Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Classic post

I'm thinking a lot about ladders and climbing up them or not today, so in honor of that, I'm posting this classic smoking pancakes post, with some additions:

It’s days like these, when I feel stifled by my own inadequacy—“Thursdays”—that I like to list people who were older than me when they achieved things:

Age 29 – Oprah Winfrey gets her own T.V. show

Age 30 – Steve Martin first appears on the Tonight Show

Age 30 - Kurt Vonnegut publishes his first novel, "Player Piano" (to be fair he was fighting in WWII and stuff)

Age 31 – Neil Simon writes his first play

Age 31 – Judy Blume publishes her first novel

Age 33 – Virginia Woolf writes her first novel, the Voyage Out

Age 34 – Margaret Edson produces her first and only play, “Wit”

Age 36 – Christopher Guest has his one-season stint on SNL

Age 36 – Dave Barry gets his gig writing a humor column for the Miami Herald

Age 38 – George Saunders publishes first collection of short stories

Age 45 - Roald Dahl writes "James and the Giant Peach"

Age 46 - E.B. White publishes his first children's novel (never mind that the New Yorker printed his first essay at age 26)

Age 57 – George Washington becomes president

I’m gonna flip out when I turn 40.


Sad songs and waltzes are selling like hot cakes!

Monday, November 24, 2008

What a gas

I'm gonna canvass for the Republicans next election, as a gag.

I don't think I would want to eat this

cake that looks like a hamburger

Friday, November 21, 2008

Have I become

one of those people who looks at pictures of baby animals all day?


Thursday, November 20, 2008

Is anyone else annoyed by all the changes google is making to gmail but still can't pick the perfect theme?

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


A very funny blog about human rights violations:

Friday, November 14, 2008

This is important:

I can't wait to read the article.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Silly African head of state name of the day:

Canaan Banana

The struggle for equal rights is over

"Europe Welcomes Abnormal Veggies" (NYTimes, 11/12/08)

“This marks a new dawn for the curvy cucumber and the knobbly carrot,” said Mariann Fischer Boel, European Commissioner for Agriculture.

Call me a bleeding-artichoke-heart liberal.

What sports could women play during Colonial times?

Friday, November 7, 2008

This is too adorable

Look at how excited and proud he is! Like an abandoned puppy on its way to live in the White House!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

You can still wrangle a cephalopod the old-fashioned way

Merely to minnow about underwater is no longer enough, and such sports as octopus wrestling are coming increasingly into vogue, particularly in the Pacific Northwest, where the critters grow up to 90 Ibs. and can be exceedingly tough customers. Although there are several accepted techniques for octopus wrestling, the really sporty way requires that the human diver go without artificial breathing apparatus.

-TIME, 1965

Licks of Love

Books that are embarrassing to read on the subway because people might think you are reading a self-help book and jump to all kinds of conclusions:

Alternatives to Sex
by Steven McCauley
How to be Alone by Jonathan Franzen
Fates Worse Than Death by Kurt Vonnegut
I Married a Communist by Philip Roth
A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor
Problems by John Updike
Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler

Polls show:

With all precincts reporting, this race is still a dead heat. In an unprecedented decision by the United States Senate, the puppy and Obama will have to co-govern. I smell a sitcom! Anyone for possible names? "Change I Can't Believe In!" "Puppy Love" "Fired Up? Ready To Go For A Walk!" Am I right??!!!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Poll update

We're getting down to the wire here, and polls show a dead heat between Democratic Nominee Barack Obama and a soft, yet politically incisive puppy (a stray or "Independent" candidate). Make your vote count!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Poll update

Polls show 7 out of 20 people would rather have a soft, yet politically incisive puppy for president than John McCain.