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On The Best Time I Learned My Last Name Means Blow Job

@elephony For real, I have a ton of respect for Anita and Dick.

Posted on January 15, 2014 at 7:47 pm 0

On The Best Time I Learned My Last Name Means Blow Job

A school friend of mine was (still is, I suppose) named Isaac Haverlick. Which is all well and good, but his father was named Dick Haverlick. He didn't go by Richard, or Rick, or Rich, he went by Dick. I never gathered up the courage to ask if he wore his name in defiance of the joke or in ignorance of it, but I've not really stopped wondering.

Posted on January 15, 2014 at 4:36 pm 3

On Zinc and Liquor

Every day should be National Oyster Day!

(I mean, probably not, overfishing etc. etc., but dang they're great!)

Posted on February 13, 2013 at 7:25 pm 1

On Really Good Books About History: Part One

Several of these books have just made their way to my library holds list (and The Thirty Year's War is really good too!) But I came here to rave about Empire of the Summer Moon. The rise and fall of the Comanche on the great plains! Abduction! Horseback warfare! White dudes vastly underestimating nature! It's so good! (Exclamation points!)

Posted on May 7, 2012 at 6:43 pm 2

On Little-Known Forms of Response Jeopardy! Will Also Accept

Responses in the form of a vague sense of mustache nostalgia.

Posted on January 31, 2012 at 2:16 pm 2

On A New Shelf Date

@Verity The Cox is another fine apple, not least because it's full name is Cox's Orange Pippen!

Posted on January 30, 2012 at 7:01 pm 0

On A New Shelf Date

@Megan Patterson@facebook They're a bit hard to find (I grew up in apple country), but they're a step better than most of the usual suspects. The texture is crisp as the dickens, and they're kind of on the edge of cooking-only tart, but in a good way. Man, now I really want one!

Posted on January 30, 2012 at 2:38 pm 0

On A New Shelf Date

@Third Wave Housewife You are all wrong. Northern Spies are not only the best-named apple (by a mile!) but also the best tart, crisp apple around.

Posted on January 30, 2012 at 2:12 pm 0

On Other Books About Baseball, The Greatest of All Sports

@heyits Indeed he did! I think The Iowa Baseball Confederacy is the better book, but Shoeless Joe isn't bad either.

Posted on December 2, 2011 at 7:39 pm 0

On Other Books About Baseball, The Greatest of All Sports

@elephony Oh, by W.P. Kinsella

Posted on December 2, 2011 at 12:23 pm 0