Alanis Morissette’s perhaps most famous song gave stand-up comedians with a humanities degree a good five minutes of material in the 90s. The problem with “Ironic”, they said, was that it was about things that were unfortunate, or sad, or bad timing. But not irony. And we’ll come back to that. “Ironic” was on the … Continue reading On being “Ironic”
When I am inevitably forced to create my own coat of arms, this will be in a fancy scroll, in Latin, along the bottom.
A simple Google search provides so many surprising insights into who we are as a people...
An old-fashioned intersection.
"Every day" = each day. "Everyday" = commonplace. Honestly, this is not a hill to die on. I just noticed it once and now it seems to be everywhere...
Come and Take It
An oddly aggressive sign outside a church in Austin, TX.
Livin Covida Loca
First, full marks for the Covida Loca reference. This I liked, very much. Is it in bad taste? Almost certainly. More a crime against language, and therefore against humanity itself is the "everyday". "Everyday" = commonplace. "Every day" = each day. Thank you for your attention.
On Lying to Small Children
As the great Tom Selleck’s character Peter observed in 3 Men and a Baby, it doesn’t matter what you say to a baby, “it’s the tone you use.” And so this is how to talk to the baby. Agreeing with her observations in cheerful, supportive voices. “Dog,” she might proclaim, sticking a tiny, damp finger up … Continue reading On Lying to Small Children
Gandhi: Be The Change
I did not realize that Gandhi had so much influence on Prince's spelling eccentricities. If true.
This Meeting is Bullshit
Cut-out-and-keep. You will need this at some point this week. I guarantee it.