Finally, Some Good News: A Brutal Destruction of the Modern Age by Delicious Tacos

It’s the ending, really. I did not see that ending coming. I should have: it’s on theme. This wasn’t going to be an upbeat ending. That’s not what DT does. Still, though. It was a bit like a mallet to the face. I cannot recommend this book to anyone who has a sunny, cheerful worldview.… Read More Finally, Some Good News: A Brutal Destruction of the Modern Age by Delicious Tacos

Balzac Was Funny

More Properly, he was Droll, i.e. curious or unusual in a way that provokes dry amusement. I think ol ‘Honore invented the style of feigned ironic detachment in order to draw a laugh. In the years that followed, he delivered up countless towns in Asia and in Africa to sack, fell upon the miscreants without… Read More Balzac Was Funny

First Order After Action Review for Operations on Jakku – The Angry Staff Officer

I know I’ve been doing a lot of Star Wars content lately, but that seems to be where my head’s at. Anyway, this is pretty funny. First Order After Action Review for Operations on Jakku. Okay, so, operations on Jakku: what was supposed to happ – dammit, GD796, if you can’t keep your hand out… Read More First Order After Action Review for Operations on Jakku – The Angry Staff Officer

The “Dear Burrito Guy” Essay, and Why Irony Does not Translate

Over on Medium, a fellow referring to himself as “Lucky Shirt” (twitter handle, I’m assuming), just penned (it just sounds better than “typed”) an amusing rant about his poorly made burrito. View at Medium.com It’s funny in that over-the-top-rage way that the Internet loves to love; most of the joke is in how ridiculous it… Read More The “Dear Burrito Guy” Essay, and Why Irony Does not Translate

Lileks on Drugs

May be even funnier than normal Lileks, be such a thing concievable. You get the dryness with a hint of frenzy. Went downstairs and turned on the TV and was amused to see I’d left off watching “They Live,” which is The Matrix except with a wrestler. Heh. But that’s on OTC pain pills. Wait… Read More Lileks on Drugs