Understanding German – Wurstküche

Wurstküche is the final word in the Understanding German series.  Actually my wife pointed this one out to me and in my mind I am positive I am pronouncing it wrong. If you missed any of the other words in the series they were: Shmuck, Rathaus, and of course Ausfahrt. I […]

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Understanding German – Rathaus

  We continue our “Understanding German Cartoon Series” with the German word “Rathaus”  (see Ausfahrt in case you missed that one).   In every small town this word is prevalent on signs and a central building.  It simply means “Town Hall” or “City Hall”.  But for those of us in […]

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Understanding German – Ausfahrt

Having never been exposed to much German except for a few bars of Wayne Newton’s Danke Schoen (thanks Ferris Bueller – you are a righteous dude), I was pleasantly surprised at all the words I found funny traveling the last few weeks in Europe.  So today I give you the […]

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Damn Confusing French Words


Those damn confusing Middle French words will screw you up every single time. Duvet – (origin Middle French) noun 1. a usually down-filled quilt, often with a removable cover; comforter.   Bidet- (origin Middle French) noun 1. a low, basinlike bathroom fixture, usually with spigots, used for bathing the genital and perineal areas. (Source)   In getting […]

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Ariana Grande is now a Specialty Donut


Looks like singer Ariana Grande is going have a specialty doughnut named after her.  It is “dripping” with goodness.  The “most moist donut” you can find.  OK kidding aside, Ariana made news this week having been caught with her boyfriend licking donuts in a store.   See the details and the […]

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You Are What You Eat


You are what you eat.  Ever said that line to someone trying to be funny.  Well, true story, this what the response I got recently.  I was at a client and brought in some AIRHEADS (Taffy Candy for those not familiar).  Gave one to a woman I barely knew and pretty […]

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Can You Hear Me Now?

Can you hear me now?  Not only is that an old Verizon slogan, but it seems to be a recurring issue with me.  You see I don’t pay attention to something many times until it is important to me.  And it doesn’t mean what you have to say isn’t important, […]

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Skin Cancer Awareness Month


Today’s fun fact is courtesy of May being Skin Cancer Awareness Month.  Other than humans, pigs are the only animals that can get sunburned. OK, astute readers will point out the fallacy of that as their folliclly challenged dogs or cats can get burned but this makes for a funnier […]

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Lilly Pulitzer: Ugliness at Target


Shopping at Target the other day got ugly as hoards of women vied for pattern print designs from Lilly Pulitzer.   Both online and in-store, the line which was expected to sell out in weeks, instead sold out in hours.  Face it, a brand that typically sells for $200 an […]

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