This and That Thursday - June 28, 2012

6/28/2012 10:22:00 PM

This and That Thursday is a (somewhat weekly) roundup of interesting personal tidbits and items that I find around the Web (mostly bookish).  Hopefully, you'll find something of interest in the following items!

This is a very abbreviated This and That, but I wanted to put up a couple of items.

Found at Chronicle of a Reticent Clack (click pic to open larger in a new window):

I am one of those who HATES it when people crack my books' spines, so this one has a special place in my heart.

Not-So-Bebe-Girl Autumn is teaching in China this summer! (that's her at the bottom right with her "geek glasses" on).  Am I the only one who finds it strange that they're in CHINA, but taking a pic in front of a Japanese restaurant?

 I love The Bloggess!  She's super-duper funny (but not for the faint of heart - if you don't like f-bombs and such, she's probably not one for you!). 

Anyway, a recent post of hers explores those "Author Unknown" quotations we always read, but then she ADDS to them.  Here's an example (or two, because they just make me laugh [the asterisks are for the benefit of my more sensitive readers]):

“Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.”   Or maybe they only get one soap opera.  Stop being so literal, a**hole.

MY favorite (likely due to the update):

“It’s always been and always will be the same in the world: The horse does the work and the coachman is tipped. ”  So if you have a choice in your college, major in being a horse.

 UPDATED:  Holy sh*t, you people are brilliant and I’ve been giggling uncontrollably at your comments.  Also, lots of you have pointed out (quite astutely) that regarding the horse quote I should have said that you should major in being a coachman since he’s the one who gets the tips but I ask you, what would a horse do with a tip?  A horse is happy just being a horse and he’s always employed.  Except when he isn’t, in which case he’s just on a paid vacation.  Horses almost never care about tips.  That’s how you know you’ve made it.  When you don’t care about getting tips anymore.  Or when you’re a horse.  Honestly, people.  You’ve gotta think this sh*t through.  

For even more laugh-out-loud fun, be certain to read the comments!  Click the  "Author Unknown" to get there.

That's all for this week's abbreviated edition!

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  1. Congrats on your daughter teaching in China! I know you must be so proud. =O)

    The Bloggess is so funny! I really need to get by her blog more often. I am going over now to check out the rest.

  2. Amen to the spine breaking, it pisses me off.

    I hope your daughter is having a great time in China.

  3. How fun that your daughter is in China!

  4. I smiled when I read your comment about book spines...When I buy a book I always look for ones that feel like they have never been opened as I hate reading books with loose spines. It's also why I never let my husband read a book or a magazine of mine first because he is notorious for leaving reading material open face down...


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