Most people can’t imagine why anyone would want to have pet rats. From now on, I’m just going to point them to this video.
Ruth asks, “Is it really spelled dwarfs? That just doesn’t sound/look right to me.” This seems like a simple question.
When I was accepted at USC in the summer of 1978, I listed The Towers as my first-choice dorm on my housing application. This doesn’t necessarily mean that I was an idiot.
The folks at Weta Workshop have an online store called Weta Collectibles. In addition to the movie-related merchandise, the store also offers rayguns.
M.C. Escher died in 1972. But after seeing these pictures, I think Escher has been reincarnated.
I’ve been known to lend a book to someone and then forget who I lent it to. And it’s conceivable that the borrower might forget who the owner is. This is one reason that bookplates are a good idea.
Back when I was changing diapers, that meant carrying a diaper bag everywhere. But today’s new parents have other options.
In observance of Memorial Day, I recommend that you read Gerard Van der Leun’s excellent essay “The Name in the Stone”.
Could you pass 8th-grade math? Find out by answering these ten questions.
Yesterday, my friend Keith asked me whether I had to work today. “Um, yes,” I said. “Why would I have the day off?” “It’s Veterans Day,” he replied. “Oh,” I mumbled, looking at my feet. “I, uh, forgot.” How embarrassing. Admitting that I had forgotten Veterans Day would be a faux pas no matter when…