Daisy Bateman

Craig Ferguson On Pleasanton

Recently, Craig Ferguson of the Late Late Show payed a visit to Pleasanton, California. He seems to have liked it: Of course, it could just be that he needed the setup for the Gay Nineties Pizza joke.

Okay, That’s Quite Enough of That

Speaking of covers… Last night when I was listening to the radio, I found that two stations were simultaneously playing an emo version of Time After Time and a sensitive-dude take on Hey Ya. To which I say, all right, it was cute when Alien Ant Farm did it, but this is getting ridiculous.

Look! A thing!

This is Caddie. Caddie has a piece of sandpaper. You would think that sandpaper would not be the most comfortable thing to carry around in your mouth, but she doesn’t seem to mind. She’s just excited because she has a thing she can carry around, and she wants everyone to know it.

On Achievement

Recently finished reading a book about the Chicago World’s Fair (thanks Abigail!) and I came across this quote in one of the last chapters. It’s from a man named Sol Bloom, who was twenty-three when he was put in charge of the midway at the Fair. He made a massive amount of money, then lost … Read more

Stolen from the blog of the incomparable Manolo: Two questions immediately spring to mind: a) What is an algorithm march?b) How did ninjas get involved?

The Top Ten All-Time Worst Things to Step In

10. Excrement, herbivore9. A shallow hole8. Burning coals, when you have not achieved the proper mental state* to walk across them unscathed7. Excrement, carnivore6. It5. An unidentifiable thing that goes “squish”4. Excrement, omnivore3. A deep hole2. A mud-filled sinkhole in the Everglades*1. A land mine *as represented by foot speed*skip ahead to 4:15 for relevant … Read more