Tag Archives: puns

Sweet, sweet superlative

I watch a lot of Food Network — I’m a big fan.

(I want that on the record.)

thebestthingieverateBut watching all the show hosts and chefs from Food Network describe their food favorites on The Best Thing I Ever Ate makes me understand why some people from other countries think Americans are batshit crazy.

These personalities, who typically appear authentic on their Food Network shows,  turn into over-the-top, food-obsessed, caffeine- or sugar-addled caricatures of themselves as they describe the ‘perfect ice cream dish’ or ‘best egg salad ever’ (like that even exists in nature — seriously).

Their eyes bulge. Their pronouncements are peppered with puns.  (They alliterate like that, too.)

It is so annoying.

It is, in fact, The Most Annoying Show on Food Network.

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Greening my blog (and my dog)

Hope you’ve had a fun St. Patrick’s Day

Rory Dog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’ve been Dublin over with laughter!

Did I really just say that?

(Yes, I O’Reilly did.)

I take it black bear

I’ve never liked coffee.

But this blend is beary, beary tempting.

bear coffee

Hissy fit

I had an unexpected visitor at the back of my classroom yesterday afternoon…

He was just inside the doorway.  Watching.  Waiting.

I personally think — with the nasty lisp he was sporting — that the guy just wanted some one-on-one coaching in presentation skills.

But building security came, caught him with one of those fancy loops you see on wildlife shows, and made him go back outside.

A clear case of snake discrimination.

Title-lation

When I was a humor editor at Hallmark Cards, part of my job was to think of all the ways those funny jokes, puns and one-liners could be taken the wrong way.

We didn’t want them to sound dirty unless we meant for them to sound dirty.

So, I am fascinated that a ‘hilarious comedy for the whole family’ could be released with the name “Furry Vengeance.”

I don’t mean to be crude, but the first time I heard this movie name, I thought it was a porn film.  Am I the only one who sees the possible innuendo attached to this troublesome title?

If it were a film with a target audience of the “Pineapple Express” ilk, it would make a bit more sense.  But this is pure family fare, with a very green-friendly ‘save our forests’ message.

Why the borderline nasty name, Participant Media?  You, whose other films include “An Inconvenient Truth,” “Fast Food Nation,” and “Syriana.”  I applaud your issue-oriented choices, but you need to put a bit more thought into the marketing of this title.

Unless you meant for it to sound dirty to expand your audience.

Shame on you.