Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Gratuitous (but hilarious) time-wasting

My friend Piper Ph.D. thinks I am too productive.

She's never come out and said so, but it's the only conclusion I can draw after she passed me a link to the truly hilarious cartoon-blog "Hyperbole and a Half." She doesn't want me to publish, or get my classes prepped. She wants me to sit in front of the computer all day, laughing like a loon.

And then, I stumbled upon this older post on said blog, and I realized that perhaps it's not all my friend's fault after all.


Don't forget: if you have a kalamazoo abstract that you want to get the word out on, post it here!

11 comments:

Janice said...

"Clean all the things?" has become my mantra. Hyperbole and a Half is one of the best webcomics/blogs out there right now.

Excuse me, it's time for random and non-productive web surfing!

Meaghan said...

I'm four months into a one year Canadian SSHRC project and I think I am currently at the "now even a few more things" point and am expecting a "one more..." in my immediate future (ie this Tuesday, when my co-worker leaves the project for archival school).

Anonymous said...

Ah yes. I often feel like the retarded dog in her dog IQ post. Le sigh.

Anonymous said...

I sent my therapist the "clean all the things" post with a note saying THIS IS WHAT IT IS LIKE INSIDE MY HEAD. Because it is. Also, my dog could get into Harvard, but that does not prevent her from eating her beds during thunderstorms. Gah! Thunder! I must consume my bed!

tenthmedieval said...

People I know have started using "Clean ALL the things" as a catchphrase, and I did not know whence it came. Now I am clued in and a member of the Internet élite once more, thankyou Dr N.

Notorious Ph.D. said...

Yes, well, I'm having a family visit soon, and so I'm currently having a "Clean ALL the things" (including the shower tile and other dumb places) moment. But I'm simultaneously rebelling against it, and I keep muttering to myself: "Tell me again why I'm supposed to give a s**t?" Except I don't say it with asterisks.

Digger said...

I am so happy for the link to Hyperbole and a Half that I was late for work this morning. And it was totally worth it.

Susan said...

"Clean all the things" is my approach to every weekend, and I barely get through the kitchen counter.
Then I need coffee, a cookie, and...

Historiann said...

I'm with Susan. Start with the kitchen, then lose all energy or enthusiasm for the rest of the house. But I have a clean kitchen!

You even kind of look like that lady in the pink dress in the cartoons.

Someday_phd said...

I just got in trouble for laughing out loud in the computer lab.

Comrade PhysioProf said...

Just make sure the fucken drinkes glasses are cleane, and the rest'll be fine.