12 February 2007

SPIKE! - Manic Monday



Being blessed with a brain that regularly runs on free association overdrive can produce some unusual results.

California girls with spiked hair leap at Venice Beach to spike a ball before racing into the sea after the game. Fishermen with sand spikes hoping to catch something with fins ignore the leggy mermaids. Deeply saddened at being slighted, the ladies go home to ankle biting guard dogs named Spike and wait in their spiked heels for the boyfriends bearing spiked orchids who often would rather watch a football being spiked instead.

A lover of history and genealogy might remember the Golden Spike that joined the railroad from West to East coast or the Scottish ancestors who worked the railroad and the one who died eviscerated on the tracks. Modern types could find themselves spending late evenings at piano bars listening to great jazz while slowly stirring an alcohol spiked drink and hoping to go home with the muscian or just to the movies to be challenged by Spike Lee. Of course if you are of a certain age then slide whistles and old songs remind you of another Spike named Jones.

Railbirds who love the ponies remember Dusty Spike, but what is this subject going to do to Technorati's blogosphere chart of spikes and valleys? Finally, the whole point: As someone who loves the pictures that are often worth a thousand words, here they are stuck on a spike, and it is up to you to figure out what is what and who is whom.


16 comments:

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

great! thanks for sharing your take on this week's theme....

smiles, bee

katherine. said...

free association overdrive indeed... great take.

Crazy Working Mom said...

Awesome post! You included, I'm pretty sure, every possible definition of the word. You rock!

Sarge Charlie said...

Yes great minds....thanks for stopping by my place

Gattina said...

Wonderful ! You should get an award for this ! You managed to put all the spiky words together. Now I know what I can expect on other blogs, a few of the "spike" interpretations I have seen or read already. But there is one you forgot, lol ! The spike heels, which I remember when I was 20.

AlanBoss said...

Hmmm... I think that the only usage you may have missed, (unless I missed it) is spiked hair. Probably on the head of one of the volleyball player's boyfriends.

Whew!

Jamie said...

This has really been fun. I'm looking forward to next week. It does get the creative juices flowing.

Skittles said...

Wow! I think you covered everything! Great job :)

Sanni said...

Great take on the SPIKE-theme, Jamie! It was a pleasure to read! Thanks =)

Jamie said...

Slight redo. I got in the hair and heels. Thanks for pointing out the oversights.

Morgen said...

Jamie - this was awesome! First time someone's attempted such an encompassing multi-definition post for Manic Monday
thanks for participating!

lisa said...

wow, you covered them all! love the visuals.

PARLANCHEQ said...

That sure is a lot of spike!

Sanni said...

Oh, I remember this spike-y Manic Monday, Jamie - and I still love it as much as I did when I saw it the first time.

Perfect choice for the carnival!

the teach said...

I wasn't around to read this post, Jamie, when you first published it. I'm glad I was able to read it now. It's a great post! :)

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

How did I miss this one? What an awesome post on spike. You covered this wonderfully. Have a great MM Jamie. :)