I have often noted that I have a taste for the absurd. Perhaps, I am like the decadent dadaists who lost all faith in their civilization—or, more likely, I never quite matured from relishing an adolescent appreciation of bold idiocy. I usually find lowbrow entertainment annoying or distasteful—unless it is brazenly, unapologetically lowbrow. Then, I tend to love it—in all its campy, grade school level silly splendor.
I have recently discovered a television advertisement that drives my family bonkers. They despise it. By contrast, the ad excites much hilarity in my bosom. Courtesy of the beloved moron (or evil genius) who markets for Value City Furniture:
It’s a darling thing.
This day on which the President addresses Congress demands some comedy. My favorite article from The Onion last year was “Date’s Flaws Coming at Woman Faster Than She Can Rationalize Them.” It is a brilliant tribute to the clueless women out there who unfortunately facilitate their own poor treatment. Yet another reason why patriarchy is superior—fathers may therein guard their golden hearted keeps from such creeps.
Christ is born!
As I was reading my Dave’s Garden newsletter last year, I had to look up what a mandoline slicer was. I found an explanatory video by Paula Chang, and then I happened to follow the link to her page, Quite Curious. She is one cool chick. See, for instance, her Great Falafel Costume. Who wouldn’t want to dress as a falafel sandwich for Halloween? Or her bunny burger (“A Burger for Bunny,” for my fellow vegetarians who presume the worst). The post documents Chang’s creation of a deluxe burger meant for, and enjoyed by, her pet rabbit. Very clever.
When I sent the bunny burger link to my brother Aaron, he one-upped me, as he is wont to do, by responding with a hamster burrito (courtesy of HelloDenizen):
I used to think that my mother’s dogs were spoilt.
Anyway, I am glad to know that people like Paula Change exist. Many future successes to her for her quirky creativity!
Saturday Night Live has always been hit or miss, but some of my favorite pieces have been their commercials; e.g. “Jewess Jeans,” “MetroCard,” “Woomba,” “Taco Town,” and, most recently, “Jos. A. Bank.”
Steve Sailer has alerted his readers of the following brilliant addition: