The Occasional Joke

Nurse: Patient's name?

Centurion: Marcus Licinius Crassus

Nurse: And his date of birth?

Centurion: 115 BC.

Nurse: All right. And what is he here for?

Centurion: Cataphract surgery.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

So, you're a dictator ...

... and you've decided to write a book. What you really want is a forward from a universally - admired and beloved leader, say, Nelson Mandela, that praises you. "Get me some of that," you tell your ghost writers. But Mandela isn't accepting any such requests anymore. No problem, just write it for him. Save him the trouble, and all that.

It's official

Voting Republican is bad for your health.

Just in time for holiday giving

A real time mockery of Palin's new book.

If I have time, I'll compile a more comprehensive list of this year's must-have gifts. Stand by.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Kung Fu Kuisine!

If you have any of the following attributes:

  • A fondness for Chinee-movie-Kung-Fu (which, I admit, I do not possess)
  • Enthusiasm for what looks like really good Pac-rim food
  • Interest in do-it-yourself promotional video

Check out the Kill Soup Dumpling video on the website of Joe's Shanghai Restaurants. Inspired silliness, probably driven by threatened consumer lawsuits.

Remember, "never bite into a hot soup dumpling!"