“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...]

“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...]

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

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

“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...]

This Nun Is So Holy, She…

...farts pastry: While enjoying my Sucre and Orange Donut at Cafe Sardine in Montreal, the pastry chef pointed out a treat I'd not likely find outside the area: the Pet de Soeur. I laughed as he told me that it translates to Nun's Fart (or Sister's Fart), and learned that the pet de soeur has its roots in Acadia. more. How did I not know about this? Sounds delicious, too. … [Read more...]

Tom Waits Cookie Monster.

It happened. It's so much better than you think it will be. via IP … [Read more...]

“Pass the Peace” (But Not to Me)

LOL: "Don't you dare shake hands with me, or offer signs of peace, You lay a finger on me and I'll call for the police. Don't whisper 'Peace be with You,' this is the C of E, so bend the knee, say thou and thee, and keep your hands off me." more … [Read more...]


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