too funny to keep to myself

Monday, July 3rd, 2006

so the last post title is particularly funny to me because we bought a 3-pack of zest at a gas station on the way to bonnaroo, and used it to wash up with in the gross rotten egg water that they provided while we were camping there.

erik did not feel that this made him qualify as “clean”, much less “zestfully clean”, despite my somewhat compulsive need to sing the jingle every time i smelled the ridiculously strong “mountain fresh!” scent, which happened like ten times a day, because that shit is strong, and it was in the trunk next to the toilet paper.

“but you’re surely not as dirty as you were before,” i said, as we walked back to the tent after a morning splash in the sinks.


and then, after a short silence, erik cracked one of those gleeful smiles and said:

“you’re not fully dirty when you’re zestfully dirty!”

and i will never, ever hear that slogan again without laughing for an hour and a half in tribute to such brilliance.


Tuesday, December 13th, 2005

Are you Windows or Mac? Why?

Mac. Windows are like the computer equivalent of a straight guy who???s afraid that spending any time on his appearance will make people think he???s gay.

Excerpted from leahpeah’s interview with the woman behind fussy.

a quote i found

Thursday, December 1st, 2005

amidst the bajillion comments on nick carr’s post on the amorality of web 2.0, which i finally got around to reading today, and within the comments of which a full-blown discussion on the merits of wikipedia emerges

i’ve actually been amused by a few diderot quotes lately as i have been tripping over and then looking for stuff on old school information overload, which i think is fascinating, perspective-giving stuff, as history should be.

and i’ve been thinking of using my blog to save quotes, so here ya go.
i might end up keeping them off the main page eventually, but we’ll see.


Go further, and require each of them to make a contribution: you will see how many things are still missing, and you will be obliged to get the assistance of a large number of men who belong to different classes, priceless men, but to whom the gates of the academies are nonetheless closed because of their social station. All the members of these learned societies are more than is needed for a single object of human science; all the societies together are not sufficient for a science of man in general.

Denis Diderot (~1777) Encyclop??die

did i mention that smart is different than Smart?

Thursday, November 10th, 2005

An update, for those of you white-knuckled with your popcorn over whether yesterday’s application will be allowed to go through:

Dear Kynthia Brunette :

Thank you for your interest in the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP).

You do not have to sent us another transcript. Transcript without transcript form or applicant ID will be process using the first and last name.

Thank you for this confirmation.
Email without past tense will be post for amusement and general celebratory tomfoolery.

words of wisdom…

Wednesday, October 5th, 2005

garrison keillor just quoted vaclav havel on the writer’s almanac. the quote was: “If you want to see your plays performed the way you wrote them, become president.” For some reason I found that to be really amusing, and i’m trying to teach myself to post when i think of things, so there.
nyah nyah.