Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Your shirts are rallying against you

I think it's a sign I'm too involved in politics.  I get lists of requests from reporters looking for sources on stories.  One came in with the title "Closet Organization".  My first thought was this was something about secret societies, smoke-filled room stuff... a look at closeted organizations.  Freemasons and all that.

It took me a minute to realize "Closet Organization" probably is a story about organizing your closet.

Monday, September 5, 2011

A new Helen Keller joke (no, really!)

So I was playing this game called Apples to Apples, where everyone has an adjective (pretty, noisy, etc.), and you have a handful of nouns & proper nouns (ballerina, Canada, Rush Limbaugh, etc.). You have to play the noun that you think the judge will find the best or funniest fit.

The description was "Touchy-Feely".

Our little 10 year old player offered up as touchy-feely Helen Keller.

After about 2 solid minutes of laughter, we had to explain to her just why it was in fact so funny... she had no idea who Helen Keller was. She had read the little helpful description on the card that she was an accomplished author.

Well, yes, there's that...