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Social Media, explained on a whiteboard

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

After this site had a recent mishap with a social media plug-in, I got several comments amounting to, What’s the point of that stuff, anyway? I didn’t have a very good answer until today:   I would only add eBay: “A++++ donut arrived promptly, would stuff into face again!!1″

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Here, kitty kitty

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

Professional tiger feeder. “Is this the worst job in the world — or the best?” asks The Atlantic, which I like to read because I am better than you: Talk about a tough crowd (click for bigger pic) On the one hand, look at all those hungry, beautiful tigers. And on the other hand, look […]

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The best non-Charlie joke at the Sheen roast

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

It was of course Jeffrey Ross, as usual, who cleaned up with at least half of the ten best jokes at the Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen — including the best joke that wasn’t about Charlie:     Knowing the back story helps. Awful? Hilarious? Tasteless? Delicious? Yes, yes, yes, and yes!

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$#*! my Twitter stream says (#hipstersitcoms)

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

Twitter sure seems to provoke an awful lot of indignation from people who don’t use it, and never intend to. There seems to be a strain of personality that just isn’t able to shrug and say “I don’t get it.” But today isn’t the day that I mount a full-throated defense of Twitter. I just […]

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The 2010 Joke of the Year, by Mike Drucker

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Mike Drucker is a national comedy writer and stand-up comic, as well as a recent Seattle transplant from New York. And now he’s also the man behind the best joke of 2010, at least according to some people who voted over at Time Out New York. Before unleashing the funny, I want to point out […]

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