Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Happy Birthdversary!

Happy Birthdversary Philosofickle!

Yup, that's right. On Oct. 24th my blog turned 1. I've been doing this for a full year. It's been a terrific experience and I'm going to keep on, keep on, keep on, blogging all through the, uh, foreseeable future.

So out in DC Papa John's has this special deal. On Monday you can get a large cheese pizza for 8 dollars. Then, for every touchdown the Redskins scored on Sunday you can add a topping. And, if the Redskins win, you add two toppings for each touchdown. Which means that this Monday you could have gotten a 14-topping pizza for only $8. If you could get through to order that is. Apparently it was their busiest day ever, and when we finally got ahold of them they had decided to stop delivering pizzas. And since we didn't have anyway of going to pick it up, we didn't get to take advantage of this wonderful offer. Bummer.

I've been working diligently on a paper for my bioethics class. Much of it is premised on an article I read in The New Yorker a while back. Check out the article here, it's a terrific read.

Oh, and here's a question for you men out there: would you rather get punched in the face once a minute for an hour or be kneed in the groin?

If only I could write my bioethics paper on that topic. Oh well. I guess I'll just have to settle for profundity.

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joel. said...

I'll look at it this way:

• 1 knee shot to the groin after which I can immediately start recovering, or...
• 60 punches to the face, 59 of which occur just when the pain from the previous punch is starting to abide.

Granted, my groin is a very sensitive and important part of my anatomy. However, I think one miserable shot is far preferable to 60 almost-as-miserable shots.

Matthew B. Novak said...

Based on your choice my sister in law is speculating that you must not have much down there.

the marvelous patric said...

wow... matt beat me to commenting on joel's lack of equipment.
montgomery burns: "incidentally, thanks for not making fun of my genitalia."
marge simpson: "i thought i did."

me, i'll take the punches. not like i'm good looking anyway, and i must produce an heir to my empire.

oh, and also want to pimp out miss johanna stokes latest endeavor at http://www.comicbookresources.com/news/newsitem.cgi?id=6095 . and then comment on her blog at http://johannastokes.blogspot.com/2005/10/talk-to-me.html
she's really talented and deserves some attention.

Eric Michael Peterson said...

where in the face, and who is doing the hitting?

dyk said...

And is this Indonesia, or do I get to retaliate?

Nate said...

Here is what I have to say about this whole punchbag face vs. knee to the groin deal. I would take the punches, or at least as many as the person can dish out before I rearrange his anatomy to the point where he will be quite physically incapable of striking a match, let alone landing a punch.

btnovak said...

how about just a baseball in the groin