What The Doctor Ordered

defective yeti has long been on the forefront of linguistic innovation, bringing you such indispensable neologisms as stuplimity, petable, and misfortunation. And whenever there is a void in the public vernacular, this website shall boldly stride forth to ... okay, blah blah blah, you get the picture. Anyway, you know what I'm sick of saying? "Dr-Pepper-or-Mr-Pibb." That's my drink of

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Me And The Queen, At The Movies

Capsule reviews for the last three films we've seen on DVD: Sky Captain And the World Of Tomorrow:M: As a long-time fan of "1950's science-fiction," I was prepared to love this Sky Captain despite its lukewarm critical reception. And the first hour of exposition lived up to my expectations. But as it became increasingly clear that exposition was all the

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The yeti Lives

Well, you can't keep a good blog down -- or defective yeti either, apparently. Despite my attempts to put the site out to pasture for a week and save on bandwidth costs, the homepage kept lurching from the grave like a villain from an 80's era slasher film and reinstalling itself at /index.html, repeatedly clobbering the "Gone Fishing" message I

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Sticks And Stones

I held up two wooden animals. "Which one is the cow?" I asked The Squirrelly. "Point to the cow." The Squirrelly pointed to the cow. "Good job!" I said. I took all the animals, shuffled them, and held out two more. "Point to the pig. Point to the pig, baby." The Squirrelly pointed to the pig. "Very good! Let's do

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It’s Just Arsenic, Walk It Off

When you call my doctor's office, you are greeted by a recorded message that begins:Thank you for calling. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, or if you have splashed poison in your eye, please press 9 to speak with a nurse.Note to self: splashing poison in your eye and having a medical emergency are distinct events. Good to know.

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Of Recent Note

The other Morning News writers and I tell you what we're currently grooving on in a piece called Of Recent Note. Wow, was that ever an awkwardly worded sentence!

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Full RSS Feed

Okay, I received two requests in 24 hours to provide full RSS feed, so I finally set up the site to do so. I just cut 'n' pasted the template from here, so if anyone has any problems with it, lemmie know. Update: I've also linked to the xml feed in the source header.

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Too Ill To Drink Coffee: A Drama In Real Life

The Squirrelly got a bunch of cool toys for his birthday, but his favorite is the Busy Ball Popper. It's this long, snaking tube, and when you put something into one end an invisible force accelerates it until it is ejected from the other end with explosive velocity. Speaking of which: I have the flu. It all started innocently enough

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