This could be the all-time best/worst idea of all time.It’s the J’Accoozie.I don’t like drinking beer without a pun nearby and this would do the job. The only thing is I’d have to order a hundred of these to satisfy my urge to explain a pun to every person I encounter at cookouts, tailgates and man-made lakes.If you would buy one of these for the price of five dollars plus postage and handling, shoot me an email at wampus@yahoo.com. If there are enough wonderful urbane goofballs in the world, I’m going ahead and ordering.Just imagine yourself saying this, “It’s a J’ACCOOZIE! Get it? No? Well, in 1898  Émile Zola wrote an open letter about the Dreyfus affair….” Ha! Ha!Thanks,Wampus

This could be the all-time best/worst idea of all time.

It’s the J’Accoozie.

I don’t like drinking beer without a pun nearby and this would do the job. The only thing is I’d have to order a hundred of these to satisfy my urge to explain a pun to every person I encounter at cookouts, tailgates and man-made lakes.

If you would buy one of these for the price of five dollars plus postage and handling, shoot me an email at wampus@yahoo.com. If there are enough wonderful urbane goofballs in the world, I’m going ahead and ordering.

Just imagine yourself saying this, “It’s a J’ACCOOZIE! Get it? No? Well, in 1898  Émile Zola wrote an open letter about the Dreyfus affair….” Ha! Ha!

Thanks,

Wampus

Great, great pop song.

Taken while holding a dog on a leash.

Taken while holding a dog on a leash.

newyorker:

The comedian Harry Shearer plays Nixon in a verbatim reënactment of what happened in the minutes leading up to his resignation: http://nyr.kr/1slvOiO

newyorker:

The comedian Harry Shearer plays Nixon in a verbatim reënactment of what happened in the minutes leading up to his resignation: http://nyr.kr/1slvOiO

liartownusa:

III. AB Positive Blood Type Awareness and Anti-Discrimination Campaign: Deal With It

liartownusa:

III. AB Positive Blood Type Awareness and Anti-Discrimination Campaign: Deal With It

eurobus:

at Paris, France

eurobus:

at Paris, France

We can tell our children that school is important until we’re blue in the face, they’re not stupid. They see the loudest applause is for the kids on the field. They know teachers are paid poorly and don’t drive fancy cars. They know people plan Super Bowl parties but mock the National Spelling Bee. In other words, they see the hypocrisy, and we can’t expect society to correct itself. If we want to have any lasting influence on the way our kids approach education — the way future generations approach education — then we have to grab our pom-poms and paint our faces and celebrate intellectual curiosity with the same vigor we do their athletic achievements.

Why I’m raising my son to be a nerd - CNN.com (via daydre-ams)

**Daughter

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millionsmillions:

Beginning today and lasting to the end of the summer, the New Yorker website is free — and includes its complete archive. Our humble suggestions of where to begin your reading frenzy.

Note to self: begin frenzy.

millionsmillions:

Beginning today and lasting to the end of the summer, the New Yorker website is free — and includes its complete archive. Our humble suggestions of where to begin your reading frenzy.

Note to self: begin frenzy.

Every day is a masterpiece, even if it crushes you.
Simon Van Booy, The Illusion of Separateness (on sale in paperback 7/29)

And some are overlooked.

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paulftompkins:

This was quite a journey! I spent the better part of a day going back and forth with a guy that I was not entirely sure was for real at first, then I absolutely got fooled, and then I realized I got fooled. It was fun. The guy said some LEGITIMATELY funny stuff when he was “in character.” And it all ended in a way that I felt good about.

It’s pretty much all laid out in the screencaps, But let me elaborate here:

HEY YOUNG MEN! I know it seems like women complain a lot about how they are represented in media, including fiction, and how it seems like they want entertainment tailored specifically to them, and how they seem to want ALL of pop culture to be politically correct or feminist-ized or whatever it is you think they want, but really, what’s happening is that women are tired of seeing garbage women characters in most of our entertainment. And they’re wondering, Would it really be so much trouble to make more realized female characters? You could still have all your CGI and action and science fiction and drama and swords and stuff, but the female characters could be a little more fleshed out and interesting. And the entertainment would still be good and would, in fact, be better.

Guys, instead of  thinking, “Hey, not everything has to be politicized,” try thinking, “I wonder what it would be like for me if the situation were reversed, and how I’d feel if in the vast majority of the entertainment I consumed, the male characters were few and far between and then mostly used as talking props & plot devices. I wonder if I’d get kinda tired of that and occasionally I’d say something, even a little joke, just to ease the annoyance a little.”

Fellows. Listen to the women in your lives. Ask them questions. It will change your perspective for the better. Years ago, I got into a brief argument with two female friends of mine about a movie— it does not even matter which movie— that they viewed as sexist and I did not. I couldn;t even fathom how they could see it that way. I tried to argue that it was not sexist. In recounting our discussion to another party, it was pointed out to me that they might have a different viewpoint based on their life experiences, and that it was not for me to tell them that their interpretation was incorrect. And that I was probably getting defensive about it because if the movie was sexist, it followed that my liking it would make me appear sexist. And that’s when I realized that none of this was about me, and maybe I should shut up and listen and try to understand. And also to be more aware of things like this and develop not just my sympathy, but my empathy.

I will only ever be able to empathize so much with women, because my experience as a white male in America is vastly different from that of anyone who is not that. But I can relate to:

  • not being taken seriously
  • not being listened to
  • being dismissed
  • being condescended to
  • having something explained to me that I already understand

And I having had those experiences, I am now more inclined to TRY to understand where someone is coming from if they are telling me they are having a similar experience with our culture.

So guys: just try. You don’t even really have to dig that deep. Think about your own experiences as a person, then apply that to someone else. It gets easier the more you do it, and it makes your life better.

Anyway, I hear Dawn of The Planet of The Apes is pretty good! 

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