Modest As Cake

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Rub his nose in it. Once for each dead soldier.

A nice moment. To paraphrase Madeline Kahn in Young Frankenstein,

"Ah, sweet mystery of life, at last I've found thee!"

Track records speak louder than your empty words, "we all need to work together" -- too little, too late.

Is anyone buying this? People? Keep rolled-up newspaper at the ready. Oh, wait, no one reads newspapers anymore...

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Compulsive Halloween Documentation

Halloween loot, as measured (and put into separate ziplocks) by a 12-year-old:

Tootsie Pops, 1 lb.
KitKats, 1 lb.
Milky Ways, 1 1/2 lbs.
Stuff I Won't Eat, 2 lbs., including Snickers and anything with nuts. Plus who gives out orange crackers with peanut butter?
Rings -- spiders, scream mask, elephant, jewel
Crunch bars
Laffy Taffy
3 Musketeers
Milk Duds
Now and Laters

2 quarters
2 pieces of Jewish candy with Hebrew letters on it
1 black cat eraser

Thrown out: loose m&ms, apples

Total weight of Halloween candy: 11 lbs. Eleven pounds.
Plan: sell some at school.

Secret to success: trick-or-treat in a high-rise filled with people who want to give their candy away and go to sleep. Score.