From my good friend Scott Ratner: "What do you expect when the very name of the store is Target? It's like buying food items at a store called Ralphs."
Kill A Better Mousetrap, a one-act play recently featured at the Hollywood Fringe Festival, has been extended as part of the "Best of Fringe"! Additional performances will occur on Sunday, 28 July, at 1pm and again at 5:30pm. Miles Edward Merbinau has somehow inherited the film rights to the world’s longest running play, Agatha Christie’s […]
An update about the True Authorship of the Pirate Resignation Letter– now with 100% more Angus scrotum: Back in April, in the comment thread of a post about our recondite plans for global dominion, a Popehat visitor using the nick "Will Nobilis" seemed to claim authorship of the well-known Pirate Resignation Letter. In one comment, […]
Update! Tickets on sale now! If you'll be in the Los Angeles area this June, and if you enjoy Golden Age detective stories, then the Hollywood Fringe Festival will be offering a special treat just for you: Kill A Better Mousetrap. This one-act comedy (with a legal twist!) by actor/writer Scott Ratner will be […]
As far as I've been able to tell through clever googling in my favorite search engine, the renowned and much beloved Pirate Resignation Letter was written by Chris Castle and delivered to James Bear (deceased), former managing partner of Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP. After using the letter, Castle shared it with his friend, user […]
Marian Call has gone post-apocalyptic:
The exceptional Language Log — which Patrick, not unreasonably, likes to call the best blog ever — has a post chock-full of both thought and humor about whether it's nice for native English speakers to make fun of hilarious mistranslations into English, and why such mistakes happen even in formal contexts, when some sort of […]
At least that's what I'm guessing based on how they're flipping out at being the subject of mediocre satire in Mad Magazine. Congrats to Elizabeth Barron and Circuit City for hitting upon the one thing that would lead to more than twelve people reading the shitty parody. I particularly like the directive to destroy the […]
Via McSweeney's, an extremely profane and extremely hilarious (to those who love the show) example of what playgroup would sound like if it were held in Deadwood.