kageotogi: (good student [kageotogi])
Witzelsucht: A morbid tendency to pun, make poor jokes, and tell pointless stories, while being oneself inordinately entertained thereby.

...right, so who else read that and thought "Huh. That sounds like my father/my mother/my siblings/my friends/me"? Yes. I thought it was great, but... Well, I'll explain. When coworker AJ left, she gave me the remains of her Medical Word-of-the-Day calendar/notepad for my own use. I've been using it to write to-do lists. Witzelsucht was the word for April 1, 2003, and so I wasn't sure if it was a joke or no. Given that the last time I tried to verify a medical term with Kyle, he was profoundly unhelpful, I had [livejournal.com profile] thstlenshmrock Google this one.

It totally exists.

Just thought you should know.
kageotogi: (out of place [kageotogi])
Me: What is acephaly, exactly?
Kyle: Yes.

So helpful.
kageotogi: (fork you [kageotogi])
I spent a few minutes last night taking advantage of my Stumble-bar, and came across this article about a book club for homeless men. Oddly, the thing that really stood out for me in this article was not the actual content -- it was the statistic.

According to a recent survey, out of every four Americans hasn't read a single book in the last year – yes, Harry Potter included.

Warning: do not read the rest if you ever want to think of me as a non-procrastinator ever again, and only if you're interested in my tumultuous free association!

The math. )

Now let's look back at the original article. Their quote doesn't list a source -- it just cites "a recent survey". So where did this survey come from?

The research. )

What I found. )

[livejournal.com profile] fish_follower summed it all up for me last night, and I believe he did it well.

Kyle: so you were worried for nothing.
Me: Pretty much.
Kyle: and you would have better off being like me and just not caring in the first place.
Me: ...yeah, I guess.
Kyle: this is why you shouldn't be allowed on the internet.
kageotogi: (excuuuse me? [kageotogi])
[livejournal.com profile] kloos411 and I went to the grocery store today and, while there, picked up a few cans of coconut water. I'm drinking it now, and mentioned so much to [livejournal.com profile] fish_follower, who retorted with these brilliant remarks:

Kyle: coconut... water
Kyle: they make that?
Me: Well, yeah.
Kyle: what's it made of?
Me: Uh... Coconuts. And water.
Kyle: what's it taste like?
Me: ...coconuts. And water.
Me: And when there are chunks of coconuts, it tastes even more like coconut.
Me: It comes in a can, though, so there's a bit of an aluminum taste to it, sort of. It's not any different from canned soda, though.
Kyle: ...
Kyle: you're making this up.

I am so not making this up. )

Now do you believe me?

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