yxschLOAr-s It might seem like I’m nagging my writing friends by posting this. Honestly, I think it’s just funny. And painful. And funny. (I first saw this on John Hodgman’s blog, which is a constant source of joy.)
K2xMGI-QpZw You know the classic Tootsie-Pop commercial (“A-one, a-two-hoo!, a-three, CRUNCH”). I learned today that this is known as the “Mr. Owl” version, and it’s the short version of a 60-second commercial. The video above is the full commercial. Some notes: That little boy looked all over the forest for someone to answer his question. […]
rlI7vaxBm9o Today at my parents’ house, all of us watching the TV. A segment came on about someone and his miniature railroad, which features some unusual elements. One was a house on fire, tiny firefighters trying everlastingly to put it out. “I love that,” I said. “If I had a miniature railroad, I’d have a […]
BiI_caFfquA A musical interlude to help us transition to the weekend: Nikka Costa, “Like a Feather,” from the album Everybody Got Their Something. Uh uh uh uh.
YBdymtyXt8Y Speaking of writers who stretch the truth for comic effect: Here’s David Sedaris on The Late Show, reading about his experience with the Stadium Pal. New Sedaris book coming in June! When You Are Engulfed in Flames.
Jason Anderson preaches the gospel of music to the wayward hipsters of Florida.
Happy 60th birthday, Mikhail Baryshnikov! rWcuNakztTw
Today I was in the mood for a little Tom Jones: specifically, for his 1968 hit "Delilah." cn3SP44pMKY So great. But then Peterb suggested I check out The Sensational Alex Harvey Band‘s cover. And sure enough, it’s fab! ALetUlERBYI Tom’s version is still my favorite, I think, but I’m excited to add The Sensational Alex […]