Posts Tagged ‘fun’

How Things Really Work and Are and Always Will and Have to Be, Says God. Part 2: How to Sell a House

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

My son is getting old.  Not highlander old, yet, but old enough to begin seeing that his old man doesn’t always know everything.  This must be remedied.  To that end, I’ve decided to tell him the secrets of the universe, one at a time, through this blog.  The wrong secrets, watered down to homeopathic levels and then cut with acid and soaked into pages from Dianetics.   Thus this the second installment of my new series, “How Things Really Work and Are and Always Will and Have to Be, Says God.”

Pt. 2: HOW TO SELL A HOUSE:

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How Things Really Work and Are and Always Will and Have to Be, Says God. Part 1: How to Make a Baby

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

My son is getting old.  Not highlander old, yet, but old enough to begin seeing that his old man doesn’t always know everything.  This must be remedied.  To that end, I’ve decided to tell him the secrets of the universe, one at a time, through this blog.  The wrong secrets, watered down to homeopathic levels and then cut with acid and soaked into pages from Dianetics.   Thus this the first installment of my new series, “How Things Really Work and Are and Always Will and Have to Be, Says God.”

Pt 1:  HOW TO MAKE A BABY:

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Name That Movie Character: The John Hughes Edition

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Name a John Hughes movie character who:

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249th and 250th Annual Burns Supper Loyal Toasts

Monday, February 9th, 2009

For those not familiar, a Burns Supper is one of several thousand suppers held annually on or around January 25th and serving to honor the life of Scottish poet Robert Burns with a mix of wit, whiskey, ritual, and revelry.  My friend attended one last year, and another this year,  the 250th year of the Burns Supper.  For both occasions, he recruited my services in writing a loyal toast–the first toast of a Burns night, directed customarily at the ruler of the nation in which the supper is held.  (more…)

A Curious Case (Name That Film Pt 2)

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

Name that film:

A white man is born fatherless in the south with birth defects that lead many to think he may never walk nor live a normal life.  His saintly mother believes in his potential anyway. (more…)

Odin’s Frican Balls: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Beowulf

Thursday, June 26th, 2008

The key to Robert Zemeckis’s recent film Beowulf is to understand that it’s an old man’s story. Not so much a story about an old man, as the sort of story an old man would want to tell the youngsters around him. And not a story told by just any old man, but by one with a great sense of humor, a great sense of regret, and a great memory of what it’s like to be young. (more…)

Atlas Plugged: Defending Iron Man from Gold Woman

Monday, May 5th, 2008

“Guns will make us powerful; butter will only make us fat.” –Hermann Goering (more…)

University of Nintendo: Video Game Ideas for a Future Educational System

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

A lot of people ask me why I don’t play more video games. (more…)

The Frog Is Dead; Long Live the Frog!: A Meme/Gene Stress-Adaptive Model of Humor

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

“Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.” –E. B. White (more…)

Le Mime Est Mort. Vive Le Mime!

Monday, April 7th, 2008

If you’d asked me yesterday what I thought of mime, I’d have told you, the art of mime is cliched, creatively bankrupt, and frankly unfathomable, both as a form of entertainment, on the one white-gloved hand, and as a career choice, on the other.    (more…)

Ultimate Video Store Classification System

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

Behold, the Ultimate Video Store Classification System (a thousand billion fanana-fana-fo-fillion kudos to anyone who can guess what kind of business I manage): (more…)

Name That Film

Sunday, April 6th, 2008

Name That Film:
Overburdened by technology he doesn’t quite understand, Will Smith uses his charm, wits, and determination to save the day against overwhelming odds in a world not his own. (more…)