Thursday, December 18, 2014

Freudian Breakfast

I pass this van on my way to work every day: 

Curious choice of sausage to pair with the donuts. Hmmmm.......

Monday, December 15, 2014

Questionable Punctuation

All I want for Christmas is correct -- or at least unambiguous -- punctuation usage.

Much thanks to Nikki Palermo, who found this posted on the inside of the door of the only bathroom at a veterinary clinic she was working at.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Possessive Conundrums

I discovered these things at the store today:

They look good, but what really caught my attention was the name: OMG's. Is there the legitimate need for the apostrophe? Is OMG a person or entity to where these are his/her/its Chocolaty Clusters, and thus, the possessive 's is necessary? Or, if OMG stands for "oh my god," which I would assume it does, then might an OMG be something so good that it makes you say "Oh my god," and thus, an OMG is synonymous with a Chocolaty Cluster? And wouldn't that suggest redundancy? And if so, wouldn't a plural s be more appropriate here? And if this is the case, wouldn't the apostrophe be just another example of grammatical superfluity (as in the case with "the 1980's")? The company that makes these is called OMG's Candy, so that's no help.

Am I spending too much time thinking about this matter?

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Strangle Me Elmo

This holiday season, give your child the gift of Muppet-induced asphyxiation. 

A big thanks -- and a creepy, threatening hug -- to founding friend of the Gallery of the Absurd, Brian Donahue.

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