Sunday Salon: Reading, ‘Riting, and a Side of Silliness

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This past week was on the slow side blog-wise, as I talked about highbrow fan-fic and posted a pub-day Book Talk. The coming week will probably be on the light side as well, with a busy period ahead at work and required reading in the off-hours taking big chunks out of blogging time…so if it doesn’t get prepared today, it most likely won’t be posted before next Saturday!

Speaking of “required reading,” let me ask a question that may be controversial: As a blogger, do you feel a responsibility to be informed about the “drama/controversy of the week” (and there’s always a new one)? I have the feeling that an increasing number of my blogging friends, especially those who’ve been around for a while, would say “no”–we’ve heard variations on much of it before, and/or it’s irrelevant to how we want to blog. My answer’s still “yes,” because even though I seem to have less time for it lately, I still view reporting and assessment as part of my role as a blogger. Therefore, even if I don’t get around to discussing hot-button topics, I still want to know what’s going on. Readlists is a new tool I’m using to collect posts on those topics. it lets you compile a list of links and send them to a device as an e-book for offline reading, embed them in a post, or share them with a public link. My newest Readlist is on the “Goodreads Bullies” brouhaha–if you care about getting up to speed on that, give it a look-see.

On the other hand, maybe you consider all of these dramas just a lot of silliness. I’ve got some sillier silliness for you, via my e-mail. If you share my abiding weakness for terrible wordplay, I hope you’ll enjoy these too!

I changed my iPod’s name to Titanic. 
It’s syncing now.
When chemists die, they barium.
Jokes about German sausage are the wurst .
A soldier who survived mustard gas and pepper spray is now a seasoned veteran.
I know a guy who’s addicted to brake fluid.
But he says he can stop any time.
How does Moses make his tea?
Hebrews it.
I stayed up all night to see where the sun went.
Then it dawned on me.
This girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club, but I’d never met herbivore.
I’m reading a book about anti-gravity and I can’t put it down.
I did a theatrical performance about puns.
It was a play on words.
They told me I had type A blood, but it was a Type-O.
PMS jokes aren’t funny, period.
Why were the Indians here first?
They had reservations.
Class trip to the Coca-Cola factory.
I hope there’s no pop quiz .
HEADLINE: Energizer Bunny arrested: Charged with battery.
I didn’t like my beard at first. 
 Then it grew on me.
How do you make holy water?
Boil the hell out of it.
Did you hear about the cross-eyed teacher who lost her job because she couldn’t control her pupils?
When you get a bladder infection, urine trouble.
What does a clock do when it’s hungry?
It goes back four seconds.
Broken pencils are pointless.
I tried to catch some fog.
I mist.
What do you call a dinosaur with a extensive vocabulary?
A thesaurus.
England has no kidney bank, but it does have a Liverpool .
I used to be a banker, but then I lost interest.
I dropped out of communism class because of lousy Marx.
All the toilets in New York’s police stations have been stolen.
Police have nothing to go on.
Haunted French pancakes give me the crepes.
Velcro – what a rip off.
HEADLINE: Cartoonist found dead in home. Details are sketchy.
Venison for dinner?
Oh deer.
I do not enjoy computer jokes.
Not one bit.
Be kind to your dentist.
He has fillings, too.

Enjoy the rest of your (hopefully just a little silly) Sunday!

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