Friday, February 24, 2006

Overheard in New York

Funny, but it'd be funnier if I didn't get the frustrated-writer vibe from so many of them. I especially like the one about irony.

Overheard in New York

Post #400

Question 4 is the punchline of my favorite joke...

Quiz me!
Bill knows the message for a perfect score:
"You got 7 right! Your work is done"-the BBC
"Damn right it is."-Bill

I know the message for only getting 4. I'll keep it to myself.
Post your score in the comments.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Just add water, it makes its own sauce

Mummified Remains of the Day This fine site labels the articles Fark style: Exhibits, Crime, Discoveries, Otzi, Florida.
Be sure to visit the humongous and suprisingly well preserved archives.
At some point I'll post a book review of Iceman : Uncovering the Life and Times of a Prehistoric Man Found in an Alpine Glacier which I recently finished. Do you want it next? Let me know and I'll send it.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Biters, burning, bulldozing, and RUPEES!

Quiz me!

Bill and I got identical scores of 6 as we must have both skipped South African Apartheid Geography that day.


Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Today is my nephew Henry's 6th Birthday

Happy Washington's birthday

A buck says we wont be celebrating this particular President's Birthday anytime soon

There are several states that lost a war to Lincoln who are happy with things as they were set up.
Abe, Get your own

The US Embassy in Stockholm says this is Nixon's fault....
"The Federal statute designates this day as Washington's Birthday, President Nixon issued a proclamation declaring the holiday as "President's Day" in 1971. President Nixon erroneously believed that a Presidential proclamation on the matter carried the same weight as an Executive Order."

As the NYSE puts it so well...
"Washington's Birthday was first declared a federal holiday by an 1879 act of Congress. The Monday Holiday Law, enacted in 1968, shifted the date of the commemoration of Washington's Birthday from February 22 to the third Monday in February, but neither that law nor any subsequent law changed the name of the holiday from Washington's Birthday to President's Day.
Although the third Monday in February has become popularly known as President's Day, the NYSE's designation of Washington's Birthday as an Exchange holiday (Rule 51) follows the form of the federal holiday outlined above (section 6103(a) of title 5 of the United States Code). "

Friday, February 10, 2006

That darn Castro!

Quiz me! Once again, there is some controversy surrounding an effigy's suspension in fluid. Color me provoked.

I got 5 and Bill got 6. How did you do?

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

In case of emergency only!

Saturday, February 04, 2006

I, for one, welcome our pixie overlords.

Holy crap Please note the waggish address of this
Times article.

Friday, February 03, 2006

If they had used mules it would be funnier.

Quiz me! I got six but let's hear it for Bill with a back to back perfect score
Also congratulations to Lamar for spotting the story of the week when it appeared in the venerable New York Post yesterday.

Here's the link to last week's quiz which I blew off while vacationing in the south of California last week. Golf Sucks!, I mean, Quiz Me, again!

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Can I act or what? Give me that statue.

Quiz me! You really Quiz me!
You scored 24
Gallant nominee. You clearly know your way around the Oscar minefield and have launched your campaign on the back of a prestige project. That said, you're still too wet behind the ears, and too much of an unknown quantity for the Academy voters. Prepare to smile and clap graciously when another name is called