Archives: The Funny Bone

German Makes me Wet


Let me preface this post by saying, I love the German language.  I lived in Germany in high school, and I appreciate it in all its guttural, schnitzelly glory.  That said …READ MORE!


Shlomo the Beatboxer


What’s happening in this photo?  I’ll give you 3 guesses.  If you guessed shimmy contest, you’re very close.  …READ MORE!


Would You Ever Do It Standing Up?

Photo Source: O Design

Photo Source: O Street Design

Ok, I might get kicked off of the internet for this post, but I’m sorta fascinated and really curious what you all think.  This one goes out to the ladies in the club!  Most of us have probably snuck into the men’s room a time or two, right?  At a ball game when the girls’ line was too long or at the office on the weekend when the men’s room was closer?  But – and I swear I never thought of this ’til I saw the strangest ad on the sidebar of another blog yesterday – WHAT if you could pee standing up like the boys, too?

The ad was for this thing called the SheWee (insert giggle fits) – have you heard of it?  Did I miss a class in sex ed 22 years ago or something?  Either the whole thing is one elaborate prank to out gullible Midwesterners like me and kill us off in one Darwinian swoop OR there’s a revolution afoot, ladies.  You HAVE to look at the website – their tagline is “Stand Up and Take Control” (I’m pretty sure they borrowed that from the women’s lib movement without permission).

So – be honest – would you?  Think of all the poison ivy this could spare you on camping trips.

Or am I fired from blogging?  You may cast your votes in the comments section below.


Deliciously Funny Pie


This collection of pie charts over at The Poke gave me a good laugh.  I especially liked:

“Reasons for Ending a Game of Monopoly,”

“Lyrics of YMCA that People Know,”

“Reasons I ask my Wife to Spoon with Me,” and

“Content in Women’s Magazines.”

Now I need pie.  ALL 100% OF ME NEEDS PIE.


Mad Men/90210 Match-Up


In honor of Sunday night’s Mad Men finale (no spoilers, I promise), I’d like to revisit the genius Flavorwire article that matched Mad Men characters to their Beverly Hills, 90210 equivalents.  The similarities are downright uncanny.  Moral of the story = there are no original ideas left in Hollywood.

And so I am going to write an HBO drama about 42nd Street in the 1920s.  It will explore the culture of Broadway and prostitution in the early 20th century, while drawing emotional parallels with the Saturday morning cartoon Care Bears.  Angelina Jolie will play the role of Tenderheart Bear, the red light madame with a heart of gold.  Somebody get me an agent. More of my favorite Mad Men/90210 match-ups after the jump!


Words that Don’t Exist in English (But Should)

Photo Source: Keep Calm-O-Matic

Photo Source: Keep Calm-O-Matic

There exists a certain lore in my family that I would sing Japanese opera from my crib in the middle of the night as a baby.   (I am not Japanese, but I do have what you might consider an “operatic” bustline.)  Then in high school, I took every foreign language that was offered, and people would joke that I did it because I needed to be able to talk to everyone at all times.

I love words.  What do you expect from someone who grew up with the AP Style Guide on grammar for bathroom reading and a dad who liked to play with palindromes on long car rides (A Man A Plan A Canal Panama was his favorite).

So, I find lists like these particularly entertaining – here are my Top 11 genius words that don’t exist in English but SHOULD compiled from here and here and here (check out the links for more head-scratching, knee-slapping etymology):

  1. How is there not an English word for THIS!