Saturday, May 07, 2005
the secret of why the alamo was able to hold out for so long: skippy and smuckers
Dorotha is one of our department's many proud Texans. Her contribution to Friday's party for the Social Psychology and Microsociology area: peanut butter and jelly sandwiches shaped like the state of Texas! (Actually, before she explained what they were, I thought they were peanut butter and jelly sandwiches shaped like the birthmark of this woman I knew in college, which was really bizarre.)
Speaking of Texas, on Thursday I was driving in the Willy Street neighborhood (the most Madisonly neighborhood in all of Madison) when I saw this great example of bumper sticker comedy devolution. I was following a car that had the anti-Bush bumper sticker, "Somewhere in Texas there is a village missing its idiot," which, whatever you think of such humor, is a coherent joke, but then just a few minutes later I passed a car that had a bumper sticker that said, "Somewhere in Texas there is a ranch missing its ass," which, whatever you think of such humor, is not a very coherent joke. I wondered whether if I just kept driving a little farther on Willy Street I would see a bumper sticker that abandoned all pretense and just said "Somewhere in Texas is a befuddled cowboy missing his rectum," but, alas, this was not to be.