The end of the semester is very hectic, which is why I haven't been posting much lately. Enough of that! I've discovered a few things lately that you'll likely enjoy if you have a love of borderline offensive jokes, outrageously clever language, and overpriced hippie cereal.
First, the borderline offensive to really offensive jokes! Depraved Jewish Mom (on Twitter) is hilarious...the kind of hilarious you're not sure you're supposed to laugh at, sometimes. The kind of hilarious you share over brunch. The kind of hilarious you think about hours after you first read her tweets. She plays on the stereotype of the Jewish mom and twists it to make the reader really think about the roots of the stereotype. The humor is smart and dark, touching on women's self-esteem and weight issues and kind of pulling the curtain back. Someone give her a book deal, please!
The Australian Phryne Fisher books are amusing, sexy mysteries with a bit of an educational bent. I love Kerry Greenwood's use of language and indirect British-inflected humor here. (Unlike actual British humor, I get it a. I think it's easier to read than to listen to. They speak so quickly!)
I had a weird incident at the Whole Foods the other day. I was looking for a particular brand of cereal I like and I couldn't find it. An employee asked me if I needed help and helped me to find my cereal as I extolled its virtues. He then turned to me and said, "If you like this cereal, I know a cereal you'll love. Here. Try it," handing me a box of Alpen muesli. I'd never eaten muesli before; it looked like sawdust with raisins on the cover of the box. He told me to take the entire box as a sample, which was unexpected, but the store apparently allows that. I was dubious about the cereal, but I tried it on the recommendation of the bearded fellow cereal enthusiast, and--hot dog!--that muesli is tasty. It also stays toothsome in the milk and it's easy to chew (for people with jaw issues), unlike granola. Alpen muesli is expensive and the box only contains seven servings, though, so it's not a good deal.
Have you discovered anything awesome lately? If so, tell me what it is in the comments and explain why it's awesome.