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R / January 16, 2012 11:34 PM

[after being told specific directions for a task] "Wait, how do I do this, again?"

It's how I DO!

G / January 17, 2012 8:08 AM

"What does that even mean?"

E / January 17, 2012 8:13 AM

"it's slicker than goose sh!t on a hot tin roof" anytime it's been snowing or is icy.

Monica Reida / January 17, 2012 9:11 AM

"I need tea."

Cinnamon / January 17, 2012 11:12 AM

If I were to create a video, I would create a "Shit Non-Crafters Say to Crafters".

Spook / January 18, 2012 11:38 AM

When some one uses words like "bacon", "yummie", "foodie", fail", epic fail, "crafty", etc., etc., etc.,

I say so glade you keep reminding me to use the latest buzz word, let me write that down because I keep forgetting

Andrew Huff / January 18, 2012 11:48 AM

Mine would probably include "awesome" and "nice" and "sweet" and other cheesy platitudes. What can I say, I'm lame and repetitive in my words of enthusiasm/encouragement.

"Yummie" is a buzzword? Better tell the 4-year-olds to quit being such hipsters.

Carlotta / January 18, 2012 12:36 PM

This isn't a criticism but....

Spook / January 18, 2012 4:42 PM

A Huffer

Nice and sweet are far to general to be include, but "awesome", hell yes!

And it's o.k. for a four year old to say "yummie", cause that's who the word was designed for.

But when a woman who inevitably belongs to a type and class who does yoga, knits, is crafty, crunchy, vegan, and lives in Logan Square uses "yummie" that sh*t is just dumb, man.


remember Huffer, belonging to a class or type means they could foreseeable live in Andersonville, etc., or engage in an activity like drawing "cute" pictures of cupcakes because cupcakes are "in".

amyc / January 18, 2012 4:54 PM

Mine would probably just be the word "dingus" and a bunch of Simpsons quotes.

Hey! Oh! Guy / January 19, 2012 5:04 PM

What's the deal with Grape Nuts?

You open'em grapes! nuts!!

What's the deal?!?

Hey! Oh! :-)

Andrew Huff / January 20, 2012 12:03 PM

Spook, I agree that it's a pretty infantile word for adults to say, but that doesn't make it a "buzzword." See the definition of the term here. "Yummo," Rachel Ray's possibly trademarked catchphrase, would lay more of a claim.

spook / January 20, 2012 2:25 PM

I stand corrected Sir Huff. Actually I lifted term from a Marvin Tate poem with out adequate research "

"........Mono -ethnic acting snobs,while you drive you car through the hood,
you with your three foot nappy fade
and multi colored juju beans.
You're an inner city buzz word now
a breath of fresh air
a hip hop baby
a real family man"

a verse from Hip Hop Poem by Marvin Tate

Andrew Huff / January 20, 2012 2:48 PM

Great poem, Spook. But, to paraphrase the great Vizzini, Never go against an editor when words are on the line!

*cackles maniacally, collapses*

Spook / January 20, 2012 6:26 PM

Hue Huffer

Go against an editor? That's some crazy glue you're into,son. I cited the source twice
Do you want me to call 911, or can you stand upon your own volition?

Now, if you're alluding to what only can be described a as certain flourishes, added, Such minor additions did not change the material substance of the poem, but is merely how I heard it spoken live by said poet originally way before I purchased the book, School Yard of Broken Dreams.

An example of this is Nas's classic "Who's World is This" And the second version of basically the same song "The World is Yours"

Now the moral of the story is, don't be afraid to be expansive, least Jupiter becomes bored and munches you up like a Kit Kat, like he did the Impostor Moon!

Andrew Huff / January 22, 2012 10:51 PM

Spook, I was making a self-deprecating allusion to The Princess Bride.

JasonB / January 24, 2012 2:23 PM

Wait, what was I talking about.

fluffy / January 24, 2012 9:02 PM

" I love (cat's name)"

I love my damn cat, what can I say.

sometimes at work I say I need a drink. Well, I don't say it, but I think about it all the time.

spook / January 25, 2012 11:28 AM

Dat damn Cat still kick'n huh?

fluffy / January 25, 2012 7:21 PM

After 20 years of passionate living, Mr M continues to kick it. He tried to bite my whole nose the other day.

Meems / February 3, 2012 1:30 PM

You've gotta be f***ing kidding me.

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