I think I'm gonna Zarf.
January 31, 2007 8:15 PM   Subscribe

What is a ZARF? Well, at first it was a Turkish coffee cup holder made of precious or filigreed metal. Then it became the name for the cardboard java jacket that keeps you from burning your delicate little fingers at Coffee Bean. And now? Thanks to the dedicated folks at All My Children, Zarf has become daytime television's favorite overacted transvestite/accused murderer... a character written in a way that even confuses the fans who name their teddy bears after him. Uhh... her.
posted by miss lynnster (20 comments total)
 
ZORP's retarded cousin.
posted by quonsar at 8:24 PM on January 31, 2007


Other Zarfness
posted by miss lynnster at 8:26 PM on January 31, 2007


Been loving the Zarf coverage at BWE...

For those of us terribly confused by our daytime television, and the saga of Zarf, the women of The View are here to help!! (even Rosie can't get the phrase "transgender surgery" out)
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 8:30 PM on January 31, 2007


Ooof. I made that mistake myself in the post!!! He's supposed to be transgender... not a transvestite. Doh.
posted by miss lynnster at 8:34 PM on January 31, 2007


"Zarf" came up in a game of Balderdash over Xmas break several weeks ago. We all had no clue what it was and rolled our eyes when the real definition was read. Come on, that cardboard sleeve has a name?
posted by yeti at 8:35 PM on January 31, 2007


I never knew that my java jacket had a name, thank you!
posted by amyms at 8:40 PM on January 31, 2007


miss lynnster, that "Other" link is a riot... perhaps that explains why her name was Zarf to begin with? (I've mused that if I were a man named Zarf I'd want to become a woman, too.)

So, she's a governmentally produced transgendered rockstar?! I smell a daytime emmy for that reveal.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 8:41 PM on January 31, 2007


Oops, clicked "post" too soon... I meant to add that I don't have a Starbucks in my little hickville corner of the world, but now I can impress the people at the coffee shop with my knowledge of all that is java jacketness!
posted by amyms at 8:42 PM on January 31, 2007


There are places without Starbucks? Huh? And here I thought they had locations in the bowels of the Earth and beyond...
posted by miss lynnster at 8:46 PM on January 31, 2007


All My Children? What a bunch of crap. Some people will watch any damn worthless program that comes across their TV sets. Idiots.

(BTW, have you seen Days of our Lives recently? Willow is pregnant with Sean D.'s baby! Belle's going to be pissed that she left Phillip for him!)
posted by ColdChef at 8:48 PM on January 31, 2007


This might come as a shock to you, I hope you're sitting down... My closest Starbucks is 80 miles away... lol
posted by amyms at 8:49 PM on January 31, 2007


::faints in an overacted, Zarflike manner::
posted by miss lynnster at 8:55 PM on January 31, 2007


::faints in an overacted, Zarflike manner::

*gets the smelling salts*
posted by amyms at 9:16 PM on January 31, 2007


What's all this about Zarf being WRITTEN OUT? Zarf can't stand for it! Miss L, your post predates this bulletin of great urgency, this clarion call, by nigh unto three hours! how can you post at a time like this?
*rips off shirt for no sensible reason in Zarf homage*
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 9:35 PM on January 31, 2007


Her Name is ZOE!!!! not ZARF

@**(@**@*@*!!
posted by Dreamghost at 3:36 AM on February 1, 2007


I first heard of ZARF when I learned these:

ZAGS, ZANY, ZAPS, ZEAL, ZEBU, ZEDS, ZEES, ZEIN, ZEKS, ZERO, ZEST, ZETA, ZIGS, ZINC, ZING, ZIPS, ZITI, ZITS, ZOEA, ZOIC, ZONE, ZONK, ZOOM, ZOON, ZOOS, ZYME


Scrabble is dangerous. You have been warned.
posted by lalochezia at 9:20 AM on February 1, 2007


Ever since I realized how few people seem to know the word "kerf," learning about a word like "zarf" doesn't seem all that surprising.
posted by pax digita at 10:05 AM on February 1, 2007


Freddie 'Zarf/Zoe' Luper played by Jeffrey Carlson. His website.

The commercial name for a zarf is a cup sleeve. Here are some designer cup sleeves. I like the Russian zarf, called a podstakannik.
posted by nickyskye at 12:01 PM on February 1, 2007


Zarf. Zarf. Zarf and me
posted by Sparx at 1:49 PM on February 1, 2007


MetaZarf!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 12:40 AM on February 6, 2007


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