DOGS HAVE NO UNCLES

and other glorious fake book titles from Anthony Powell's Dance to the Music of Time! My own favorites in this genre are Florence King's gay Southern masterwork, Time Is a Lost Flute, and of course Agatha Christie's avant-garde play, They Walked Without Feet. … [Read more...]

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“Course Evaluations for the Sermon on the Mount”: Millinerd

lol: Way too demanding for Gen Ed requirement. Prof expected us all to exceed best students in the class?! LOL. Not even my major!Best prof ever! Loved it. Changing my major.Told us not to worry about grade, and then told us that most people would fail. What?! Seriously? more … [Read more...]

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“Five Ways Delivering Food Is Like Living in a Tarantino Movie”

Cracked is so variable these days so I figured I'd highlight a recent article I really enjoyed, by an author whose name I didn't recognize. (The ones I always read are John Cheese and Kristi H, and I like a lot of Buchholz's stuff too.) The final tipping story is just... a peek into the howling vortex of human evil. LOL! … [Read more...]

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“Baby’s Touch ‘N Feel Guide to Russian Literature”

via NJMKW:The Brothers Karamazov Feel the soft little bag where Dmitri hides his shameful money. He wears the bag around his neck. It is full of rubles. Why doesn’t Dmitri save himself? more … [Read more...]

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“How to Recognize the Artists of Paintings”

Some of them don't really work (including the first one, unfortunately) but the good ones are really good, and I dare you not to laugh out loud at the last one. Via the Rattus. … [Read more...]

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“The Far Menace”: A glorious day in newspaper history

The day they switched the captions by mistake. Probably via Jesse Walker. … [Read more...]

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“Put money in thy purse!” –Shakespeare.*

While I haven’t gotten all the way through Pride and Prejudice, I am far enough to know what’s wrong with the Austen quote that’s now printed on millions of ten pound notes in Britain. The quote—”I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!”—is, ironically, spoken in bad faith by one of Austen’s characters. The Guardian explains... more!* Iago. … [Read more...]

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