Rimshot, Please

After eleven hours of heavy lifting at the office, I’m afraid the little grey cells have now called it a day, and a meaty post is simply not in the cards. But readers will know by now that having nothing of any interest whatsoever to say rarely keeps me from posting — and tonight is no exception.

This evening’s offering fits with particular aptness into our “tomfoolery” taxon, having been tossed over the transom today by my old Hung Gar training brother Tom Andrus. So, without further ado:

Can’t find the book you’re looking for? Well, it’s probably because you’re in the:

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  1. Well, if you’re in the Wong Fook Hing Book Store, then you must be looking for the wong fook hing book, so they’ll surely have it — even multiple copies. In that case, obviously, you will have come to precisely the right place!

    Jeffery Hodges

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    Posted October 27, 2009 at 12:16 am | Permalink
  2. Charles says

    For all your rimshot needs:


    Posted October 27, 2009 at 1:58 am | Permalink
  3. Kevin Kim says

    With Korean pronunciation: Hwang Bok Heung Seo. (“Seo” is pronounced somewhere between “Saw” and “Suh”).

    Hwang = yellow, gold(en)
    Bok = happiness, good fortune
    Heung = interest, gusto, taste
    Seo = writing, books

    Make of that what you will. I wonder whether “heung seo” translates as “bookstore.” Probably not. In Sino-Korean, “bookstore” is often rendered as “seo-jeom” (Kor. 서점, Chn. 書店) where “jeom” refers to a market or store. In the above sign, I think “seo,” by itself, might just be shorthand for “bookstore,” as when we say “Borders Books” instead of “Borders Bookstore.” “Store” is implied in “Books.”

    Now that my pedantry has sucked the humor out of the room, I’ll be on my way.

    Posted October 27, 2009 at 2:57 am | Permalink
  4. Jake says

    Now on Digg and Twitter:

    Posted November 11, 2009 at 7:11 am | Permalink