Bars

Maybe you've seen this, which has been floating around the Internet for some time now: Wow, just so much to wonder about with this photo. But the thing that I always ask myself upon seeing pictures such as this is "What's with the black bars over the eyes?" Presumably they are there to preserve the anonymity of the persons depicted,

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Brush With Disaster

This morning I was running a little late, so I tried to hurry my routine a bit. Rushing into the bathroom, I grabbed my toothbrush with my right hand and began squeezing toothpaste onto it with my other. But apparently, in my hastened and groggy state, I was unknowingly pushing down on the bristle-end of the brush with the tip

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Love Means Never Having To Pretend You Care

In a restaurant where music is playing over the sound system.Me: Jeeze, I've heard this song three times in the last two days. The Queen: What is it? Me: "Last Train To Clarksville," by The Monkees Q: Are you sure it's not the Beatles? It sounds like the Beatles. Me: No, I'm certain it's The Monkees. I listened to a

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Hasta El Mayo

I am on the verge of Blogger Burnout (this was your first clue). I'm not quite there yet, but I kinda feel like the yeti has been treading water for a few weeks, so I'll do us all a favorite and take a break before my posts become nothing more than announcements that I have nothing to say. I have

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Friday Afternoon Scratchpad

In A Slump April 24th is "Bring Your Kid To Work Day," which is, like, a total rip-off because I, personally, don't have a kid. I thought about bringing my four-year old nephew to work that day and introducing him to my coworkers, because it would be fun, when my colleagues said "I didn't know you had children," to reply

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defective yeti Parenting Tip: Smoke Crack Today!

The Queen and I are putting some thought into a yetiette, so we bought a few books about what prospective mothers (and, hypothetically, fathers) need to do before getting pregnant. The advice for women is usually, like, 330 pages long; the part for men is typically a few paragraphs tacked on before the index. Allow me to summarize each parent-to-be's

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Here’s A Free One For You, Leno

"Did you see the footage of the corporal who put the American flag on the statue of Saddam? Did'ja see that? Apparently the Pentagon thought it was bad for PR, so a superior officer immediately ordered him to take it down. The marine who set up the nativity scene in Baghdad's Central Square was reprimanded as well."

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The Unfairness Of It All

Oh sure: you pull down a Baghdad statue of Saddam and you're celebrated worldwide as a hero, but you drunkenly urinate on a University of Washington statue of Galilio ONE TIME and they ban you from the campus forever. Like that's fair. Also, according to NPR today's weather will be, and I quote, "rain, showers, and possible thudershowers." Woo Seattle!

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Marks The Spot

Triple-X Syndrome: A rare chromosomal aberration characterized by the presence of three female chromosomes. May result in learning difficulties, delayed acquisition of certain motor skills, and inhibition of speech development.Well, that would certainly explain Vin Diesel's performance in xXx.

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