Peanuts Creep
Posted on January 22nd, 2012 at 1:12 pm by Steve

Earlier, we posted a children’s choir singing Radiohead’s “Creep”. Today, we came across (via Dangerous Minds) a different children’s choir version of “Creep,” this time, with video from the life of Charlie Brown.

Yo Dawg, I Heard You Like Xzibit Jokes…
Posted on November 17th, 2011 at 4:39 pm by Steve

It’s funny ‘cuz it’s a quine!

Or, is it?

Like, “Like, Unlike”
Posted on September 15th, 2011 at 10:16 pm by Steve

like, 'like, unlike'
Like, totally.

Ghosts of Discount Retail Past
Posted on April 14th, 2011 at 11:35 am by Steve

Spotted on Somerville Avenue next to McGrath Highway… once the haunt of Mrs. B and a long-departed Stop & Shop; later the home of electronics retailer Fretter; and, most recently, host to the lowest rung of the TJX retail hierarchy, the now-defunct A.J. Wright.

On the Degradation of Language…
Posted on April 7th, 2011 at 3:25 pm by Steve

Natural By Nature
Posted on January 2nd, 2011 at 4:18 pm by Steve

…I’m pretty sure ‘Nature’ didn’t collect a bunch of cow juice, stuff it into a steel can, and compress it with nitrous oxide.

Just sayin’.

Mostly for Dan
Posted on April 19th, 2010 at 9:17 pm by Steve

I love xkcd.

I Have the Perfect Defense Against Tigers
Posted on March 25th, 2010 at 3:00 pm by Steve

Since 1997, every night before I go to sleep, I turn around three times and chant “on-gay iger-tay”. In more than thirteen years, I have not been attacked by a tiger. My method is perfect!

Everything I know about logic, reasoning, and causality, I learned from Peter Wehner, former deputy assistant to President Bush, in this op-ed:

In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, when virtually everyone assumed we’d be hit again, Bush put the United States on a war footing. He mobilized the entire federal government, including the military, Homeland Security, the Treasury, the FBI, our intelligence agencies and more.

We have not been attacked since.

Update 3/26/10:

I should add that I have also learned a great deal about logic and causality from former Bush administration speechwriter Marc Thiessen, from his fabulous new book Courting Disaster:

“In the decade before the C.I.A. began interrogating captured terrorists, Al Qaeda launched repeated attacks against America. In the eight years since the C.I.A. began interrogating captured terrorists, Al Qaeda has not succeeded in launching one single attack on the homeland or American interests abroad.”

Q.E.D., baby!

(BTW, the Thiessen quote comes from this excellent takedown by Jane Mayer in the current New Yorker magazine.)

iTunes Crops Description, Chuckle Ensues
Posted on March 1st, 2010 at 2:08 pm by Steve

That’s how iTunes showed the description for this week’s episode of This American Life. Stupidly funny.

For the record, the full description reads, “The story of how the American Psychiatric Association decided in 1973 that homosexuality was no longer a mental illness.”

On the Origin of Specious
Posted on February 3rd, 2010 at 11:07 am by Steve

Okay, so maybe referring to The Obama as specious is a bit of a stretch, but, dammit, I wanted that pun! And, really, it was just a setup for this awesome graphic by artist Mike Rosulek:

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