The Queen and I chat:The Queen: Your post about the Susan B. Anthony coins was pretty funny. Me: Thanks. You know, I heard they are coming out with a new dollar coin. Q: Why do they bother? No one wants to carry those around. M: I do. I'd much rather carry around coins than dollar bills. Q: Oh yeah, that
Black Snake Moan: "Maybe [Samuel L.] Jackson should avoid any more movies with 'snake' in the title." -- Peter Rainer, CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR I Think I Love My Wife: "Attaching Chris Rock to I Think I Love My Wife is like chaining a Kentucky Derby winner to the merry-go-round in a petting zoo." -- Lawrence Toppman, CHARLOTTE OBSERVER 300: "Should
Is everyone clear on the specifics of the US Attorney debacle, or should I do another Scandal Cheatsheet, as I did with the Plame Investigation? I was talking with some co-workers earlier today and surprised to discover that they didn't really have any clear idea what was going on; now I'm wondering if that's true of most normal people (i.e.,
Rates of clinical psychosis have skyrocketed amongst the residents of Innsmouth, Massachusetts over the last two weeks, says Wingate Peaslee, professor of psychology at Miskatonic University. "We see this every year," said Peaslee, "'March Madness,' as we call it--characterized by religious fervor, hydrophilia, and compulsive chanting--typically sets in around the spring equinox, and continues until Walpurgisnacht." The people of the
Email about the Captain America retrospective:My understanding is that a person is most properly addressed by the highest office they have held, even after they retire, unless they have taken a different post that calls for a newer, if lower, title. The only exception is Royalty, who get complicated mixed titles. Though his blue-gloved hand steered the Federal Reserve through
Mark Donovan wrote a very nice post about defective yeti on Metafilter. Now I'm going to link to his site, so that some of the many people who are coming here from MF will go there; then other people will think that we coordinated this in advance, and that it was really a self-link-by-proxy; then still others will drag Donovan
I'm actually kind of impressed by how many ways this offends me. Curmudgeon: With crap like this on the market, I'm beginning to think Marx had a point. Father: I'm going to pass on having my three year-old son smell like musk, thanks. Nerd: Superman is DC, not Marvel! Dude, don't even talk to me if you can't keep
Notable events from a fallen hero's career: Early 1940's: Fought Nazis. 1945-1960: Frozen in block of ice 1963: Assembled team of metahumans to fight threats too large for any single superhero to handle alone. 1964: Changed name of superhero team from "Jethro Tull" to "The Avengers" after trademark dispute. 1967: Deterred Galactus by telling him about delicious planet called Krypton.