Thursday, January 28, 2010

People Who Don't Cite Their Sources

Dear Ezra Klein,

It took me two seconds to find the original source of that excellent comic you re-posted on the 25th instant. I see that you cited your immediate source, but was it so difficult to click on Mr. Bartlett's link to the original and use it?

Do you exhibit the same quality and attention to detail in your other work as well?

Best regards,

William Cox

Puddles in the House

It's snowing out. You've got snow on your shoes. Take your shoes off as soon as you come inside, and put them neatly against the wall. Then take the mop or a towel and clean up that mess.

What? You like walking around in wet socks?

Puddles in the House

Walk the dogs! Now!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Those Dancing Robot Football Players

This is a tough call. Should we use dull razor blades or spoons to eviscerate the person who thought those stupid dancing robots were a good idea?

Joe Buck

How is this man employed? And who at Fox do we need to have killed?

Friday, January 22, 2010


Paper, considered as a material whereof to make money, has none of the requisite qualities in it. It is too plentiful, and too easily come at. It can be had anywhere, and for a trifle.

If we are to make money of the leaves of trees, why let only a few have that power? Perhaps we can just use the leaves of trees.


Did you really need to use so much maple syrup? Your pancakes are swimming in it! And it's all over the backs of the chairs and the table! Gah! How did you manage to do that?!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Improperly Banked Curves

When the curve goes this way, bank it this way, not that way. And you call yourself an engineer?

Monday, January 18, 2010

Leaving Dishes in the Sink

Please place the unwashed dishes neatly in stacks alongside the sink, not in it. Dishes permissible in the sink are large pots, which themselves can substitute for the sink when washing.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Friday, January 15, 2010

Jumbled Pots and Pans

The small pot goes inside the medium pot which goes inside the large pot. The frying pans stack the same way. Why is the large, steel frying pan in between the small and medium cast iron pans?

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Drawers That Don't Close

Don't keep shoving the drawer closed. There's a reason it's not closing; find it, put the misplaced item back, and stop over-loading the drawer.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Sentence fragments
Plastic dishes on the bottom rack of the dishwasher

Stepping in puddles inside the house

The water stays in the tub! Here's a towel; dry off before you step out of the shower.
Turn off the lights when you leave the room.
If you open the door, close it.
Unstacked measuring cups


I'm peevish. These are things which annoy me. At the end of the year, the list should contain no fewer than 365 entries. In this, the best of all possible worlds, at least one thing will piss me off each day.