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Friday, August 24, 2007

happy belated trivia...

Such a cute rock formation. Elephants are way cool! Riding on the huge trunk...What?...oh, that's what you see?! Well, I am not here to "rorschach" you!
And if you can't let it go...sling along to The Snark, where we are being inappropriate along similar shapely lines.

on with the trivia:

"An Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist, he is the co-founder of a complex pseudo-science the psychoanalytical school of psychology. His father Jacob was a wool merchant and had two kids by a previous marriage. The tip of the iceberg, a slip of the tongue and transference can all be blamed on him. Among his patients were the great-grand niece of Napoleon and the composer Gustav Mahler."


Posted by Minka :: 9:42 pm :: 25 Royal Subjects

Link to this Royal Decree!


At 22:18, Anonymous neva said...

LOVE this picture, and find your "mystery" man a perfect companion!

long and short of things (heh), this post is too funny! ; ) xox

At 22:23, Anonymous neva said...

oh, and did my "slip" show just then? golly, i sure hope not! between your -- ahem -- "Rorschach" imagery and today's snarky post, pretty sure some folks won't wonder if i'm not in envy of the "other" sex and/or their... cigars. (i'm not) heh heh. ; )

At 22:34, Blogger Minka said...

neva..."sometimes a cigar is just a cigar!" But more often than not, it could also be soemthign to be set on fire :)

At 23:02, Blogger Doug said...

There are some things that folks have enjoyed
Since humans first rose from the void
That, described by a shrink,
Make us envy, I think,
Not the endowed but those unannoyed.

I refer, of course, to barbecue.

At 00:39, Blogger Minka said...

Doug, that might be my favourite limerick so far. Well done!

At 00:45, Blogger tsduff said...

I know my son does not have an Oedipus Complex... and the shrinky dink who employed that concept was, in my personal opinion nuts.

PS: It's no fair that the dog always gets all the choice rhyming words first. caw caw

At 04:43, Anonymous G said...

A classic case of trunk envy!

Glad I didn't miss this all together. I'm sort of on vacation - not like YOUR vacation but you know, taking life a little easier. Ah summertime.

Let's see what else I've been missing...

At 13:59, Blogger goldennib said...

A shrink who once raved on cocaine
Proved the world was all but insane
Men wanted their mothers
Girls want to be their brothers
His theories are now thought quite inane.

At 14:22, Anonymous neva said...

wonder what this man would have interpreted that Groucho Marx line from Animal Crackers: "One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas, I don't know." (as you know, i have my own theories, considering the fact that Groucho was said to be unusually well-endowed)

think your guy was responsible for the practice of shrinks (and other doctors, too) to write in such an illegible fashion, including, but not limited to, their signatures?? ; )

At 14:24, Anonymous neva said...

oops... i meant to say: "wonder how this man would have..."

wonder how he'd have interpreted that? d'oh! : )

At 14:26, Anonymous neva said...

long as i'm "wondering"... wonder what he'd have said about your own interpretation of that "item" we were "discussing" on the Snark, yesterday?? because that was just flat out hilarious! : )

At 16:26, Blogger Minka said...

terry, what is not commonly known about all the complexes, this psychologist had one for girls too, teh Electra complex. Some people never run out of ideas :)

G, vacate away...but do get back :)

goldennib, and thank goodness for that. Starngely though, my newest book on psychology, a neat little thing, yet again teaches is theories to the brim.*shakes head*

Neva, I have to give him credit for being smart about his writing. It is hard to discredit him. If you refuse having an Oedipus complex or any such nonsense, Freud would easily fire back with "Repression is a daily sight!" he safeguarded all hsi theory with yet another. Brilliant, really!

neva, I am no expert in psycho bablle...but I would assume soemthign along the lines: "When he was three he went to the zoo, his mom was fascinated with an elephant, in groucho's love for his mother he became envious of the elephant's ginormous trunk...repressed that emotion until early adulthood, when it took on magnified, stinky proportions his subconcious is trying to release." Or something along similar lines.

Neva, I would have been locked away instantly, there would be a cozy couch in my cell though :)

At 16:41, Anonymous neva said...

hah! yes, i suspect you're right about that diagnosis. and here i thought he (Groucho) was just referring to his own ginormous trunk swinging inside his jammies. ; )

At 18:00, Blogger Theresa said...

Your trivia brings me back to my psych classes, we had a lot of fun with this guy. In the meantime, my id and my super-ego are fighting over what I see in that picture...I think the id is winning...it's quite clear to me now...I feel an urge to pay a visit to the penis mall.

At 18:02, Blogger Theresa said...

By the way, is that cute rock formation in Iceland?

At 18:11, Blogger Minka said...

neva, two years of psychology, my sweet! I have learned everything that I really should forget :)

Theresa, Icelandair, flies directly to Spain ;) MY ID insisted too and kept bonking inside my head, while my super ego stood firm: "It's an elephant, Monika...it's an elephant. Nothing but an elephant!"
And no, not in Iceland...otherwise you would have a picture of me hanging from the trunk :)

At 22:55, Blogger J. D. said...

GIRLS! GIRLS! Please...there may be children present...and, one of them might be mine!

I'd be OVERJOYED to tell you that I immediately thought of an elephant, but, my first thought was, "That has to be in Iceland!".

And, you mentioned a "cigar"? Have you seen the sharp, little cutting gadget that cuts the tip off the cigar? *shudder, shudder*

At 23:13, Blogger J. D. said...

Minka...Someone out there must be using my identity. I certainly would not have been so crude as to write the above comment. (I'm almost sure.)

I would have been smart enough to read other's comments firstly, before using one of Doug's hints. (HA! Guess I'm not as smart as I thought I was:-) .....Judy

At 23:33, Blogger Minka said...

Judy, lovely seeing you here again. I appreciate the regular check ins. people start complaining about Douglas taking all the good hints, if I knew how you talk to a curmudgeon...I would:)

At 04:04, Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

What a photo!!

Rock solid.


At 10:36, Blogger AP3 said...

I like the celebration picture on my blog better, I must say.

At 10:43, Blogger Minka said...

jamie, and if you almost typed a c instead of an r, it would have been a linguistic slip of the keypad!

AP3, Shocking !:)

At 17:04, Blogger TLP said...

The envy situation is just the reverse. Men envy breasts.

Looks like a hard long object to me.

At 22:09, Blogger actonbell said...

Ah, but a slip of the slip is what it's really all about...

At 12:41, Blogger Minka said...

TLP...please tell me you see teh elephant too...otherwise Rorschach would say that you ar enot inclined to see the whole picture, but rather focus on details...we can't win...you see?

Actonbell...what when a slip occurs during a slip of the slip? It could get complicated. You want ice-cream, ther eis nothing usggestive about the form of ice cream, is there?


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