should we all start using anonymizer tools so NN can't keep tracking our logins?? Is she really working on a powerpoint showing the random computer habits of underutilized attorneys?

Man from U.N.C.L.E. said...

Is the answer to the most recent TWoNNCotY Question about eating plants, radishes?

Nonny Nu said...

Man from U.N.C.L.E., did you know that I am grieved that you missed the question by mere minutes? Maybe I shouldn't ask this, but, how could you not check out the new link in the marquee after our conversation last night?