The chips are starting to crumble

This beauty was tweeted by Eric Trump a few days ago.  Here is the link to the tweet and malaphor responses:

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/eric-trump-confuses-cliches-reaction_n_5ebcf01dc5b628279b41e292

It is a mashup of “when the chips are down” (when a situation has become difficult) and “that’s the way the cookie crumbles” (accepting the way things happen even if it’s not what you wanted).  “let the chips fall as they may” (let a situation unfloed without worrying about the consequences) is probably also in the mix.  It’s possible Eric was staring at the end of a bag of potato chips when he tweeted this, where all that’s left is the crumbles.  Of course the best method to dispose of them is to tilt the bag to your mouth as the picture suggests (tip of the day!). Either that or Eric’s digits must have been greasy when typing that tweet.  A big thanks to Dave Wells and Lou Pugliese who sent this one it at the same time.


She has flown off the deep end

This malaphor was found by Bob Ferrante as he was reading the Huffington Post.  It is a mash up of “gone off the deep end” and “fly off the handle”, both meaning to get extremely angry or crazy.  The blended idiom comes from a discussion about the actress Amanda Bynes:

“In case we needed any further proof that Amanda Bynes has flown off the deep end, here’s her latest outlandish Twitter remark…”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/28/amanda-bynes-twitter_n_2970924.html