Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

Tag
Comedy

08 Mar 2011, 8:12 a.m.

"Square Pegs"

Until the end of March, US residents can watch 1980s high school sitcom Square Pegs on Hulu. There was only one season, so you could, on either a steady, strenuous, or grueling pace, finish the …

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27 Feb 2011, 8:35 a.m.

Miscellaneous

Winter in New York City; learning to love the gurgle of the radiator. Project management is sometimes a matter of asking an obvious question, then standing there with an expectant look while your team member …

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20 Feb 2011, 16:44 p.m.

Apple Jacks

Today I learned that TV advertisements for Apple Jacks cereal used to emphasize the apple taste, then (coinciding with my watchership) proudly renounced any claim to tasting appley, and now have a talking apple mascot …

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20 Feb 2011, 11:34 a.m.

More Jokes About Culture And Food

Brunch ideas: The "tempted by the fruit of another" song as fanfic about that William Carlos Williams icebox-plums poem Trix rabbit as Prometheus, punished for giving humanity the gift of sweet breakfast cereal

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16 Feb 2011, 15:29 p.m.

Consulting

Soooo much easier to work with people who laugh at my jokes.

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13 Feb 2011, 9:34 a.m.

Sweet!

Years ago, on Jeopardy!, a contestant incorrectly rang into a food science clue with the response, "What is aspartame?" Nope. Then, for the next clue -- something about NutraSweet -- no one rang in. Beep-beep-beep, …

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22 Jan 2011, 8:18 a.m.

May Already Exist

Variation: Google Platitude. It analyzes your recent SMSes, your emails, and the galvanic response of your skin to choose a cliché relevant to your mental state, and displays that to you and your circle of …

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20 Jan 2011, 11:49 a.m.

Clothed For Submissions

At my first WisCon, Ellen Kushner's aid led to a new shirt in my wardrobe. It's dark and velour and has a mild V-neck. Leonard calls it my T'Pol shirt, after the Vulcan from Star …

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13 Jan 2011, 8:55 a.m.

Do Your Choice! I Have No Job!

Leonard & I are watching Battlestar Galactica from the beginning -- we'd started watching at season 3 while it was airing. Leonard says that the worst sin on BSG is not doing your job. Maybe …

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26 Nov 2010, 12:07 p.m.

Speculative Filk & Short Fiction

As with The Autograph Man, I have a couple book titles that now fall into melodies in my head. Billy Joel's "Great Wall of China": We coulda gone all the way to The Left Hand …

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