Dream The Improbable Dream

Upon being awakened by The Squirrelly's fussing around 2:30 on Sunday morning, The Queen and I groggily compared notes:Me: In my dream I was the star of a line of children's DVDs that taught kids how to make fajitas. The Queen: In my dream I was being bitten on the ankle by a monkey in a Thai restaurant.That wife of

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DIY Oscar Pool Page

By popular demand (yes! there was actual demand!) the Make-Yer-Own Oscar Pool Page has been updated for 2005. If you notice any bugs, or if you just have suggestions to make it better, don't hesitate to let me know.

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The Magician

A little over a decade ago, in the final days of Bill Bixby's life when he on the cover of many tabloids and weeklies ("Bill's Heroic Battle Against Cancer!"), I was standing in in line at the supermarket behind a woman and her young daughter. The mother pointed to Bixby's picture on one of the magazines and said "Do you

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2005 Bloggies

defective yeti was nominated for a 2005 Bloggie award, in the "Most Humorous Blog" category. Hooray for defective yeti! I made a passing reference to this fact on Monday, in a brief post where I predicted that most readers would instead vote for Dooce, who is also a finalist in the same category. I think some people misinterpreted this as

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Research Day: Hebrew, Yiddish, and Semi-Weekly

Hebrew vs. Yiddish: The Queen and I had a watched a DVD double-header last week: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban followed by Trembling Before G_D. The former film you made have heard of; the latter is, as IMDB puts it, "A cinematic portrait of various gay Orthodox Jews who struggle to reconcile their faith and their sexual orientation."

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My Driver Is A Crafty, Crafty Stalker

Junkies ... on boarding the bus! (Note: this post has been corrected.){Scruffy man clomps up the stairs and stands vacantly before the driver.} Bus Driver: Fare is $1.50. Scruffy Man: I ain't got no money. Bus Driver: Well, the fare is $1.50. {Pause while Scruffy Man grapples with cognitive dissonance.} Scruffy Man: I'm gonna get on the bus. {Pause while

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You’ve Got Litigation!

Our son's current favorite toy is the Laugh & Learn Learning Home*, essentially a big, plastic, electronic facade. Dear Fisher-Price: please fire your entire marketing department and hire some guys who can at least think up a product name that doesn't use the same word twice in a row. Every part of this toy makes noise. When you open the

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When Animal Lovers Attack!

I eventually turned off the comments for this post, because I got tired of people comparing me to Mussolini for mocking Animal Planet. But if people are going to send me email directly, maybe I should just turn them back on.From: R H To: matthew@defectiveyeti.com Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2005 16:39:56 Subject: Your Website I just viewed your website for

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