According to this film, police in Clearwater, Florida, are being paid $178 dollars a day to act as Scientologist muscle. Link (It’s long, but it’s worth it).
Archive for February, 2008
Comments, links, complaints about my behaviour at Tedfest…this is where it all happens.
Gentlemen! Need to make things ‘happen’ in the bedroom? Why not dress up as an ATM machine? That’s right, an ATM machine.
It has somehow come to this. There are apparently women out there who would enjoy having their boyfriend stick his penis out of a slot and pretend it’s money. (I mean, I think that’s what what you’re supposed to do, but really, who knows?) I will say this, it’s lucky he has a hat saying ‘ATM’, because if he didn’t, then it would be really difficult to tell what he was actually supposed to be, and he might have ended up looking a little foolish.
Or how about surprising her one night by sneaking into bed, dressed as the wolf from ‘Little Red Riding Hood’? Because women love it when you make them shit themselves with fear while dressed as an old lady!
I don’t really know what’s going on here.
And this made all the blood in my body run into my hair.
(Link, in case you think I took these photographs myself.)
Thanks to Js for this wonderful gallery of science fair experiments.
(A friend wrote to me asking if I felt this cartoon referred specifically to the attacks of 9/11. I don’t, I wouldn’t have posted it if I did–I think of it as a general comment on the West’s attitude to the Middle East, where ‘our’ attacks on them are considered par for the course, whereas their attacks on ‘us’ are considered so outrageous that they must be met with total all-out destruction.)
Comments, links, whatnot, this is the place.
I watched Harold and Maude again recently. It still stands up, I think because the surrealism was so ahead of its time, and Harold’s love of death such an enduring teenage theme.
And it’s so funny. I often worry about surrealism in my own comedy–it sometimes seems like cheating to me. But a film like ‘Harold and Maude’ acts as a handy reminder that, when it’s done right–when you establish an internal logic and then stick to it– surreal comedy can levitate you out of your chair with happiness.
Well, apparently, a woman found an injured lion, brought him home and nursed him back to health. When the lion was better, she called the local zoo and they picked him up. Now, whenever she comes to visit, the lion…he…I’m sorry, I would write more but I CAN’T SEE THE SCREEN FOR TEARS! Link
(I don’t know whether any of this is true or not, but I’m choosing to go to bed happy.)