Zany Antics and Hijinx Archive

Update II: It’s snowing again! Maybe we’ll get a four-day weekend:) Update: Local filmmaker Chance Shirley captures the event better than I could hope to: ——————————— Original post: So it’s not as catchy as stars falling here, but still a notable event. It also gives me an opportunity to subject you to snow pictures along [...]

Here’s a good video from Reason.tv: More. Almost anything would be preferable to the current code. How about a flat tax of 2 percent or a federal sales tax of 1 percent? Previous tax day posts here and here. Heading down to the Birmingham-area Tea Party at 6:30. Hope to see you there. A brief [...]

So, I just caved and joined twitter. My first tweet: “Note to Michael Calderone: JournoList and JList are very different. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0309/20086.html” I know, it should have been hello world, but since i don’t have any followers, I figured I would put something else out there even though that still means I’m talking to empty space. [...]

It’s been too long since I posted a WW, so this week’s is a “special” treat. This song (the Star Wars Theme/ Cantina Band by Meco) was the number one song on my original birthday in 1977. Note: today is not my birthday, but the stalker-inclined among you can certainly discover the exact date if [...]

The above is quite funny by itself, but Lady Thatcher wasn’t quite sure that anyone would get it or whether this Monty Python “fellow” ought to be trusted in the first place. Writes her former Private Secretary, John Whittingdale: Finally, we got to the day of the speech. The text was finished, it had been [...]

War of the Worlds! Seventy years ago today, a young Orson Welles scared the crap out of one million Americans with a radio drama, scripted to sound like a news bulletin, describing an alien invasion of New York City. Tens of thousands of people headed for the hills, called the police and/or bought firearms or [...]

Pretty incredible. Hope there’s no doctor fish/piranha mix-ups though.

So, my friend Brooke now has a court date for dance moves so smooth they were evidently criminal. (Background here.) Radley has an update on the case, noting that the case has been moved to federal court and a charge of “demonstrating without a permit” has been added to her initial charge of “interfering with [...]

Self-deprecating and insightful humor. I haven’t posted on this yet mainly because I’m too busy reading and laughing at the comic genius of one Christian Lander, who has parlayed the runaway success of his blog into a book deal. Congrats and keep up the good work! A few favorites: Religions that their parents don’t belong [...]

In recognition of Dr. Pepper’s brilliant ad campaign promising to give everyone (except for Slash and a few other “traitors,” i.e., those who couldn’t put up with anymore Axl tantrums) in the US a free can of Dr. Pepper if Guns N’ Roses (read: Axl) can get its act together and release Chinese Democracy before [...]