Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Next Weekend: Proper Usage

Today is Wednesday, July 27th. Next weekend is August 6-7.

Now, imagine that it's Monday or Tuesday (July 25th/26th). Next weekend is July 29-31.

If it's Saturday - Tuesday, the next Saturday/Sunday encountered (excepting the weekend you are currently experiencing) is "next weekend". In this scenario, "this coming weekend" can also be used. Don't use "this weekend" if the day on which you are commenting happens to be on a Saturday or Sunday. That's confusing. However, if it's a Monday or a Tuesday, you are free to use "this weekend".

If it's Wednesday - Friday, the next Saturday/Sunday encountered will be "this weekend". "This coming weekend" can also be used. "Next weekend" will be the weekend that follows "this weekend" or "this coming weekend".

Well, that's settled.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Two pieces of string walk into a bar in Germany, circa 1942

Two pieces of string walk into a bar in Germany, circa 1942.

The bartender looks at them menacingly and says, "We don't serve your kind here!"

The two strings sit outside on the curb, thirsty and depressed. One of the strings says, "I've got an idea!" He twists and turns, wriggles, and roughs of the threads on his ends.

The other string says, "What are you doing?"

The roughed-up, twisted string replies, "Watch me!"

Both strings walk back into the bar. The bartender, still in a bad mood, sees the two strings sauntering back in.

He reaches under the bar and pulls out a pistol. He shoots one of the strings dead. BANG.

He turns to the roughed-up string and asks, "Well? You're a string too, aren't you!"

The string replies, "I'm afraid, Nazi!"

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Barry and the Setbacks Season 1 in Production

Is that what they say? "In Production"? We are making more Barry and the Setbacks episodes.

I think we'll do 5 and then start releasing them. Not sure where they will be hosted, but you'll able to get to them from this blog.

I guess I'm calling this one Season Zero.