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Daddy Long Legs: Who Did Name You?

After yesterday’s nasty post, we need a palate cleanser.

Enter everyone’s favorite German, Flula. If you don’t know Flula, you should.

Flula has a difficult time understanding English idioms. For example, “Jennifer is a party pooper.” What?

He also doesn’t understand why a “Daddy Long Legs” spider was named as such. Let’s enjoy watching him process this and forget all about Naked Lunch for a bit. Read more

What If Ayn Rand Reviewed Children’s Movies?

I love poking fun of Ayn Rand. Since the recent Ayn Rand resurgence thanks to the Tea Party, it’s just too easy.

Today, though, I don’t intend to poke fun at Ayn Rand. I’ll let The New Yorker do it for me.

Before Christmas, they posted a hilarious column in which “Ayn Rand” reviews children’s movies. It’s spot on. Read more

This Girl’s Boyfriend REALLY Loves The Lord of the Rings

I don’t know who this woman is, but she’s a keeper.

Watch as she tolerates her boyfriend’s incessant quotes from The Lord of the Rings—many of which scare the living crap out of her.

She has to be a Lord of the Rings fan herself to put up with this, right? Read more

13 College Football Teams Reimagined As Famous Authors

Earlier this year before the Super Bowl, I made a list that reimagined all 32 NFL teams as favorite authors. That was fun.

With college football season now underway, I thought it would be a great time to do the same thing with college teams. The catch here is that Division 1-A college football has 126 teams, so I won’t be listing all of them.

Instead, I chose to list some of the more prominent teams with an associated famous author. Keep in mind, I’m an SEC guy, so I might lean a little that way.

Here we go: Read more

A New Challenger For Worst Book Cover Ever

We have a new challenger for worst book cover ever.

Yes, I even think it is worse than this delightfully awful book cover.

We won’t even talk about the book’s topic itself–that’s a different discussion.

But let’s just take a look at the beauty that is this book cover. Read more

Weird Al Yankovic Has A Message For Grammar Snobs

And it’s that you’re awesome!

Grammar snobs everywhere should unite over Weird Al’s latest song, released yesterday.

It’s called “Word Crimes,” sung to the catchy tune of Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines,” and this might be the best four minutes you’ve spent on learning grammar in your entire life. I know it will at least be the best four minutes you spend today.

Take it away, Weird Al. Yeah, yeah, yeah. Read more

Here Are 8 Of The Greatest Literary Mustaches

As I was doing a little research on Red Harvest and its author Dashiell Hammett, I couldn’t help but be struck by the wonder that is Hammett’s mustache.

You’ll see it here in the featured image to the left. Let’s examine.
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