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Ask a Dumb Question by Lank, anna one

June 17th, 2007 8:57 PM / Location: 37.766313,-122.4481

INSTRUCTIONS: During a conversation, when someone brings up a word, concept, reference, or person that you don't know but would normally pretend to know about, ask them about it.

So while chillin' with my homie anna one, I kept noticing this button on her sewing kit. The button reads "ITMFA" in big letters. I knew from a previous reference that this is somehow an anti-Bush statement, but I couldn't for the life of me figure out for what the letters were an initialism (NOT acronym or anagram). So in my head, I actually decided that if asked, I would play it off like I was the creator of the phrase itself. "Yeah! Fuckin' ITMFA!"

But then, how dumb would I feel if the plan backfired and I were asked to expound upon my ITMFA sentiments? So I thought of this task, grabbed my balls in one hand and my cell phone in the other. Pressing speed dial (on my phone), I recorded the following conversation between anna and myself, starting in the midst of our discussion about which episode of Invader Zim we should watch. You would have been amazed at the sly skill with which I stealthily introduced the phone as an inobtrusive third party to our conversation.

As you will hear in the file below, "ITMFA" stands for Impeach the Mother Fucker Already, a phrase coined by sex advice columnist Dan Savage:

We ended up watching "Room with a Moose".

- smaller



Cool sewing kit lid, no?


Hear the unsuspecting laughter resulting from my stealth!

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posted by Ziggy C. on June 17th, 2007 9:54 PM

Interesting and informative, AND my favorite episode of Invader Zim. There is only one thing to say.


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posted by Malaysian Eddy on June 17th, 2007 10:13 PM

Aww you guys are silly cute lil' monkeys...

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posted by YellowBear on June 17th, 2007 10:52 PM

Not a dumb question at all, but a very good idea indeed. I like the stealthy audio documentation. ITMFA

Zim: "I will leave you to your..."
GIR: (in background): "Moosey fate...say moosey fate!
Zim: "Your moosey fate!"

posted by Blue on June 17th, 2007 11:52 PM

Hate to split hairs(who am I kidding I LOVE SPLITTING HAIRS) but ITMFA is not an anagram. You were probably thinking of an acronym, which it is also not because an acronym is a word formed from initials(like L.A.S.E.R.)

ITMFA is an initialism: an abbreviation consisting of initial letters pronounced separately.

oh yeah and…


Fucking seriously what is wrong with Americans???

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posted by anna one on June 18th, 2007 7:45 AM

Oooh... the rainy astronaut caught us in a misuse! Daaay-um!

posted by Lank on June 18th, 2007 12:53 PM

Thank-you, American Hair-Splitter! Changes have been made!

Damn were nerds… I love it
posted by Blue on June 18th, 2007 2:05 PM

Even more I love the fact that I have perfectly awfull grammer skills and spelling… but then there are times I just shine.