Archive for September, 2009

Hulu – Community: La Biblioteca

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what leaves

In the town of Cognac, the amount of liquid that evaporates during the fermentation of Cognac is called “part des anges,” the part that the angels take. 

from David Levithan’s post on Cognac (both brandy and town).

Oh, yeah…

Ladies, I wasn’t circumcised—I was circumnavigated. 

       — Stewart Francis

Very Specific Verbs

EDULCORATE

To render sweet; to sweeten; to free from acidity.

DULCORATE

To sweeten; to make less acrimonious.

DULCIFY

  1. To make agreeable or gentle; mollify.
  2. To sweeten.

Does That Make Me the Queen?

Very little is known of the Canadian country since it is rarely visited by anyone but the Queen and illiterate sport fishermen.
  – P. J. O’Rourke

She Is a Baller

This summer, one of my friends made 1,000 dollars playing black jack in Atlantic City. She got comped rooms and the whole Ocean’s 11 shebang. She saw she made that certain large amount and decided to walk away while she still had it.

She is, how do you say it, a baller.

I’ve Seen This Before

Last year in New Haven.