Day 309: No Place Like Hut

I doubt anyone who has a job aspires to someday work at a place with “hut” in the name. I only know of three huts: Pizza Hut, Sunglass Hut, and Pita Hut. I might be missing some, but I’m pretty confident none of them are named “Constitutional Law Hut,” or “Anesthesiology Hut.” I would rather[…]

Day 266: I Love My Granddog

Stuck to the back of a minivan was a bumper sticker in the shape of a bone that read: “I love my Granddog” I saw this during the first 30 minutes of a 4 hour drive. I spent the next 3 hours and 30 minutes asking myself “WHAT THE HELL IS A GRANDDOG?!” I actually[…]

Day 242: The Young Willy Wonka

After a little Internet investigation and a short call to Munich city hall, I was able to pull out these details about the young Willy Wonka. I’m in a bit of a hurry, so I haven’t been able to fact check these or put them in chronological order. He briefly attended Antwerp Technical College where[…]

Day 223: Call in Sick

My friend Jeremy has a great policy: If you’re going to call in sick to work, make it something your boss will be too scared or embarrassed to question. He has used “I have to get my lung drained” on multiple occasions. The response is usually, “Oh God, take as much time as you need.” BINGO. Here are some[…]

Day 193: Notes from a Pirate’s Grave

My name is Barney The Pink (Von Hossenfeffer) and I’m a dead pirate. I’ve been waiting a long time to write this. If you’re expecting me to say things like “aye matey”, “shiver me timbers” or any of that other crap, you’re gonna be disappointed. We never talked like that. I don’t know where it[…]

Day 172: The Genesis of Mork and Mindy

Executive producer Gerry Marshall claims to have come up with the concept of Mork and Mindy during a phone call with an ABC executive. Here’a the transcript of that phone call in 1977: Teddy (fake name given to ABC executive): Teddy here. Marshall: Teddy, I’ve got a young comic. He’s hairy, full of energy and mega weird[…]