December 3, 2008

Prop 8 - The Musical

Neil Patrick Harris and Jack Black, among others, give us "Prop 8 - The Musical"

Please don't click if Jack Black as Jesus, pointing out the bits of Leviticus that people don't follow anymore, would offend you. Otherwise, enjoy :)

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February 11, 2008

And When She's Not Reading Cicero

No, it's not all Cicero, Isocrates and Melville here.

My parents had never seen Hugh Laurie outside of House, M.D. Jeff had wished to see "A Bit of Fry and Laurie" with just the funny bits, and not the dud sketches. So, here you go, for those of you who could use a laugh: My YouTube Links.

They're mostly Fry and Laurie, with some Blackadder, and a few funny non-Hugh Laurie videos. I'm not finished. It takes time to comb YouTube for all the funny links, but gosh darn it, I'll make the sacrifice. (Admittedly, some of the Fry and Laurie clips were deemed funny to me at 2 am after consuming alcohol.) My favorites are probably "A Discussion of Language," "Shakespeare Master Class," the one labeled "Early Hugh Laurie" (which is a Blackadder clip), "March of the Penguins" and "Mom My Ride."

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November 21, 2007

I Can Has President?

In the spirit of lolcats, Jeff is taking on the 2008 election.

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April 10, 2007

You Know It's Bad When ...

Earlier today Google was down. I needed a search engine.

It's been so very long since I've used any engine other than Google that I had to rack my brains to come up with any other name.

But first, without thinking, I typed "search engine" into the little search window on my browser.

It's kind of like how when your power is out, you still flip the light switch to look for the power company's phone number. Mmm, don't you feel like an idiot then?

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March 16, 2007

The Gret Quizz of Medievale Trivia

Ye are 33% proficient in medievale trivia.

A good start. Ye knowe a fewe factes about the middel ages. Wyth sum redyng, ye also coud make a right difficult quiz lyk thys oon.

The Gret Quizz of Medievale Trivia
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz

Ouch. My minor was Medieval Studies, but this quiz is hard core. (From Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog)

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March 9, 2007

Mom My Ride

I will blog again, I promise. In the meantime, laugh 'til you cry.

Mom My Ride.

It's funny 'cause it's true.

While you're at it, if you still haven't seen this, you can laugh at how movie titles don't always translate: March of the Emperor

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November 30, 2006

A Thousand Words


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September 7, 2006

California Reinstates Pluto

I'm not sure what amuses me more, the incredible stretch to claim that the redefinition of Pluto harms California's children (Won't somebody please think of the children?), or the fact that the California legislature used the word "disrespect" in a House resolution.

Either way, these people have too much time on their hands.

They do make a fine point about redistricting, though.

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August 18, 2006

Maybe I'm Naked

No, not me. Funniest. Comic. Ever.

Well, at least in a long time.

Click through them. You'll laugh out loud, you'll be disgusted, and you'll occupy precious time out of your life on this earth.

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July 30, 2006

But where do they keep the Hobbits?

This sign is on Hwy. 377 in Keller, TX. It never looked quite to me the way they indended it ...


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July 28, 2006


I'm lazy in body, mind and spirit today. But at least I can post something to make you laugh!

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June 23, 2006

Not Surprised

A long, long time ago I cancelled an AOL account. The experience was harrowing and difficult, and left a scar on my soul.

Some years later I signed up again. I don't remember why ... I was probably desperate for access out on some contract where we didn't have DSL available. Whatever the reason, the time soon came when the account was no longer needed, or wanted. But the scars on my soul had not healed, and I found that I did not have the strength or fortitude to stand battle again.

If you've never called AOL's customer service, it works like this. Poor man. Can you see why I chickened out? This time I took the sneaky, but effective, way of changing banks. When AOL sent me a letter asking for money, I scrawled "CANCEL MY ACCOUNT" all over it and mailed it back. Even then, it took six months. That's six months of them sending me letters letting me know that there seemed to be a problem with my payment, and certainly I'd want to rectify the problem as soon as possible to prevent cancellation of said account. Six months of me replying, in writing: "YES! PLEASE CANCEL ACCOUNT! I'M NOT SENDING YOU ANY MORE MONEY!" Six months of them asking for money AND NOT GETTING ANY, for them to actually cancel the account.

I don't know where they train their customer service reps, but I'm certain there's a special level of Hell just for them.

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June 19, 2006

Man, college has changed ...

iPods more popular than beer among college students.

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June 16, 2006


Here's a tidbit I forgot to mention regarding the whole I-Am-Barney thing, below.

We have traced my family ancestry back to the 1500s in England. It turns out we come from a little English town called Beer.

So there you go.

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June 8, 2006

Does this mean I should drink more?

You Are Barney
You could have been an intellectual leader...

Instead, your whole life is an homage to beer

You will be remembered for: your beautiful singing voice and your burps

Your life philosophy: "There's nothing like beer to give you that inflated sense of self-esteem."
The Simpsons Personality Test

How to reconcile the pursuit of a classical education with a Barney personality. Report coming (hic!) (haec!) (hoc!) soon.

If they had let us choose more than one answer, I could have tied Barney with Mr. Burns. Alcohol and power.

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June 3, 2006

Um, no ...

You are a solid Republican. You are not as fiercely ideological or uncompromising as others in the party, but nonetheless remain a reliable supporter. If you could have your way, you'd like to see Republican leaders take a slightly more pragmatic approach on certain issues - and dial down some of their nakedly partisan and bitterly divisive rhetoric.

Yeah. Not. It was a fun quiz anyway. All I can figure is that my sense of humor is too good. At least half of the cartoons, slanted both ways, I marked as "offensive/just plain dumb" because they were just plain dumb. They weren't funny. They were stupid.

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May 23, 2006

Early Weekend

Well, we're off to have some fun for the weekend. In the meantime, I leave you a thought-provoking, evocative piece of performance art to contemplate.

Tashia - are you out there? When I watched this video, I had scary images of a little room in Mary Hay Hall ... Monty Python sketches and green dragons ... we totally could have done this.

(Apparently, this is a phenomenon.)

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March 13, 2006

Read. Laugh.

Chris reminded me about Timothy McSweeney's, a site I haven't visited in ages. Need a laugh? Allow me to start you off with:

Klingon Recipes Best Vegetarian Lasagne ever.

Klingon Fairy Tales

Sequels to "Everyone Poops."

Bruce Springsteen Songs, If the Title More Accurately Reflected the Subject Matter.

That Really Whets the Almond. This is not from McSweeneys but is, apparently, a menu from a Chinese restaurant. I'm not sure if I believe it's real, but boy, is it ever funny. Painful funny. I'd warn you about the strong language, but I don't think they have any idea what they said.

You didn't come here for talk about homeschooling or classical education, did you? You did? Don't worry, it will happen again. Today, I need the laughs.

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February 3, 2006

Aiiiiiiii! My eyes!

The trailer for Brokeback to the Future.

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January 15, 2006

It's All in the Details

These dang newspaper jobs are such a pain. They expect you to actually read the stories before you go to press.

Either that, or Judge Alito has some 'splainin to do.

Actually, this is from a student newspaper, so I have some sympathy for them. You've got to learn somewhere. And I was on the staff of my college paper when, during the first Gulf War, we ran the headline "Ground War Engaged."

Yeah, what we meant was ...

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October 7, 2005

Laughing Out Loud

For real.

Our preparatory monologue would include "And if they ask you about religion, don't say we're not Christian, and don't say 'Pagan,' just say 'Unitarian.'"

HT to Mungo.

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September 13, 2005

You'd Better Believe It, Baby

Katharine Hepburn
You scored 26% grit, 14% wit, 57% flair, and 14% class!
You are the fabulously quirky and independent woman of character. You go your own way, follow your own drummer, take your own lead. You stand head and shoulders next to your partner, but you are perfectly willing and able to stand alone. Others might be more classically beautiful or conventionally woman-like, but you possess a more fundamental common sense and off-kilter charm, making interesting men fall at your feet. You can pick them up or leave them there as you see fit. You share the screen with the likes of Spencer Tracy and Cary Grant, thinking men who like strong women.

Find out what kind of classic leading man you'd make by taking the
Classic Leading Man Test.

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 69% on grit
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You scored higher than 11% on wit
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You scored higher than 92% on flair
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You scored higher than 11% on class
Link: The Classic Dames Test written by gidgetgoes on Ok Cupid

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August 22, 2005

Need a laugh?

Think your kids have embarrassed you? try this!

HT to Sharon

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May 26, 2005

Of Food and Fandom

When Food Goes Bad

Unfortunate Star Wars Costumes

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May 20, 2005

For the At-Home Moms

Jeff sent this to me a few weeks ago, and I forgot to post it. If you need a laugh, here is one of Suburban Blight's Real Moments in Motherhood.

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