January 25, 2013
New York Times Paragraph of the Month

Mr. Johnson is just one of many skilled cheese wits around the city. Just this month, in fact, a cheesemonger named Peter Daniels, known as The Doctor, briefly had to reel in his reference-studded musings at Westside Market after a nod to Nostradamus caused a customer to complain.

Creative Cheesemongers Pen Clever Descriptions
January 17, 2013

Principal photography for the live-action Anthropomorphic Republican Talking Duck movie is going swell!

January 15, 2013
Fun Facts Gleamed From Wikipedia

From Cheeburger Cheeburger:

When Cheeburger Cheeburger opened a restaurant in Glenview, Illinois, they were sued by Billy Goat Tavern, which had served as the inspiration for the original Saturday Night Live parody. An out-of-court settlement was reached wherein the restaurant changed the name of the Glenview location to simply Cheeburger and agreed not to open another restaurant within 125 miles of downtown Chicago.[1][2]

Now listen here pardner, there ain’t enough room in this here town for TWO comical misspellings of “cheeseburger” so howsabout you just mosey on out of here

January 8, 2013

Mallard Fillmore Watch


An ally linked me to this strip and theorized Bruce Tinsley has never actually encountered a Twinkie in person. He just knows that they come individually wrapped.


Today’s strip adds more kindle to that theory. He appears to have done a little research on what the box looks like. But’s he’s has placed the Twinkie at the very bottom of the strip so you can only see part of it. Does Tinsley know what a Twinkie looks like? Evidence inconclusive…

BONUS MALLARD FILLMORE WATCH: I submitted a thing to the great comics tumblelog A Good Cartoon. Who knew Mallard was so progressive?

January 7, 2013

T-1000: Incredibly lifelike robot capable of rapid shapeshifting sent back in time to kill people

T9000: A fridge with a digital shopping list synced to the cloud

I think technology is regressing!

January 5, 2013

shark A Twitter acquaintance reminded me about 102 Shark Jokes, which I wrote nearly six years ago (!!!) and it’s still, inexplicably, the page that generates the most hits according to the search logs (well, sometimes it’s this list of band names, which hasn’t aged as well).

It’s been brought to my attention that some of my delightful shark jokes have been STOLEN by the nefarious joke-stealing fiends at “Jokes 4 Us .com.” I’m a bit disappointed they left out the forum in-jokes, Dostoyevsky reference, and the ones with asterisks denoting actions, but I’m pleased as punch they left in the one about the writer’s wife leaving him for a rival joke book writer.

January 3, 2013
newsweek store

I took this picture at the Atlanta airport nearly a year ago, so I don’t know if this Newsweek store is still there. If it is, it’s gotta be weird that it can no longer sell its own namesake.