Thursday, March 29, 2012

If you didn't think of this, you should have

A fossil was recently discovered that's contemporaneous with Lucy, the famous, early hominid. You can read all about it in R&D Magazine online

It is probable, from the article, that this specimen, when alive was not an Australopithecus afarensis, Lucy's species. Those responsible for naming species will come up with an appropriate scientific name. But for this individual, how about we call it Desi?

Friday, March 23, 2012

Friendship - Edgar Guest meets reality

"I'd like to be the sort of friend
     that you have been to me . . ."

So if you don't mind, I'll take that knife.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Slice with a slice

This just reached me from the Grub Street Boston blog: Urologists in Cape Cod are offering free pizza with a vasectomy.

Wait here while we slice the pepperoni.

Catching up with the news

So what's up with the healthcare system in Venezuela? I heard that Chavez just got back from Cuba, where he went to get his cancer surgery done.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

What's in a state motto?

Oregon state motto (translated):
She flies with her own wings.

Real life:
The rest of us require chemical assistance.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A favorite Mondegreen

One of my favorite lines from the film "The Treasure of the Sierra Madre" isn't "I don't have to show you any stinkin' badges," though that is a great line.

No, my favorite line is Humphrey Bogart's Fred C. Dobbs talking about being a baker. He says "I knead dough, and plenty of it." (Click to hear him say it.)

This sound clip is probably still under copyright. I claim fair use in linking to it.

Monday, March 12, 2012

What do they do with the stuff they take out?

I'm walking past this pizza joint on 4th Ave. downtown, and they got this sign outside the store. They make vegan pizza and they make gluten free pizza. I didn't have time to go in, but I was wondering: if I asked them to put some of the gluten they take out of the other pizzas on mine, could they? Would they? What do they do with the gluten they take out of gluten pizza?

Saturday, March 10, 2012

The City That Never Sleeps

Here's the scenario:
It's 4AM. You were out partying earlier and now you're home. You try to sleep but you just can't seem to drop off. You don't know what's wrong. You just toss and turn, get up, get a drink of water, go back to bed, turn and toss, get up and go into the bathroom. You turn on the light, look at yourself in the mirror. Gah! Your hair! What a friggin' mess! What are you going to do?

Well, it's New York, the 24 hour hair and spa party to the rescue!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Grammar lesson

I keep seeing this poster for Mia Hamm - you can see one here  - and every time I do I wonder why nobody ever mentions her grammatically correct sister, Ima.

Don't you?

Extending the greeting card

This seemed totally random when I saw this Uta Hagen quote on a greeting card:

"We must overcome the notion that we must be regular... "

Yeah, I know some people who only take dumps two or three times a week, and they are perfectly happy.