Elayne Riggs' Journal (for Leah)

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

Making the rounds on Facebook - If Mexicans celebrated the Fourth of July the way many Americans celebrate Cinco de Mayo:

The thing is, as my resident Englishman pointed out, many Americans celebrate our Independence Day this way, particularly the drinking and stupid dancing and mindless "oo-ess-eh" chants. I shall not be one of them. We will be watching the extended Blu-Ray version of 1776, eating an English breakfast then a 'Murcan lunch/dinner (in our fashion: hot dogs, veggie burgers, cole slaw, corn on the cob, buffalo wings and ice cream), and not going anywhere. Stay safe out there, kids.

Friday, July 03, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

Matthew Inman explains 'Murca to non-'Murcans. Meanwhile, Elayne and Robin do their food shopping and are now stocked up for the weekend festivities, which will mainly consist of collapsing.

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

Couldn't sleep. A bit too much sashimi and sugar, mayhap. Or maybe I can't stop thinking about the wonderful travesty that is the Twitter hashtag #AskBobby and the poor Jindal employee who is likely out of a job now. As far as my terrific job goes, it's a shortened day at the office and almost everyone will be out, so I expect a bit of quiet and relaxation prior to heading out mid-afternoon to the comics shop then home via subway and local bus (the highways are sure to be a mess) for a lovely long weekend. Hope you all have a safe and happy one!

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

White Rabbits! Wow, half a year gone already. Nobody at the office can figure out where it went either. And even though Pride Month is over, we're all going to see a lot more weddings in our future, so here's an all-purpose wedding RSVP card, via BoingBoing. Enjoy, you crazy kids!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

Because you can never have too many parody news sites, here's Dafty News (via NTodd on Facebook).

Monday, June 29, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

Hooray, more Tiny Hamster!

Thanks, Cute Overload!

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

Because I for one cannot have too much Stephen Colbert:

Via Laughing Squid. Still counting the days...

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

So glad BBC1 is ad-free!

Via Laura.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

Okay, I was off by a day re the US-China football game, which was tonight and would have been far more enjoyable if not for the oo-ess-eh cavepeople chants and highly biased sportscasters. I mean really, at one point the jumbotron showed the two cheaters (the US players with multiple field infractions who had to sit the game out) in the stands and the cavepeople applauded and the sportscasters seemed to beam. All in all, the Germany-France match was a lot more interesting and a lot less barbaric.

But enough about that. As Jill (whom we were going to see tomorrow were it not for these horrid illnesses) so eloquently says, we're privileged to be alive today to see the arc history bend toward justice again. Marriage for everyone!!

Of course, this could have unforeseen consequences:

Both of those are via Laughing Squid. today, love and humor certainly seem to be the way to go.

Me, I just love it that moms everywhere can now shop for new dresses.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Silly Site o' the Day

Oh god, make it stop. I really thought I was over this illness this morning. I lasted maybe five hours at work, then the "reading room" trips kicked in. By the third I was more than ready to leave, and my coworkers practically pushed me out the door (verbally, nobody wanted to touch me and risk contracting whatever it is I have). I've just taken my temp, which is a smidge over 100 degrees, and downed my first LemSip of the evening. Hope to get an hour of rest before the US-China match:

Yes, really. Via Feministing.