Women’s Humor

Yesterday I was thinking of some of the mildly rude humor women share with each other when men are out of earshot.  We have to be careful because not all women find it amusing, but if your female acquaintances are as rude as you then knock yourself out. In 2012, this YouTube video (link below) was produced to reply to a Facebook post.  A man had used his Facebook account to express disappointment with the deceptive way menstruation is depicted in feminine product advertising.  According to him, he had learned the truth through experience, and the truth wasn’t pretty. Richard Neill’s original … Continue reading Women’s Humor

Taking Matters Into My Own Hands

I admit it.  After living for an eternity with a dirty, curling-at-the-edges garbage chute door sign, I did some unauthorized maintenance work today. The custodial staff in my building are overworked, and although residents aren’t encouraged to do professional work around the property the staff often appreciates these small acts of assistance. Not that I’m going to do the same on every floor.  The neighbors have computers and printers.  Let them tear out their hair learning how to change the format from Portrait to Landscape.  It’ll be educational for them, as it was for me.  Why should I be the … Continue reading Taking Matters Into My Own Hands

Stephen Fry’s Effort is Noble, but it Isn’t Stopping the Jokes

I’m in the United States, and recently the local indie bookseller — Alexander Book Company in San Francisco — had a hell of a time filling a special order I placed.  It wasn’t the first time.  I’ve burdened the staff with so many obscure book requests they must dread seeing me.  Still, most of them don’t run and hide when I walk in. I wanted the audiobook edition of Mythos: The Greek Myths Retold by Stephen Fry.  It had to be imported, but my pals at the bookstore got it for me. This audiobook has fourteen CDs.  Impressive. On Disc One, the … Continue reading Stephen Fry’s Effort is Noble, but it Isn’t Stopping the Jokes