Re: Feng Shwing

1

"in rear" would have been funnier.



Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 04- 9-08 10:28 PM
horizontal rule
2

Edwin Meese is, in fact, STILL ALIVE!

So I suggest we get a pool going on whether this blog or Edwin Meese will die first.

max
['Also, someone should spray-painted, 'Only for Camille Paglia' below the sign.']


Posted by: max | Link to this comment | 04- 9-08 10:42 PM
horizontal rule
3

An "Enter in Rear" joke, Ogged? I'll stick to my "All Will Ferrell" torrent.


Posted by: destroyer | Link to this comment | 04- 9-08 10:43 PM
horizontal rule
4

So y'all can't handle my mordant wit either, eh?


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 04- 9-08 10:52 PM
horizontal rule
5

So y'all can't handle my mordant rancid, asexual creampuff wit either, eh?


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 04- 9-08 10:53 PM
horizontal rule
6

I don't know, try us.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 04- 9-08 10:54 PM
horizontal rule
7

Here, I've got a joke for you guys that's actually somewhat clever and original.

As I said in the other thread, earlier I feared PK had scalded himself. He hadn't; he'd merely fallen.

Later, once he'd recovered, he said to me, "so you thought I had a PhD burn?"

Me: . . . a what??

PK: You know, a PhD burn. First, second, third degree.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 04- 9-08 10:59 PM
horizontal rule
8

That's exceedingly clever. He's doomed to a life of misery.


Posted by: Ari | Link to this comment | 04- 9-08 11:10 PM
horizontal rule
9

Misereeeeeee!


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 04- 9-08 11:30 PM
horizontal rule
10

9: Helium! That's funny, B. Turns out you're not humorless after all.


Posted by: Jesus McQueen | Link to this comment | 04-10-08 12:02 AM
horizontal rule
11

10: In the kingdom of "Rear Entry" humor, a one-joke woman will be queen.


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 04-10-08 1:56 AM
horizontal rule
12

10: Well, at least the offspring isn't


Posted by: Martin Wisse | Link to this comment | 04-10-08 2:03 AM
horizontal rule
13

"Kids say the darnedest things!" is a much better humour subject than "Oooh missus, look at the double entendre on that official sign!". So ...

Me, in one of my spasmodic fits of trying to do dad stuff: Watch this, Napoleon Adolf, a real miracle! See this ordinary chocolate coin! Behold this ordinary hat! ...

Little NA, not even looking up from his colouring book: It's in your other hand, Daddy. It's always in your other hand. Or it's up your sleeve. I don't care. Can I have the chocolate please?

That boy, as I have mentioned, is going to be all right.

(I swear that I have not changed one single word of his dialogue there.)


Posted by: dsquared | Link to this comment | 04-10-08 3:47 AM
horizontal rule
14

You want funny? Try Stephen Colbert and Steve Carell in an old Dana Carvey Show clip.


Posted by: Gaijin Biker | Link to this comment | 04-10-08 5:21 AM
horizontal rule
15

A notorious local cathouse had a "Parking in Rear" sign prominently placed on its front fa├žade. If I could ever have worked up the energy to set down the bong in my collegeeee years, an "a" would have become an "o."


Posted by: chopper | Link to this comment | 04-10-08 7:40 AM
horizontal rule
16

15: One of the classier redneck bars in my old neck of the woods sold tee-shirts emblazoned with "[Name of bar]: Liquor in the Front, Poker in the Rear"


Posted by: KR | Link to this comment | 04-10-08 7:44 AM
horizontal rule
17

OT:

Jack Balkin (against Ambinder) explains why American war crimes prosecutions are unlikely. Procedural liberalism does not stop Americans from committing war crimes, but does stop us from prosecuting our own war criminals. Thus, there will be no way for us to convince the rest of the world that the U.S. isn't just a war criminal nation.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 04-10-08 7:57 AM
horizontal rule
18

You may return to your previously scheduled wankery.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 04-10-08 7:59 AM
horizontal rule
19

A notorious local cathouse had a "Parking in Rear" sign

This is a standard design convention for houses of ill-repute. Customers don't want their vehicles and license plates to be visible from the street.


Posted by: Knecht Ruprecht | Link to this comment | 04-10-08 8:03 AM
horizontal rule
20

There is, of course, the canonical good advice.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 04-10-08 8:08 AM
horizontal rule
21

17: See, that's a total downer. Balkin can't expect to get decent traffic if he's going to be all depressing all the time.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 04-10-08 8:33 AM
horizontal rule
22

Like, you know what's not a downer? This fucking amazing lobster-brie risotto I'm having for breakfast. With pan-seared sea scallops. Sweet Jesus, I'm enjoying this civilization for as long as it lasts.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 04-10-08 8:35 AM
horizontal rule
23

Overfishing is laying waste to the biosphere, JRoth.


Posted by: strasmangelo jones | Link to this comment | 04-10-08 8:53 AM
horizontal rule
24

23: Maine lobsters are, in fact, booming because all of their upstream predators have been overfished into near-local-extinction. Scallops are highly amenable to aquaculture, with whatever problems that may cause.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-10-08 8:57 AM
horizontal rule
25

But I think JRoth should be allowed his small pleasures, since eating that way will have him dead by 40.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-10-08 9:00 AM
horizontal rule
26

Your concern has warmed my heart.

Actually, I'm just still basking in the afterglow of that food. Stuffy, Old-School Fancy Downtown Restaurant Makes Good, says I.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 04-10-08 9:21 AM
horizontal rule
27

JRoth, that sounds delicious.


Posted by: Cala | Link to this comment | 04-10-08 9:22 AM
horizontal rule
28

God, but I love scallops.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 04-10-08 9:26 AM
horizontal rule
29

Cala, it was The Carlton. Never would have thought to go, but it was really superb. A couple of tiny flaws magnified by the extraordinary prices, but plainly one of the best meals* we've had.

* Price-independent, Snooty Food category.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 04-10-08 10:25 AM
horizontal rule
30

The strip club across the street from my office has a big sign on the front door that says "Try our discreet rear entrance." I don't think there's any other reason for anyone to be in the alley behind the building, so it doesn't seem all that discreet to me.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 04-10-08 12:12 PM
horizontal rule
31

The Jiffy Lube in Berkeley used to have a ginormous "ENTER IN REAR" banner hanging on it. Helpful arrow and everything.


Posted by: Magpie | Link to this comment | 04-10-08 5:24 PM
horizontal rule