Saturday, June 28, 2008

Happy Birthday, Gilda Radner!

How I wish you were around today!

Friday, June 27, 2008

I Love SSRIs

from xkcd
(click to enlarge)
(THOUSANDS of bonus points if you can identify that song for me.)

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Happy Trails to You, Dear Leader

It was the best day EVER on Deadspin today. Editor Will Leitch is leaving after tomorrow (he'll be a contributing editor at New York magazine). Today his friends and enemies alike roasted him all afternoon. Tomorrow will probably be even better. Call in sick, crack open a bottle, and join in the fun.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Hump Day Humor:The 7 Words You Can't Say on Television

courtesy of Mr. George Carlin.

"There are 400,000 words in the English language," Carlin mused. "And there are seven of them that you can't say on television. What a ratio that is. 399,993 to seven. They must really be bad. You know the seven don't you? Shit, piss, fuck, cunt, cocksucker, motherfucker, and tits. Those are the heavy seven. Those are the ones that will infect your soul, curve your spine and keep the country from winning the war. I can dig why some of those words got on the list, like cocksucker and motherfucker. Those are heavyweight words. There's a lot going on there, man. Besides the literal translation and the emotional feeling. They're just busy words. There's a lot of syllables to contend with. And those K's. Those are aggressive sounds, they jump out at you. Forget those seven, they're out. But, there are some two-way words. You can prick your finger -- but you can't finger your prick."

My New Favorite Blogs

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

UPDATE on Book Club

Okay, you whiny little slackers -- FIVE books. We'll vote later on this week.

Summer Book Club

Who wants to have a Summer Book Club? (Mom? Anybody?)

I thought we could try to read one book a week through the end of the summer. Below are some of my suggestions; leave yours in the comments. There are a few simple rules, though:


Okay, that’s all I can think of, though I reserve the right to promulgate additional rules on the spot as necessary. As soon as we get at least ten nominees, I'll put up a poll so we can vote on the books. I figure we have nine weeks left until Labor Day.

My list:

Monday, June 23, 2008

SOX Humor

for Papi.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Happy Douche Day!

It's Mid-Summer's Eve ... hope you're having a good one.

Friday, June 20, 2008

And Now for Something Completely Different…

Guest Post by Papi Chulo

So Mamacita has left town with the kiddos and headed for the great outdoors (well, apparently there is a golf resort of some sort involved, but it still counts as a campout because there are trees, lakes, and Coleman stoves involved).
She asked, as she headed out the door, if I would mind putting up a quick ‘guest’ post for her gentle readers to tide them over until her return ( or until she finds an unsecured wireless network.)
“Sure”, I said, “I could post up something about the Pandora”… Her eyes rolled …” or maybe play through Oregon Trail using my real life friends names inserted and post everyone’s fates?” She shook her head.
“Maybe the inherent evils of Sarbanes Oxley?” I offered.
“Sure” she finally conceded “but at least make it humorous, make a list of wacky fantasy stuff you could do while your wife and children are away, like hiring a hooker…”
“Hiring hookers isn’t something people fantasize about, I think its something they settle for” I retorted.
“You know what I mean, just make it interesting”.
“You mean like watching ‘the King of Kong’ on pay-per-view?”
“Not exactly. Look, just please don’t make it something long and rambling and pointless.”
…So anyway, WWJAD should return to its regularly scheduled programming shortly.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Preview of Next Year's Nobel Prize Ceremony

Remember when SGM had her brilliant suggestion of showing up to a party with a tray of Jell-O shots? That SGM is one crafty little woman. I decided to take her advice for the big party last weekend, when I stumbled on the greatest invention of the 21st century.

The genius of these little numbers is the plastic insert that scrapes the sides of the cup and pops out to deliver the jiggly, alcoholic goodness right into your mouth. Inspired by their website, I even got all gourmet with the shots. These were all pretty good:

[Each recipe makes 10-12 shots and needs to be refrigerated for at least four hours.]

Chocolate-Covered Cherry

  • 1 c boiling water
  • 1 three-ounce box Cherry Jell-O
  • 1/3 c chocolate liqueur
  • 1/3 c vanilla vodka
  • 1/3 c cold water
  • 10-12 maraschino cherries

Place a maraschino cherry in the bottom of each cup. Dissolve Jell-O in boiling water, then add liquors and water. Pour mixture into cups, chill and serve.

  • 1 c boiling water
  • 1 three-ounce box Berry Blue Jell-O
  • 2/3 c Malibu rum
  • 1/3 c cold water
  • blueberries
Place 3-4 blueberries in the bottom of each cup. Dissolve Jell-O in boiling water, then add Malibu and water. Pour mixture into cups, chill and serve. Congratulate yourself on including more antioxidants in your diet.

  • 1 c boiling water
  • 1 three-ounce box Blackberry Fusion Jell-O
  • 2/3 c vanilla vodka
  • 1/3 c cold water
Dissolve Jell-O in boiling water, then add vodka and water. Pour mixture into cups, chill and serve.

Tropical Punch
  • 1 c boiling water
  • 1 three-ounce box Tropical Fusion Jell-O
  • 2/3 c limoncello
  • 1/3 c cold water
Dissolve Jell-O in boiling water, then add limoncello and water. Pour mixture into cups, chill and serve.

N.B. You should definitely boil the water in the microwave; it's much easier.

I Am Giddy Like a Schoolgirl

Dude, MASH is online! You know, Mansion/Apartment/Shack/House -- the girls' game from elementary school.

That black Camaro is gonna be MINE!

Thanks, Jo
Photo from Internet Auto Guide

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A Shiny, Pink Post

From Mir, one of the Gorgeous Ladies Of the Web, comes news of a deal at Amazon: Buy $25 worth of beauty products from a single Amazon seller and get $20 back (or a free six-month subscription to Us Weekly). [Also, if you spend $50 at Sephora's Amazon shop you get free shipping. What? I'm just trying to save you some MONEY here.]

My list of Things To Try has a bunch of drugstore stuff on it right now, but I can usually be inspired to spend $25 at Sephora. Some ideas:

Carmindy swears by this stuff. I haven't tried it yet.

Aren't these cute? The description doesn't give the dimensions, though.

Sephora Piiink So Belle Multi-Use Make Up Palette, $20
Looks like a good teenager gift.

Sephora Girls Wallet Size Palette, $10
This would be Becca's favorite birthday present.