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♫ I… am a ma-an of constant sor-row… ♫

This one is for all you lovers of  “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”

And you rabid Bananagrams fans!

bananagrams r us!
bananagrams r us!

Uncle Ando stayed the night on his way through the area.  Most anything slightly out of the ordinary is an excuse to bust out Blokus and/or Bananagrams.  Having played a couple rounds of the former, we moved on to the latter.

Being fans of the aforementioned movie to the point of near fanaticism, my family can quote almost the entire movie, thus displaying the true meaning of the title ‘fan’ as a derivative of the slightly more radical term ‘fanatic’.  The first couple of rounds were, as always, a blast.  However, along with fanaticism, my family also possesses a quality that I have not yet been able to put my finger on, let alone name.  Admittedly, and proudly so, I am, for better or worse, part of my fanatical family.  We are not capable of doing anything ‘within normal limits’, if you will.  Everything must be taken to the furthest possible conclusion.  Too much of a good thing is not a bad thing.  Too much of a good thing should be mixed with too much of another good thing.  And so on, and so forth…

Thus was born ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou’ Bananagrams!  A theme!  O, Boy!  All words must in someway relate to the movie whether by direct quote or idea.

By this time, the evening was well underway, and being a busy people during the day, needless to say, the energy levels were dangerously low.  Close to the end of ‘theme round’ members of the game began to drop out due to mental overload.  Feeling still 15 years old at times, I decided to stay up with Evan and re-work the game using mine and Mom’s current constructions as we had been sitting in close proximity and attaching the two could be done with relative ease.

Every last single solitary letter tile of the 2 sets of Bananagrams was incorparated into the masterpeice.  Upon furthur examination, a few mis-spellings were discovered, yes, but all in all, it was a smashing sucess!



I rock. I also paper and scissors.

4 thoughts on “♫ I… am a ma-an of constant sor-row… ♫

  1. I have never heard of this game…but this is AMAZING. I’m thinking this will be our next purchase for family game night.

    We love O Brother, Where Art Thou, too. The movie AND the soundtrack.

    p.s. “Once.” Sigh…love the movie. Love the music. Love Ireland.


  2. Best Version of this song was performed by Alison Krauss and Union Station in a live concert produced 2002 from the Grand Ol’ Oprey. Jerry Douglas sang the song. It is a spiritual experience.


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