Category Archives: Humor

Choose Your Own Caption

Eddie Pensier writes: Dearest readers, do kindly take a long, appraising look at the recently revealed opening ceremony uniforms for Scotland’s Commonwealth Games athletes. Observe what has been done to this group of fit, attractive young people. Let it sink in. … Continue reading

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Emergency Laughter Archive

Eddie Pensier writes: The past week has been an unpleasant one around Rancho Pensier. I found myself needing cheer and laughter in large quantities. I had no choice but to turn to that cache of fail-safe funny things that never fail … Continue reading

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On The Menu: Lobster Tail with a Side of Delightful Writing

Glynn Marshes writes: Albert Burneko. Deadspin. How To Cook Lobster Tails: A Guide For People Who Don’t Have Butlers To Do All The Work. A taste: The truth about lobster is this: It is less flavorful, less sweet, more bland … Continue reading

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Eddie’s Tea Chronicles: Vintage Tea Ads, Five Ways

Eddie Pensier writes: “Vintage” is really superfluous: there’s no doubt these are from a very, very different era.    

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Quote Du Jour

Eddie Pensier writes: Amahl: “Are you a real king?” Balthazar: “Yes.” Amahl: “Have you regal blood?” Balthazar: “Yes.” Amahl: “Can I see it?” Balthazar: “It is just like yours.” Amahl: “What’s the use of having it, then?” Balthazar: “No use.” … Continue reading

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Couldn’t Do It Today

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I see Eddie Murphy’s “Delirious” has recently been added to Netflix Instant. I watched part of it and was struck by the bit you see above, which occurs right at the start of the performance. You … Continue reading

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Fashion Do or Fashion Don’t?

Paleo Retiree writes: Spotted at the local farmers’ market a few weeks ago: He isn’t the only guy out and about in what appear to be pyjama bottoms that I’ve run across in the last year or so. Who (or … Continue reading

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Discretion Is The Better Part Of Fashion

epiminondas writes: Hey, you never know when you might need one of these things.

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At Action Park

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I was tickled to see some reminiscences of Action Park show up in my Facebook feed this morning. Do any UR readers remember Action Park? You probably need to have grown up in the New York/New Jersey area … Continue reading

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Andrew Dice Clay in 1987

Paleo Retiree writes: (Do NOT play this video if you’re at work. It’s about as NSFW and un-PC as can possibly be.) Andrew Dice Clay in his prime makes the very daring Bill Burr, my current favorite comedian, look sheepish and apologetic. … Continue reading

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