2. The big problem at school this week is a child who insists on farting. Loudly. Often. In public. "It's a normal body function, Ms. Wisteria!" And since this is sixth grade, all the other students freak out and squeal "eeeeuw!" Sigh. When I joke that we teachers get two months off in the summer as compensation for dealing with 11-12 year-olds all year, this is one of those reasons. ;)
3. Since I first saw BSG after the Mini, I've been
4. Jon Hamm did a hell of a job hosting SNL last week. Many people have already linked to "Don Draper's Guide to Picking up Women", which is hilarious even if you've never seen the show. But I have to admit that I laughed like a fiend at the juvenile and ridiculous "Jon Hamm's John Ham". Check 'em out!
5. Linkspam, anyone?
-- My second-favorite show comes back tomorrow night! Stereogum offers five things 30 Rock should do to truly become the next Arrested Development.
-- Thank goodness Snopes debunks those annoying-but-sorta-funny lists of bad metaphors from English student essays.
-- The NYT food critic has a really long and fascinating Q&A session with readers.
-- Boston Magazine went to Gloucester, MA, to get the full story of the so-called "pregnancy pact".
-- Pushback.org has a wonderful interview (with video) of Elizabeth Edwards speaking about health care.
-- Ooh, check out Mindy Kaling's new web series, "House Poor".
-- Cracked lists six creepy urban legends (that happen to be true).
-- Glark asks what if TV title cards told the truth?
-- A local foodie blogger explains why candy corn is the worst candy in the world.
-- Cake Wrecks picspams five awful Dalek cakes.
-- Creative Loafing compares David Sedaris and Sarah Vowell's "made for radio" voices, including audio clips. ;)
-- And finally, my personal hero Amy Sedaris (really, can that family just adopt me?) discusses vaginal health. Eek!