Love your site! When I saw your awesome list for today, it reminded me of a Crossword lotto card I got a few years ago. Even though I made 3 bucks off it, the real win was telling everyone I got "goat cum" on my lottery card.And if you keep reading, the ticket suggests that perhaps goat cum has an odor and makes you itchy. (Or, at least, what you'd have to do to get a goat that excited would include many odors AND make you itchy. It also might make you want to get a tetanus shot.)
--Adam from Springfield, MO
although I can't find your email, I'd still like to make the inboxorama with this pic for the new list.I like when people use good manners like this. "Please stick it in." That's polite. If a woman said that to me I'd shake her hand and buy her a selection of delicious regional jams.
--Steven (@skorren) via Twitter
Thought you might get a kick out of this.So wrong yet so right.
I once received a cheese slice from a drunk college kid. It was epic.This is a great addition to my 11 Worst Things You Can Get Trick-Or-Treating list from last year's Halloween.
--Zealousblue (via the comments)
All this talk of which packaging of soda is best and no mention of glass bottles? Far and away the best IMHO.That's a great point. But as I think about my soda drinking history (which is extensive, by the way -- I drink a ton of the stuff)... I'm fairly sure I've never had soda out of a glass bottle. Ever.
--Simon (via Facebook)
This is in lake tahoe.That's a pretty offensive street name, even if "coon" is something of an antiquated racial slur. Antiquated terms still hurt. It would be like calling a street Oriental Avenue. Oh wait. Never mind. Bad example.
--Adam in Chicago
In this case, I've found a local general store that sells three hilariously CONNECTED items that nevertheless look ludicrous on their sign. Its called Hussey's General Store in Winslow, ME, they sell Guns, Beer, and Wedding Gowns. You can work it out how those three are connected.I'm guessing that if they started selling condoms (or, to be more cynical, vacuum cleaners) it would hurt their business model.
They even have a local TV ad with a song that goes "We've got guns, beer, and wedding gowns..."
--Luke in Waterville, ME
Interesting pick with Butters' Dad on South Park. Don't get me wrong, a great character. (I especially like "There's nothing to be afraid of... except Super Aids")... but what are your thoughts on Randy Marsh? Kills me every time, especially in the little league episode, and of course the episode about the giant crap he takes. Thoughts?I love Butters' Dad because he's such an incredibly spot-on a-hole... and the EXACT father who would produce a cowardly, peer pressurable sweetie like Butters. He's a fantastic character. (Although I didn't love the gay bathhouse thing with him, that felt a bit too out of character for me.)
--Mike (via the comments)
Hello Sam, I have 11 questions for you...For whatever reason, I always found myself wanting to go back to her place or my place to watch a movie and have wine. I think this move often takes a ton of pressure off the date and reduces the number of variables that can go wrong. I also liked the scene in "40 Days and 40 Nights" where Josh Hartnett takes the girl on a date where they just ride the bus around the city for a date... that seems like a really fun thing to do. It's much better than the scene in that movie where he gets raped and it doesn't seem to particularly bother anyone.
1.) You've done a list before about the best places to eat on a date so I thought I'd ask your advice on the best things to do on a date (Insert sexual joke here). I personally think going out to eat is over played so my favorite two ideas (that, sadly, I haven't been able to practice recently) are to go either bowling or to the zoo (most chicks, myself included, love the zoo). Any suggestions?
2.) Who do you think has the best catchphrase on "The Simpsons"? Not necessarily the most well-know, but the best?I always love the guy who goes "Yeeeeeeeeeeeeees!" Can't get that out of my head. Other underrated, high-quality catchphrases: Mr. Burns saying "Ahoy-hoy" when he answers the phone... Duffman's "Oh yeah!"... Johnny Tightlips's "I ain't sayin' nothin'"... and Cookie Kwan's constant discussions about the west side.
3.) As an book-lover with an English degree, I always ask people this- do you have a favorite book andor author?For mainstream authors, it's a dogfight between Mark Twain and Kurt Vonnegut; for more under-the-radar authors, it's Joe Gores.
4.) In one week my boyfriend and I broke up after 5 12 years, I lost my job, and I got into a fender bender. Can you top this?Absolutely not. I will try to make you feel better, though.
5.) Speaking of losing my job- this job market is awful and since I've only been out of college for about a year and a half I have little experience or contacts. Any advice?Losing your job might not be the end of the world either. Jobs can often hold people back from doing what they want to do. Really, I'm not entirely sold on the whole "work for a salary" thing. Just because that's what we're supposed to do doesn't mean it's what we should do.
6.) Since you're obviously a trivia buff, do you have a favorite trivia show? I personally love Cash Cab, if for no other reason than the wonderful Ben Bailey.I am a huge trivia buff. I was even (kind of) on a game show -- when I was in high school I was on a local Cleveland-area show called "It's Academic", where myself and two other guys from my high school competed against other schools on trivia questions. We lost (and I could STILL rant about why we lost for hours) -- but it didn't hurt my adoration of trivia.
7.) A lot of your lists at least touch on food in some way- what is your absolute favorite food?If I could only eat one thing for the rest of my life, not worrying about weight gain or health considerations, it would be Oreo milkshakes.
8.) Who's the best superhero and why?The guy with the big blue penis from Watchmen. His super power seemed to be "every super power ever, even super powers that negate other people's super powers." Although, quite honestly, I dozed off during part of that movie. I woke up and it was 1985 and Nixon was president.
10.) I'm not really big on sports, but being from Houston, I have to ask your opinion- does any sports team have a worse name (not mascot) than that of our football team? I mean, really, the Houston Texans?? Really?My default is to say the Cleveland Browns are worse. Also, what about the Connecticut Sun of the WNBA -- their name comes from the casino that sponsors them. Also, the Lakers moved to Los Angeles where there are no lakes. The Jazz moved to Utah where they don't allow music.
11.) What's your worst habit?I work too hard, I care too much and I communicate too well with others.
So you've said you're going to take a break from Inbox-O-Ramas after you do 11. Now that you've done 11, what's going to happen to them?So I hit 11 Inbox-O-Ramas and, yes, I'm going to take a little break from them. It turns out they take about 1.5x longer than a regular list... and, unfortunately, get about one-fifth the traffic. So the numbers don't quite work out.
--Karen in Seattle, WA