2. Still creepy after all these years... and now it's the hair and the cachexia, not the mascara:
Yep, that's Tammy Faye Bakker, ex-wife of the disgraced televangelist, gay icon and 65-pound end-stage cancer patient.
3. A recent favorite: Passive-aggressive notes from roommates, neighbors, coworkers and strangers. In my own experience (or actually that of two good friends of mine in college), the best was a note from their roommate that had nothing passive about it, scrawled wildly on cardboard taped over the sink: "KEEP YOUR FUCKING HANDS OFF ANYTHING THAT'S MINE!" Okayyyyyy... And also this entry from Rantasaurus Rex. I snorted with laughter.
4. "X, I have a feeling we're not in Y anymore." "X is the new Y." "Friends don't let friends X." These are all snowclones. If there wasn't a word for that, someone would have had to invent it -- and someone did.
5. For no particular reason this morning, I mentally ran through my list of family members and friends and tried to tally up how many different foreign countries they were born in. For example, I know one person who was born in Cuba, a couple born in Holland, several born in England, etc. My rule was that I have to have had a friendly conversation with the person at least once within the last few years -- cab drivers, handshake acquaintances and childhood encounters don't count. My count was 18, though I'm sure I'm missing some. Try it at home! My roster of countries:
- South Africa