Top 10 Ways To Tell A Guy His Pink Floyd Is Hanging Out

ButtonFly_eHowY’all know, I LOVE a good Monday morning giggle. Today, I’m actually sharing my Sunday morning guffaw.

I’ve been snickering over this Pink Floyd business for a good 24 hours.

Something my non-writers might not know:

When writers are brainstorming their books, they often start with The List of Twenty. Twenty plot “what-ifs,” twenty ways to poison someone, twenty ways to describe something…

Well Savio D’Silva obviously has a grand time with the “List of 20.” He’s got hundreds of lists at his site but the one Hubby and I were dying over this weekend was How To Tell Someone Their Fly is Down.

My Top 10 favorite “code phrases” for “Your Fly is Down?”

  1. You’ve got Windows on your laptop.
  2. Your soldier ain’t so unknown now.
  3. Quasimodo needs to go back in the tower and tend to his bells.
  4. The cucumber has left the salad.
  5. Someone tore down the wall, and your Pink Floyd is hanging out.
  6. You need to bring your tray table to the upright and locked position.
  7. Mini Me is making a break for the escape pod.
  8. The Buick is not all the way in the garage.
  9. You’ve got a security breach at Los Pantalones.
  10. Men are From Mars, I Can See Your Penis

Hubby’s favorite?

You’ve got your fly set for “Monica” instead of “Hillary.”

You know you want to click that link above and see the rest! 

Which one is YOUR favorite? Have you heard other good code phrases for this social embarrassment that aren’t listed above? Do you have any embarrassing personal stories to share with us? Enquiring minds always want to know these things here at More Cowbell!


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28 Responses to Top 10 Ways To Tell A Guy His Pink Floyd Is Hanging Out

  1. Ryan King says:

    Maybe it’s an NC thing but we tended to say “Someone left the barn doors open.” Occaasionally, some would follow that up with “Don’t let all the wild animals out.” 🙂


    • Jenny Hansen says:

      Ryan, that is SO polite, I love it!! I’ve never done anything but jabbed an elbow in the ribs and said, “Dude. Fly’s down.” Now I’m feeling so uncouth…


  2. Katie says:

    You’ve got your fly set for “Monica” instead of “Hillary.”

    HA!!!! That’s got to be my favorite, too.


  3. Laura Drake says:

    I KNOW better to do the Cowbell on Monday EARLY am. I KNOW better. Why, oh why, do I click on the link? It just sits there, blinking at me, teasing me, tempting me….and I do it anyway!!! At least I’ve learned to put down the coffee, first.

    OMG, I HAVE to remember these! Priceless.

    I’m picturing you, and the guy in tights, lying in bed, with a laptop, surfing the internet on Sunday night, giggling…

    And that’s not a good visual for Monday am. You’re killing me, here!


  4. KA-SHNORT! My fave was “You’ve got a security breach at Los Pantalones.”

    You do know your posse, Jenny. I had to be-bop (da doo whap) over to the handy link. I didn’t spend much time there (yet), but found this jewel in a list of useless facts:

    NOTE: I added the HTML bold.

    Charles Dickens kept the head of his bed aligned with the North Pole, believing the earth’s magnetic field would pass longitudinal through his body and ensure him a good night sleep.

    Rework that after “…ensure him…”, add Great Expectations, and the possibilities boggle my mind.

    Caffeinating my brain now. I may be back.

    One I’ve used? “Therapy may help with your fear of zipper pinch.” Put the words pinch and zipper in a sentence, and you know where a man’s hand is headed.


  5. My replies:
    “Sorry, I didn’t realise my Pink Foyd was hanging out. It was Comfortably Numb.”
    “…It was Learning to Fly.”
    “Wait till you hear my Delicate Sound of Thunder!”
    “… see my Dark Side of the Moon!”
    “It’s a Great Day for Freedom!”

    Oh, so many Pink Floyd song puns. I think I’ll stop now. 😉


  6. tomwisk says:

    “You’re hanging out, stuff that sucker back in” always worked in male company. Letting the guy wander around with his plaything out in mixed company is another matter. Some guys think it’s an introduction. Ya know.


  7. K.B. Owen says:

    ROFL, Jenny! I’ve heard a variation of Ryan’s: “Your horse has escaped out the barn door.” Love the “mini Me” one. Ouch. 😉

    So, let’s see…brainstorming…brainstorming:

    While I’m thinking of something original, how about some other ones I found:

    I can see the gun of Navarone.
    Put the pickle back in the jar.
    Darth Vader is out looking for his light saber.
    Paging Mr. Johnson. Paging Mr. Johnson.
    Your pod bay door is open, Hal.
    The genie is getting out of the bottle.
    Captain, sensors detect a wormhole in the forward quadrant!

    So how am I supposed to write about genteel 19th century ladies NOW?


    • Jenny Hansen says:

      I guess you’ll have to put those naughty brain cells to work making those ladies “not quite so genteel” (IYKWIM). 🙂

      I LOVE the Darth Vader one!!!


  8. Phil says:

    Does it have a mind of it’s own or are you just really happy to see me?


  9. Wow, those are so much more clever than what I learned as a child in the Philippines. “XYZPDQ” stood for Xamine Your Zipper Pretty Darn Quick. Of course it lost effectiveness when I moved to the states and said it to someone. He looked at me like I’d lost my mind…until I explained. Then he walked away red faced & didn’t talk to me again for a very long time.

    Used to have an assistant manager with “fear of zipper pinch”…After a couple of times saying “Your fly is open” as opposed to “you’re hanging out” (which would have probably gotten a call to HR), it got to the point where I’d shake my head and just say, “Dude. Seriously?”


  10. LOL! The stray cucumber bit cracked me up the most, but they’re all good. But really, why do we want to end the show? Just curious…


  11. Mini Me is making a break for the escape pod made me giggle. And then I had to go look at the website. Two made me burst out laughing. Sailor Ned’s trying to take a little shore leave, and Ensign Hanes is reporting a hull breach on the lower deck, Sir!

    But if Ensign Hanes can make that list, why not – The fruit has DEFINITELY left the loom? Of course a giggle, while pointing and saying…wow, I’ve never seen one that tiny…might work, too.

    Now I’ve got to go look at some of his other lists. 🙂


  12. Bwahahahaha. We say “barn door” which is short for “Your barn door is open. You better close it before the horses escape.”

    When my son was littler, he used to run around with his fly unzipped. We’d ask him what he was doing and he’d say “I’m trying to catch all the horses.” Hmmm…..


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