“The P.T.A. is great preparation for dealing with the K.G.B.,” President Palin murmurs to Todd, as they kiss in the final scene while she changes Trig’s diaper. “Now that Georgia’s safe, how ’bout I cook you up some caribou hot dogs and moose stew for dinner, babe?”—
”Which radio exec on an Olympics freebie annoyed the rest of his party with his diva behaviour? The party got their own back though with the knowledge that his diarrhoea wasn’t just verbal. They all chuckled at the news that the shouty shortarse failed to get out of bed in time during one urgent dash to the loo, and ended up shitting all over his five-star hotel room.”
It bugs me to no end when people use inappropriate or made-up words to sound important/intelligent. It has the exact opposite effect.
This classic example from Jen:
Hi Team - Please accept my apologies for rescheduling this meeting a second time. I am moving our status update to Wed. 11:30am to deconflict with another important meeting. Thanks for your flexibility. See you Wednesday!
Moving this meeting to Tues. 8/26 to
deconflict with the 2009 COE Planning Kick Off Meeting.
Meeting Purpose: Weekly status meeting focused on the Savings and Investment Solutions Campaign (9/15-11/15). During this time, we will review our tactical plan, exchange updates and raise any issues or risks.
We have some very special guests that you will dig. And I’m sure you can buy alcohol to make yourself feel less uncomfortable and more confident in public. Plus, the lighting at this place is great and it makes people look way more attractive than they really are. You’re gonna hook up!
I’ve been listening to this album non stop since Friday. The Rhumb Line is full of gorgeous string parts as well as melodies that easily get stuck in your head. There’s a fullness to their songs which keeps me listening.
Ra Ra Riot formed in 2006 in Syracuse, NY and recently signed to Barsuk Records. They have played CMJ, SXSW, and have toured with Art Brut, Bow Wow Wow, Editors and Tokyo Police Club.
From track to track, I hear influences including The Shins, Arcade Fire, Belle and Sebastian and Broken Social Scene. Definitely check out this album!
Just a re-blog but hoping to get back in the swing of things today… still feeling blank. It’s not that I think anyone is waiting with baited breath for something I’ll post, just rather that I feel blank. Actually got some sleep last night and am hoping that will help.
FRIEND TO THE GAYS - “A gay couple who are dear friends of ours were over for dinner when the conversation drifted round to ‘opposites attract’. According to my wife, one illustration of this phenomenon is that in every happy couple there is always an organised and tidy one (her) and a more spontaneous, less organised one (me). It helps if one partner is more obsessed with tidiness than the other, right? Nods of recognition all round from me and the gay chaps. “So,” she asks brightly, “which one of you two is the anal one?”