Kids React to Typewriters

Should’ve let ’em try an electric one as well:


Re: today’s tweet–the Caesars screwed over a lot more than that.

@Mistress Cynica: It’s been staring me in the face all these years, and I never realized the count is off.

On a totally unrelated note, I just saw that the LA Dodgers are sponsoring a dating site for Dodger fans. The “did you get to first base” jokes write themselves.

@nojo: No high school Latin? That’s where I noticed it.

@Mistress Cynica: If South Eugene offered Latin, I studiously avoided it.

Although since I can count to ten in Spanish and French, you’d think I would have noticed by now.

@Mistress Cynica: We were all : The legions of the Gaul triumph at the disco.

Pronounce Caesar as Kaisar or Mr. Smith will take you behind the prefects’ lounge and slipper you.

TJ/Okay, we close on the house next week. I’ve been crazy busy, and you know I like to hang out here at length and chat with you all and dispense wisdom. Once we are in I’ll be back with details.

It’s a nice house, folks. It’s the realization of a dream. Check these two old circuit queens out!



@Tommmcatt Au Gros Sel: Whoa! Congratulations. Can’t wait to hear all about it.

@Tommmcatt Au Gros Sel: As Stinque’s resident houseaholic, I’m also excited about the dee-tales. Congrats, Tommy ; )

@Tommmcatt Au Gros Sel: What neighborhood? Are you having a housewarming?

@Benedick: Why don’t the good people of Boston pronounce “Celtics” correctly?

@Dodgerblue: You’re asking me about Sportball? Where I come from we say Keltics. We also pronounce ‘shit’ as ‘shite’. My school was heavy on the ‘new’ pronunciation of Latin. New as in, of the 20th century. We had wooden schoolrooms for the lower school second form that were built as a temporary stop-gap in WWI!!!! In winter it was sometimes so cold the ink froze in the inkwells.

@Tommmcatt Au Gros Sel: Congrats. I assume you know your way around power tools?

PS. A Baptist minister in Missouri has been busted for soliciting sex with a dog on Craig’s List. He was also trying to locate a second, unnamed animal that I suspect was a Republican.

@Benedick: One of the highlights of my legal career was being appointed to represent a man who was in danger of losing his children to Social Services because he had been caught having sex with a chicken. He was from a rural area of Mexico where, apparently, this was not such a big fucking deal like is is in L.A.

More seriously, a work colleague of mine was just on a federal jury where the perp was accused of having the largest collection of child porn ever found in the US. The FBI got a warrant and raided his house, where they found a computer in mid-download of a child porn video. Your witness, counselor.

I shudder to think what other kinds of animals he solicited.

It’s a Republican porno called Little Bo (Beep).

@Tommmcatt Au Gros Sel: Mazel tov!

@Dodgerblue: A chicken? I’m having a hard time with the visual, although maybe that’s a good thing.

I was in a rectory this morning. I have never been in a rectory before. I stood erect in the rectory but did not have an erection in the rectory.

@Dodgerblue: Plenty of erectories in the Valley.

@Dodgerblue: You’re probably the only one who didn’t.

So I spent the day gloating because I found a mistake in Garner’s A Dictionary of Modern American Usage. I am the most boring person I know.

@Benedick: Schoolmarms, all of them. My heart belongs to Mencken.

@¡Andrew!: Kitchen remodel, just dropped 4 large on appliances at Best Buy. Not necessary IMHO but neither is my habit of buying guitars and amps.

@Dodgerblue: We’re in Valley Village. Right by the 170. It’s how we were able to afford the house, we’d never have been able to get it if it hadn’t been right by a freeway. Thank god I’ve lived in cities my entire adult life.

When we do have a housewarming you and your lovely wife are invited.

@Tommmcatt Au Gros Sel: I’m so excited to see you and explore your new neighborhood on my next visit (TBD). What’s the difference between Valley Village and NoHo? Are you anywhere near the Red Line?

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