1. Question: How Does My Local All-You-Can Eat Chinese Buffet Keep Its Prices So Low?

    Answer: No expensive restaurant laundry service for them — no sir!

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    Posted by on February 24, 2016, 1:24 PM.

  2. Quitting Smoking Now Greatly Reduces Your Chances Of Receiving This

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    Saw this ceramic delight in my local Salvation Army.

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    A hand-painted Mickey Mouse ashtray!

    I think we can presume it is currently the record holder for speed in the Received-As-A-Gift, Donated-To-A-Thrift-Store category.

    Posted by on October 12, 2015, 2:32 AM.

  3. Experts Are Calling For Better Headline Writers

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    “Hang those who speak of less pollen! These mild allergy seasons are making us too soft!” —Experts.

    Posted by on March 21, 2015, 5:09 PM.

  4. Today In Exciting New Banner Ads That Inspire Confidence In the Consumer! Part III!

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    Presumably that “unfair advantage” refers to those of us who don’t have the resources to have our heads surgically removed and then grafted onto the bodies of muscular men of a different race.

    Continuing with today’s head-grafting theme, which I imagine is a short phrase that has never been written before…

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    “Love your idea for the ‘Game of Thrones’-themed bottled water. Now, it’s not right for us here in Licensing, but we’re going to send your concept art over to the mortgage refinancing division of our corporation in case they can use it.”

    Posted by on March 6, 2015, 1:50 PM.

  5. Today In Click-Through Web Banner Ads!

    Finally! An ad that speaks to the advertising world’s most coveted demographic: Men who are looking to refinance their homes and who stylishly wear their wristwatch on their penis, though evidently a bit too snugly.

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    Posted by on August 15, 2014, 7:18 PM.

  6. Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

    Venerable newspaper / squeaky toy Doggy News

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    …launches digital edition!

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    Eh…get it?  It’s, uh, it’s all ones and zeroes.

    Maybe the real story here is how Hartz Mountain managed to let the copyright for their perennial best-selling squeaky latex dog toy – which dates back to at least the 1970s – lapse into public domain so that a poorly reproduced knockoff with a barely legible masthead (“Doggn Nems,” it seems to read; “Weather: Dog Days” and “Kennel Edition” are nowhere in sight) can be manufactured in China and sold at 99¢ Only.

    I mean, what’s next, an unlicensed Crinkle Fish cat toy?!

    Although…re-reading this post I’m wondering if perhaps an even bigger scoop would be why in God’s name I remember the specifics of a dog toy from almost 40 years ago.

    Posted by on July 15, 2014, 11:48 PM.

  7. Archie… Archie Andrews! WHERE ARE YOU? [The Morgue]

    BIG NEWS from the world of poorly crafted press releases and sloppy yet sensationalistic 21st century journalism!

    Archie Comics has announced that their titular tic-tac-toe-haired hero, Archie Andrews, is being killed off!

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    …Well, actually, they announced it months ago – while all but glossing over the fact that the “Archie” who is dying is the adult, married Archie from “Life with Archie” (which is not the “Life with Archie” comic book we all grew up with, but a larger format, teen magazine-type thing with a thoroughly confusing dual plot – with one storyline following Archie’s life had he married Betty, and the other, if he married Veronica, both presented in each issue); and that teenage Archie will continue to live on in the regular (and surprisingly expensive) comic books; and that “Life with Archie,” the magazine, is ending and this was a nice tidy way to tie up all the loose ends and get an enormous amount of publicity as well.

    But today they gave us more details, which clarified everything, thankfully:

    Archie will die after getting shot defending his gay best friend.

    Wait, Archie has a gay best friend?!

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    No, no, no!  Who put that thing there?!

    Good heavens, Reggie isn’t gay, and he’s Archie’s friendly rival, not his best friend.

    Gay best friend? Why, they’re referring to Jughead, of course, whose disinterest in girls has been a hallmark of his personality for decades, and who apparently came out of the closet at some point to no one’s surprise.

    …Wait, what’s that? It’s not Juggie? He’s not gay?!

    Oh, okay, here we go – from one of a few dozen near-identical articles filed today: Archie dies taking a bullet for his gay best friend Kevin Keller, a new-ish character introduced in 2010.

    I see – well, that makes sense then.

    …Well, except for the fact that Archie’s best friend is, again, Jughead. And that According to Wikipedia, Kevin’s best friend is Betty.

    It just gets so confusing – Archie Comics issues an intentionally vague press release, no one contacts them for more information, and most news outlets just reprint whatever comes across the AP wires.

    So let me make it clear once and for all: This is not really the death of Archie!

    This is:

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    Posted by on July 14, 2014, 4:02 PM.

  8. Speaking of Netflix…

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    Define “popular.”

    Posted by on March 3, 2014, 12:02 AM.

  9. Adam-12 – Season 2, Episode 23: “The Backhanded Compliment!”

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    Posted by on August 26, 2013, 12:29 AM.

  10. Good Advice!

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    Posted by on February 1, 2013, 2:34 PM.

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