Roadside snapshot by my pal Rachel Demy in Twisp, Washington.
On last night's episode of The Simpsons, the couch gag was animator Michael Socha's excellent spoof of Ikea's instruction manuals.
David Letterman screen-tested for the role of Ted Striker in my favorite comedy film of all time, Airplane! (1980). I'm serious, and don't call me Shirley.
In 2014, Allie Brosh's outstanding, hilarious, and gut-wrenching webcomic Hyperbole and a Half made the jump to print with an incredible book (review); now Simon and Schuster have announced a followup, Solutions and Other Problems, to be published next October -- I just pre-ordered my copy! (via Wil Wheaton) Read the rest
• “This wasn’t on my calendar” = I deleted this from my calendar
• “To your earlier point…” = I’m kissing your ass
• “That said…” = We’re still not changing anything
• “Let’s circle back later” = I need this to be over
It's been nearly 20 years since the publication of Bellwether, Connie Willis's comic novel about scientists caught in the turmoil of bureaucratic fads. I had very fond memories of this book, though I hadn't read it in more than a decade, so I gave the DRM-free audiobook a whirl, and fell in love with it all over again. Read the rest
Yesterday, MTV, which surprisingly still exists, remembered that its name is an acronym for Music Television, and launched a Prince music video marathon. Unfortunately, they accidentally slipped a Fresh Prince video in there too. (Cinemablend)
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It's been so long since MTV played music videos, they forgot that Prince and Fresh Prince are two different people pic.twitter.com/R6PzSn6KTE— Ms. Anthrope (@AprilTara) April 21, 2016
“i found an SD card in the middle of zimbabwe. now I am trying to find the card's owner.”
"Hee hee hee..."