On Trains, In Order

I believe Billy Strayhorn would like a word with you.

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 12:18 pm 0

On Do NOT Use An Umbrella For Snow, What Is WRONG With You?

" I don't know why we don't use umbrellas for snow as we do for rain ..."

Because snow, particularly when it's well below freezing, isn't very wet.

Posted on January 21, 2014 at 2:46 pm 1

On Give It Up For The Little Guy (Or Don't???)

Speaking as a young-ish (well, almost middle-aged), healthy, not particularly little male, my default position on a train that doesn't have plenty of seats to spare is to stand. This is because a) there very likely is or will be someone else on the train who needs a seat more than I, and b) because I don't want to worry about having to ascertain who that person may or may not be.

Posted on November 7, 2013 at 1:32 pm 1

On The Zooey Deschanel Of Suffixes

No love for "-bag"?

Posted on August 9, 2013 at 3:40 pm 1

On Thoughts On Thoughts On Shorts

I'd add that while wearing a necktie with short sleeves is probably the least egregious element of this ensemble, it's also highly self-beclowning.

Posted on June 28, 2013 at 11:35 am 3

On American Cities I'd Prefer To See Get Blown Up In The Movies Instead of New York

If only there were an American city on the moon.

Posted on June 14, 2013 at 11:54 am 1

On Infinitive Split

I try to generally avoid them.

Posted on June 11, 2013 at 3:55 pm 0

On Kettle Looks Like Hitler

I guess it's Tea Time for Hitler?

Posted on May 28, 2013 at 12:30 pm 0

On Saving Summer's Trashiest Cocktail: Make Way For The $21 Long Island Ice Tea

It's about 1000 times more shameful to order a "horseradish-infused Absolut vodka mixed with green apple juice, carbonated, and served on draft with a slice of apple that has been sliced on a meat slicer and compressed in a vacuum bag with Campari" than it is to order a LI iced tea.

And it's about 1000 times more shameful to serve an "Applethy" than to order one.

Posted on May 24, 2013 at 1:57 pm 8

On Walking Better For You Than Running, And You Also Don't Need That Running Costume

Not that an excuse is ever needed to listen to The Ventures, but I now know what record I'm going to spin while cooking dinner tonight.

Posted on April 5, 2013 at 2:30 pm 0