When I started buying my own books in the Seventies, a lot of what I was picking up were used copies of paperbacks that had been published in the Sixties (it makes sense; I was a kid trying to stretch the book-buying power of my paper route income). Thus, the style of this set of purported mid-Sixties novelizations of movies that had not yet been made was familiar, and the humour is spot-on.
Can you imagine what their faculty meetings are like? (I mean, I've heard some doozy MUNFA stories over the years, but imagine having Q's issues: dealing with Tony Stark's ego, Dr. Strangelove's insanity and Anton Chigurh's pressurized gear.
Oh sure, the English of the King James Bible is unspeakably beautiful, but what it would be like if current web language had been deployed? H. Caldwell Tanner published this comic on Loldwell.com earlier this month.
Why is #teamconan one of the most popular hashtags on Twitter right now? Probably because most people recognize a hijacking when they see one, and agree with Conan O'Brien that it's not right to punish him for Jay Leno's failure in prime time.
Small wonder someone got to the "HItler learns ..." meme and gave it yet another twist.
There's no snow at all in our yard, nor all over St. John's, but that won't last. In fact, in December, we had enough snow to make a couple of decent toboggan runs down Pippy Park, and our and a neighbour's son had a blast making a slew of snowballs. Not sure how much of a snowball fight they had at the time, but as recently as today, Nick said he wanted to line up a kids-vs-adults match.
Also today, my school chum Doug started a Facebook group with a funny purpose: a lobby to make Snowball Fighting a sport in next month's winter Olympics in Vancouver. (The odds, Doug will admit, are slim.)
Love a good snowball fight? Pitch in. It is, after all, a whole lot more meaningful than some of the sports we'll be following next month.
From the comedians at the UK television series That Mitchell and Webb Look, a sketch on what would happen if the people who believed in the healing properties of ever-diluted tinctures and of quartz took care of trauma patients. Stick around for the beer at the end.
My PVR is set to record Friday Night With Jonathan Ross, although BBC Canada airs the episodes weeks after they air in the U.K. The latest episode had the always entertaining Christopher Walken on, with a line reading of the lyrics of Lady Gaga's Poker Face.
I had not seen this video - a brief, star-filled mini-musical about California's Proposition 8 - until a few days ago. Not so topical, but still pretty funny. Look closely, and you'll see a slew of famous folks, from Alison Janney to Margaret Cho to Maya Rudolph and more.
Dot Dot Dot is Morse code for the letter 'S,' the full message Guglielmo Marconi claimed to have received atop Signal Hill in St. John's in 1901. It ushered in the age of telecommunications. My maternal grandfather worked as a telegraph operator for Canadian Marconi on Signal Hill for many years.
As well, I have a habit of overusing the ellipsis when I write ... as frequent readers might notice.