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February 11, 2009


Keith Eldred

Nice capturing of the moment.

My Google alerts for "Gesundheit" and "sneeze" brought me here to share how the frequent and spectacular sneezes in my workplace inspired not only awethey inspired me to invent a new way to respond.

When a resounding blast came from a person clear across the room or down the hall, I couldn't very well yell out "God bless you!" or "Gesundheit!" Too awkward. So I started whistling like you might whistle after seeing a hard hit in football, to express "Impressive!"

Then one thing led to another. This became known as the "Gesundheit Whistle," then by the mondegreen of that, "Gazoon High Twizzle," which became the title of a book by a friend, Mandy Green (whose name is a mondegreen of "mondegreen").

Now features that book and an animation of whistling after a sneeze.

If I'd been in that airport during your sublime experince, I'd have acknowledged it with a Gazoon High Twizzle.

sneezus christ

God bless you, Diane Kamikaze.

Uncle Ash

viva cheetah!

Uncle Bob

In case you are unaware, "seeing the sneeze" is a Sign of the End Times. It marks the beginning of the end.

Viltvodle VI is the home world of the small, blue, fifty-armed Jatravartids, who live in perpetual fear of what they refer to as "The Coming of the Great White Handkerchief." This is their cosmology's version of the end of the Universe, and can be explained by the fact that they believe that the Universe was sneezed out of the nose of a being called the Great Green Arkleseizure.

And thanks for mentioning our Goddess Discordia. I always thought there was some discord going on at your station. I'm making my pledge.

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