So I was watching a TV show on DVD last night and one of the characters did the finger-quote gesture while he was talking. No big deal - except that the show was Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman, and it was shot in 1974, the year I was born. Who knew? Now when I start to feel like I'm getting old, I can always take solace in the fact that I'm younger than finger quotes. And now, links:
- Uncle Ziggy's Komedy Korner: Sigmund Freud was a genius in many ways, but maybe not in a comedic sense.
- The Nietzsche Family Circus: Neither Friedrich Nietzsche nor Bil Keane were very funny on their own, either, but when mixed they alchemize into comedy gold.
- The Cleaver Letter: when the producers of Leave It To Beaver needed text to fill out a letter shown onscreen in 1958, they never reckoned on a freeze-frame future. A sample: "This is the last line of the filler material of the note. No, my mistake, that was only the next to last. This is last."
- Electric Eye Reads Books: a scanner from 1932. Look for it in the next Woot-Off.
- Do-Nothing Machine: and here I thought my boss would never be able to replace me with a machine. Is it OK to buy one of these on Buy Nothing Day?
- Gaming Console Logos Throughout The Ages: hey, I like that Neo-Geo logo.
- RIP Mrs. Goat: I found this page by clicking on a link that said "Share your tributes to Sudan's married goat." That faint popping sound you just heard was Rick Santorum's brain exploding.
Four O'Clock Flash: I don't know whether it's best described as backwards Pong, reverse Pong, or inside-out Pong, but off-sides brings the fun in any case.