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Things I Find Hilarious and/or Amazing

January 29, 2009

I don’t know why, but I find this, from the front page of today’s NYTimes.com, hilarious:
There’s just this weird desperation and panicky-ness to the headline, don’t you think? You can easily imagine an explanation point after “aid”: “Ford Has Its Worst Year Ever but Won’t Ask for Aid! And You’ll Never Meet a Nice Girl If You Don’t Go Out!” Love it.

Item: I received the following email earlier this week from a good friend of mine. I laughed harder than I have in a long while. This friend writes:

I just glanced at the NY Times crossword puzzle. The clues for 21 and 23 across were “deface” and “into a pill bottle,” respectively. When I merely glanced, my mind saw “defecate into a pill bottle.” I thought to myself, “Wow, there is a single word or phrase for that other than the phrase itself.”

Follow-up note: Clue 23 had actually been “info on a pill bottle.” But nevertheless.

And finally, a great paragraph from a story in yesterday’s Good Old Times, about a smoked bacon and sausage concoction called The Bacon Explosion:

He bought about $20 worth of bacon and Italian sausage from a local meat market. As it lay on the counter, he thought of weaving strips of raw bacon into a mat. The two spackled the bacon mat with a layer of sausage, covered that with a crunchy layer of cooked bacon, and rolled it up tight.

That is just an incredible handful of sentences: “The two spackled the bacon mat with a layer of sausage.” That reminds me of the Simpsons wherein Homer, at the breakfast table, orders Bart for some reason to “butter his bacon”—and then, of course, to also “bacon his butter.”

For the Bacon Explosion recipe (with amazing or, depending on how you feel about it, horrifying photos), go here.

For the full Times story about the Bacon Explosion, go here.

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