Monday, August 31, 2009

In keeping

with our current theme of "classic comics deconstructed" comes this ongoing series of Marmaduke Explained by Joe Mathlete at (a Houston city guide site). It is pretty funny, and you may also enjoy the site's collection of pictures of cake.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Check out this interview I did for Gelf Magazine with Doug Quint, owner of the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck. It's pretty hammy!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Garfield Randomizer

Have you seen this? It puts together three random Garfield comic panels in sequence. It is really weird how often it makes total sense. Oh, that cat!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

What is the right joke to make about a comedy show on September 11?

Friday, August 21, 2009

Violent conflicts named for minor body parts

War of Jenkins’ Ear

Massacre at Wounded Knee

Battle of the Butt Cheek

Jeff’s Left Pinky Toe Altercation

The Belly Button Crusade

Hangnail Genocide
Are people over blogs yet? I'm sort of over them.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


One of the funniest UCB originals I've seen in a while. The quality isn't even that good, but I think really simple sketches that just repeat something over and over again make me laugh a lot. Here's a sketch that functions in a similar way for me:

Will it ever stop cracking me up? Probably not. The SNL burrito sketch is the same idea.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Second only to "Most Nationalities in a Sauna"

I was just reading Guinness World Records online, like you do, and stumbled across this record: Most Marriage Vows Renewals - Same Couple.

Apparently, Lauren Lubeck Blair and David E. Hough Blair of Tennessee really enjoy renewing their wedding vows all over the world. David says: "We love telling each other we love each other, and looking into each other's eyes and saying our vows."

Friday, August 14, 2009

They pulled on the lettuce, hoping to pull out something else as well: their own addictions.

"It was all in a day’s work at an unlikely flyspeck of a place: a two-acre organic vegetable farm bordered by a forest and gentle hills, where two dozen men were quietly fighting for their lives."

It's sentences like these that make me snort at my computer screen. Thank you, New York Times.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Fish and Cushion

Just wanted to give a shout-out to Matt K over at Moonwel Ot Cosideme, who has written a Mitchell and Webb edition of his sketch primer. Very funny and interesting, as usual. He also writes about sports, which I skip.

Friday, August 7, 2009

My quest to learn more about kosher certification for whiskey led me to the Orthodox Union Job Board, where I found this dynamic and exciting position:

Giant Ocean Tank Intern

The internship lasts 12 weeks or until the intern can't swim anymore.

"Massage my hand, and I will fix everything!"

"Not bad!"

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Remember Twitter!

So Twitter has been attacked today, by vicious hackers who "direct a “botnet,” often made up of thousands of malware-infected home PCs, toward a target site in an effort to flood it with junk traffic. With the site overwhelmed, legitimate visitors cannot access the service."

As is often my response to hackers: Come on. Really? This is your idea of a good time?

Let me reassure you, your act of e-violence is meaningless. The website always wins in the end. In a few hours, it will be back up, and in the meantime, the only losers are Manhattanites who can't find the CupcakeStop Truck (it's on 5th avenue and 22nd street--you're welcome) and protesters in Iran (head to Tehran Square and wear green).

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

I don't know why this makes me laugh so hard

"There are very few books that make me laugh out loud, and I can't say that this one did either, but I can say that it's a funny book." -reader review of Heather Armstrong's new book on Amazon

Monday, August 3, 2009

Sure, I'm a baseballs fan.