24 February 2008

Still down for the count...


Despite yesterday's feeble attempts at existing, I am sorry to report I am still quite near the precipice of death and thus won't be joining you today or probably even tomorrow for our regularly schedule blog posts.

For serious, if you don't believe me, ask any one of my friends who had the displeasure of hearing the emphysema-plus-bronchitis-plus-Demi-Moore tenor of my voice at any point during the past 96 hours.

Not pretty.

Anyhoo, enough about me (and that means no more text messages with photos of my thermometer under self-pitying subject headings like "boo :-("), while I'm away please to check out all the prettiness going on in Paris this week and the links at right I've labeled "inspiring irreverence" -- particularly the most recent addition, an often witty, always spot-on, brand new blog plainly named, "Stuff White People Like."

I laughed particularly hard at numbers 28, 47 and 63.

Oh, and number 20, of course. So true!

A final tip of the hat to Jon Stewart's only funny quip of the Oscar broadcast -- his deadpan-delivered praise of Cate Blanchett, an actress whose range is so wide, he waxed, she even played the role of the pitbull that attacked Josh Brolin in No Country For Old Men.

Funny stuff.

staying away for real this time,
Johanna

13 comments:

Dave said...

Tongue implanted in cheek. Brilliant. Thank you. Why didn't you link to this entry? http://stuffwhitepeoplelike.wordpress.com/2008/01/20/11-asian-girls/

1blueshi1 said...

Please start feeling bettah, Lovely J!

Beach Bum said...

So not only have I yet to meet someone who says they'll move to Canada due to the state of the US, I also cannot agree with the liberal arts stuff.

I mean come on -- that's like saying that the only people majoring in business and sciences are non-white? I went to a business school, got a degree in Finance & Investments, and the majority of my friends in college were also white, studying business.

I know the blog is written tongue in cheek, but unfortunately I fail to find the humor in it...

(Your blog on the other hand still keeps me coming back everyday -- feel better, I'm going through withdrawals here!)

Anonymous said...

i love stuff white people like!!! haha ;) i agree with Dave. the asian girls post really was hilarious (but sneekingly trueish...)

Anonymous said...

love the white people blog! thanks for the link, and also thanks for letting us know you'll be gone. it may not be a big deal to those who pop in occasionally, but for your daily devotees it means a lot to know you care enough to let us know why you're not posting.

hope you're feeling better :)


~lila m.

concerned fan said...

helloooo? are you still alive? shall I send someone in for Monte?

Anonymous said...

sending you lots and lots of good health from my corner in Maui!

cali finale said...

I've been reading that site all day, can't get enough.

hope you're resting as I write this :)

Moxie said...

Hope you're feeling better--my roommate is also fluey, thankfully my teaching days have strengthened my immune system to near-Wonder Woman levels.

That white people blog is awesome.

julius said...

Is the guy who writes this blog supposed to be fooling us or is this overt comedy? I don't get it.

Dave said...

Overt comedy.

Anonymous said...

lots of liquids and lots of sleep, j. hope to see you back soon!!

Marissa said...

Yes! "Stuff White People Like" is hilarious. It's punch-you-in-the-face sarcasm at its best. I'm partial to No. 67. It sums up going to concerts in DC quite nicely...and hilariously! Ahh, zoinks. Get well soon!