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Less Effective Mnemonic Devices

I wanted to submit something to McSweeney’s last week, so I wrote up a short list of “Less Effective Mnemonic Devices”, which I thought sounded appropriately McSweeneyish. Turns out that they already run a column about non-essential mnemonics. What are the odds!? Anyways, here are mine: Taxonomy order: King Phillip’s Class Ordered Family Genus Species […]

Far Side Names

My wife Lauren, in her boundless good taste and kindness, gave me The Complete Far Side for my birthday in April. Combined with The Complete Calvin & Hobbes, it makes up the “Books Wile E. Coyote might attempt to kill the Road Runner with should there ever be an anvil shortage” portion of my library. Flipping […]

FAQ for The Munchkin Who Hung Himself On the Set of The Wizard of Oz

UPDATE: We recorded this as a skit when we did our Wizard of Oz RiffTrax. Listen to Mike Nelson interview me as The Munchkin: I recently learned that Tom Wilson, the actor who played Biff in Back to the Future, carries around a card of the questions he gets asked most frequently. Though this seems […]

[Citation Needed] Podcast – Episode 08

Episode 8 of the [Citation Needed] Podcast is finally here, bringing an end to our long, dark drought of Wikipedia-based podcast humor. In this episode: We “Number the Stars” with a King who did his reputation just a wee bit of harm by surrendering to the Nazis Hapless screenwriter Gary attempts to pitch his script for “Hooked […]

2011 Man of The Year: Karl Welzein

April 24th, 2011, 1:34 PM, Gchat Andrew: http://twitter.com/#!/DadBoner this guy is good That was how I met Karl Welzein. Karl Welzein is a middle-aged man. He’s separated from his wife, resents his children, naps on the toilet during work hours and drinks to the point of soiling himself. He’s also a vocal proponent of the […]

How did A Week Without Star Wars go?

My imploring of the internet to not discuss Star Wars for a week fell mostly on deaf ears. I intend on honoring the vow though, and thought I’d see how often the movies get brought up over that same span of time. Monday, 11/28 Link to Han Solo Carbonite ice cube trays posted on kottke.org […]

Every time Wu-Tang says “Wu-Tang”

I decided to go through all five Wu-Tang Clan studio albums and make a supercut of every time they say either “Wu-Tang” or one of the nine member’s names. I’ll pause for you to question every decision I’ve ever made in my life. First of all, yes, this took a few hours. But it was […]

A Week Without Star Wars: 11/28 – 12/4

November 17th was Wookie Life Day. I know this because I used the internet at some point in time today. I realize this probably wasn’t big news everywhere and probably indicates more about what I’m paying attention to online.  But I had seen a couple posts about it already this week and after it popped […]

[Citation Needed] Podcast – Episode 07

For Episode 7 of the [Citation Needed] Podcast, we examine President Eisenhower’s strong hatred of a particular pine tree, attend a support group for Adult Baby/Diaper Lovers and take an eventful cruise with some classic Hanna-Barbera characters. Plus, special guest Paul F. Tompkins drops in to pitch a movie about a thrilling and exciting chase for the […]

Did Tommy Wiseau teach Kanye West everything he knows?

Obviously, the answer to that question is “No”. But Kanye does have an odd vocal tic on both “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” and “Watch the Throne” that I think may be able to be traced back to a certain scene in “The Room”: