your daily word of the day du jour:
Cloud-Cuckoo-Land. The Nephelokokkygia of The Birds by Aristophanes (c.450-c.385 BC), an imaginary city built in the air by the birds to separate the gods from humans. Hence the use of the name for any fantastic or impractical scheme. via Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable, 17th Edition ©1870, 2005 Usage sample: “This production schedule and budget must’ve come from our...
your daily word of the day du jour
agathokakological adj. composed of both good and evil. (from Mrs. Byrne’s Dictionary of Unusual, Obscure, and Preposterous Words by Josefa Heifetz Byrne ©1974, 1994) Sample sentence: After much discussion, it was generally agreed upon that absinthe was an agathokakological beverage and Glenn Beck was a total batshit-crazy douchenozzle.
Catholic Saint or New Orleans Saint? (Mental Floss... →
My quiz results were very Lutheran and Vikingy - 50%
Take a break from the early/late night war. Jimmy Fallon as Neil Young - Pants on the Ground
During lunch today I learned that seventy-one years ago, my adoptive mother was born on the stroke of midnight between January sixth and seventh, and on that very same night, a sow on the farm gave birth to twelve piglets, only one of which was male - that one male soon died, leaving behind eleven healthy sisters. Now I’m a wee bit rusty in my Germans from Russia gypsy omen readin’,...
NBC head Zucker: Why is he still there? →
(JON FRIEDMAN’S MEDIA WEB) “The situation has gotten so bizarre that I asked the wittiest person I know, humorist Andy Borowitz of The Borowitz Report, to put the situation into perspective for me. “‘For years there has been a commonly held theory that Jeff Zucker has a video of GE Chief Executive Jeff Immelt cavorting with a goat, and he has threatened to put it on the...
We’re all quite mad here. You’ll fit right in.– The Cheshire Cat
Sometimes doing the right thing can feel like the...
(via kaffeineme) Like dating Danny Aiello?
Fuzzy Childhood McMemories
Do any of you remember your neighborhood’s version of this jingle-bells-batman-smells-esque McDonald’s song? __________ McDonald’s is my kind of place Hamburgers in your face French fries up your nose Sliced pickles between your toes And don’t forget those frosty shakes Made from polluted lakes McDonald’s is my kind of place!
ALL GLORY TO THE HYPNOTOAD →
A ringtone that's so bad, it's good. →
Once there, head straight for “Boss’s Ringtone”. Warning: It’s via Geico, so if a commercial/big-business/establishment sort of thing riles you up, kindly move along now. Otherwise, enjoy the downloadable horror as I have.
Some mornings it just doesn’t pay to gnaw through the leather straps.– Emo Philips
I’m no good in the morning unless I’ve had that first, hot piping pot of coffee…...– Emo Philips