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Doogie Horner, 30

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Let me start by saying, wait – is it relevant that he’s thirty? I don’t watch a lot of America’s Got Talent, or anything that doesn’t involve Tina Fey, Jon Stewart, or saucy puppets, but is that a thing? Would they have mentioned his age if he were… 27? I guess I’m just feeling particularly mortal – what with a birthday coming up and not being a Highlander. I’m not a Highlander, by the way.

I love this video because… maybe it’s mean-spirited, and maybe the kind of people who watch this sort of thing seem to have it coming, but whatever, I like him just kind of holding himself in while the crowd cackled away – he seemed very… likable, and I just appreciated him.

Also, take away line: I don’t trust pregnant people. It feels like they’re hiding something.

Fun with Grammar

Saturday, March 6th, 2010

Recently, my peeps over at HuffPo posted this fun slideshow of awful grammatical and spelling and otherwise logical errors found in public. I submitted my own, but they didn’t take any user submissions – so here they are!

This was taken last year around the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx.

This was taken at my very un-gentile building on the Upper East Side.

It’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye.

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

Did you ever know someone who didn’t know when the joke was over?

It’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye.

Bloggin’

Sunday, April 19th, 2009

The first blog I ever posted to was the Free Dartmouth. (It’s under politics in my blog list.) The way it went down was: Kumar Garg randomly comes into the Free Press (this was before it was basically just our office) office and says, we need to do some kind of ‘blog.  Everyone’s doing this.  In some sense this was said.  So, I set out to design it, and Laura (who is getting married now?!  Dayam) wrote the first post (“Welcome to the first progressive blog at Dartmouth College.”).  Years later, some of the awful (and I mean awfully brilliant) things I wrote against Bush and the conservatives at Dartmouth are still preventing me from getting that job in the Obama administration.  Which is fine – also, bite me, Google.  Your weighting system is heartless and bizarre.

XKCD Blogger

Anyway, now I’m writing about myself, politics, technology and probably other stuff.  I want my friends in, too.  If you’re interested, please let me know and I’ll add you to the writer list.  I’m especially interested in works of short fiction and poetry, which I think just need to be sent into the blogosphere.  (Which Apple Spelling thinks is a word – w00t!)  I always figured that if an alien race were ever to to find us and judge us, and assuming they didn’t just destroy us immediately having watched the latest season of 24 (oh yeah, I went there), maybe they’d come upon some hint that there is beauty and creativity in the world and refrain from massacre, perhaps just using us as kinky sex-slaves or taxi-drivers.

If that’s what you’re into, read on, brothers and sisters of this only child.  Also, comment!  It eggs me on like waterboarding.