My friend Pat passed the following on this morning. It struck me as quite wonderful. Dad does “interesting vocabulary” notes. When they get big enough, he mails them to a list of people that have expressed interest. On the latest list: Verfuscht: [From the German verfuschen, “bungle,botch, make a mess of one’s life.”] ((fair-PFOOSHT)) Dad’s […]
Erich gave me this packet of soup last week. It’s “spicy,” apparently.
I couldn’t find my copy of Play The Piano Drunk Like A Percussion Instrument Until The Fingers Begin To Bleed A Bit today, so I wasn’t able to post my favorite Bukowski poem earlier on. Lo and behold, it was returned to me just this evening. Without further interruption, I give you Charles Bukowski. the […]
Yesterday was Charles Bukowski’s birthday (which I would have missed if Tony Pierce didn’t point it out). He would have been 85. He was America’s greatest poet despite spending the overwhelming majority of his life drunk at the track. Here’s one of my favorite Bukowski poems: born to lose I was sitting in my cell […]
You know those stupid quizzes the that LiveJournal crowd love so well? Yes, I hate them also. Here’s what I got on a recent one: Woody Allen Your film will be 64% romantic, 39% comedy, 30% complex plot, and a $ 32 million budget. Be prepared to have your life story shot entirely in New […]
Hello, Dollar! has a thing or two to say about bringing your lunch to work. Long story short, bringing your lunch saves big dollars if done over time. Their back of the envelope analysis has bringing lunch four days a week savings $1,000 a year and all of that adding up to over $500,000 over […]
There’s nothing quite so pleasing as the random, unexplained SciFi homage. I just ran in to fun one in Cory Doctorow’s Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom: The Haunted Mansion was experiencing a major empty spell: the Snow Crash Spectacular parade had just swept through Liberty Square en route to Fantasyland, dragging hordes of […]