Feel like a “snookeroo” some days?


“In fiction, when you paint yourself into a corner, you can write a pair of suction cups onto the bottoms of your shoes and walk up the wall and out the skylight and see the sun breaking through the clouds.”-  Tom Robbins 

A few weeks ago my dear friend, blogging associate and very creative partner Susan on our alternate website “Weekly Prompts” fired a verbal volley across the pond and used the term “blonker” which I had not heard before but was intrigued by its uniqueness.

This week as a friendly retort to her challenge I introduce the word “snookeroo” to our Weekly Word Challenge of DEFINITIONS

A “snookeroo” according to the Urban dictionary is a person that continuously paints himself/herself into a corner. Self-inflicted “bad luck” follows them around. Left to their own devices, they will end up “snookered“, sooner than later.

When I was attending university this was the favorite drinking song of many of my fellow students who chugged down more than a few frosty brews while bemoaning the fact that they did not study enough for their examination.

They had in effect painted themselves into the proverbial corner that many folks find themselves in when by their own actions or inaction fail to cover their short term and or future goals.

I joined them at the pub and bemoaned the unfairness of the system with them all the while concealing the fact that I had spent many hours in the library burning the midnight oil and preparing for the tests . 

I owned the album and loved the song especially the cover photo of Ringo Starr and “Gort” the menacing robot from the 1950’s sci fi thriller “The Day the Earth Stood Still”.

Starr proved early on in his career that he had a sense of fun. When asked by a group of reporters if he was a “mod” or a “rocker” he answered jovially “I’m a mocker”.

How can you not appreciate that type of off the cuff humor and from a member of a band that was the musical vanguard to the British Invasion of the early 1960’s?

Good Night Vienna!


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