Sunday, April 30, 2017

Floral legacy

A dear friend died last year after a two-year struggle with brain cancer. She gave Mrs. Paco a peony a while back, and it didn't bloom the first couple of years, but this spring it came on strong.

So, Debbie, if you're watching over us, behold your red peony! And thanks again for your friendship and your many kindnesses. Rest in peace.

Now that right there's funny, I don't care who you are

Via friend and commenter Jeff: some Republican hi jinks at the Yale "hunger strike".

Sunday funnies

As H.L. Mencken said, "no one ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public". Particularly when it comes to prom suits (H/T: Mrs. Paco). Of course, if you're interested, just visit Shinesty Party Suits.

The latest in chicken coops.

I guess everyone needs a hobby: Someone is shaving other people's cats.

First ever recorded incident of xylophone rage.

Can't...hold on...much longer...Larry...

With this airline, they have to drag you onto the plane...

Friday, April 28, 2017

I went on the Yale diet and gained ten pounds

Just can't figure out what went wrong.

Happy Feet Friday

He's Willie Mabon, and he's got his own special blues (good mute trumpet backing him up).

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Forget it, Jake. It's France.

"Emmanuel Macron, who by several projections is set to win the French presidency in two weeks, was just a 15-year-old student when his 40-year-old teacher seduced him – and the two are married today."

In the U.S., a felony; in La Belle France, a sentimental May/December romance.

Update: Via Mercurius Aulicus in the comments, it appears that Macron, faced with unprecedented terrorism in France, thinks it's a good idea to pick a fight with Poland.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017


The sport has been around a long time, but it's still full of surprises.