Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Let's face it, every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin eating his computer.

I cannot believe that I once tried to learn APL.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

This is a great story, and a clear indication that we will conquer Islamofascism with the help of God and a few Marines.

I'm a couple of weeks early, but hell, happy birthday!

Oh, one more thing: Will we ever again have a US Navy officer named "Rear Adm. Willis A. 'Ching Chong China' Lee"? Thought not. Damn.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Alan Coren is dead.

He was one of my favorite authors when I was growing up. Take "Golfing for Cats", a book whose cover featured a cartoon golf course with swastika flags marking the holes, and a cat in plus-fours teeing off. Asked why he used this cover, he explained with entertaining disingenuousness that he had researched popular book titles and discovered that golf, cats, and Nazis were sure winners - so why not combine them all?

Oh, here's the cover.

He had such inventive titles for his articles: "Will Dirty Old Men Get a Fair Crack of he Whip?" One of his stories has him taking the phone company at its word, and attempting to direct dial people like the Pope, Mao Tse Tung, etc. Hysterical stuff.

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