Scotto just reminded me that Timothy McSweeney's Internet Tendency
is full of delightful bits, and in particular he pointed me to the wonderful list of lists
. Lists posted yesterday include TV Catchphrases That Weren't, by Richard Long
(e.g.: Hawaii Five-O
: "Book him, Danno!"
Original: "Beat him, Danno. Beat him good.") and New Slogans for America to Use to Sell Itself to the Islamic World, by Rob Bates
(e.g.: "Standing for Freedom and Democracy a Good Percentage of the Time"). Other lists to try: 56 Uncommon Baby Names for Boys, Culled From the Index of Volume 3 of Master of the Senate, Robert Caro's Biography of Lyndon Johnson
, & What Not to Be in the Middle of When the Earthquake Comes
I was also pleased to see the new section on Sestinas
If you need your humorous lists to be a little more visual, you could do worse than the KFS Sweater Project
: "My friend Kevin recently cleaned out his wardrobe, which, due to his pack rat nature, was crammed with clothes he hadn't worn in more than a decade. Among the discarded were 25 sweaters that can generously be described as "hideous." Or, as one critic put it, "Bill Cosby would not wear this." Kevin's defense? "I worked at Marshalls in North Olmsted, Ohio, during high school and got a 15 percent discount. It was cold. It was the late '80s."
" With pictures and captions.