Sunday, April 17, 2005

Of Bogarts and Ego-Farts

My cousin Zina is a faithful reader of this blog. I want to publicly wish her a Happy Birthday. Her birthday was actually yesterday but Blogger wouldn't cooperate last night so birthday wishes (and this post) come a day late.

I received an e-mail from Zina regarding my use of the term bogard in one of my comments on my High Hitler post. I used the term referring to people who hold onto a reefer without passing it on. Zina referred me to this definition in the Urban Dictionionary (which now has its own link in my sidebar):

To keep something all for oneself, thus depriving anyone else of having any. A slang term derived from the last name of famous actor Humphrey Bogart because he often kept a cigarette in the corner of his mouth, seemingly never actually drawing on it or smoking it. Often used with weed or joints but can be applied to anything.

Don't bogart that blunt man, pass that over here!

Zina also noticed my mom's comment on the same post in which mom comtemplated Hitler's bad guts and wondered what it must have been like to sit behind him during one of his more rambunctious speeches (smelly, smelly was mom's deduction). Zina found the following definition in the Urban Dictionary which is applicable to that situation:

Flatulence forced from one's body in a pompous, self-satisfying manner, without regard to the consideration of others.

Although his friends quickly rolled down the car windows, Shane was so full of himself, he took a big, proud whiff of his smelly ego-fart.

I hope today's post will prove useful as well as educational. You're welcome.


Lorna said...

Ohmigod, I'm back---with a vengeance. I'm so happy, but I actually have nothing to add about bogarts or ego-farts, having already studied them in depth on my own, and recognized your expertise.

Laurie said...

Lorna - Good to know you recognize an expert when you see one. And, again, welcome back to comment-land!

Bry-2000 said...

I know quite a few people who fall uner the ego-fart category. I like the blog-good work.

Zina said...

Thanks for the bithday SHOUT OUT. I am having more fun with the urban dictionary than I'd like to omit.

I do have alot of time on my hands. Trying to get out of debt frees up ALOT of time. My one vice..AOL!!! Which has ben very helpful!

Zina said...

SORRY, even though "omit" may work when mentioning the urban dictionary I mean to say "admit".

sleepybomb said...

as for the 'bogart' ref. you are right about the humphrey bit. it was a saying, prolly outta cali, and soon enuff a song was written and included on the easy rider soundtrack, (recorded by the fraternity of man, remember them? they prolly don't either.)
little feat did a version on the waitin for colombus lp. aparrently a crowd fave. it is also very deep in meaning . . .

Don't Bogart That Joint
Lyrics: Elliot Ingber
Music: Elliot Ingber

Don't bogart that joint my friend
Pass it over to me
Don't bogart that joint my friend
Pass it over to me

Roll another one
Just like the other one
You've been holding on to it
And I sure will like a hit


Roll another one
Just like the other one
That one's burned to the end
Come on and be a real friend


(as you can tell from my pic this is all academic . . .

RahX said...


OldHorsetailSnake said...

I went to college and didn't learn anything as useful as this. Thanks, Tex.

se7en said...

that was a very useful definition of a new term, wonderful!

you rock!!

hehe *hugs*

dom said...

Happy birthday Zena ! ( belated)
~said in a French accent~ " I Ego-fart in your general direction".. (Monty Python re-edit)

Thankyou Laurie for pointing me in the direction of the Urban dictionary

Laurie said...

Bry-2000 - Thanks for the compliment! I think everyone has a few ego-farters reeking about.

Zina - You're quite welcome! Happy birthday again, cousin.

Sleepybomb - Thanks for the background. I was wondering how it got to be so widespread. We...I mean...I know people...who have been saying that since the '70's. (I've always loved that pic of you!)

Rahx - Gross...or funny? A very thin line, my blogging friend.

Old Horsetail - You obviously didn't go to college in the '70's.

Se7en - You rock, too, my friend!

Dom - Ah, man! You didn't have to tell ME that was from Monty Python. One of the greatest movies of all time. (It's just a flesh wound. Run away! Run away! Burn her! Burn her! Bring out your dead.) hahahahahahaha....