Archive for February 2012

Hi. My Name Is Teddy And I’ll Be Sleeping With You Tonight.

February 28th, 2012 — 3:40pm

A survey by Travelodge — motto: “At least it’s not Motel 6” — found that 35% of English adults still sleep with a teddy bear and 25% of the men take their teddy bear with them when they travel for business. Of the latter group, 85% didn’t hear the word “bear” when the question was posed to them.

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Can I Have A Decaf Babyccino With Breast–I Mean, Soy–Milk?

February 22nd, 2012 — 11:31am

The latest salvo in the Hipster Wars—I call dibs on the reality TV show!—comes from Brooklyn where the new thing in coffee shops is “babyccinos,” which are mini decaf cappuccinos or cups of steamed milk and foam for about $2 a shot (so to speak). Ah, it makes you long for the good old days when baby chinos were a toddler’s first pair of pants…

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Forget Saint Valentine, Happy Babur Day!

February 14th, 2012 — 11:18am

There are no hearts and flowers and candy in Uzbekistan today. An official from a government agency called—True Fact Alert!—the Department for Enlightenment and Promoting Values issued a decree calling Valentine’s Day “alien to our culture” and suggesting that Uzbekis bag the evil Western ritual in favor of celebrating the Moghul emperor Babur’s birthday. All well and good, but it’s hard to fit “Happy Birthday Zahir al-Din Muhammad Babur” on a conversation heart candy.

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Oh Say Can You See, The Green Candidate….

February 2nd, 2012 — 8:19pm

Roseanne Barr has filed the paperwork to run for president in November’s election as a Green Party candidate. Her platform, according to her tweet, is simple: “If ppl will merely do as I tell them to do just this one time, I promise everything will get a lot better quickly4 the majority.” That and a promise to not sing the Star Spangled Banner on the campaign trail might just get her a few votes.

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