This is one of those examples where a news story goes by, and then Stephan and I spend the whole day texting each other punchlines because we can't decide what exactly is the funniest about this scenario.
Here are some of the highlights so far:
"What....did McDonald's do a focus group and decide 'f$%k the food, let's put new pants on the clown?"
"Oh, you know what will make people eat more greasy chicken slurry? Put the clown on Twitter!"
"Sales are down! Clearly the problem is the clown's jumpsuit. Get him some pants!"
By the way, here is the photo that McDonald's released to go along with the big news about Ronald McDonald's new pants and his social media.
I believe Stephan wins "funniest line of the day" for this one: "I'm curious as to why they decided to do the photo shoot in front of a brick wall. Probably it's supposed to invoke a comedy club, but really it looks like he's being held hostage."
OK, a news headline just went by, and I honestly had no idea what it was or why I would care, so I looked it up so you wouldn't have to.
Here's the headline: Michael Pineda ejected for having pine tar on neck.
Here's what is going on with that: Michael Pineda is the pitcher for the New York Yankees. Two weeks ago, he was spotted with pine tar on his palm, but he didn't get kicked out of the game until TODAY, when he apparently had pine tar on his neck. Did he wipe his neck with his hand? Does he STORE the pine tar on his neck to later put it on his hand so that he might pitch better with it?
Your guess is as good as mine.
Here's why we care about this: apparently PINE TAR helps you get a better grip on your baseball, and if you are a famous millionaire baseball pitcher, this matters because PINE TAR gives you an unfair advantage over the other players, and that is not acceptable. Especially if you store said pine tar on your neck, where it can be plainly seen by people in authority.
Here's the exact definition of what pine tar actually is (in case you were curious like I was): Pine tar is a sticky material produced by the high temperature carbonization of pine wood in anoxic conditions (dry distillation ordestructive distillation). The wood is rapidly decomposed by applying heat and pressure in a closed container; the primary resulting products are charcoal and pine tar. (from Wikipedia)
Here's where you can get some on Amazon, in case you're a baseball pitcher (NOT PROFESSIONAL) and want to get it so that you can pitch better.
And so, we all learned a little something today, didn't we?
Thank you ever so much for your kind reception of our video that I put up on Friday. Because the winter was so very, very long, of course we made more than one of these delightful videos, and here is the next one in the series. Here we are covering actors who were so psycho in film/ tv roles, we are surprised they worked again. Does it surprise you that I would bring up Ted Levine from Silence of the Lambs? It should not. He haunts my dreams.
Hey look! We used our time trapped inside during the never-ending winter of 2014 to make some video funny. In case you're curious, we have the video equipment already from this tutorial series I have been making (and a course that I am working on). We have alot of opinions, and we thought it would be fun to share them with you.
Yes, I know that my hat makes it looks like I have dreadlocks.
How to Market a Book Not ironically, I wrote a book on how to market a book, and called it "How to Market a Book." I wish more writers would take the initiative to get out their on their own behalf, so I wrote up a set of instructions on how to do that.
Robert L. Forbes Website of Robert L. Forbes, children's book author. Check it out!