note, I cannot guarantee all the links will still be live. Sorry.
a fight on Jerry Springer, Brian commentaried (Jen),
"The ladies are like cats! They're so fast!" Please note
the irony of calling them ladies.
big credit and shout-out (WHOOOOO!) to Dangling
Pointer for this one, as this guy's website had me laughing
my ass off: He taste-tested
various all-natural products. (My fav was the all-natural toiletries.)
is for Ryan. And this is for
us all. (I highly recommend reading everything on this site.
It is so funny.)
Donut plans to
launch new food offerings: "[The] sandwich, slated to hit
stores for the first time in January, has ''the perfect amount of
roast flavor in the steak,' he said. 'It's not too much of a pot-roasty
recap of Johnny's wedding. Heh -- he's gazing lovingly at her,
and she's gazing lovingly at the bling.
Randy Johnson. Great.
(Really amused by this
one is for all the cat owners out there.) Wonder if there's
-- Brian just said, after reading yesterday's entry,
"You know what would be yummy? Some Crunch 'n Munch."
Then he stalked off, cackling at his cleverness.
-- introducing the "sarcasm
point" (via bookslut):
See, there are people who are relentlessly sincere. So, what are
they supposed to do when they're trying to sound a bit bitter? Suppose
you're IM'ing that oft-earnest friend you have, and he writes:
"I need to go to church tomorrow and confess the jealousy in
You forget -- have you ever heard him say nice things about God
or do the opposite?
do you really?"
"Sorry. I mean, I need to go to church tomorrow¡ To confess
my jealousy¡ And the fact that I just renewed my subscription
What a good
question: "I go out with wet hair. Does this raise
the risk of getting a cold?"
this reporter (the guy who writes "Go!" -- he's funny)
get a $5.75 haircut from a beauty school in Boston. Brian, did
you read this? -- FIVE DOLLARS and seventy-five CENTS.
A review of
one of the restaurants we like in Coolidge Corner.
bored today, was looking online for the Amy Poehler sketch where
she's a little kid and is all, "Rick? Rick!! Rick!!!!!"
and maniacally runs around in circles. Couldn't find it, but found
the script for one of my all-time favorite SNL commercials. (Never
mind -- Here's the
favorite commercial video!)
I hate: "yummy" and "munch."
Had to let it out.
to books: "Feeling especially contrite after a flagrant
book-buying spree, I told [my mother] over the phone how much I
had spent, and waited for the shoe to drop. Here's what she said,
and I quote verbatim: 'Well, there are worse vices to have.'"
A bookish day
today -- A story on literary
some warm, fuzzy Christmas cheer: The
Night Before Fenway.
rapid than eagles, Terry's team had game,
he whistled and shouted, and called them by name.
Cowboy, now Schilling, now Manny and Trot,
Papi, on Mueller, on Damon, you're hot.
the top of the bleachers, to the top of the Wall,
hit away, hit away, hit away all.
Gigli blinded her.
man -- Johnny's getting
married New Year's Eve.
Apprentice 101 -- Who did what good and bad.
For your next
bleeds to death after wisdom tooth extraction.
guy's neighbors hate him -- "After having festooned his house
with 17,000 Christmas lights, Alek Komarnitsky wanted more than
just drive-by gawkers to be able to enjoy the spectacle. He got
his holiday wish, and then some -- his interactive website
allowing Internet users to turn the lights on and off with the click
of a mouse is attracting thousands of hits." (click here
for story) (Yeah, I did this at 11:40 p.m.)
for Christmas cookies was posted in my floor's kitchen at work.
Somehow, it was funnier at work.
advocates expressed outrage Tuesday at a reality
television show set to air next month on Fox in which a young
adopted woman tries to identify her biological father from a group
of eight men -- seven of whom are impostors trying to convince her
they are the real thing." The show's name? Who's Your Daddy?
This is mean:
An interview with a
woman on The Swan. Quote: "I have a waist ... and
I have a jaw."
ever happened to fad
toys, like Teddy Ruxpin? (Seeing that name brought you right
back, huh? Yeah, I know.)
Lance Cpl. David Battle learned he'd either have to sacrifice his
ring finger or the wedding band he wore, he told doctors at a field
hospital in Iraq to
cut off the finger. What happens to the ring is heartbreaking.
bad manners just a 'send' button away, we need some rules. Call
The Evite segment is pretty accurate. And on the etiquette theme
-- a story on holiday
best books of the year, as says the New York Times. Books
I've read: Zero. Commence flogging. (Reg. req'd)
Kerry staffer keeps
a blog. Hey, you've gotta do something to keep the mind sharp.
The best, most dejected post is titled, "The Wake Up."
is the awesomest song EVER: Taco
(think Pachebel's Canon)
In other book
news, the NYT has recommended the
top 100 books of the year. (Next week they'll narrow it to 10.)
Books from the list that I liked:
Life on the Outside: The Prison Odyssey of Elaine Bartlett
the Shadow of No Towers
Working Poor: Invisible in America.
(And because they're all hardcover, they were all borrowed from
my local library. Support your local library!)
I love this
story and I already loved this writer! All about the
love and despair that comes with recommending books to others.
Quote: "Perhaps the only feeling more forlorn than knowing
that nobody's even heard of the book that has sounded the very depths
of your soul is finding out that your dear friend has read it and
can't imagine what you're going on about." (Reg.
-- "Has anyone else noticed that these esteemed yoga magazines
up gang signs on the newsstand?" (via Gawker)
in time for winter: Create
your own snowflake.
freezes over (and Brian's getting a TiVo.)
story about the many people who took their lives by jumping
off the Empire State Building. (Reg.
new e-mail program. In other geek news, an estimated 200 communities
are "toying with community-owned
Internet networks, sparking a battle with cable and telephone
companies over how public, or private, access to the Internet should
Check out Raytheon's
newest weapon. It's so ... compassionate.