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A Cascading Calvacade of Gasconade July 19, 2013

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Nature, People, Word Play.

“Listen to that cascading cavalcade of gasconade.”

“It’s despicable.”

“Human egos know no bounds.”

“I know.  How they do go on and on about their perceived accomplishments.”

“It’s quite sad, really.  All those delusions of adequacy . . .”

“When they don’t even know how to fly.”


“It’s no wonder they’re short-sighted.”

“I know, right!  They have such tiny little beady eyes.”

“There are none so blind as those without compound eyes.”

“It’s no wonder they can’t see beyond the end of their noses.”

“And their ten tiny toeses.”

“Nasty creatures, indeed.”

Aah . . . that’s better!

Related posts:  Sidey’s Weekend Theme ~ Gasconade * WP Daily Prompt ~ Fly on the Wall

Illustration:  Wikipedia ~ Housefly (in Public Domain)


1. SuziCate - July 19, 2013

Ha, so glad you provided the link for the definition of “gasconade”!

nrhatch - July 19, 2013

New word for me too, Suzi.

I also found out that Gasconade County and Gasconade River are both located in Missouri.

That info might be useful if I’m ever on Jeopardy. :mrgreen:

Pix Under the Oaks - July 20, 2013

So true about Gasconade County and Gasconade River! We tend to spend a fair amount of time in Hermann, Missouri, located in Gasconade County. It is full of vineyards and a quaint fun town. Lots of wine tasting.. 😀 Fun fun fun in the Fall for Octoberfest!!!! It’s wine country!

nrhatch - July 20, 2013

You should play along with Sidey’s weekend theme and take the prompt into an entirely new direction . . . filled with wine tasting and Octoberfest fun.

You could even share photos from past visits. 😀

2. SidevieW - July 19, 2013

hehe, exctly, we think we are superior!

nrhatch - July 19, 2013

Thanks for the new-to-me word, Sidey!

SidevieW - July 20, 2013

amazing what you find lurking in the word of the day places

nrhatch - July 20, 2013

It’s not even in my dictionary. If not for the internet, I’d have been side-lined by Sidey!

3. ericjbaker - July 19, 2013

In fairness to me, I don’t hang out on piles of poop very often, so I’m taking this guy’s opinion with a grain of salt.

nrhatch - July 19, 2013

I think that’s wise! :mrgreen:

ericjbaker - July 19, 2013

I just can’t find a big enough pile.

I already regret having typed that and I didn’t hit reply yet.


nrhatch - July 19, 2013

I thought of a number of quick retorts (dealing with politicians in D.C), but I’m afraid Big Brother is monitoring my key strokes so I swallowed them whole, without posting.

And now I have indigestion. 😛

bluebee - July 19, 2013


4. diannegray - July 19, 2013

LOL – great point of view 😀

nrhatch - July 19, 2013

It’s amazing where two unrelated prompts can lead. 😀

5. kateshrewsday - July 19, 2013

Ha! That’s turning the whole thing on its head, Nancy- very clever!

nrhatch - July 19, 2013

Thanks, Kate. Quite a FUN weekend prompt. Col did a superb job with gas-con-ade. 😀

kateshrewsday - July 19, 2013

The words was made for him, Nancy. It is a one-man-party in word form.

nrhatch - July 19, 2013

Yes! :mrgreen:

6. Nancy Curteman - July 19, 2013

Your clever creativity never ceases to amaze me! This post also puts our position in the world in better perspective. I would like to be able to fly!

nrhatch - July 19, 2013

Thanks, NC! I had fun imagining what I might hear as a fly on the wall listening to flies talk about “us.” 😀

7. colonialist - July 19, 2013

All flightfully true, eye say!
Human beings are such fun to tease, too. They flap inadequately and make all these amusing sounds.

nrhatch - July 19, 2013

Indeed! Their grumbling and rumbling should be quite humbling.

8. Eric Tonningsen - July 19, 2013

The flies have it.

Well sort of.

Canines could make a pretty compelling argument, too. what with their acute senses.

Despite our perceived intelligence, some of us need to be swatted.

nrhatch - July 19, 2013

There is definitely room for improvement . . . 😉

9. bluebee - July 19, 2013

The fly-on-the-wall’s perspective – too funny 😆

nrhatch - July 19, 2013

Thanks, BB! I had some FUN with this one. 😀

10. adeeyoyo - July 20, 2013

I LOVE your post, Nancy! 😀

nrhatch - July 20, 2013

Thank, Denise. Following two prompts at once is apt to be interesting since they lead our thoughts in unexpected directions.

11. shreejacob - July 20, 2013

Hehehehe! It’s fun at times to wonder what other animals think of us humans who think of ourselves as oh so intelligent and mighty…a race that tends to compare ourselves to animals..! You know like rat race, acts like a bull in a china shop, what a monkey you are, dirty little pig (which it itself is a fallacy as pigs, I have read, are really quite clean!!)

nrhatch - July 20, 2013

Some animals make their thoughts abundantly clear . . . like camels who spit at us. 😀

Or this Capuchin monkey who REJECTS unequal pay:

shreejacob - July 20, 2013

Oh!!! hahahahahaah…clever little monkey!!!!

The monkeys and some animals have got it right..haha

nrhatch - July 20, 2013

Isn’t he a hoot?! He knows what he wants and it ain’t cucumbers! :mrgreen:

12. Pix Under the Oaks - July 20, 2013

I think I may have gotten a little blustery up there in comments.. 😀

nrhatch - July 20, 2013

Your enthusiasm is contagious . . . now I’m waiting to see if you post photos of Gasconade County and link up to Sidey’s theme.

Cheers! :mrgreen:

Pix Under the Oaks - July 20, 2013

No posting today! I think we are heading off to St. Louis. Still trying to decide if we want to drive 4 hours today.. 😀

nrhatch - July 20, 2013

We about to head to Snooty’s 65th Birthday Party . . . he’s an OLD manatee and the star of Manatee County.

13. sufilight - July 21, 2013

LOL!!! Guess they were pretty blunt and let us know we humans are not superior and are also funny looking.

nrhatch - July 21, 2013

I can see butterflies “beating about the bush” but never flies . . . they are “straight shooters.” 😉

14. jannatwrites - July 21, 2013

I’ll concede that humans can be short-sighted…but at least most of us don’t congregate on piles of poo. (I say ‘most’ because there could be people who are into that, although I’ve not had their acquaintance.)

nrhatch - July 21, 2013

The Poo Guru says, “Few people populate piles of poo (once they are older than two).” :mrgreen:

15. Three Well Beings - July 22, 2013

Now you’re just too clever here, Nancy! I loved it. I do pride myself in being careful to remember there are always multiple perspectives on any situation…but I never once thought about how a fly sees me. 🙂

nrhatch - July 22, 2013

Thanks, Debra. Gasconade is a fine word ~ I am pleased to have made its acquaintance.

Flies, like many other insects, must see us as giant “fly swatters.” 😉

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