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Friday, December 14 2018 @ 01:22 PM CST

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Fashion "snuggies"

Oh my Lord. Or, as Reason Hit & Run observes, a Sign of the Apocalypse.
Fashion Snuggies

When I was growing up, a "snuggie" was what is now termed a wedgie. I guess, considering what passes for fashion nowadays, either definition actually could work, couldn't it?

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Beer in a box

A most excellent idea--from the Germans, of course.
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Pornographic candy

Catching up on correspondence . . . this sent in by contributor Bill:

Haribo MAOAM sour candies feature 'fruits in pornographic poses'

A POPULAR confectionery is causing an uproar in Europe after a flood of complaints about its packaging.

Claims have been made that the fruit figures that appear on Haribo MAOAM sour candies are engaging in sex acts.

I'll pause for a minute to let the full implications of sex between consenting (I assume) fruit to sink in.


Go ahead and click on the link to the story at Australia's The accompanying illustration is pretty amusing.

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Seen on FreeRepublic: A guy goes into a bar and there is a robot bartender.

The robot says, “What will you have?” The guy says “Martini.”

The robot brings back the best martini ever and says to the man, “What’s your IQ?”

The guy says, “168.”

The robot then proceeds to talk about physics, space exploration and medical technology.

The guy leaves, but he is curious, so he goes back into the bar. The robot bartender says, “What will you have?”

The guy says, “Martini”.

Again, the robot makes a great martini, gives it to the man and says, “What’s your IQ?”

The guy says, “100.”

The robot then starts to talk about Nascar, Budweiser, and John Deere tractors.

The guy leaves, but finds it very interesting, so he thinks he will try it one more time. He goes back into the bar.

The robot says, “What will you have?”

The guy says, “Martini”, and the robot brings him another great martini.

The robot then says, “What’s your IQ?”

The guy says, “Uh, about 50.”

The robot leans in real close and says, “ people still happy you voted for Obama?”

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Chimp Escape: England!

Zoo evacuated after chimp break-out.

Liverpool. England. Where the Chimp Apocalypse began. (cue scary music)

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OK, let's try this: Awful Library Books

Snookums wants me to go to the library more. I'm not so sure that's a good idea.
So in answer to some questions: No, the books on this blog are not necessarily “awful”, its just that “books-that-should- be- reconsidered- under-interpretation-of-current-collection developement-policies-and-retired” is not a fun name for a blog that is just trying to instigate a discussion on quality library collections!

Also, none of the books on this blog are the property of Holly and Mary. We wander through library catalogs and ILL our choices. We aren’t selling any books, but if you are serious about collecting some of these titles, I suggest you head to your nearest public library’s book sale room. ( I am sure they would be happy to relieve you of some money!)

Via BoingBoing.

OK, maybe it's library book sales I should stay away from.

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Top 10 Manly Movie Deaths

I've been way to dark lately. Er, oops, didn't mean "dark." Wouldn't want to be racist, you know. I meant . . . um . . . well, not exactly depressed . . . what's the word, what's the word . . . terrified? Yeah, that's close.

Well, anyway, I'm going to try to lighten it up a bit. So, at the link, via Tigerhawk, the Top 10 Manly Movie Deaths.

OK, that maybe doesn't help the mood all that much. But the good news is I think I've only seen five of the 10 movies. Is that good news? I are so confused.

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For Snookums . . .

The Apostrophe Abuse Blog.
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Literalvideo: Total Eclipse of the Heart

I can't get enough of this kind of thing . . .

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World's best visual illusions

These are fun.

The male-female one is the best/weirdest, in my humble opinion . . .