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Showing posts 1 to 10 labeled Humor (22 total)

Relationship Lessons from Disney Movies (September 11, 2016)

The Little Mermaid To net the man of your dreams, you should cut ties with your family, give up your best talents, and uproot your life to move to "his" world. Then if you keep your mouth shut and act cute, he'll fall for you hook, line, and sinker. More »

Funny Bits 11-09-14: Georgette Heyer (November 9, 2014)

Excerpt from Georgette Heyer's Cotillion (1953). More »

Funny Bits 10-15-14: Pinterest Finds (October 15, 2014)

Comics from Pinterest. More »

Funny Bits 09-25-14: John Green (September 25, 2014)

On Monday, a Riverside Unified School District committee voted six to one to ban The Fault in Our Stars from middle school libraries. The six in favor argued that (a) the book implies that the protagonists have sex, a subject of which kids today are blissfully ignorant, and (b) the fictional portrayal of cancer patients "dealing with their own mortality" is too "difficult" for preteens. More »

Funny Bits 09-22-14: Charles Schultz (September 22, 2014)

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night by Snoopy. More »

Funny Bits 09-08-14: Maurice Sendak (September 8, 2014)

From the late Maurice Sendak. More »

Funny Bits 09-06-14: PG Wodehouse (September 6, 2014)

Last week I finished the novel I've been hacking at for the past two years, Kagemusha. Last night Sweetie finished reading it, and today I'm going through his comments to decide which I will agree with and which I will ignore. Then when I'm done with my final round of edits, I'll start sending queries to agents, and we'll see where things go from there. More »

The Great Telephone Interview Disaster of 2013 (May 11, 2013)

On Thursday I had a telephone interview that will be sealed forever in my memory as one of the most mortifying experiences of my life, second only to that time in my freshman year of high school that I impulsively hugged my crush. More »

Disappointed Recycling Bin (April 30, 2013)

Yesterday my little MLS-holding self spent the afternoon taking pictures of pretty flowers for a webpage. I stopped in the library basement to rehydrate and found a kindred spirit. I feel your pain, bottle. More »

Timeless Classics (April 21, 2013)

Timeless classics are so called because their plots and characters resonate with audiences decades or even centuries after they were published. But even "timeless" stories are inextricably rooted in the age and place in which they were written. More »