you can call him King Steve

I think my friend AGH should consider starting his own blog, as this is the second awesome thing he has sent me in as many days.

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what kind of a party is this

I don’t think my love for Kate Beaton is a secret. The following comic is particularly fabulous (and seasonal). Please go to her hilarious website – Hark! A Vagrant – and read every single comic she’s ever written. No, seriously go. Go now.

Via Goulet

madness, of the march variety

Talk of March Madness is swirling around the office. I’m not a fan of basketball, but I’m on board with one college basketball tradition: the Jake & Amir video. Although, to be honest, when Goulet sent me this year’s video, my first reaction was shock that Jake & Amir still exists.

I couldn’t get any of the videos to embed in this post, but it is well-worth clicking through. If you like the original, there are others. Also, this year’s.

Oh sheesh y’all, ’twas a dream…

belly laughs at twenty to nine

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, The Current had a discussion about online dating this morning. The host, Anna Maria Tremonti, interviewed a couple who met in an Internet chat room in 1996. He lived in the U.K. and I didn’t catch where she lived, but I think it was in Canada. After a week of chatting, he bought her a ticket to visit him in England. An excerpt of the interview, paraphrased:

Anna Maria: Weren’t you afraid he was an axe murder?
Her: That’s what my friends were worried about, but I figured that an axe murderer doesn’t buy someone a plane ticket.
Him: Plus I’ve never hurt an axe in my life!

I laughed most of the way to work.

Speaking of axe murdering… well, murdering, anyway… here’s a cheerful (but sort of fascinating) read.

two blogs, one stone

Here are the newest additions to my Google Reader:

1) Suri’s burn book

2) Myths retold

And here is Matthew Baldwin of Defective Yeti telling a fabulous story from Back Fence PDX. A taste of what you can look forward to if you make the trek to Nairobi to visit me.

He has a post about Back Fence PDX, where you can find some other charming and hilarious storytellers. I may or may not have stayed up past my bedtime watching them.

Also, I promise this page will become less of a collection of random Internet curios once I flee the country on August 14. In the meantime, check out that browser address bar! Woah-ho! I’m a URL!