The Big DumpTruck

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Category: humor

Breaking Down a Recipe

I was reading a humorous article about Barbie dolls (as one does) and linked to the author’s website. She provided some favorite recipes, which seems normal enough, until I started reading one. I hope she never ever writes a cook book. My favorite parts: – The small bowl of butter (I wanted to use my […]

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Sunday Plans

I think I shall go shoe shopping today. I love overwhelming futility of looking for attractive shoes in my size, and the crushing insecurity you get from clerks escorting you from the aisles of shoes intended for contortionists/teenagers. “Another one wandered off from the ‘sensible’ aisle, Tyffany.”

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Existential Sweater Crisis

Yesterday the people in my work group were invited to participate in an ugly Christmas sweater contest

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Best sentence of 2013

Went out to Rockport yesterday with my boyfriend to do some browsing, and to visit his brother who owns a gorgeous bed-and-breakfast out there. Little did I anticipate hearing the greatest sentence uttered in 2013 to date. He was telling us a story about working at the Holiday Inn in Syracuse, basically doing anything that […]

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St. Jody Day 2013

I posted a link to the original St. Jody Day post back in 2009 (the first official St. Jody Day) on Facebook and Twitter. It is here. Go catch up, and then come back.  I think in the 4 years since then, we have learned a few things and we should add more items to […]

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Dick’s Last Resort Hattage

So to honor and respect me, my child and the spare made me go to Dick’s Last Resort at Fanueil Hall in Boston. The waitstaff verbally abuses you so it’s a lot like eating at home. Here are the official hats they made us wear. A little too close to home, Mickey the Waiter!

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Avoid Emergencies!

My son left his phone at home today. I spotted it in the bathroom after he’d left for the bus, and I felt the cold dread on someone who would go fetal in the same situation. He texted me with minutes from a friend’s phone as I was getting in the car and asked me […]

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What Are You Looking For?

If you’re here from Twitter looking for pictures of things I’ve pooped, I don’t have that, you masher. Will you go away if I post a picture of something and tell you I pooped it? Okay, I pooped this. It hurt.

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What Amuses Me

Welcome to class, students of “What makes Jody laugh.” We will go deep into Rifftrax and MST3K (“The Power of Mocking Humor”) but also the following: Weird juxtapositions (signs, bad captions or the wrong video in news reports) Funny foreign packaging (aka dollar store humor) Theater of the Absurd (The Jerk, Arrested Development, Batman TV […]

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Hardy Boys and the Mystery of the Old Shoe

We saw this shoe, jammed under the stairs. “How do you not notice that you’ve lost a shoe?” asked Jody Frank.

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