CONFUSED SHOPPER DAD: should i buy the odorless candle or the apple-cinnamon candle?
OTHER SHOPPER DAD: apple-cinnamon. it makes more scents!
*tremendous high five attempt, but they whiff*
— TuSoon Shakur (@TuSoonShakur) November 12, 2018
my nephew is sick and we are raising $5000 so i can backpack across europe, too depressing to stay here next to this sick kid
— derek (@eedrk) June 2, 2017
Nebraska’s new tourism slogan is “Honestly, it’s not for everyone:” “For the past four years, Nebraska has ranked last when it comes to states that travelers most want to visit, according to research from travel marketing research firm MMGY Global.” (QZ.com)
“It isn’t funny being a clown these days.” (Shibani Mahtani, The Wall Street Journal)
“This week, stories about people trying their best to turn themselves into something else—like a badger. Or a professional comedian, in a language they didn’t grow up speaking,” on the This American Life podcast.
Scientist Charles Foster wanted to get into the heads of animals, so he did it by spending weeks trying to live life as a badger, sleeping in a burrow and crawling around on the forest floor with his eyes blindfolded, getting by on just his sense of smell. And he ate what badgers eat — worms.
Also: “French comedian Gad Elmaleh is known as the Jerry Seinfeld of France. He sells out arenas. Gets recognized on the street. But he’s deciding to give all of that up to try to make it big in America. In English, which he hasn’t totally mastered. And what’s funny in French, to French people, is not the same as what’s funny in English, to Americans.”
And a New York terrier tries to rediscover his roots as a rat-hunter.
Becoming a Badger – This American Life podcast