We've been looking for a rug to put in the nursery. Well, when I say "we," I mostly mean my mother, since I haven't been shopping much for the last few months. So, every time Mom goes into a store where rugs are sold, she snaps a few photos and sends them to me. Just now, she … [Read more...] about The deranged Elizabethan pajama bunny rug
Young Miles, XKCD-style
"We booksellers of Harvard Book Store think that the original cover for Young Miles (an otherwise fine production) is unspeakably ugly and may deter you from purchasing this Hugo-award winning book which would otherwise provide you with hours of entertainment. With that in mind, … [Read more...] about Young Miles, XKCD-style
Apparently, it's OK for kids to see a movie in which someone puts a kitten into a dryer to kill it, but they can't see an uncut version of the year's best film. I have a few words to say about that. (via) … [Read more...] about Hey, MPAA
Trying to be… V?
There have been jokes for years about Michael Jackson's plastic surgery, and how he'd never be as pretty as Diana Ross. I just found him painful to look at since he'd so drastically altered his face. Now, of course, the images are hard to escape, and I'm thinking it wasn't Diana … [Read more...] about Trying to be… V?
Amazon: staffed by hypocritical jackasses
Not five minutes after posting a quick word about #amazonfail, I skimmed my home page to see what I'd linked to lately, just out of curiosity, and visited the onion goggles from the Castle post. What's that category linked right at the top of the Health & Personal Care … [Read more...] about Amazon: staffed by hypocritical jackasses
Whatever Superman is trying to do with his hips here, it’s not working.
Far be it from me to deny the cheese factor in the early Superman movies, or in the street dancing scenes that were so popular in the '80s. However, I feel confident in saying that only in a Bollywood film would it occur to anyone to combine the two: I've just melted my … [Read more...] about Whatever Superman is trying to do with his hips here, it’s not working.
Someone open the wormhole and get us out of here
We've landed in Bizarro-world: Why Secretary Paulson asked for seven hundred billion dollars: "It's not based on any particular data point," a Treasury spokeswoman told Forbes.com Tuesday. "We just wanted to choose a really large number." Excuse me while I run screaming around … [Read more...] about Someone open the wormhole and get us out of here
Morning with McSweeney’s
Hamlet: Facebook news feed edition The king poked the queen. The queen poked the king back. Hamlet and the queen are no longer friends. Marcellus is pretty sure something's rotten around here. Hamlet became a fan of daggers. Lit 101 Class in Three Lines or Less Paradise … [Read more...] about Morning with McSweeney’s
Paco y Juan
When Michael and Shenan are cooking, fixing a computer, or tiling a bathroom, they become Paco and Juan. As of this week, their adventures will be chronicled at the new Paco y Juan website. As you can see, the monkey has found a new home, and Shenan Juan has a snazzy soap dish … [Read more...] about Paco y Juan
Contemplating the monkey
I can't stop thinking about the process that led to a ceramic monkey trash can arriving on the shelves at Target. I mean, let's take another look at this thing: Someone designed that. ("What is missing from my monkey trash can? YES. A banana. That's it. My work here is done.") … [Read more...] about Contemplating the monkey