What is Alligators and Aneurysms?

Alligator- (1)Either of two broad-snouted crocodilians of the genus Alligator, of the southeastern U.S. and eastern China. (2) A machine for bringing the balls of iron from a puddling furnace into compact form so that they can be handled. (3) An enthusiastic fan of swing (kinda disappointed I’d never heard this one before, I love Swing!!).

Aneurysm– a permanent cardiac or arterial dilatation usually caused by weakening of the vessel wall.

What do these two things have to do with each other? Absolutely Nothing!! Thats what makes them so frightening!!!

But in all seriousness, why is this blog titled Alligators and Aneurysms (which is exceedingly hard to spell no matter how many times I type it)? It all comes back to my good friend Sterling Archer and his three worst fears. You may recognize Archer as such:

What?

Others possibly as such:

Danger Zone!!

Maybe a few as such:

Don’t make it weird.

But fans of the show will remember when Archer explains his three worst fears to the illustrious Lana Kane. The first of which, Alligators, seems to have some relation to the second, which is Crocodiles. The last, Brain Aneurysms, can’t possibly have any relation to the first two, at which point the viewer, not unlike Lana, can only wonder what ties the three together. When Lana asks “What does brain aneurysms have to do with wandering around in a swamp?” and Archer answers “Nothing! That’s what makes them so frightening. They can happen at any time!!” the premise of this blog was born.

Alligators, Crocodiles, and Brain Aneurysms.

In the past, I have written blogs but felt constricted by the labels and ‘tags’ which bloggers give their blogs in order to optimize their search engine exposure or position their work within a genre. That this blog should be a music blog, or a blog about books, or food, or cars was simply not enough. But I’m not narcissistic enough to simply write a journal and hope people will come back week after week to find out what has occurred in my mildly interesting life. Nor am I well versed enough in the comings and goings of my age to attempt a culture blog. In fact, I am usually the last to find out about any trend or hot topic. So I’ve attempted to give myself some freedom with this blog. Write about anything. When readers ask what each post has to do with the last, or what it has to do with the next, I can simply fall back on the words of my good friend Sterling Archer:

Nothing!!Thats what makes [it] so frightening…

He’s trustworthy . . . right?

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