Dark Bilious Vapors

But how could I deny that I possess these hands and this body, and withal escape being classed with persons in a state of insanity, whose brains are so disordered and clouded by dark bilious vapors....
--Rene Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy: Meditation I

Home » Archives » January 2005 » Speaking of Mr. Wizard...

[« What’s Wrong With This Picture…or Welcome to The Darwin Awards 2004 Winner] [From the "That explains everything" department: »]

01/26/2005: Speaking of Mr. Wizard...

Speaking of Mr. Wizard...

I made a reference to Mr. Wizard in asking for HELP from Len to fix my first blog picture-post. (It was a "monsterously oversized" download that caused DBV to be bizarrely streeeetcheeeed out.)

But, here's my Trivia of the Day Question:

What's the name of the Turtle who calls upon Mr. Wizard's invocation of, "Dwizzle, dwazzle, dwaazzle dwome...time for this one to come home."

Now, unfortunately...I've been trying to recall this (it periodically comes up as in this situation)...but neither my husband or I can remember the answer....so I can't post it...but I'd sure like to know...if anyone else can remember this bit of trivia...Thanks.

Karen on 01.26.05 @ 09:52 AM CST


Replies: 6 comments

on Wednesday, January 26th, 2005 at 9:57 AM CST, Len Cleavelin said

Damn, if you're going to take my place as trivia meister, at least post some challenging questions.


Tooter Turtle is the name you're so desperately searching for. See Don Markstein's magnificent "Toonopedia" website for more info:


on Wednesday, January 26th, 2005 at 1:01 PM CST, oebookend@aol.com">Karen McL said

Alright...here's a challenge to you Len (and no cheating) who played Livilla's (Claudius's sister) lover, Sejanus, in the production of "I Claudius?" and is currently a "known" star?

on Wednesday, January 26th, 2005 at 1:36 PM CST, mike hollihan said

Wow, I read that "time for this one to come home" and it struck a really resonant deep chord in me. Couldn't remember where I'd hear it, though. Following the link, it turns out it was a backup part of the Underdog show, which I watched a lot. Man, does all this take me back. I really can't describe the depth of emotion that phrase calls up.

on Wednesday, January 26th, 2005 at 2:40 PM CST, Len Cleavelin said

Underdog? Also "The King And Odie" (the name in syndication; during the original run it was "King Leonardo and his Short Subjects" (a rather clever pun there) and "Tennessee Tuxedo", if I'm remembering correctly (and a quick web search suggests that if I'm hallucinating, so are a few other people.

Sejanus was played by Patrick Stewart, but when I first saw "I, Claudius" "Star Trek: The Next Generation" wasn't even a gleam in Greedy Gene Roddenberry's eye yet.

My college Roman history teacher was of the opinion that Sejanus (either in an adaptation of "I, Claudius" or an original screenplay based on that era of Roman history) would have been a perfect role for Basil Rathbone; it's a pity nobody else thought of that, either.

on Wednesday, January 26th, 2005 at 3:30 PM CST, oebookend@aol.com">Karen said

Good going...Len!!!

I knew you had to have an excellent command of Patrick Stewart's bio to answer that one...but I would expect nothing less of a true Star Trekkian fan. And didn't he have the head of glossy brown curls back then...it's almost hard to recognize him. (but the sonorous voice..of course is a dead giveaway.

on Wednesday, January 26th, 2005 at 5:46 PM CST, Len Cleavelin said

Actually, if I'm snoozing I'm liable to confuse Stewart's voice with Sean Connery's. A point that Mel Brooks caught when he cast Stewart as King Richard in his spoof of Costner's "Robin Hood: Prince of Theives", namely "Robin Hood: Men in Tights". That was the moment that it dawned on me that Patrick Stewart was basically the poor man's Sean Connery.


I am of the opinion that casting Stewart as Professor Xavier in the two X-Men movies was a stroke of pure genius. I don't think there's a living (or dead, that I can think of) actor who is closer to the iconic "Professor X" look (though if there is one Mike Hollihan will probably mention him next comment).

New Comment

January 2005

Archives of Blogger site

Powered by gm-rss

Len's sidebar:
About Len (The uncondensed version)
Memorial to a dear friend
Frederick W. Benteen
The Web of Leonards
The St. Louis Cardinals
The Memphis Redbirds
The St. Louis Browns
The Birdwatch
Hey! Spring of Trivia Blog
BlogMemphis (The Commercial Appeal's listing of Memphis blogs)
The Guide to Life, the Universe, and Everything

Len's extended blogroll:

Brock's Sidebar:
About Brock
Boing Boing
Crooked Timber
Dispatches from the Culture Wars
Heretical Ideas
John and Belle Have a Blog
Jon Rowe
Letters of Marque
Literal Minded
Marginal Revolution
Matthew Yglesias
Oliver Willis
Political Animal
Positive Liberty
Signifying Nothing
Unqualified Offerings

Karen's Sidebar
About Karen
The Ig-Nobel Prizes
The Annals of Improbable Research
The Darwin Awards
EBaums World
Real Clear Politics
U.S. News Wire
Foreign Affairs
The Capitol Steps
Legal Affairs
Nobel Laureates for Change
Program On International Policy
Law of War
Sunday Times
Media Matters
Is That Legal?
Andrew Sullivan
Literal Minded
Jon Rowe
Freespace Blog
Thought Not
Publius Pundit
Blog Maverick
Rosenberg Blog
Crooked Timber

The Rocky Top Brigade:

Rocky Top Brigade Sampler

A New Memphis Mafia

The liberal alternative to Drudge.

Get Firefox!

Cardinals Countdowns:
Days until pitchers and catchers report:
Your browser doesn't support Java applets.

Days until first Grapefruit League game (3/3/05; @ NYM):
Your browser doesn't support Java applets.

Days until Opening Day (4/5/05; @ HOU):
Your browser doesn't support Java applets.

Days until Home Opener (4/8/05; vs. PHI):
Your browser doesn't support Java applets.

How many visitors are here:

Blogrings/Blog indexes/Blog search:
« ? Verbosity # »

Listed on Blogwise
Popdex Citations
Blog Search Engine

Greymatter Forums
template by linear