Saturday, April 24, 2010

Three in a Bed

Well, not these three ;)

Three in a Bed is actually a term used in darts. Who knew dart terms were so suggestive?

Bag O' Nuts - Scoring forty-five points in a throw
Bed - A section of a number
Diddle for the Middle - Throwing at the bull's-eye to see which player will throw first
Dirty Darts - Derogatory slang for questionable tactics (like scoring excessive points in Cricket)
Double Bull/Cork - The inner portion of the bull's-eye
Double In - Hitting the double area of a number to start a game of '01
Double Out - Hitting the double of a number to win a game of '01
Double Top - The double 20
Sevens - Slang for the 17s in Cricket (not dirty; just like the number, natch)
Shaft - The portion of the dart that holds the flight
Single In - Starting a game of '01 without having to hit a double first
Single Out - Ending a game of '01 without having to hit a double
Straight On - Starting a game of '01 without having to hit a double
Three in a Bed - Throwing all three darts in the same number

I'm sure you're asking wtf darts has to do with Rob. Well, as you know, there's not much these days that I can't link back to Rob. When I got home on Thursday and turned on the TV so I could set my DVR to record Oprah on Friday, the 2010 World Championship of Darts was on. Something immediately caught my eye. You only have to watch the first 10 seconds.

I spy Unicorn. I spy Eclipse. I spy Unicorn England. I spy Whitlock.

So I Googled Unicorn England and found this.

Origins of "The lion and the unicorn" in British history

The Lion and the Unicorn lyrics date from 1603 when King James VI of Scotland became James I of England unifying the Scottish and English kingdoms. The 'Virgin Queen' Elizabeth 1 named the son of Mary Queen of Scots, James, as her heir. The union of the two countries required a new royal coat of arms combining those of England which featured two lions, and Scotland whose coat of arms featured two Unicorns hence "The lion and the unicorn". A compromise was made thus the British coat of arms has one Lion and one Unicorn and the poem about hence "The Lion and the Unicorn" was created.

The picture depicts the Lion (with the crown) and the Unicorn Coat of Arms. The centre of the Arms depicts the lions of England in the first and fourth quarters, the lion of Scotland in the second and the Harp of Ireland in the third quarter. The motto around the centre means: "Evil to him who evil thinks" which relates to the Order of the Garter. The motto at the bottom means: "God and my Right "

The Lion and the Unicorn poem

The lion and the unicorn were fighting for the crown
The lion beat the unicorn all around the town.
Some gave them white bread, and some gave them brown;
Some gave them plum cake and drummed them out of town.

Somehow, "And the lion fell in love with the unicorn" just doesn't sound right. Or does it?


Dangrdafne said...

A real laugh out loud... A lion and a unicorn... LOL!!!!!

What an awesome short post!

And who knew Darts could be so full of Twilight!

Living with Edward said...

You should be teaching a course at colleges about history and other things and how they all relate to Twilight. I'm sure it would be very informative. Please let me know if you are going to be quizzing us on any of the information you have given to us.

Twired Jen said...

Lisa, your posts remind me that I am truly not the only one who finds Twilight/Rob in most everything! Thank you for keeping me sane!

I think the Unicorn thing must be an FF inside joke...I asked someone about this quite a while ago and I swear they mentioned a story online. Is it FF related???

xo J

Isabella MARIE Cullen said...

Wow! Who knew darts could be so suggestive! LOL I'll have to break the old dartboard out later!

I too find myself relating everything back to Rob or Twilight. My husband just came home from work a little while ago and I'm trying to think of things to talk to him about that aren't somehow Twilight related!!!! Which is kinda hard since my brain is completely wrapped up in this whole Oprah show thing and I am talking about who is going to watch the kids that night/day, and what I'm wearing, and how I'm not going to the White Sox game with him anymore that day....and it all goes back to Rob/Twilight. I think he has the patience of a saint sometimes (not always!!!)

TongueTwied said...

Your daily life is like 6 minus 5 degrees of Twilight! LOL at the Eclipse Pro! I'm hoping Slade will live up to that name!

17foreverlisa said...

@DD - One of these days I really am going to do a short post. LOL!! Thanks for timing me last night. At right around an hour, that was pretty good for me. LOL!!

@LwE - If only I could figure out how to make money doing this ;) A pop quiz? you have me thinking.

@TJ - Well, if we are ever comitted to the nut house, at least we'll have each other for company. LMAO! And, yes, unicorn is a reference to Wide Awake. I wish I could say I've read it, but I haven't. I just know enough to get the connection. I had to ask DD for sure, though, so don't feel bad.

@IMarieC - Who can blame you for being wrapped up in being at the Oprah show when Rob's there?!! Please tell your husband that I'd be happy to be your replacement at the White Sox game, though. You know how I love me some baseball. And it wouldn't come close to seeing Rob, but at least I'd get to see Carlos Quentin. LOL!

17foreverlisa said...

@TT - Sad, but true. And I'm hoping AND praying that Slade lives up to that name.

Musing Bella said...

LMAO - I haven't read Wide Awake, but Tropic of Virgo has some HAWT dart action. I know nothing about darts, but that story made me wish I did!!

We can find Twilight anywhere - I love it!

Anonymous said...

Love the way everything relates back to Twilight. Have you tried Google ads? Mrs P uses them.

smartEpantz said...

Looks like I need to take up darts!

@Jen ~ I know unicorns are mentioned in other FF's besides Wide Awake but I read so much (or have read, I should say...I'm totes slacking lately), that I fail at naming them all. It is a common thread though!

@MB ~ I fucking thought of ToV too!!! Ugh. I just finished that recently and fell ass over teakettle in love with it!

I too see Twi is my life now.


Jayla said...

@Lisa gr8 post.
Darts: LOL- Taylor/Whitlock - priceless.
Unicorn/Lion: Wow- who knew Wide Awake was so spot on!

@MusingBella: Oh please go read Wide Awake- you won't be sorry. (well- maybe you'll be sorry when you attempt to read all of it in one sitting and you're up for 72 hours)

twilightcupcake said...

You know this darts post reminds me of ToV too. Gosh everything comes down to lemons doesn't it. Unicorns - can someone remind us about where it was in WA? It was the very first real ff I read ages ago and can't remember. Maybe time to reread it. So educational :)

17foreverlisa said...

@MB - There's a ff story with darts in it? I had no idea. LOL!

@TM - I've talked to her about them and it's not a money maker for her, but thanks for thinking of it!

@sEp - You are my life now. LOL!

@Jayla - You did me one better!!! I'm so Team Robward, that I completely missed that Whitlock's opponent's name was Taylor. LMAO!

@TC - Another reference to ToV. That must have been a good one, huh? I Googled Wide Awake Unicorn a long time ago and it gave me a link right to the chapter it appears in. For some reason Chapter 32 sticks in my mind.

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