Posts filed under ‘Washington Post’

Animals Doing People Things = Always Entertaining

Aww: Baby duckling with a sandal to fix its foot.

Georgia cat earns its GED.

In non-animal news:

Rush Limbaugh and Karl Rove to guest star on “Family Guy”

Everything in this is SO TRUE and I demand that you all follow these rules accordingly.  (Thanks, Valerie!)

Hey Mom,  I can build by bone strength with BEER!

Bob Dylan: A Complete Unknown

Mad Men Celebrities!

The lives of the wives of the Nationals.

Stay tuned for my epic battle to count every t-shirt in my wardrobe.  This might take a while.

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August 17, 2009 at 4:08 pm 2 comments

Fated to be Mated with the One Man She Hated

First, the news (and things that purport to be news):

Hiroshima, 64 Years Ago

Kenyan Birth Certificate Generator

15 Billboards That Don’t Belong Next to Each Other

The New York Times loves statisticians, too!

Republicans Propagating Falsehoods in Attacks on Health-Care Reform

Real column vs. Onion article

Now for some personal commentary:

I watched the movie 39 Steps the other night.  I had seen the show on Broadway and wanted to see the movie it was based on.  Not only does the movie, released in 1935 totally holdup, but I continued to be amazed by how closely the stage play followed the movie–even though the play is a comedy with only three cast members playing all of the roles.  I would highly recommend watching the movie if you’ve seen the play (as I would recommend the play).  Still, I looked up the movie on IMDB, for several entertaining factoids, like the fact that many of the actors were born in the 1800s…But my favorite part was the movie’s awesome (and extremely dated) taglines:

“It’s Great…It’s Grand…It’s Glorious!”

“Handcuffed to the girl who double-crossed him”

“The MAN who put the MAN in roMANce.”

“The Most Charming Brute Who Ever Scorned A Lady”

“Fated to be Mated with the One Man She Hated”

And the most misogynistic of the group:

“She Hated to be Mastered… But She Learned to Like it from the Man who put the MAN in roMANce”

August 7, 2009 at 6:27 pm 2 comments

Pennies, Peeing and Peter Gabriel

Guy goes to pick up his car at the impound lot and pays the $88 fee all in pennies.  Obvi, the cops get involved. (Via Consumerist.)

Brazilians Urged to Pee in Shower to Save Rainforests.  Watch the ad, too.  (Thanks Michelle!)

Lesley’s new blog: falafel for the soul!

Statisticians are awesome.

Heartbreaking photographs of a girl growing up in rural poverty. (Via Jezebel.)

Peter Gabriel covering a Vampire Weekend song.  This will cheer you up after that last link.  (Via The Fix.)

August 5, 2009 at 9:23 pm Leave a comment

Nothing in This Post About Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett or Ed McMahon

Dina from RHONJ was on another reality show.  We knew that, but Lauren found a clip!  Yay!

Wallabies getting high off of poppies…(Via Jezebel)

A History of Political Sex Scandals.  It’s interactive!

Speaking of political sex scandals, FOX News identifies a Republican in trouble as a Democrat.  Again.

Speaking of FOX News, ew.

Tacky Weddings!

This article made my cry, natch.

One of you should enter this contest.

Famous people died yesterday.  I am not going to blog about it, but share this from Phylan instead.

June 26, 2009 at 1:30 pm Leave a comment

…And Now the Monday Times

Nothing on the internet really blew me away today, but there was plenty of good stuff in the newspaper…

Greenland is independent!  And its new government will go by its Inuit name: Naalakkersuisut.  Awesome.

Adopting Forebears’ Faith And Leaving Peru for Israel.  A crazy story about Jews in rural Peru.

You know that woman on the ONN?  She used to be on CNN!

In other news (networks)…I agree that Shepard Smith is a good egg.

Cute cats are collateral damage when governments block sites.”

Via Jezebel:

Khadijah Williams, a homeless teen, is going to Harvard in the fall.  She clearly rocks.

“Mad Men” marketing survey.  It’s kind of like a crappy Choose Your Own Adventure.

Oh, and props to Dad for both of these hilarious videos: Long Island Wants to Secede and Triumph Visits Bonnaroo (via Aziz Ansari).

In major news, I am thrilled that my friend Tad missed this train!

June 22, 2009 at 10:00 pm 1 comment

LMNOP v. TMN Post-Off

Lauren posted like everything I wanted to post on Friday.  We apparently run in the same, small internet circle, but I still wanted to post some of my more favorite things again.  Sorry for the overlap.

Teen diagnoses her own disease in science class.

Lauren already posted this, but I found it first, so I’m posting it again: The Most Looked Up Words in the NYT.

Today in excellent Sesame Street Parodies: 30 Rocks and Law and Order: Special Letters Unit.  (Props to Dad for the SVU parody.)

I want to do this, but not with the Yankees.  It would take my whole life with my team…Who are playing the Yankees tonight.  And will most likely lose worse than the Mets did on Sunday.

Tourists and New Yorkers Take a Rubber Seat in Times Square.  I am obviously a fan of the tacky pink and blue chairs.

My mom found this, linked to it on Twitter, and Lauren already beat me to posting it.  But it is so cool, I had to post again.

Eugene Robinson is right again: Feeding the Lone Wolves.

Finally, I’m going to beat Lauren in posting something that she sent me.  HAHAHAHA.  Fallen Princesses.

June 16, 2009 at 10:35 am 2 comments

You’d Think Being Unemployed Would Mean I’d Have MORE Time To Blog…

No, actually I’ve been sitting outside everyday reading the newspaper and also applying to lots of jobs when I’m inside.  Therefore, I’m neglecting my internet activities, which means I’m not blogging.  Sorry.

Read about the Tuskegee Airmen in the last hour of Memorial Day.

R.I.P. Del. Pauline Menes.  She was a great lady.

New Ghostbusters III movie with original cast!!

Ironic t-shirt sales.

This month’s New Yorker cover was painted with an iPhone!

I went to Iceland.  Here are my photos.

A new JEWISH American Girl Doll!  (Mom, will you buy me it for me??) Thanks, Valerie!

How did Lauren beat me to this link about beers in New Jersey from NPR?

In other beer related news, Dad sent me this link to an article about craft beers.

Thursday’s NYT obits: the top of the page was about a leading expert in yoga and the bottom covered a pioneer of yogurt.  Yoga!  Yogurt!

Tim Gunn in a comic book!!

May 25, 2009 at 9:57 pm 2 comments

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