“The way that it’s written can be interpreted many different ways. But the emotion that comes through—the chords, the melody, and also what’s being said in the song—it just kind of fit for the [Haiti benefit] telethon.”—
Matthews tells us about Xiu Xiu, the experimental indie project of Californian singer-songwriter Jamie Stewart, who, Matthews says, Tim Reynolds turned him on to. “There’s something about it where you can’t put it down,” he says. “It’s like crazy person music, but it’s really slammin’ and it’s really beautiful. He’s a little bit precious maybe — and ‘a little bit’ may be understating it — but there’s something about it that I go back and I listen to it again, and I like it.”
This is like when I found out Springsteen was a Suicide fan but times a jillion.
“He was referenced in Tupac Shakur’s song “Rather Be Ya”, in the line, “Smoke blunts, but leave them stunts up to Super Dave,” in the Ice Cube song “Wicked”, with the line “We’ll have to break his ass up like Super Dave,” in the A Tribe Called Quest song “The Chase, Part II” with the lyric, “We flippin’ on niggas like we Super Dave” and in the Doomsday Productions song “Welcome to Cin Sity” with the line, “You bitch made like Super Dave and I’m the real deal like Evel Knievel”. Cool Calm Pete also referenced him in the song “Lost” with the line, “Jonesing for another attack, next wave / Your fake stunts? That’s strictly for Super Dave”.”—Super Dave Osborne - Wikipedia
The most memorable part was a circulation desk worker who was 4’11, had alopecia and looked like gravity had won the war. She never let this get her down and loved to sexually harass the construction workers building the new fiction wing. She’d wobble up and say, “Oh my it’s hot out isn’t it? On days like this I just want to go home and get naked under my ceiling fan and let my 10 cats lick me ALL OVER.”
“The best part about The Game is that it sports wildly nontraditional win conditions. People on the “receiving end” can lose, absolutely, and they often do. They lose big. But there’s literally no scenario on our end that even resembles defeat. If your audience of one or more people proceeds to laugh so hard that one or more of them falls over, this must be considered victory. There are other, more bizarre outcomes I couldn’t begin to describe. But watching a person’s face shift from delight and expectation to horror, fear, and disgust - the twilight shift that heralds a life spent in absolute darkness - well, this must surely be called victory also.”—
“Cool Williamsburg indie press seeks submissions for our forthcoming anthology, THE BIG BROOKLYN BOOK OF HIPSTER HUMOR. Send your funniest hipster work. No ‘payment’ but contributors will receive their own tweet and a free PBR.”—
“Little Gabe is obsessed with Star Wars and so much of our play time involves reenacting the movies. On this particular occasion he was playing the role of the emperor while I was Luke Skywalker. He had seated himself in my computer chair and when he spun around to face me I saw that he had placed a toy Lightsaber on the arm rest. He patted it gently and said “You want this don’t you?” I could not help but laugh at how ridiculous the scene was. This bothered him and he told me not to laugh at him because he was the emperor and he was evil. “Yes I know.” I told him and tried to get my act together but his little angry eyes underneath the hood of his Mickey Mouse sweatshirt made me laugh even more. “I’m bad.” he said and as if to prove it told me “I litter!””—Penny Arcade - A Funny Dad Story
“If Darwin is correct, animals are selected only for their adaptive fitness. If they possess this thing we call “beauty,” it would only be a kind of optical illusion designed to get us to copulate. Now, I love my dog, but… Sure, I can understand why the bee would convince itself that flowers are beautiful. But damned if I can understand why people think they are. And it’s not just flowers. Rather, why is there so much beauty everywhere? Not just visual beauty, but aural beauty, poetic beauty, moral beauty, mathematical beauty. And why can beauty sometimes move a man to tears? What’s that all about? What must the world be like that man may weep tears of joy and gratitude over its celestial truth and radiant beauty?”—
We need to think more creatively; more radically. If you want the cost of health care to go down, wouldn’t it be good to increase the supply of health care providers? Shouldn’t we be rethinking the notion of medical school? Of residency, internships, and fellowships? Isn ‘t it possible that modern medicine is confined within an antiquated structure?
See also this typical account of one man’s lunchtime hospital experience. After wasting thousands of dollars of highly trained doctors’ time and the use of state-of-the-art equipment, he is told: “Take some Musinex.”
And yet some would argue that this fellow needed more highly-trained doctors and better equipment. Why need to stop worrying about having the “best” medical care in the world and start focusing on having the most efficient care. Before heavy regulation of health care, there were walk-in clinics where you could get a check-up for twenty bucks, which freed up the highly specialized experts to work on the people who really needed them, at a MUCH lower cost, due to a system with far fewer bottlenecks.
“On movie sets, Fields kept a vacuum flask of martinis handy; he referred to it as his “lemonade”. One day a prankster switched the contents of the flask, filling it with actual lemonade. Upon discovering the prank, Fields was heard to yell, “Who put lemonade in my lemonade?””—
“…as [W.C. Fields] lay in bed dying, his longtime and final love, Carlotta Monti, went outside and turned the hose onto the roof, so as to allow Fields to hear for one last time his favorite sound of falling rain.”—