- Absolutely Ridiculous Christmas Card Photos (not to be confused with 1970s JC Penney catalog photos)
- Australia Gets Drunk, Wakes Up in North Atlantic
- 2208 A.D. Looks Back on George W. Bush
...and the most recent Mimi Smartypants, whose young daughter Nora was recently doing some sort of art project:
Nora: MOM! Do we have any of those, those, those things that make spinning happen?
Me: [Percocet? Stationary bicycles? Colonial Williamsburg?] Sorry, what?
Nora: The metal things! With the sides!
Me: Can you explain more...
Nora: AHHHHHHH! [runs away as I am clearly too dumb to live]
[blessed silence punctuated by faint rummaging sounds and exasperated noises from the kid's room]
Nora [comes running out of her room carrying some of those metal paper-fastener brad things]: THESE.
Me: Oh. No, I don't think I have any, but I'm glad you did. If you need them.
Nora: I do! Luckily I found some in my collection of Small Metal Things. You know, that shoebox? The orange one?
Me: Uh, sure.
More later on the woeful state of the newspaper industry, but not just now. It's Friday, dammit.