Category Archives: Fun

And about that milk carton…

everyone's an editorIt turns out that here at NPR, we will edit anything, even a cartoon from The New Yorker. This exchange was posted on the 4th-floor bulletin board by the audio engineers’ mailboxes.

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Upcoming: 41

Looks like I won’t have to travel as far as L.A.

#isTooAKitty

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I hate it when Mom and Dad fight

An oldie but a goodie:

Language Log

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Accommodation

Ooh, when I’m in LA to see the show, I’ll have to stay here.

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Secret fan

Oh, I think I need to make it out to Los Angeles some time early next year.

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And a honorable mention for looping

Tommy, you had me from the awful magenta-on-blue script neon logo. Ben Yakas is a lucky man.

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What do you see?

Language Log

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Alley-rollers?

Brooklyn has Columbused the only game at Dave & Buster’s that I like to play.

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News of the weird

A new season of nature blogging, and I’m thinking I should jazz up the brand a little bit, maybe add a little more sizzle. Something like this:

Generated by the PULP-O-MIZER The Endeavour

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The taxonomy is uncertain

Get while it lasts: Hitler reacts to missing the first Colorado record Hoary Redpoll (Carduelis hornemanni).

Paul

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Undercarriage incidents

What’s most admirable about Sam Borden’s piece on the reluctance of NFL players to wear athletic protection is how he runs the table of euphemisms without once referring to the family jewels. Oh, and I learned why a pioneering manufacturer of jockstraps was named Bike.

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Weird public thick-book spine point

Mark Z. Danielewski looks for love on OkCupid.

The Morning News

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Fold

Via wood s lot, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Proofreader,” by Donna Levine Gershon.

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Happy holidays

Handel’s ditty gets the “Subterranean Homesick Blues” treatment by the fifth grade class of Kuinerrarmiut Elitnaurviat school in Quinhagak, Alaska, and it’s adorable.

(I agree with Bas Bleu to overlook the greengrocer’s apostrophes.)

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What’s that you’re calling obsolete?

I once used a line printer that I swear was playing the bass line to the Smithereens’ “Blood and Roses,” but it is no match for BD594’s collection of instruments. Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg tees up this version of the Animals’ “House of the Rising Sun.”

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