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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Oh no not again! (The Morris Museum)

I think I suffer from an over active imagination. OK, not "suffer" exactly- in fact I rather enjoy it. ANYWAY, my new job has me doing a lot more driving than I've done in a long time- visiting different sites, vendors and soforth. In my travels I happened upon a sign for...wait for it...


Now don't go spoiling my fun by googling this one, your attempts to prove me wrong about the Bruce Museum were completely ignored by the part of my brain responsible for separating fantasy from reality.

Let's see now... who would be celebrated in the Morris Museum...
Morris the Cat for sure - I mean come on he's a TALKING CAT for crying out loud.
Jim Morris-son?
Philip Morris? (is he even a real person?)
Depressing alt rockstar Morris-sey?

This is a lot harder than the Bruce Museum that's for sure - maybe it's a really small place.


At 3:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Morris the Moose

At 4:15 PM, Blogger Air Time said...

alanis morrisette, but the really angry one from Jagged Little Pill, not the one who found serenity in India

At 4:20 PM, Blogger Jameel @ The Muqata said...

YAY! get to comment early...

Greg Morris - from Twilight Zone and Mission Impossible!

(He was the electronics expert on the old Mission Impossible).

Will the comment pass inspection for comment moderation? Do I need to remove my shoes first?

At 5:17 PM, Blogger Maya Resnikoff said...

My first thought was Morris dancing.

At 8:49 PM, Blogger projgen said...

William Morris ("we represent the William Morris Agency")

Desmond Morris

My ozzie neighbour says there's an Australian author named Morris something-man. (Okay, just Google'd it: Morris Gleitzman)

And Morris County, New Jersey

Hmm... wonder what you'll come across next?!

At 1:25 AM, Blogger Lab Rab said...

Randolph Morris (college basketball player for U of Kentucky).

My father's grandfather (for whom he is named) who immigrated to US from Vilna area in 1883 to escape the czar's draft.

Morris O'Brien on 24.

[BTW - my favorite on-road attraction sign is the one on I-84 near Danbury, CT advertising Squantz Pond. When we drove as kids we would play the "alphabet game" and we would always gleeflully wait for that sign to fill in both the Q and the Z. Such a Scrabblicious word! Kind of like quiz, zax, and kex. :)]

At 5:39 AM, Blogger Jerusalemcop said...

Some Baseball Morris'

Jack Morris (Tigers, Blue Jays in teh 80's and early 90's)

Jim Morris (One of the oldest rookies in Baseball, made a movie about his life with Dennis Quaid...great feel good movie)

Matt Morris (current pitcher on the SF Giants, use to be on The St. Louis Cardinals)

At 1:45 PM, Blogger Eliyahu said...

from their site, http://www.morrismuseum.org/static/index.html :
Morris Museum
The mission of the Morris Museum is to elevate the cultural consciousness, excite the mind and enhance the quality of life by advancing the understanding and enjoyment of the visual and performing arts, natural and physical sciences, and humanities through exhibitions, performances and educational programs in a welcoming, inclusive and creative environment that responsibly uses all museum resources, including stewardship of a permanent collection.

At 2:52 PM, Blogger Eliyahu said...

opps! maybe that's not it! i bet it's the home of a whole collection of Morris chairs!

At 3:51 PM, Blogger and so it shall be... said...

Now that Philip Morris is broadcasting commercials on how to NOT smoke, they're preparing for retirement.

At 5:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In honor of the Morris Mini Minor, the cutest car ever made. My father drove one in Israel back in the '70s. Our Morris Mini Minor was bright red. Our assembled family could lift it off the ground easily. (Yes, we did that.)

At 12:11 PM, Blogger DTC said...

You mean it's not a museum sponsored by 9 Lives cat food for Morris the finicky cat?

At 12:22 PM, Blogger socialworker/frustrated mom said...

I heard so much about you. Finally I came to your blog. It is so great that people have you.

At 6:08 PM, Blogger Shifra said...

BF - Oh yes - that's the kids' book about the moose who goes to school right?
Good one.

AT - nothing more depressing than an angry 21 year old millionaire eh?

Jameel - Sorry about the moderation I just can't check my blog at work so I feel like I need to babysit the comments...

Debka- Morris dancing? Is that a kind of dance or the way that famous cat danced on TV commericals.

Progen - I'm off to a short conference tomorrow afternoon, if I see anything worth mentioning you'll read about it here!

Lab Rab- At first I thought you meant your
father's grandfather was named for the basketball player but I guess he would have needed a time machine for that...

J- Cop I had a feeling there were a lot of "morris"s in sport but I couldn't come up with any on my own.

Eliyahu - there are a few morris museums around the country. Where was I? I'm not telling!

SW - Do you really think so? In the end I think it's really taxes that will do smoking in.

Mirty I've never heard of that. Can you find a photo?!

DTC - If it isn't SHOULD be!

Social worker - who's been talking me up? It's all lies I assure you.

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At 8:08 PM, Blogger Shifra said...

What a coincidence! I was looking for something else when I found your comment!

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At 4:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I loved our mini minor -- and later drove its American cousin, the Austin.

cute mini

At 7:13 PM, Blogger Shifra said...

OH that IS cute!
It reminds me of every old movie I've ever seen that takes place in London (including the classic James Bonds)

At 11:04 PM, Blogger Maya Resnikoff said...

Morris dancing is I think from England, is done in sets or either 4 or 6 dances- I forget which, or maybe it's both, and often involves bells and sticks that are clacked against eachother. There are rather interesting costumes that go along with it. It's originally a men-only dance form, but there are now women's and mixed-gender morris dance groups, and seems to be mostly a performance dance form, although it's folkdance, and a revival dance form at that.

At 10:52 AM, Blogger blogRfactor said...

Maybe its a Museum for the history of "Morris"town and why that town is named after Morris?

At 2:35 PM, Blogger socialworker/frustrated mom said...

Ha I don't think so. I just see your link around that is all. Take some credit.


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