Archive for September, 2010

Smug

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

It happens to all of us. Those snappy comebacks we needed at that crucial moment never appear in our brains until hours later. By then it’s too late to call up the offending person and share the brilliance of your razor sharp, if somewhat tardy, wit. Now to savor real snappy answers, you’ll need to see the Al Jaffee exhibition at the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art.

Now that's one for the Al Jaffee Exhibit!

Mus-Moustache

Friday, September 10th, 2010

In the US, it’s mustache and the UK, moustache. It can also be used to describe just one half of the typical moustache. I was rereading an Agatha Christie Poirot mystery and Poirot mentions the “moustaches” meaning the complete hairy upper lip. Mine has never quite assumed the proportions of the fellow below. Good thing, too, or I’d find my face accidentally attached to the most recent part of the house or car I’ve been fixing.

I'm trying for the world's record but it has to grow another 11 feet.