Friday, October 19, 2007

A little light diversion

With a great big tip 'o the hat to The Anchoress, I would like to point you to some of the funniest things I've seen on the internet in some time. Do not read these while drinking beverages.

First comes the post A Tale of Two Essays, which posts two allegedly college-level essays, and asks the commenters to judge which is worse. I'm not sure; it's a toss-up for me. But I suspect that the first was written at least a little bit tongue-in-cheek--after all, how else could one compare and contrast Abraham Lincoln with Andre the Giant?--but the second was obviously by someone who's completely clueless. She was giving a review of a classic novel (which she never names, leaving the guessing of its identity as an exercise for the reader), comparing it unfavorably to the movie that was made from it. I especially liked her line: "I also wondered things like where the **** are all the pirates?".

After all, I've often wondered myself where the **** all the pirates were; I can relate.

(Be forewarned, though; the name of the blog is itself vulgar.)

The other one, entitled It's natural but it's rated R, relates the story, from the point of a Christian mother, of how their "facts-of-life" talk went with their oldest son (and the quite understandable effects said talk had on the dad). And note the truth in advertising: this post is not for the squeamish. But it's freakin' hilarious, in my humble opinion.

Enjoy, if you dare.


Mamacita (Mamacita) said...

I thank you for the mention and for the link. I also apologize; if you found the title of my blog offensive, that was certainly never my intention. My husband and daughter both speak German, and I just thought it would be a funny title.

I wish I could tell you that all of those essays were tongue-in-cheek; unfortunately, they were not.

And I, too, have often wondered where all the pirates were.

Again, thank you. Your blog is very interesting, and I'll no doubt be back.

Chris said...

Oy vez! (and I'm not even Jewish!). I particularly liked that last one. Finn is one smart boy. Forwarding to my wife now.

Anne Glamore said...

Thanks for the link! I still have 2 boys to give the talk to, and I'm hoping to improve.

Timothy Power said...


I hope I didn't offend you too badly with my comment on the name of your blog. I only said it because:

1) Most of my readers (the ones I know about) have at least some passing familiarity with German, and

2) Several of them are pretty prim most of the time. I mean, I have parents, aunts, and a grandparent all reading this thing, and of course we kids need to protect them from unpleasant truths. ;-)

I loved your post. Thanks for writing it! I really needed that laugh.

Anne, Chris, and everyone else who's reading this: I've actually been giving some thought to how to go about having "the talk" for when the time comes. No matter what my wife tells me, I don't it's possible to be too early in thinking about this topic. I suspect it needs to be much more than one talk as well. I may blog more about this topic in the future--if I'm still blogging four or five years from now.