Laughing at The Horror of Being Alive

A Weblog by Heidi and Stu
H O M E | A R C H I V E S
Heidi's Stuff
What I'm reading now: 'Thinking in Pictures', by Temple Grandin
What I read last: 'Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim', by Deavid Sedaris
Other Sites of Interest
Salon.com
McSweeney's
Cockeyed.com
Throwing Things
Television Without Pity "Spare the snark, spoil the networks"
Friends of The Horror
Leach Family
Big Head Todd
The Land of Audra
Being Katie
Odawg's Blizzog
Libations
Aviation
Daiquiri Natural
El Diablo
Hot Buttered Rum
Manhattan
Martini Perfect
Mint Julep
Negroni
Old Fashioned
Sidecar

Friday, May 16

 
This re-naming tool is good for a larf or two. It might be useful for those of you who don't already have aliases. I have had mine, Jimmy Houlihan, since at least the first grade. (I think I originally spelled it Hoolihan. Fortunately it's not the kind of thing that gets written down.) I only got to use it a few times in my youth - getting in trouble with the bus driver, getting caught by some guy whose windshield I hit with a snowball: all occasions when the plaintiff had no way of verifying my true identity. I'm kind of sorry that I haven't used it more, but then, you don't want to go throwing a good alias around too often or it won't be any good. Like that Palestinian dude who always gets his name printed as "Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen)".




Wednesday, May 14

 
Stu Greene Muscle Car Fund Candidate #1

As promised, here is a sample muscle car ad. I love El Caminos (Los Caminos?), especially prior to 1970, before they lost the forward rake of the body either side of the headlights. Of course I haven't actually seen the car nor tried to verify anything in the ad, but "interior nice but needs carpet. Runs good" sounds pretty much like what I'm looking for - good enough to drive, not so good that I'd be worried about not being able to maintain it.

The asking price is $9500, and so far I've raised around $0. Do the math, then donate via the link on the right sidebar, under "Stu's Stuff". Thanks!




Tuesday, May 13

 
For those of you wondering what the deal is with the "Lucky Money Cat," which can be seen in every Japanese store and restaurant, Stu sent me this story:

Maneki Neko Legend (or the Legend of the Lucky Beckoning Cat)

According to ancient Japanese legend, this cat stood in the doorway of the Gotoku-ji temple and raised her paw in the traditional Japanese beckoning gesture to a feudal lord who was passing by. The feudal lord followed the cat into the temple and instantly, a lightning bolt struck the place where the lord had been standing. Thus the cat had saved his life. From then on, the Maneki Neko has been considered an incarnation of the Goddess of Mercy.

The sign reads "Please come in. You are welcome!" and the cat is beckoning you with his paw.




Stu's Stuff
What I'm reading now:
'Post Captain', by Patrick O'Brian
What I read last:
'The First Man In Rome', by Colleen McCullough
If the above seems out of date, I've almost certainly reverted to either Patrick O'Brian or P.G. Wodehouse
Web Art & Design
Orisinal (online Flash games)
Coudal Partners
Presstube (daily doodle)
Exploding Dog (cartoons from submitted titles)
Others' Writings
Scrappleface
Gear411
Kevin Whited's Reason Forum (Houston-related)
Overlawyered.com "chronicling the high cost of our legal system"
Pathetic Earthlings "Science, Politics & Single Malt Whiskey"
Century Research Foundation "Testing the Limits of Good Taste"
Favorite Columnist:
John Derbyshire (@ NRO)
Amazon Honor System Click Here to Pay Learn More
Find out more!

This page is powered by Blogger.
Proud Member, H-Town Blogs