Quote of the Day

Adorable!

Empty larder days indeed…

The most popular name for boys in England and Wales is now Oliver, which is remarkably serendipitous in that, thanks to the new Coalition government’s savage evisceration of the social safety net, most of the children on that cursed isle will be begging for extra helpings of gruel very soon.

from The Awl

I love a thunderstorm…

Weather likely to be wet and sticky in Mexico, warm and muggy in east Texas and Louisiana.

from Señor Gif and with thanks to Emily

Quote of the Day

Scott is introducing Tube-Free Toilet Paper. Seems like a great idea to me – much less wasteful. Of course, I am partial to Northern TP, despite their recent 1/2 inch reduction in the width of their rolls. I generally regard Scott as the brand that is sold by single rolls at the corner store and, due to its unhappy  combination of gauzy thinness and splintery roughness, is suited only to dire emergencies. So let’s hope the other TP manufacturers follow suit on shunning the tube.

In the comments section of the post, though, someone looking forward to trying the new tubeless technology complained that they’d just purchased 24 rolls – which for them was a year’s supply.  I. Heart. Cars had this to say in response:

24 rolls in a year? What, do you tear off one square, stick your finger through the middle of it, wipe with your finger, then use the square to wipe your finger?

Of course, this all just reminds me again that using wads and wads of TP is barbaric; and that this country needs to embrace the vastly superior Japanese technology for bum-and-vag-cleaning.

from Gizmodo

ASL = American Sexy Language

Despite my gruff and embittered exterior, I am ultimately just a big sap. So I was unable to resist sharing this video of a guy sending a love letter via YouTube to his deaf boyfriend. Of course, the fact that he delivers the message while shirtless and is a hot piece by any objective standard doesn’t hurt either.

from Towleroad

What a maroon!

You know, I think this is the first time I’ve agreed with her – things really were much better in California 30 years ago.

And here’s her latest campaign commercial.

via Gawker

Cat O’ My Heart

There are so many things I love about my furry little (well, not so little) companion. But the one thing that never fails to turn me into a puddle is his purring. He purrs pretty much all the time – something I hope means that he’s happy with his life of leisure.

But the best of all is when he’s curled up next to me dozing, silent as a mouse. As soon as I rest my hand on his neck, his belly or under his leg, the purring starts up instantly. Maybe I’m not such a bad guy after all, if little tubby is any indicator…