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Did you feel a sting? I think there's a Wasp in the 10k house?

Asked by fireside (12273 points ) March 22nd, 2010

Congratulations to CyanoticWasp for ascending to the 10k heights!

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erichw1504's avatar

Wow another great jelly has made it and in such short time as well! That’s an amazing job. Keep on lurvin’ @CyanoticWasp!

FutureMemory's avatar

Way to go!

Facade's avatar

Yay =)

jazmina88's avatar

whoop whoop…....

KatawaGrey's avatar

Congratulations CyanoticWasp! It’s a good time to be in the 10k mansion. :)

Vunessuh's avatar

Yippee ki ay muthafucka! CONGRATS!
You’re a funny duck.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Well, I am not blue, because @CyanoticWasp has made it to 10K! Woohoo!

Likeradar's avatar

Congratulations!

wundayatta's avatar

Oh that master of blue; that erudite hymenoptera; congratulations!!!!

Shae's avatar

Kisses

janbb's avatar

@CyanoticWasp
You have been one of my favorite newbies for a long time. Why, it seems like just yesterday I was dandling you on my knee and…Oh wait, wrong speech!

I noticed your writing skills and acerbic insights among the onslaught of Askbaggers and marked you out for a true Jelly early on. You have proven my faith in you was not unfounded.

Mazel Tov™ – I don’t even have to duck since @dpworkin is busy in school!

Dr_Dredd's avatar

Wow, that was fast! Congrats!

Fernspider's avatar

Ok, I made it! Now… where is this cake!???

Oh and, congrats… but seriously… don’t eat my piece!

Adirondackwannabe's avatar

Congrats and well done. Acerbic insights sums it up best.

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

Congratulations! Care for some cake?

janbb's avatar

@Rachienz Got up here fast this time! Here’s your cake.

OreetCocker's avatar

Hey Wasp top stuff, absolutely fab :-)

wilma's avatar

Way to go! I’m so happy for you!
You are a good guy.
now where is the cake?

AstroChuck's avatar

Damn. And I just had the mansion sprayed for yellowjackets. Perhaps you should wait a day before moving in.
Anyway, CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS!
We’ve got tequila. We’ve got limes. We’ve got ice. I’ll go fire up the blender. Welcome to Club 10K!

Fernspider's avatar

@jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities – that is the perfect cake! Good find!

Nom nom, sorry about the crumbs.

tinyfaery's avatar

Well, damn. I hate flying, stinging, insects, but if you promise not to sting me, I’ll welcome you right in.

Congrats!

shego's avatar

Yay! parties, so many parties. I just love it. Way to go @CyanoticWasp.

erichw1504's avatar

Woot woot!

ninjacolin's avatar

buzz, i do say. buzz.

Shae's avatar

Do we get to give him spankings for every lurve?

jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities's avatar

@Shae There’s a special room in the mansion just for that purpose.

rooeytoo's avatar

Congratulations to you and welcome to the club.

erichw1504's avatar

@ninjacolin For some reason I read that in Christopher Walken’s voice.

janbb's avatar

@jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities Is that one of your private facilities?

Tenpinmaster's avatar

Gratz on 10K Thats Beelightful!! :-)

janbb's avatar

@CyanoticWasp Hanging out at your party is much more fun than answering a question about someone’s itchy bum hole! I’m staying here.

Fernspider's avatar

@janbb – LMAO!! Oh I know… and I am bearing ALL in that thread!

liminal's avatar

Oh boy. You all just keep affirming him. ...oh, wait… I do it too.

Curtsey

chyna's avatar

Wow, that was fast. Congrats!

Cruiser's avatar

Yee Ha! Welcome home and nice job CW!

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

:) – awesome, congrats!

Silhouette's avatar

Congratulations on your success and thank you for all your wonderful answers. YAY YOU!!!

syz's avatar

I’m holding my breath until I’m blue with excitement! Congratulations!

filmfann's avatar

Great Horny-toads! Congrats and WTG!

mangeons's avatar

Woahhhhh ! I hadn’t even noticed you were close ! Congrats, congrats, @CyanoticWasp, you deserve it and so much more ! (:

Judi's avatar

BZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ…................................, Do we need to get exterminators in the mansion????? Oh my goodness, we’ll just have to find him a private suite by the garden! Welcome to the club. Now don’t sting me!!

ubersiren's avatar

Gonads! No, wait… Congress! That’s not right. Congraduation! Hmmm, no. Con Air, with Nicholas Cage? Definitely not. Combos! Ew, those things are gross. Congo rats? Close enough. Way to go, CyanoticWasp!

marinelife's avatar

Another speedy one. Floats like a wasp, stings like a wasp. Congratulations!

forestGeek's avatar

Well done on the 10K! Congratulations and cheers!

TLRobinson's avatar

Wow!! CongrAtulAtioNs!!

CyanoticWasp's avatar

Thank you. Thank you all. Now if you’ll all just remain in your seats for a moment I have some prepared remarks here…

Oh, hell. I don’t really. I’ll be honest for a change those were just some junk mail fliers that I had laying around, bundled up to look like a speech. I’m sure I didn’t fool anyone—I’ve been counting down the days to this day. I really don’t have any prepared remarks, but I did want to say a few things before I acknowledge each of you individually. Ahem…

I couldn’t have made it to where I am today without your lurve. (Well, duh! I’ve tried voting for enough of my own quips to know that it just ain’t gonna happen. I’ll prolly keep trying, too.) So I want to thank all of you little people, and big people, and medium-sized people, and the wanna-be people, too. You know who you are. I must thank all of the young people, the old people, the people trying to pass as one or the other, and those who vacillate. I thank all of the sober (or trying), drunk (or trying), drugged, over- and under-medicated and a few who should probably be euthanized. I appreciate the debt I owe to conservatives, liberals, radicals, middle-of-the-roaders, independents, monarchs, lords and ladies—just try and collect. Maybe a few other libertarians, too. One can only hope. I want to thank all of the men and women of the Fluther, and all of the boys and girls, too. I don’t want to forget the men who were women and the women who were men, and the ones who switch back and forth, and the ones who can’t seem to make up their minds, and the ones who look on forms with “Gender: M / F” and keep looking for “Other”, too. I want to thank the heterosexuals, the homosexuals, the metrosexuals, the bisexuals, the transgendered, the asexual and the hermaphroditic, if any, and any who still can’t seem to make up their minds. I lurve you, too, but so far I can only do that in a rather constrained, old-fashioned Connecticut-type of way, but it’s no less real. I want to thank the people who say a lot in a few words, the people who say a little in a lot of words, the ones who say nothing at all but still click that GA link (and the rare GQ link), and mostly anyone who reads even half of what I write. It’s worth all of this repetitive strain to my wrists, fingers, elbow and eyes if you read it. Even more if you can make sense of it. Well, some of it, anyway. It’s worth wearing out keyboards for. I want to thank everyone who has made me think, whether it was with a good question, a different take on an answer, a thoughtful critique of a quip of my own, and even some of the silly (not to mention irrational) responses, too. I also want to thank the people who made it possible for me to not answer a Q because they beat me to an even better answer than I could have come up with even if I took more time on it.

Mostly, I want to thank everyone who clicked a GA link for me at one time or another, whether the response actually merited it or not. (There’s more than a few of those, unfortunately.) I’ve been finding that my ‘honest’ and (to my mind, anyway) well-thought-out arguments (or what passes for that in my mind) seem to get less lurve than the quick riposte, the silly pun or the smart-aleck answer that so many say they despise… and GA for anyway (go figure). So unless you start clicking on more of these (I should say ‘those’) honest and thoughtful and cogent responses… you’re just going to get more of this crap.

I was going to try to crib some other speeches, such as, “Ask not what your Fluther can do for you…” and so on. Or: “It is better to write one Good Answer than it is to curse…”, but here on Fluther we can do both! And my repertoire of political speeches ended back in the 60s, anyway (except for a few gems such as “I am not a crook,” and “It depends on what the definition of ‘is’ is.” Stirring stuff; it sets me on fire, it does. I guess we’re all better off leaving that kind of stuff to the professionals.

Now on to the individual responses, to follow in a separate response. (I’m told by the Fluther Academy that my time is limited, so I guess you should only look for your own name in the list below—if you responded in the thread above—so that will save some time. Or not. The hell with the Academy, I always say.)

I don’t get in many last words on threads (until they’ve been abandoned, apparently), but I mean to have the last word on this one. If that happens at 20K, well, that’s fine with me.

I really have appreciated all the lurve, folks. So far, so good.

IBERnineD's avatar

Yay Congrats!!!

Bluefreedom's avatar

Nice work indeed! Congratulations!

Cruiser's avatar

@CyanoticWasp Good answer sir +6!

Dr_C's avatar

Congratulations!!!!!!!!! I can’t believe I’m so late to this party.
Maybe now you won’t be so blue? there’s a bit more O2 in the rooms here… let’s party!!!

CyanoticWasp's avatar

Thank you, @fireside, for getting this party started. I don’t mind telling you that I was wasting even more time at work than usual today wondering if I’d have to start my own part. You in the fluther now.

@erichw1504 it only seems a short time in terms of “days”. In terms of “hours”, it’s 24 times longer. (Also: w00t w00t.)

@FutureMemory which way?

@Facade Yay-men! (Also women, boys, girls, etc. See quip above.)

@jazmina88 you should take something for that. Seriously.

@KatawaGrey is there a bad time to be here? (After dark, I know.)

@Vunessuh I’m not a duck. That was a very unfortunately posed photo. I’d take it back if I could.

@aprilsimnel I’m blue, even though I did. Sigh.

@Likeradar I’m still envious of everyone ahead of me, but thanks.

@wundayatta I promise I will look up that word one of these days. I’m guessing it’s a wasp-y type of critter.

@Shae back kisses back atcha, ma’am. (And: the line forms to the rear. And no one’s getting my rear in this thread.)

@janbb it’s a good thing you never tried that dandling thing. We might have gotten started on something that would have had us both thrown out of here.

@Dr_Dredd not so fast. Oh, wait, I don’t want to sound like a detective in a cheesy movie. I’d rather be the lover in a cheesy movie.

@Rachienz where is this cake of which you speak? Don’t you dare say anything about a frizzer now.

@Adirondackwannabe I was actually trying for “cogent”, and I would have settled for “coherent”.

@jeffgoldblumsprivatefacilities maybe. Maybe; it depends on where it has been, where it is now, how it’s being served, and other things I’m not even thinking of right now. I think it’s prolly best (it would always have been ‘best’) if I just kept my mouth shut. (And: I think I saw that room. Scared the hell out of me, it did. Yet… here I am.)

@OreetCocker does that mean I’m gay? Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

@wilma I’m not really a good guy, but I seem to have a lot of people fooled. Thanks.

@AstroChuck pfft for yellowjackets. They’re yella, and I’ll fight the man who says otherwise. (I’m sorry about the way I defaced your avatar the other day. Nah, not really.)

@tinyfaery I promise not to sting you. In this thread. Well, in this response, anyway.

@shego I hate parties, but as long as it’s not a ‘political’ party I can smile and make nice for awhile.

@ninjacolin you were destined to say that.

I have to cut this short… just for now… to feed the dorg and let her out. I’m also scared excrement-less that I’m going to lose this and have to start over. BRB

HTDC's avatar

Congratulations on the achievement CyanoticWasp! You have some of the most smartest and insightful answers going around.

aprilsimnel's avatar

O Wasp, here is thy sting! O Cyan, your post is thine victory!

Shae's avatar

@CyanoticWasp lol took me 3 three readings to figure out it wasn’t a typo. :)

One more.

faye's avatar

Wow, Congrats! and you made it so fast !!

CyanoticWasp's avatar

@rooeytoo I should crib Groucho’s line here and say that I would never join a club that would have me as a member… but I’ve been trying so hard for such a short while to be here. Thanks. The view is great from up here.

@erichw1504 if you said it with Christopher Walken’s hair then I’d be worried.

@janbb I just can’t keep up with all of your quips here. (Hmm… and at least one that I don’t even want to try to grok.) I’m still stuck being dandled on your knee. (I’m sorry that you’ll never walk again, by the way.)

@Tenpinmaster it’s beeautiful to bee here.

@Rachienz perhaps you could offer to be load-bearing for the sake of @janbb‘s knees. Sort of share the pain of dandling me, if you’re into that sort of thing. (It’s been such a long time since I was properly dandled.)

@liminal just when I think you’re going to bow, then you curtsy. I’m going to have to keep an eye on you, I see.

@chyna I can’t fast for long. Twenty-four hours, tops, I think.

@Cruiser thanks. You’re proof that it could have happened (and did!) to a nicer guy.

@Simone_De_Beauvoir I’m the one who’s awed. (Or odd.) Thanks.

@Silhouette thank you for all of your wonderful lurve, too.

@syz I hope it’s not too late to remind you to breathe.

@filmfann horny I like; toads… eh. Thanks.

@mangeons I could say, “Neither did I,” but I’d be lying, and I promised to stop doing that. (No, that’s a lie.) One of these days, maybe. (Another lie.)

@Judi when you say “The Mansion” like that… um… is this where Hef lives?

@ubersiren I will accept “congress of gonads”. That’s a political answer that I like.

@marinelife don’t tell my girlfriend about that “speedy” thing, okay? I want to preserve these illusions for as long as I can.

@forestGeek finally, someone offers a guy a fecking drink. Thanks.

@TLRobinson thanks. I thought you said “whoa!” and I was going to be able to stop now.

@IBERnineD thank you. I’ll have to try some of those rats, I guess.

@Bluefreedom well, not always ‘nice’ and never ‘work’ (except that so much of it takes place at what we call ‘work’).

@Cruiser we can give +6s now? Cool! That’s going to throw the math off, isn’t it? (We’re no good at Math here anyway. Or English or History, either.)

@Dr_C you’re only fashionably late. I promise to be just as blue as ever, but to try to hide it better. And to par-tay!

@HTDC only someone as brilliant as yourself could have noticed such a thing.

@aprilsimnel you make me want to be better at Shakespeare.

@Shae most of what I write could be considered a string of typos.

@faye I can make it long and hard, too. No brag, just fact.

janbb's avatar

@CyanoticWasp I have to say this is a great party – despite the condition of my poor knees. (For the explication of the quip you probably couldn’t grok, look at today’s questions and it should be obvious.)

janbb's avatar

@Fred931 I really didn’t mean to do that again!

Fred931's avatar

BEES

Haha, bet you weren’t expecting that!

Fred931's avatar

@janbb mrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRAAAAARRRRRRGHHHHAH!!!!!?!!!!!1!!111

liminal's avatar

@janbb I think you just discovered the best 10k party task.

janbb's avatar

@liminal It’s a dirty job but somebody’s got to do it.

CyanoticWasp's avatar

@Fred931 the blue coloring has a lot of people thinking that I might be an African bee (no one has ever narrowed it down to Congo, however), but no… I’m mostly Yankee. Presently a Connecticut Yankee, to be specific.

@janbb I was hoping to go through the evening without grokking that answer. Sigh

@lucillelucillelucille… I’d race you to 20K, but it wouldn’t be a fair race. (Everyone lurves you so much more.)

@Fred931 and @janbb I don’t know what you two are on about, unless… no, I’m not revisiting that Q.

@liminal what this party really needs is a bouncer, I think.

Arp's avatar

This has got to be the corniest 10k announcement I have heard since I have joined fluther. Congrats, Blue!

CyanoticWasp's avatar

@arp and there’s plenty more corn where that came from, too. (And an apparently equal amount where it’s going, which is one of the funny things about corn.)

Fred931's avatar

@CyanoticWasp What Question? You don’t have to scroll down or anything, just tell me where it is.

BTW, I just got you a present!

CyanoticWasp's avatar

@Fred931 it was the one that @janbb referred to about… um… dermatitis, I guess, for lack of a better term.

casheroo's avatar

yay, congratulations!!

Fred931's avatar

@CyanoticWasp Oh yeah! That one!

Fred931's avatar

Did you like my present?

janbb's avatar

@CyanoticWasp Fred’s and my shtick here was not referring to that but to another recent 10K party wherein I had inadvertently messed up his party piece. I seem to be making a habit of it.

CyanoticWasp's avatar

@Fred931 I loved the present. I’m just trying to figure out what the heck it is.

@janbb you should never, ever mess up a man’s piece.

@LoveNickValensi thank you so much, and welcome to Fluther! (I guess after tonight I really will have to try those rats. People have been raving about them so much all evening.)

@casheroo thank you for taking time out of one of your immensely busier days to congratulate li’l ol’ me.

Fred931's avatar

@CyanoticWasp It’s British television show Top Gear’s attempt at making a better car than the apparently awful British all-electric G-wiz. They call it the Hammerhead Eagle i-Thrust. They even lent it to a magazine called Autocar to road-test, which can be seen here.

SeventhSense's avatar

Are you new guys trading lurve on the black market? Congratulations

janbb's avatar

@SeventhSense Yeah, back in our day, we walked fifteen miles in the snow to get 5 lurve points. what is it with the young ‘uns today?

SeventhSense's avatar

I tell ya…sigh

janbb's avatar

Well, Gramps, it’s time for bed.

Shae's avatar

Hey no old people whining at the party please. Take your pants off like everyone else and get in the Jello pool.

casheroo's avatar

lol I can’t tell if you’re being sarcastic @CyanoticWasp but I’ll pretend you aren’t. ;)

SeventhSense's avatar

Old! I run 50 miles a day and do a hundred push ups before eating my bran flakes and then I go out and box the ears of a young whippersnapper just to keep in top form….and don’t make me come over there….why I’ll bounce you around like a rubber ball see…that’s right I’ll give you the business..

SeventhSense's avatar

Why you frisky young scamp you. The cat’s pajamas. A right regular bearcat of a dame.

Trillian's avatar

Yaaaaaaayyy! Toot toot! Auguri! Congratulations! Sorry, I don’t know it in any other languages :-( Yaaaayy! Great posts most of the time except when you…well, I guess your taste in women is none of my business. Nicely done sting boy!

Shae's avatar

What’s wrong with his taste in women?

CyanoticWasp's avatar

@Fred931 I get it now; yes, you have to start somewhere. And from where that started, there’s apparently nowhere to go but up.

@SeventhSense lol @ “young”. I haven’t been young since he was in the Carter administration.

@janbb I’ve walked five miles to work and back today… uphill both ways. If we redefine ‘mile’ and ‘uphill’, anyway. Congress can do it.

@casheroo for once I wasn’t being sarcastic. I was a young parent once. Thank god (said the kids) that I could get out of the house and go to work.

@Trillian I don’t know what you’re saying here. You’re one of the women I have a taste for.

@Shae and you too, sugar.

SeventhSense's avatar

@CyanoticWasp
Ummm well that’s apparent. That comment was directed at the masked one. Your comment is further up. :)

Trillian's avatar

@CyanoticWasp Really? Well, that’s different. I take it back!

Jude's avatar

Woah, late to the party.

I always enjoy your intelligent respones, @CyanoticWasp!! Congratulations!

CyanoticWasp's avatar

Thanks, @jjmah… how do you feel about the other ones, though?

Jude's avatar

@CyanoticWasp The good, bad (you sarcastic fool, you) and perhaps an ugly answer or two. I love ‘em all..

mcbealer's avatar

you are certainly one of my fave jellies in this vast growing sea of wisdom
thanks and congratulations!!

CyanoticWasp's avatar

Thanks, @mcbealer… proving once again that there’s just no accounting for taste. ~

@SeventhSense, I’d trade on any color market at all for lurve or money.

CyanoticWasp's avatar

Before I forget I want to thank the mods, too, for not taking out all of my snarky remarks.

Just the best ones.

cyn's avatar

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!! :) party party!!! WOOHOO!!!!!!

Dog's avatar

I am late but it was for very good reason!
I was on a buying trip for your suite in the 10k mansion. It is full of priceless artwork and has views of the bay with the city across and the Bay Bridge. This morning as we were hanging a Monet in your study I looked out to sea and saw two whales!

Anyway- party is on! Caviar and bubbly on the terrace!

(~ By the way- we missed removing some snark? Flag it and we will take care of it. :D )

Cartman's avatar

Grattis

Jeruba's avatar

Congratulations and welcome to an especially sharp one. We’d be so cyan without you.

loser's avatar

Wow!!! Congrats!!!

WOO-HOO!!!

Pandora's avatar

Congratulations. Yaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh. Now wheres the drinks? Someone told me there would be pina coladas!

augustlan's avatar

Congratulations on your quick ascent! Well deserved. :D

CyanoticWasp's avatar

@cyndihugs thank you, and a muted Tuesday-morning-much-later-in-the-ongoing-party-I-need-more-sleep woohoo to you, too.

@Dog shoot. I was hoping that was a typo and you were going to hang Money on my wall. The painting is very nice, too.

@Cartman tack

@Jeruba I nearly cyan my chance to be here when I got my invite on… that old place we never speak of more… and said “Fluther, wtf is a ‘fluther’, anyway?” Boy am I glad I came over. Thanks.

@loser ouch, my head hurts from the first half of the party. Thanks!

@Pandora we still have all kinds of drinks, but the pina colada thing was a lie. We have plenty of V8, though. Cranberry juice? Some diet ginger ale (aged in the bottle!)? Sour grapefruit marinade? Teriyaki sauce? I’m reaching in the back of the cabinet… nah, you don’t want that.

@augustlan perhaps the lurve is deserved (but I’m going to have to do some actual work at work one of these days to deserve my paycheck, too). Thanks.

@py_sue I keep hearing recommendations for those rats; I’ll really have to try them. Thanks.

Trillian's avatar

@Dog Awww! I want a Monet!

jonsblond's avatar

Congrats @CyanoticWasp! You are quickly becoming one of my favorites here! :D

Cupcake's avatar

Woo hoo!! Blue cupcakes for you!! Congrats!

CyanoticWasp's avatar

@Trillian c’mon over any time and you can enjoy the Monet that @Dog hung on my wall. Would you like to see my etchings? (Is anyone here old enough to recall that as a come-on?)

@jonsblond it took me a long, long time, but I’m one of my own favorites, too, finally. Thanks.

@Cupcake from you I’ll trust a blue cupcake—or two. Thanks.

janbb's avatar

@CyanoticWasp Unfortunately, I am.

CyanoticWasp's avatar

@janbb never forget that there is (at least) one thing worse than “another birthday” ... and that is ”not another birthday”. Revel in it.

janbb's avatar

@CyanoticWasp Oh, for sure. And if you happen to have any Winslow Homers in your house, I’ll come over and dandle you on my knee.

MissAnthrope's avatar

Congrats!! :)

CyanoticWasp's avatar

@MissAnthrope looks like I’m really going to have to develop a taste for those rodents. I seem to have a frizzer full of ‘em now. Somebody also left a big ‘ol Congrats Cake on my doorstep last night, I think. Too bad it rained overnight.

Pandora's avatar

@CyanoticWasp What’s in the back? Hiding the good stuff? Never mind. I’m staying home. No pina coladas. Next time. :((

CyanoticWasp's avatar

@Pandora oh, gosh no. The stuff in the back is… not as appealing as the teriyaki sauce.

I do have gin. I always have gin. And I know how to use it.

Dog's avatar

@CyanoticWasp Nope- It is just the Monet on that wall. But if you wander over to the Chagall in the grand study you will note that it covers your wall safe which is where your “party money” is. Do not worry about spending it all. Ben and Andrew take turns dressing up as the “funding fairy” and re-fill the safes. ;)

Trillian's avatar

@CyanoticWasp hehehehe, I’ll give you an etching, funny man.

MissAnthrope's avatar

@CyanoticWasp – Hahaha.. I hope you’re feeding them to a snake, cause I’m not sure mampsters are all that tasty. But you can try them and get back to me if you want.. ;)

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