June 11th, 2003

squeek, go for the eyes, boo

boy detective

When asked what started me on my path of reading books I used to say it was due to my love of comic books. I realize that's not quite true. I had started reading a bit before that, in particular a book series for kids back in my junior high days - Encyclodedia Brown: Boy Detective by Donald J. Sobol. Staring kid detectives Encyclopedia and his friend Sally who charged just 25 cents for solving a case. I believe there were about 20 books or so in the series and I devored them all in no time. I did a Google on the name and found this page with modern satire using Encyclopedia and Sally. My favorites are:

Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Missing Weapons of Mass Destruction staring our detective duo and Donald Rumsfeld.

Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Pirated MP3s staring our detective duo, Metallica, Dr. Dre and his hos.

personal moments with Karl Rove

Arianna Huffington hypothesizes what Karl Rove would blog about if he had one like presidential candidate Bob Graham. Except:

5:05 Awake. Castigate self for sleeping in. Remove snooze bar from clock radio with pliers.

5:05 - 5:15 Bathroom -- Brush teeth, massage gums, trim nose hairs. Practice affable grin (in mirror).

5:15 Exchange customary morning greeting with Darby: "Good Morning, Mr. Co-President," "Good Morning, Mrs. Co-First Lady."

5:17 Kiss Darby (cheek).

5:18 Start to get dressed. Hesitate over underwear drawer. Boxers or briefs?

5:19 Call Frank Luntz to ask him to run quick Insta-poll. Luntz asleep. Not fully "on board?"

5:25 Crunch numbers (they come back indecisive).

5:26 Decide to "go commando." It's more "on message:" all about "liberation."

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