I am the very model of a modern Major-General.

January 21st, 2014 @ 7:15 am
Roger and Elaine

Let’s say a guy named Roger is attracted to a woman named Elaine. He asks her out to a movie; she accepts; they have a pretty good time. A few nights later he asks her out to dinner, and again they enjoy themselves. They continue to see each other regularly, and after a while neither […]

December 25th, 2013 @ 6:15 am
Baby, It’s Cold Outside

My wife is pretty awesome. Baby It's Cold Outside – watch more funny videos

Turkeys Away: An Oral History of the Most Famous Episode of WKRP in Cincinnati

November 24th, 2013 @ 6:27 pm
A Last Meal

I am increasingly convinced that a tremendous amount of yin and yang is important to a successful marriage. My wife and I have dramatically different opinions about dining, for example: She lives to eat. I eat to live. If you were to give each of us an hour to decide what we wanted for a […]

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Jokes are democratic. Telling one right has nothing to do with having money or being educated. It’s a knack, like hammering a nail straight. Anyone can learn it, and it’s useful in all sorts of situations. You can go your whole life and not need math or physics for a minute, but the ability to tell a joke is always handy.
Garrison Keillor

A Pizza Diatribe

November 6th, 2013 @ 5:58 pm
The Five Stages of Feeding a Toddler

See also: Kübler-Ross Denial “What? You can’t be serious. You just said you wanted peanut butter and jelly.” Anger “You eat this bite right now. Sit down! Eat it!” Bargaining “Please? Please have another bite? If you have another bite you can have more chocolate milk.” Depression “I can’t believe you’re not going to eat […]

@sadderthan retweets and replies to things that are sadder than things you think nothing is sadder than.

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Walter White Calls Uncle Buck

Sharknado 2: SNOW SHARKS!

In which Jon Stewart and The Daily Show discuss the government shutdown (with an awesome NFL reference).

May 31st, 2013 @ 5:37 am
Friday Five: Favorite SNL Sketches

Saturday Night Live

Bonus / Honorable Mention:

January 11th, 2013 @ 8:37 am
Gorilla Sales Skyrocket After Latest Gorilla Attack

I saw a link to this story in my Twitter feed, and then I saw several people linking to it on Facebook, and I chuckled at the title. The Onion has made me smile on such a consistent basis over the years; I seriously hope the people that work there are paid well, because they […]

January 3rd, 2013 @ 10:28 am
Office Quotes

There’s a guy in my office who surreptitiously records the absurd things we all say, then sends a company-wide email with his collection to ring in the new year.

June 18th, 2012 @ 2:31 pm
Honest Toddler

Now that I have my very own toddler, things like Honest Toddler really just have a way of making me smile. (I suppose it is something like how disgusted you are by everyone’s cat photos on Facebook until you get your own cat and then you see the beauty in all cats. Or something.) The […]

January 18th, 2012 @ 8:06 am
Pre-Recorded Late Night

During my morning commute lately I’ve been eschewing NPR one day each week and instead listening to Pre-Recorded Late Night, an improvised comedy podcast with “fake” guests. It’s sort of like The Daily Show, except it’s entirely improvisational. Imagine a typical late night talk show … there’s a desk, a couch, a host and a […]

March 28th, 2010 @ 12:57 am
Hot Tub Time Machine

I don’t even know where to begin here. This movie is awesome. This movie is seriously awesome. Go see it. Note: Awesomeness of movie not guaranteed for those born after 1975. But if you were born in ’73 — like me — you will laugh your ass off.

January 22nd, 2010 @ 3:45 am
Friday Five: Natural Causes

Five atypical ways to die of “natural” causes:

  1. crushed by a falling tree
  2. shark attack
  3. hit by an asteroid
  4. fall from a cliff
  5. bee stings
November 19th, 2009 @ 2:35 pm
Happy Birthday, Moose and Squirrel!

Fifty years ago [today], a squirrel wearing an old-school aviator’s hat and goggles came flying across the screen followed by a goofy moose, launching arguably the greatest cartoon in television history. Moose and Squirrel are now old enough for AARP memberships. Yet their warped and wonderful brand of humor, written and performed so that kids […]