Monday, November 29, 2010


Would you like some tips on how to tell people how you enjoyed your thanksgiving break? Now, repeat after me: "yeah, it was fuuuuuuuun, yeah, just kind of, you knowwwww, relaaaaaxed, and ate some good foooood. yeahhhhh, saw my friends from hooooome. it was just really nice. and how about you? you get to relaaaaaaax?"

Be sure to not mention any specifics and move the conversation quickly on to how cold it is outside.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Today I am thankful for

Random people who leave amazing comments on old blog posts.

This really makes me reflect on all the hard work I've done for this blog. Read the original post affiliated with the comment here.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Jimmy Wales, ENOUGH!

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, enough! Looking at 3 billion different images of your face on Wikipedia is not going to make me donate! In fact, all it's going to do is make me take screenshots of your face and complain about it! Okay?!



This must be stopped

Saw this ad in the Village Voice and I knew immediately it was something evil:

"Drop that dreidel and hold on to your latkes. We’re heating up the holidays with Hanukkah’s hottest Hebrew hotties! Our evening of music, laughs and burlesque will keep your dreidel spinning all night long."

After global warming and puppy mills, the nation's top priority must be to DESTROY this show and make sure no human eyes never see it. Oy.

Lovely day at playwriting class

"I found it a wonderfully evocative image, in terms of fruit."- classmate

Monday, November 8, 2010

Unusual discovery

So today I learned an interesting fact. I found out that the building I work in (in which I work) is also home to the offices of Penthouse!

That would explain why every time I get in the elevator there are 10 feet tall Slavic woman who look like this:

It's all starting to make sense.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

I pity the fool

Who had to read this book, The Handbook of Semiotics. I am at the library and this book was on the table when I got here. Here is a random selection:
There are two directions of heuristic influence between the semiotics of language and theory of codes. One is that the linguistic model of the double articulation of language has become paradigmatic for the study of other semiotic systems; the other is that the metaphor of language as a code has led to specific views of language derived from the more general theories of codes and information.
Obviously I am working very hard.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Kid in class describes orange leaves as tongues on fire licking the sky. I say: Listen, they're LEAVES, not tongues! Okay? Leaves. Don't describe them as tongues if they're LEAVES. Happy fall everyone.


Please do not ask me why I came across this on Yahoo.