Flooftusi (floofinition) – dance performed by some household pets, it usually involves the creature sitting still and moving nothing but its head, often as it watches something. Cats will often perform the dance inline while watching birds. If they add chattering to the dance, catologists call the variation the bird-tusi.
In use: “Lined up at the window, the three felines watched birds and performed an admirable variant of the flooftusi that’s known as the bird-tusi.”
“You come and go, you come and go.”
Culture Club released “Karma Chameleon” in 1983. Stationed at Kadena AB, Okinawa, Japan, I was hanging out with Jeff. Several years older than me, he was my best bud. While I enjoyed guitar-driven tunes, Jeff was a fan of lyrics and vocals, and he loved harmonies. “Karma Chameleon” was one of Jeff’s favorite songs, so I heard it quite a bit.
Oddly, Jeff associated it with an event that happened to him while he was stationed in Thailand. I think it’s the karma connection. I don’t know. He didn’t realize that he often told this story after having a few beers and hearing “Karma Chameleon”.
Getting off a mid shift, he was heading home in the morning. As he was at the corner waiting for the bus, smoking a cigarette beside a stranger, a car pulled up and stopped. People in the car opened up, shooting and killing the stranger. They then looked at Jeff. Still smoking, Jeff turned around, looked the other way, and waited to be shot. He was hoping to convey, “I saw nothing.” It must have worked, as the car drove off after a few tense seconds. Jeff then hauled ass himself.
Something released Jeff into the memory stream this morning, dragging this song with it. So, for your pleasure….
This Tunnel of Silly Walks in the Netherlands (posted on Atlas Obscura) reminded me of Monty Python’s Argument Clinic.
The Argument Clinic is more than such, and features the standard MP goofiness but none of the usual cross-dressing. It’s a laugh, innit?