Brain Killer for Nov. 28, 2011 — Warning: Very Sneaky Tricky

Here’s Brain Teaser #9 from Freaky Dude Books. (Yeah, we actually were able to count up how many we’ve given you so far.)

Name three days of the week in a row without using Monday, Thursday, or Saturday. And no, you cannot use dates (such as November 28th, 29th, and 30th), though that would be incredibly clever of you to come up with that answer. Well, not if you’d just read it here, but you know what we mean.)

And, oh yeah, you can’t say, “Tuesday, Tuesday, Tuesday.” That’s not three days of the week, bobo. That’s one day of the week three times. Nice try though. You’d make a good tax accountant.

Click here to find out the answer.

I come to praise a hair salon, not to bury it

Post #13 from Kidlit’s Crankiest Curmudgeon’s Blog–

No, no, I don’t go to hair salons. I go to a barber shop, thank you very much. (Though actually the last two times my mom cut my hair and nobody could tell the difference, least of all my hair.) But we were driving — Confession: I wasn’t driving. I’m using the editorial “we” here — in Cary, NC, and we saw this sign for a hair place and the name was Curl Up & Dye. My mom started laughing and — I hate to admit it — then she had to explain the joke to me. But even if I WAS a dumb bunny at the time, I think it’s a cool name for a salon.

Husband: What are you going to do today, honey?

Wife: Oh, I want to go to Curl Up & Dye?

Husband: Oh, no, don’t say that. I’m sorry for saying I didn’t like your brussel sprouts last night. They were really quite excellent. Let me help, please!

Wife: What for? I just want to go to Curl Up & Dye. It’s time for a change.

Husband: What?? Don’t you move, sweetie. I’m calling 911.

So congratulations to Curl Up & Dye. BTW, I looked it up on the web and it gets tons of ***** reviews.

Sorry I didn’t have anything to rant and rave about today. Hope you’ll forgive me.

From Dr. Crankenfuss, your (out-of-sorts) Cranky (but certainly not Stanky or Skanky) Curmudgeon

P.S. That title for the post comes from Julius Caesar, the Shakespeare play. They’re making us read, uh, be tortured by it in English class. No wonder the Roman Empire fell. They bored everybody to death by speaking in iambic pentameter all the time.

New FDB video goes online

Post #11 from Kidlit’s Crankiest Curmudgeon’s Blog–

What, no complaints?? Sorry, dudes, today Dr. Crankenfuss is actually impressed with something. Daniel has just posted the latest video from Freaky Dude Books. He says he doesn’t know whether to call it a poetry video or video poetry, but I don’t really care, it’s still pretty good. Who thought such an old fart could create anything decent, much less something actually good? It helped that he had a good actor (Michael Thompson). Not to give too much away, but the bloopers at the end are my favorite part. Oh, yeah, the way he makes the pictures match up to the beat of the music in the middle is pretty cool too.

Anyway, you can look at the video by clicking here or you can go to the Videos Page and look at a bunch more.

For those of you who thought I was kidding in the heading and that I’d deliver my usual dose of ranting genius, sorry to disappoint you. I guess you could say I’m out of sorts today. Hey, don’t worry ’bout it. Just check out the video. In the meantime, I’ll be looking for something to get me back on track.

Certain Death Brain Teaser – November 14, 2011

Yes, this newest IQ challenge is certain death because that’s what you’re trying to avoid. See, you’ve been captured by some very bad (and mean) people. (Don’t ask how; the details would sicken you.) They make you choose between entering three rooms. If you can stay in that room for three minutes, they’ll set you free. (Again, don’t ask unnecessary questions, like “Why kind of idiots play games like this?” Let’s just say they have their own unusual ways of having fun and leave it at that, okay?) Anyway, here are the choices they give you:
Room #1 has five guys with automatic weapons who have been ordered to shoot you with enough holes to make you look like a colander.
Room #2 has a raging fire that fills the room.
Room #3 has four lions who haven’t eaten in two months.
Which room should you choose?

Is that your final answer?
‘Cause if you’re wrong, it sure will be.
Click here to find out the obvious solution.