Thursday, January 25, 2007

Was it the food?

Mystifying headline of the day:

Curry Strains Calf
In Fourth Quarter
And Does Not Return

NYT

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Angry nudfo

Sandy: And there was nothing else?
Kirsten: Nothing.
Sandy: Angry, nudfo, chocolate love. Nood-fo, nuhd-fo, is that a word?
Kirsten: Not that I know of.
Sandy: When did you find this?
Kirsten: Just now. When I went to see if the boys had anything to give to the clothing drive.
Sandy: You tried calling them?
Kirsten: No answer.
Sandy: You know what I think this is?
Kirsten: A coded message.
Sandy: Nothing. It's probably the name of a band, Seth wrote it on a piece of paper and put it in his pocket. Relax, sweetheart.
(Sandy's phone rings)
Sandy: Hello.
Seth: Dad, it's me. Did you get my note, I had to write it in code in case Ryan found it.
Sandy: Right, the note.
Seth: Yeah, he says he's not going to do anything to Volchek...
Sandy: Wait! Wait! What?
Seth: I thought you got the note?
Sandy: No, no, no! I got the "Angry nudfo chocolate love" note, I didn't get the one about Ryan following Volchek!
Kirsten: What!?
Seth: It's an anagram.
Sandy: Oh yeah? Well since when is there a "g" in "Ryan"?
Seth: I was in a rush, I had to add a few letters so it made sense.


The O.C., October 8 episode

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Misreads

"Great Decorating Ideas for Fall" misread as "Great Decorating Ideas for EVIL."

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Misread of the Day #2

From CNN.com:

The disc is "more in the vein of `The Black Album' than `The Blueprint,' " he tells the magazine. "I've been experimenting with things, different types of music."

We read the last word as "magic."

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Meltdown

"Dr. Okounkov’s work has found use in describing the changing surfaces of melting crystals. The boundary between melted and non-melted is created randomly, but the random process inevitably produces a border in the shape of a heart."

—Kenneth Chang, "Highest Honor in Mathematics is Refused," New York Times, August 22, 2006

Monday, August 21, 2006

Fry cooks

"Presbyterians, as you may know although Milton probably did not, is an anagram of Britney Spears."

—Stephen Fry, The Ode Less Travelled

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Good night

"Freshly baked while you sleep."

—Slogan of sorts, printed inside cake box from Fay Da Bakery