March 27, 2007

A Literal Description of my State of Mind

I was surprised last weekend when my wife explained to one of the kids that Rocket Jones meant I was "jones'n" for rockets and my daughter claimed that never knew that. Hmmmm. I've sometimes been referred to as Mr. Jones around here, but I thought that the Cheech and Chong reference was pretty self-evident. Maybe not.

Thanks to YouTube, here is the original Jones. Basketball Jones!

Posted by: Ted at 05:00 AM | category: About Ted
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1 Wow, I haven't heard that in years, and I'd never seen the animation.

I'm shocked there was such a gap in your kids' education, though.

Posted by: nic at March 27, 2007 05:31 PM (l+W8Z)

2 I'm embarrassed to say that, having read you for years, it's distressingly recent that I've figured that out myself.

Posted by: Mad William Flint at March 28, 2007 12:22 AM (w7V+K)

3 It's a colloquialism whose origins comes from NYC. It's also generational as it came into it's own during the late 60's.

I use the phrasing "jonesing" in relation to coffee and soda. You see the original use of the phrase came from heroin addicts undergoing involuntary drug withdrawal.

now where's my OED software...

Posted by: michele at March 28, 2007 02:26 PM (0cwiO)

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