Welcome to Mr. Comma’s Neighborhood, where we profile some of the more interesting of my web neighbors, at least until the ACLU shows up. So buckle up kids and get ready for the micro-bus tour of amazement.
Fans of scientifical humor will appreciate right-brain / left-brain mid-air collision of XKCD. Not since the Far Side has there been such powerful combination of abstract humor, charm, and geek appeal.
Although metric boatloads of people already know about this immensely popular site, if I can reach just one more with the good news, it will be worth all the long seconds of typing I have endured to write this.
Godsylla is another recent discovery of mine. Although evidence exists to indicate that her blog has been in operation since 2004, I will be sticking to my own personalized corollary of the quantum uncertainty principle, which states that if I wasn’t there to see it, then it doesn’t really count. A favorite post of mine is Beowulf vs. Godsylla in which she publishes a hilarious version of that lit class classic as rewritten by Tom Weller in his book Culture Made Stupid.1
…Heoro cwyc geten heold…..wiþ fæmed half-nelson
Ond flyng him lic frisbe…..bac to fen
Beowulf belly up…..to meaddehæle bar,
Sæd, “Ne foe beaten…..mie færsom cung-fu.”
Eorderen cocca-cohla……yce-coeld, ðe reol þyng…
Mr. Weller has a website here but much of his work is sadly out of print and poorly web-represented.
Next up is Spooky’s Blog. I love this site. His low resolution, single panel cartoons with their subtle animation are genuinely funny.
It feels like he is illustrating chapters from my life. Except for the hemorrhoid one, I’m not claiming that one at all.
Finally, we have Scrambled Toast. Brad Shorr and crew present this excellent thinker’s blog. If you are not an excellent thinker you can still visit, but there will be an inconvenience charge for patronizing you. I am particularly fond of his review of this site, which further displays the author’s discernment, panache, and all around good taste in web-borne entertainment.
So there you have it boys and girls, several new friends for you to visit, courtesy of the Ominous Author and his arrogant confidence in the loyalty of his readers
Punctuation is the new sexy- blogroll the Ominous Comma today.
- No, Weller did not write Beowulf, some Danish guy did. Did you skip high school altogether? ↩