August 19, 2008

Okay, I need help.

(Ha, ha.)

Would you please go here to take a two-question survey?

It may help me resolve a problem over which I’ve been gnashing my teeth and tearing my hair out for three weeks now. The nature of the problem itself must remain concealed for the moment, but the day will come when all will be revealed.

Thank you.

Update: Some people have been kind enough to leave the answer to question #1 in the comments section on this post. I appreciate your generosity, but I’d like to ask readers not to do so from here on out. I myself know the answer; my aim is to find out whether readers recognize the phrase—and so putting the answer in the comments actually defeats my purpose.

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11 Responses to Okay, I need help

  1. Adam875 says:

    It rings a bell but I can’t actually place it. Sounds like a lyric. So I said yes but maybe I’m really a no?

  2. theprofessionalaunt says:

    It is part of the lyrics to a song written by Charlie Chaplin.

  3. NK says:

    It is a song lyric. Tell me my dear, are you trying to croon this song like Nat King Cole?

  4. Frank says:

    You are Charlie Chaplin and I claim my $5.

  5. Jing-reed says:

    Old fuckers like me just know shit like this. There is more stuff similar to this rolling around in my head than you can possibly imagine.

    I won’t give away the answer, but 1953 or 54 is a definite clue…

  6. Matthew says:

    It definitely rings a bell for me, but I seriously doubt it’s for the same reason it does for most people, particularly people older than I am. (So I don’t think my age is as relevant as one might think.)

  7. Lee says:

    Remembered it immediately.

  8. TED says:

    Those are the exact words I say to every one of my tricks when they profess their undying love for me as I’m kicking them out the door. Granted, I’ve had to use that line a few thousand times, but I’m still surprised that it made its way back to you.

    I found the second question somewhat more difficult to answer because the response varies so widely depending on the context. I gave it my best shot, though.

  9. David says:

    But of course.

  10. birdfarm says:

    i’m 37.

    (you didn’t say we couldn’t leave the answer to the second question in the comments.)

    why would anybody care that i’m 37? well, we went to college together, so that makes you about 35. yes? surely your readers wish to know such a pertinent detail? will you even publish this comment? lol

    damn, i don’t even know when your birthday is … what a bad friend.

  11. birdfarm says:

    p.s. TED, why do you care if they smile or not at that point? just curious.


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