Sunday, January 29, 2006

Happy Chinese New Year

Gung Hay Fat Chow. It is the Year of the Dog. If you were born in 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994 or 2006, you were born under the sign of the Chinese dog. Some famous dogs:

"I can keep a secret. Can YOU?"

People born in the Year of the Dog possess a deep sense of loyalty,
are honest and inspire other people's confidence
because they know how to keep secrets.

"It's lamé, people. Lamé! Not gold."

They care little for wealth, but always seem to have money.

"What do you mean, I can't have my own money?"

Dog people are somewhat selfish, terribly stubborn and eccentric.

The Life of the Party: Debbie Downer
"You'd better finish those green beans.
People are starving in India."

They can be cold emotionally and sometimes distant at parties.

"I'm a Hound Dawg."

Dog people make good leaders.

It is the Year of the Dogcow -- MOOF!

Postscript: I've been talking to my friend Travis, Throwing Hammers while he's in the slammer, and he seems to be bearing up well for a "much needed rest." They must be giving him internet acccess, because today Travis sent me his latest in response to the above picture of Elvis, inspired by today's blogs of Direct Current and Rhinestone Cowgirl: DirectCurrent
Rhinestone Cowgirl

"It's gold, people. GOLD! Not lamé."
(Photoshop by Travis)


Blogger I-66 said...

Moof? I think that's 23.16 times better than the alternative: "Woo"

8:51 AM  
Blogger Washington Cube said...

The dogcow is Clarus who belongs to MacIntosh-Apple computer history. Clarus always says, "Moof." I took the Chinese character for "moo" and added an "f." :)

9:19 AM  
Blogger cuff said...

Bush and Clinton as dogs...I suppose like most zodiac stuff it's all in what traits you want to emphasize. What a great contrasting cast of characters.

9:29 AM  
Blogger Velvet said...

As I get to know your personality a bit more through your comments, I can just picture you there, picking out these pics, and coming up with your snarky comments for them. This is so funny.

I'm not a dog. I don't know what I am.

9:57 AM  
Blogger Reya Mellicker said...

My last partner was a dog, a Chinese astrology dog, but also ... a dawg. Know what I mean? As a Dragon I'm not supposed to get along with Dogs. So far, this has proved to be true. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

9:58 AM  
Blogger Phil said...

I wondered why my Chinese neighbor's back yard was burned this weekend. Now I know.

10:25 AM  
Blogger Momentary Academic said...

Happy new year!

11:11 AM  
Blogger mysterygirl! said...

Great captions! I love some Debbie Downer.

12:00 PM  
Blogger A Unique Alias said...

hahah! Obviously I need to do quite a bit of upper-body work :-)

1:27 PM  
Blogger Washington Cube said...

Mass: Isn't that interesting. I looked up famous people born in the Year of the Dog (including Sophia Loren, Judy Garland, Sylvester Stallone, David Bowie (almost used him), Winston Churchhill. Not that I believe in any of it, but it was a fun project. When I look at famous people born on my birthday (and I'm not saying who to give it away), I'm always like, "What the..." it's so odd.

Velvet: I've been enjoying getting to know you through your blog, as well. The El Guapo piece you had going recently was hysterical. It's funny how our personalities come out in these blog pieces, and I do believe that they do. As for what sign you are? Use this to calculate:


Reya: Guny Hay Fat Chow to you, too. :)

Phil: Probably setting off firecrackers to ward off the bad demons in the neighborhood.

Momentary: A Happy New Year for you, as well.

Mystery: I think everyone knows a Debbie Downer in their lives. As for Mother Theresa, Christopher Hitchens used to write these scathing pieces against her in Vanity Fair magazine.

1:37 PM  
Blogger Rhinestone Cowgirl said...

Obviously, my appetite for bling has rubbed off on my honey.

2:05 PM  
Blogger Johnny said...

Michael Jackson scares me.

2:49 PM  
Anonymous Mataz said...

Where did the "Commander Bush" money pic come from? Was it created as a serious tribute to 9/11? Everything about it looks quite serious, except for his picture. Then again, I'm not sure I've ever seen a picture of Bush in which he looks serious ...

3:47 PM  
Blogger Washington Cube said...

Rhinestone: I think you are probably a good influence on each other, and it's a nice balance. What is it Julia Roberts says in Steel Magnolias about her unborn child, "If he has Jackson's good looks, and my sense of style..."

Johnny: Scares you? Michael Jackson is SO beyond scary, it's not funny.

Mataz: This was the source for the Bush money picture:, or

4:29 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

Happy New Year! Moof!

5:33 PM  
Blogger ThaiMex1 said...

Hmmmmmmm, I was born in the year of the Sheep and the month of the Ram. I've covered the Oriental and Occidental now I have to figure out what I am based on the Aztec calendar....I figure "good lookin'"

7:21 PM  
Anonymous Wrethcat said...

I'm a Dragon and an Aries/Ram and an ENFP. Regardless of all that, I am a Cat first and foremost.

As it is the year of the Dog, I suppose I need to hide out until next year, so I will be needing a years supply of catnip to keep me sated. (Winking at Cubie)

>^, ,^<

9:20 PM  
Blogger Washington Cube said...

Megan: Moof to you.

tzolkin01.html :)

Wrethy: Do you deserve catnip? Have you been good?

11:02 PM  
Blogger VP of Dior said...

i was born in the year of the dog. 1982. i love money and dogs.

"did you know that feline AIDS is the number one killer of cats?"

ooops, my Debbie Downer side popped out....

3:47 PM  

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