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Saturday, October 31, 2021

It’s a testament to Caprice Crane’s writing chops that I cannot get this Halloween-appropriate tweet of her’s out of my mind:

Kids’ first experience with Orwellian language comes when they see those tiny candy bars entitled: “Fun Size.”

No better way to instill Newspeak into the head than by going through the stomach (by way of the sweet tooth). Trick-or-treat totalitarianism! I’m sure Orwell, as well as Big Brother himself, would concur.

by Costa Tsiokos, Sat 10/31/2009 04:29 PM
Category: Comedy, Food, Wordsmithing
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I don’t know why this joke from an old episode of “The Honeymooners” came to mind today, as it’s been months since I’ve seen a rerun. Regardless, it’s still funny, more than 50 years after the telling:

Norton: Ralph?

Ralph: What?!

Norton: You mind if I smoke?

Ralph: [acidly] I don’t care if you burn.

I suppose that’s an apt retort to the smokers in your life. At least, for the ones who bother to ask for permission before lighting up.

by Costa Tsiokos, Sat 10/31/2009 03:45 PM
Category: Comedy, TV
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