An Amphipoda rant...

A

Amphipoda

Guest
I declare January 27th an IAOC International holiday? it's my
birthday! I'm approaching the crest of "the hill" with the speed and
determination as if I were already on some steep ramp downward into a
magnificent watery splash. Now that I'll be of "age" (able to
formulate my own opinion without actually thinking), I want to clear
up a few things that have been mildly nagging at me for years, like a
scratch that never itched.

First ? the name Amphipoda is routinely butchered by many. It's
pronounced "Am-fee-pod-uh." I'm cool with Apoda or even Poda, but
calling me Ipod makes me blow chuncks. Way too trendy!

Second ? When something gets an Amphipoda spin, it is Amphipoda-ized
or under goes apodization. (i.e., when stopping your car, if you
reduce the brake pedal force just as you come to a stop, you will not
feel a "jerk" [or look like one] and the car will come to a smooth
stop. This is a form of apodization.). If you want something
apodized - just ask. I'm so chock full of BS my eyes are brown and
my nictitating membranes are pitch black.

Third ? I spend an incredible amount of time not doing the things
that nobody had ever thought of not doing. This is what makes me so
incredibly impractical on a good day and down right "finatical" on an
average day. Surly you realize what a saint my Mermaid wife is by
now.

And last ? In order to properly commemorate and celebrate this new
holiday I ask that each of you, in your own unique way, fill your
navel with the seeds of your favorite fruit and run buck naked
through the streets of the closest major metropolitan city
yelling "Happy Birthday Amphipoda!!!"? weather permitting of course.
And if that's just too much of a hassle please make a silent toast in
the direction of the nearest Amphicar.

Oh, and by all means tell your boss January 27th is an IAOC
International holiday and that you get the day off with pay.

Be well, swim safe.

Amphipoda (Am-fee-pod-uh)
'64 Turquoise (still not wet in 2006)
San Diego, CA (72 degrees)
 
L

Larry & Nancy Solheim

Guest
UHHHH, I'm stunned. . . . Happy Birthday, (Apod-Duh?) --Larry

Amphipoda <Amphipoda@yahoo.com> wrote: <blockquote class="replbq" style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid"><tt>I declare January 27th an IAOC International holiday? it's my
birthday! I'm approaching the crest of "the hill" with the speed and
determination as if I were already on some steep ramp downward into a
magnificent watery splash. Now that I'll be of "age" (able to
formulate my own opinion without actually thinking), I want to clear
up a few things that have been mildly nagging at me for years, like a
scratch that never itched.

First ? the name Amphipoda is routinely butchered by many. It's
pronounced "Am-fee-pod-uh." I'm cool with Apoda or even Poda, but
calling me Ipod makes me blow
chuncks. Way too trendy!

Second ? When something gets an Amphipoda spin, it is Amphipoda-ized
or under goes apodization. (i.e., when stopping your car, if you
reduce the brake pedal force just as you come to a stop, you will not
feel a "jerk" [or look like one] and the car will come to a smooth
stop. This is a form of apodization.). If you want something
apodized - just ask. I'm so chock full of BS my eyes are brown and
my nictitating membranes are pitch black.

Third ? I spend an incredible amount of time not doing the things
that nobody had ever thought of not doing. This is what makes me so
incredibly impractical on a good day and down right "finatical" on an
average day. Surly you realize what a saint my Mermaid wife is by
now.

And last ? In order to properly commemorate and celebrate this new
holiday I ask that each of you, in your own unique way, fill your
navel with
the seeds of your favorite fruit and run buck naked
through the streets of the closest major metropolitan city
yelling "Happy Birthday Amphipoda!!!"? weather permitting of course.
And if that's just too much of a hassle please make a silent toast in
the direction of the nearest Amphicar.

Oh, and by all means tell your boss January 27th is an IAOC
International holiday and that you get the day off with pay.

Be well, swim safe.

Amphipoda (Am-fee-pod-uh)
'64 Turquoise (still not wet in 2006)
San Diego, CA (72 degrees)





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amphi_sc

Guest
--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "Amphipoda" <Amphipoda@y...>
wrote:
>
> I declare January 27th an IAOC International holiday? it's my
> birthday!
Happy Birthday ~poda. That is also the day Debra is putting her red
amphi into the pool in front of her 96 science kids, parents,
reporters, etc... Its the concluding field trip to the study of
bouyancy and other related science as the students designed their own
water vehicles to carry them. ... sure, cars can float... so can
concrete canoes... Anyway, what a day Friday will be!
Al
 
A

Amphipoda

Guest
Ahoy Al,
Thanks for the b-day wishes mate!
Hope you can snap a photo and write a brief paragraph for
the newsletter... I'm saving you a space for this... please.
Need by Feb 10th if possible.
Give Debra a hug for me.
Be well, swim safe.
A-poda

--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "amphi_sc" <aboat2@a...>
wrote:
>
> --- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "Amphipoda" <Amphipoda@y...>
> wrote:
> >
> > I declare January 27th an IAOC International holiday? it's my
> > birthday!
> Happy Birthday ~poda. That is also the day Debra is putting her red
> amphi into the pool in front of her 96 science kids, parents,
> reporters, etc... Its the concluding field trip to the study of
> bouyancy and other related science as the students designed their
own
> water vehicles to carry them. ... sure, cars can float... so can
> concrete canoes... Anyway, what a day Friday will be!
> Al
>
 
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