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Things I Can’t Believe Happened (March 2003)

by Harold Middleman

Headlines I Can’t Believe I’ve Read Crunch! Giant Cheeto Spurs Online Frenzy Small Iowa town to put it on display Friday, March 7, 2003 CNN Monkeys Flee Research Center, Keepers Trying to Lure Them with Bananas Wednesday, March 12, 2003…

A TV-Commercial Script

by Ray Stillman

Two TEENAGE GIRLS spot a PREPPIE GUY strutting in the distance. They giggle and swoon, then chase after him. Off screen, two Aretha-sounding SOUL DIVAS sing: First Singer (Second Singer): Who’s that walkin’ down the street? (Who?) That boy with…

Nunnery vs. Cathouse

by Geoff Wolinetz

NUNNERY vs. CATHOUSE VIII: LIVE ON PAY-PER-VIEW The Place: Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas The Date: Saturday, March 29, 2003 The Time: 10:00 p.m. Featured Matches: Sister Elizabeth “Lizzie Borden” McGuirevs.Candy “Striper” Lewis Sister Lizzie Borden is no stranger to the…

Polish Fact

Polish Government in Exile
Bolesław Wieniawa-Długoszowski (September 1939)
Władysław Raczkiewicz (1939 - 1947)
August Zaleski (1947 - 1972)
Stanisław Ostrowski (1972 - 1979)
Edward Raczyński (1979 - 1986)
Kazimierz Sabbat (1986 - 1989)
Ryszard Kaczorowski (1989 - 1990)

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My milkshake brings all the boys to the yard.

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Friday, March 28, 2003   |    Media Gadflies

Smuggled Goods

Amazon Customer Reviews

Really Small Talk’s Dan Kennedy challenged readers to review his book Loser Goes First: My Thirty-Something Years of Dumb Luck and Minor Humiliation using any of the following lead-ins:

“I am usually/almost always captivated by sharks attacking swimmers at small seaside resort beaches, so imagine my surprise when …
“I am drunk and not signed in with my own Amazon account, but have a few things to say about this book nonetheless …
“A few years ago my mother shared a skin care secret with me …
“How many times has a humor book’s publisher promised plenty of sex scenes in hopes of jump-starting sales only to never deliver on the steamy promises? The answer is a resounding ‘all to often’
“Many of you know I’m an avid reader and Amazon reviewer, but what you may not have known is that I’m also a diabetic …”

Loser Goes First Keeps Me Young” by Josh Abraham, over at Amazon

Craigslist Missed Connections

Craigslist is a popular online bulletin board for classified ads of all sorts. Craigslist’s “Missed Connections” is a forum where one may reconnect with, say, a member of the opposite sex with whom one might have engaged in casual flirtation on the subway without having the cajones to act any further until it was too late.

Some of Y.P.R.’s very short stories were reviewed, unwittingly, by the wonderful folks at that fine online magazine, The Black Table, in their weekly rundown of the week in “Craig,” titled, quite charmingly, “The Week in Craig,” a column that functions as “your guide to the most fascinating accidental literary magazine on the Web,” an observation that rings true. This has been an awful run-on sentence.

The Black Table are good people. Y.P.R. feels bad for misleading them. But not that bad.

[ Note: Craig’s Lists are, alas, fleeting; they expire much too quickly. Y.P.R. has mirrored its posts for permanence. And by “mirrored” we mean “stole.” ]

Do You Love the Muffin Man?   |   [ Mirrored here. ]
You Smiled at Me When I Tooted   |   [ Mirrored here. ]
Smoove   |   [ Mirrored here. ]
Hot Dog on Houston   |   [ Mirrored here. ]
We Collided!   |   [ Mirrored here. ]