Friday, March 4, 2011

And the answer is...




French Renaissance writer, Francois Rabelais
(See the previous esoteric and lame post for the question.)

(c. 1494 – April 9, 1553) he was a major French Renaissance writer, doctor and humanist. He has historically been regarded as a writer of fantasy, satire, the grotesque, and bawdy jokes and songs.

Ah yes indeedy. I don't know about you, but I'm looking up the bawdy jokes and songs. Don't ever say this blog is anti-intellecual, not to mention crass. OK...anti-intelectual.

For those of you who are planning to participate in the class action suit, as I told Tom Harper...my lawyers (picture below), Dewey, Cheatem and Howe, will be in touch.




If you give a hoot, the quotes in the post were from, Pantagruel...Chapter VII

20 comments:

willis said...

Never heard of Frank so it wasn't on my radar!

Punch said...

Hoot?
Hoot Gibson is one of my childhood heros.

I give a Hoot, Gibson.

I have a Gibson, Hoot.

Yeah buddy.

Susan said...

I had to read him in graduate school, but I don't remember much. Good one.

What class action suit?

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Oh, Rabelais! His most well-known saying in English is his definition of sex as "the beast with two backs." And hey, you should try my lawyers -- Sue, Grabbit and Run.

Chimp said...

I knew it, I knew it. It was on the tip of my tongue, I just couldn't spit it out! It was rebel-rouser Frankie boy!

I met a lawyer in the St. Petersburg area who's name is Russ Cheatham. (Google it)

And it is pronounced, "cheat-em". I don't know how he stayed in business with that name.

jadedj said...

Willis---Nor anyone else's.

Punch---And Hoot rhymes with coot, as in old.

Susan---The man had to be on some serious drugs. But I like him.
The suit against me for posting the obscure du jour. Or something like that.

And btw, by popular demand of all my fine readers, I posted a recent photo of my attorneys above.

DSWS---HAR HAR HAR! I'm writing that down.

I tried S,G & R, but they no longer take charity cases...or bottles of vino in brown bags.

Chimp---I was certain you knew. BTW, is that Russel Cheatham?

MRMacrum said...

Forget Francois. Who's the chick behind him? Her, I'd like to meet.

jadedj said...

MRM---That would be Penelope Pussycat, a good friend of Pepe Le Pew.

Tom Harper said...

OK, I'm dropping my lawsuit. I've heard of that law firm, and those guys are unbeatable.

jadedj said...

Tom---Good decision. These guys instill fear and loathing into the hearts of men and mice, and give no quarter...which is why we hire nothing but the best here at B of C.

tnlib said...

Not familiar with this one. Took a college class in 19th century French poets. The professor was so utterly dull she would have crucified D. H. Lawrence. Not nearly as lively as your blog.

Harlequin said...

rabelais.... quite the intellectual fare!! rabelais is also mentioned in a song in the musical "the music man" .... he seems to turn up when one needs to delve into one's inner bawd. nicely done.

Chimp said...

Yep. Russell Cheatham. Didn't Penelope Pussycat work at Hooters? Now, Pepe Le Pew would definitely make a good lawyer: He never gives up!

jadedj said...

tnlib---I can't remember who said this, but it definitely applies my college remembrances...I have a "grand memory for forgetting".

As to lively...thanks for the compliment(?), but it's most likely the caffeine...and other liquids, on occasion.

Harlequin---So, you're not contacting your lawyers, eh?

Chimp---I am not sure about Penelope. Ask Punch...he mentioned something in the comments here about Hooters, as I recall.

Nance said...

Ah, Rabelais, the Rear Haunch of Raunchiness.

jadedj said...

Nance---I am trying to decide which is worse...Rear Haunch, or Head Haunch. Hmmmm.

Chimp said...

The Kama Sutra says that all haunches are good, just depends on your particular taste. I like the hanging-up-side-down-on-a-banana-tree haunch.

jadedj said...

Chimp---So that's your position regards the matter, eh?

Chimp said...

I know it's a shaky position, especially during hurricanes.

jadedj said...

Chimp---Not if one creates one's own hurricane, as it were. Har, har, har, har.