It has been a week since Abigail Van Buren’s death. In tribute, I have begun doling out advice to the throbbing masses of lost souls who need a lodestar in their bleak, confusing lives.
Dear Blog: Last month, I spilled some delicious Peanut Butter Sauce on my bare stomach while watching All My Children. Before I had a chance to wipe it up, my dog swooped in and ever so slowly, licked it up. I think I liked that. Are my dog and I dating now? Help!
Confused And Possibly Dating A Dog In Wisconsin
Dear Confused: First off, Peanut Butter Sauce IS delicious! I love the stuff. And yes, you are dating your dog. Maybe go talk to someone, a psychiatrist perhaps, face-to-face, instead of using the vast anonymity of the internet to cloak your depraved experiments with your pets.
“OMG, he looks just like you!”
“She’s got your eyes!”
Just a couple typical Facebook baby picture/video comments there.
From a biology standpoint, it’s pretty common for offspring to look like their parents.
We all really need to start leaving comments if the baby doesn’t look like the mother or father. It could be a great help to some couples, because I don’t want to see the wrong person duped into paying for a kid that they think they made.
“You know, he kind of has the same nose as that personal trainer that was at your Memorial Day party last year. Do you still go to that gym?”
“It’s good that Stephan has learned to walk. I noticed he’s got the same awkward waddle as your milk man, isn’t that weird?”
A lot of strife could be avoided this way.
This recipe can be eaten solo. It can be drizzled on an apple, significant other, or animal. It adds robust flavor to vegetables. Here’s how you make peanut butter sauce:
Drop a spoonful of peanut butter into a hot pan. It will melt and become peanut butter sauce.
Sean Hannity loves a lot of things. America. Conservative values. Straight people. White people. White people who are straight, conservative, and American. During a recent interview intended to cover the ramifications of Barack Obama’s re-election, his mind seemed trained on a new muse—a framed photograph of a nuclear missile, standing upright, ready for takeoff.
“I can’t stress enough how much trouble this nation is in. The left is pushing their radical agen—wow, just look at this thing,” the nationally syndicated homophobe said as he clutched the photo.
“This missile is the embodiment of the principles America was built on—it’s tough, it’s thick-skinned, it doesn’t take no for an answer. I know if I had one pointed at me, my heart would skip a beat, my knees would weaken, my penis would become slightly turgid—out of respect—and I would submit to its every whim,” Hannity went on. “That’s why we simply can’t spend enough on defense. We need one of these trained on every one of our rival nations. Our enemies—we seem to be making more and more every day—need to be aware that if they mess with us, they will be getting a big ol’ nuclear load of America right between the eyes.”
When pressed to stick to election issues, Hannity continued:
“And the engineering behind it! Whoever designed this got it exactly right. A perfect proportion of length to girth. Enough power to survive a long ride to its destination. And, once it reaches that destination, the right amount of juice to create a massive explosion of American man-power right in the enemy’s face. Ugghhoohh,” he continued as his eyes rolled back and his tongue ran around the “O” formed by his lips. “Oooooohhhh, yes, aaahhhhh. Mmmmm.”
At this point, Hannity excused himself to take a restroom break. As he was almost to his office door, he quickly doubled back to grab the photo. “Reading material,” he said with a wink.
He returned 15 minutes later, perspiring, short of breath, and visibly more relaxed.
“Okay, now where were we? Ah yes, Obama. Prepare for another four years of broken promises, reckless spending, and, and, OH GOD, CAN’T WE JUST FIRE ONE OFF, TO MAKE SURE THEY WORK!?!?! Nobody would miss Kenya, except you-know-who, right? Or San Francisco? C’mon! Let’s go!”
Hannity then stood up, and dashed off towards the cafeteria mumbling something about a meal of hot dogs and bananas, with popsicles for dessert.
The Minnesota Vikings have wrapped up another season. The year-end analysis:
I’m thankful that a group of grown men in tights trying to carry part of a dead animal across a chalk line doesn’t affect my emotions.
Adams, Douglas—The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy (1979)
Atwood, Margaret—The Handmaid’s Tale (1985)
Brown, Dan—The Da Vinci Code (2003)
Burroughs, William S.—Nova Express (1964)
Capra, Fritjof—The Tao Of Physics: An Exploration Of The Parallels Between Modern Physics And Eastern Mysticism (1975)
Carlin, George—Last Words (2009)
Castaneda, Carlos—The Teachings Of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way Of Knowledge (1968)
Chandler, Raymond—The Big Sleep (1939)
Collins, Suzanne—The Hunger Games (2008), Catching Fire (2009), Mockingjay (2010)
Dick, Philip K.—Dr. Futurity (1960), Ubik (1969), VALIS (1981)
Dickey, James—Deliverance (1970)
Eco, Umberto—Foucault’s Pendulum (1988)
Graves, Robert—I, Claudius (1934)
Hammett, Dashiell—Red Harvest (1929), The Maltese Falcon (1930), The Thin Man (1934)
Hannity, Sean—Let Freedom Ring: Winning The War Of Liberty Over Liberalism (2002)
Heinlein, Robert A.—Stranger In A Strange Land (1961)
Hoobler, Thomas and Dorothy—Confucianism (1993)
Hunt, Laird—The Impossibly (2001)
Jung, Carl—Modern Man In Search Of A Soul (1955)
Jurek, Scott—Eat And Run: My Unlikely Journey To Ultramarathon Greatness (2012)
Khan, Pir Vilayat Inayat—Awakening: A Sufi Experience (1999)
Lama, The Dalai—Stages Of Meditation (2003)
Le Guin, Ursula K.—The Left Hand Of Darkness (1969)
Lessing, Doris—The Sirian Experiments (1980)
Lovecraft, H.P.—At The Mountains Of Madness (1936)
Malesky, Kee—All Facts Considered: The Essential Library Of Inessential Knowledge (2010)
Miller, Frank—The Dark Knight Returns (1986)
Moore, Alan—Watchmen (with Dave Gibbons) (1986)
Ozaniec, Naomi—Initiation Into The Tarot (2002)
Pynchon, Thomas—The Crying Of Lot 49 (1966)
Ramsey, Dave—The Total Money Makeover (2003)
Sacks, Oliver—The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat And Other Clinical Tales (1985)
Thompson, Hunter S.—Hell’s Angels: A Strange And Terrible Saga (1966)
Toole, John Kennedy—A Confederacy Of Dunces (1980)
Tzu, Lao—Tao Te Ching (circa 600 BC)
Ventura, Jesse—Democrips And Rebloodlicans: No More Gangs In Government (2012)
Wangu, Madhu Bazaz—Buddhism (1993)
Wellstone, Paul—The Conscience Of A Liberal: Reclaiming The Compassionate Agenda (2001)
Wilson, Robert Anton—The Illuminatus! Trilogy (The Eye In The Pyramid, The Golden Apple, Leviathan) (co-written with Robert Shea) (1975), Schrödinger’s Cat Trilogy (The Universe Next Door, The Trick Top Hat, The Homing Pigeons) (1979), Masks Of The Illuminati (1981), Prometheus Rising (1983)