Thursday, September 27, 2007

The Scottish Play

As if I needed another reason to be jealous of my friends living in the UK, I found out today that there's a new production of Macbeth now playing in the West End. The reviewer from the Telegraph calls the production "the greatest production of Macbeth (he has) ever seen." The leading man is "so charismatic... that he can make the simple act of preparing a ham sandwich one of the scariest things you've ever seen."

Who is this magician of stagecraft? Why, none other than Captain Picard!

Monday, September 24, 2007

More Bacon

(Image via the Bacon Salt Blog)

In a follow-up to the bacon chocolate bar, a friend has alerted us to a new product on the market: Bacon Salt. The product tagline is, "because everything should taste like bacon."

Friday, September 21, 2007

Not Safe for Work

Readers of Greg and Sam's Adventures may recall an odd Japanese game show, wherein the contestants had to flawlessly recite several lines of text, or get a spring-loaded paddle to the balls. We've long wondered if Japanese women have ever been subject to the same sort of mistreatment on broadcast television.

Thanks to the good people at Fucked Gaijin, we find that indeed they were, at least back in the 90s. Long-timers have been telling me for awhile that Japanese television was cleaned up considerably in the late 90s and early 00s. I just hadn't believed it until I saw this:

If you're squeamish about clicking that play button, it's basically a contest on a game show where the contestants had to guess which woman wasn't faking her orgasm. There's nothing too risque in the video itself, just don't turn the volume up too loud.

Monday, September 17, 2007

bacon chocolate bar

Via Atrios, we find that some wise entrepreneur has finally seen fit to combine the two greatest foods on earth, chocolate and bacon.

Friday, September 14, 2007

I feel motivated already

I had too much free time on my hands and played around with the motivational poster generating tool that was discussed here back in June. The slogan is shamelessly taken from these people. I just thought their product could be improved upon with a new picture.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Democrats find a backbone

I wish I could whine that this was unfair. Unfortunately, since the Senate seems determined to give Mr. 25% all the money he wants, it seems pretty right on. From Harpers:

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Washington Post Editor Apparently on Mind-Bending Drugs

This was in today's online Post.

I spent several hours laughing at the editors.

It took them nearly four hours - half a work day!- to figure out that not only is "compaure" not a word, neither is "Pollutionion."

I love that construct. What would "Pollutionion" be?
  • Pollution from The Onion?
  • Ionized Pollution?
  • Pollution that doesn't know when to quit?
Fabulous. Here is the "after" page.


From a friend who's a fellow teacher. He looks a little young to be a Dead Kennedys fan...

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

America's Finest News Source

The Onion delivers some insightful commentary on the Larry Craig episode. From a guest commentator who, just like Senator "Wide Stance", is most definitely "not gay":