Wednesday, March 09, 2011
The Greatest Thing In The World, EVER! (1)
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Last week, one of the law clerks at my office was talking with me, and we ended up -- as you'd expect, when a lawyer is talking with a law student in a law office during business hours -- talking about blogs that we liked, and the Law Clerk (who I'll call The Law Clerk even though she's one of a group of them) mentioned that she'd been reading a blog called Hyperbole and A Half.
She described it as being funny, with weird pictures, and mentioned that the author of the blog had invented a creature called the "alot" because the author hates it when people say alot as one word, and also referenced, in rapid succession, a story in which little girls bit a boy and something to do with Kenny Loggins and Jesus wrecking Christmas.
That was enough to pique my interest -- it takes very little to distract me from actual work, anyway-- and I went and checked out Hyperbole and a Half, reading the post The Scariest Story.
That, in turn, was enough to hook me: I read about five other posts, then went home and made Sweetie read The Scariest Story, then read a few more entries on my phone late that night, and read some more on Saturday, and then even read some on my phone while sitting in a hotel room in Eau Claire on Sunday night, which is a different story altogether and one that involves Mr F sleeping in the niche between the bed and the wall, and I'd have kept reading the entries but for two things:
1. I do have to work occasionally, and
2. I didn't want to run out of posts, so now I have to ration them the way I ration all things in my life that are phenomenally good but also are limited (BBQ Fritos, trips to Sonic, episodes of Better Off Ted, etc. )
So you should definitely check it out, and should then use your time to request that the author, who is "probably not" a robot, to write more and write quickly because I do not have a great deal of willpower, as evidenced by the fact that I finished off a large chocolate shake in the time it took for the guy to bring our food to our car at the drive-in in Eau Claire Sunday night, which is another another story altogether and involves my panicking at the drive-thru yet again,
and since I'm no longer sure where I was in this post, I'll end it.
But Hyperbole And A Half's author FAQ says I can use artwork from her blog if I prominently link to it, and the picture on this post if from her blog, so: