Let me say publicly that DonBoy’s answer exudes a combination of intuitive genius and confidence that make me think DonBoy is going to do big things in his life. -- Steven D. Levitt (Freakonomics blog)
Thursday, August 31, 2006
Stuff I Just Got, Part Zoobly-Zoob

Anxiety-ridden Adrian Monk is probably named after the guy who painted this, which is pronounced "Monk" although it's not spelled that way.
Sunday, August 27, 2006
Let Me Get My Checkbook

PBS pledge programming: a concert by a Pink Floyd cover band. (Excuse me, "tribute band.") Called "Australian Pink Floyd", which is something I didn't know you could just up and call yourself.
They're Gonna Get Letters

Story in the Cambridge Chronicle:
A recent drive-by shooting targeted two 18-year-olds who were standing outside a church outreach center.

That was perhaps the most shocking details [sic] to surface about an Aug. 13 incident that left four .380 shell casings littering 43 Columbia St., home to property owned by St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church.
The rest is in this vein -- that is, there's nothing inherently funny or ironic about being shot at. What's "great" about it is the headline that left me laughing out loud (LOL! Again!) at the newspaper rack at Walgreen's:

What Would Jesus Dive Behind?
Funniest Thing In Weeks

The results of Slate's Snakes-on-a-Plane-inspired movie title contest. Not only did I literally LOL, I literally snorted coffee onto my keyboard, so it was a big stereotypical-reading-something-funny-at-the-computer day. My favorite: The Inspiring Retard.
Saturday, August 26, 2006

You know how I remembered the planets as a kid? By chanting this:


Not only that, but I never heard of the any of those mnemonics until long after elementary school. I mock the weak of mind.
Friday, August 25, 2006
Stuff From Around

Iran mounts the Holocaust-mockery exhibition it had promised.

Jackie Mason sues Jews For Jesus for implying he's one of them.
The pamphlets feature an image of Mason next to the words "Jackie Mason ... A Jew for Jesus!?" with information inside that outlines the similarities between Jews and Christians.
Susan Perlman, a spokeswoman for Jews for Jesus, said the pamphlet was "good-natured."

"Shame on him for getting so upset about this," she said Friday.

Shame on him.

Put anyone On Notice!

Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Whose Side Are You On?

Plot summary of next week's season finale of "The 4400":
Tom and Diana race to stop Jordan Collier from saving the future.

Monday, August 21, 2006
Let's Do the Tiden Blir Skrudd Again!

The entire Rocky Horror Show in Norwegien, hosted by WFMU. Via (a commenter at) Slacktivist.
Monday, August 14, 2006
Typo Day at the Boston Globe

It's only the lead, right? (Although that typo can be found a couple of other places on the web, mostly in places that have already been corrected since they were Google-cached.)

This is pretty good, considering that whole point is how much they love the title. Which they misspell.

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