Big Cac

I saw a billboard this morning that featured the McDonalds Southwest Salad and the motto "Less Dangerous Than Eating A Cactus." At least, I assume that's a motto. On further consideration, though, having to compare the consumption of their food to the eating of cacti might be some sort of FDA-mandated warning label. Like, maybe it was originally supposed to

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Game Nights

I while ago I received this email:Hello! My society (a very tiny group of individuals just trying to bring fun to a deserving town in central Pennsylvania) would like to host a monthly Games Night in our town and I'm wondering if you have any suggestions for making it a fun night for everyone. I have the basics covered: offer

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Grandpa Was A Card

Though I was the first in my family to start a blog, my predeliction for cracking horrible jokes appaears to be hereditary. The following is a letter sent by my maternal grandfather to my parents in 1967. Grandpa wasn't a humor writer, so, even before I managed to Google up portions of the material, I knew it wasn't original. Still,

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Paul / Gravel 2008

Ron Paul, one of the second-tier Republican candidates who participated in last night's debate, is a Libertarian and a strict Constitutionalist. In practice, that means he's pro-life (but thinks the Federal government shouldn't rule on abortion one way or the other), opposed to capital punishment, advocate for a non-interventionist foreign policy, "regularly votes against almost all proposals for government spending,"

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The Bad Review Revue

Wild Hogs: "Does for comedies what Exxon did for Prince William Sound." -- Pete Vonder Haar, Film Threat Are We Done Yet?: "Remarkable only for the fact that its star [Ice Cube] was ever once actually considered a threat to civic stability. If movies came any safer than this, they'd be given honourary police citations for keeping the peace." --

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And Now For Something Completely The Same …

I just saw a commercial on CNN. "50 Years Of Pop Culture," it said, "Thursday on CNN." Either they are airing an hour-long retrospective on the last 50 years of pop culture, or, from today forward, they are going to spend 50 years focusing on pop culture. The latter would probably be easier for them, as it would require no

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Al-Qaeda Incorporated

The US says it has killed yet another "senior al-Qaida leader". Not bin Laden, someone a few boxes down on the org chart. You can tell that the folks running this war have spent their entire lives in politics or the military. If they had spent some time in the business world, they'd know that the quickest way to cripple

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