By now you’ve figured out that the youtube clips I post are actually very bad for your mental health:
McSweeney’s presents the Gutenberg Christmas Catalog 1608:
Dulcimer for Morons
Master the old trapezoid with lessons so simple even John of Hanover could follow them. Also available: Be a Guitar Angel.
Eatf, Shootf, and Leavef
Expreff yourfelf clearly in newly ftandardised Englifh. Now available in convenient whaleboneback!
The 104-Hour Workweek
What if we told you that you could go carping in the Thames, win a jig contest in Switzerland, and toss dwarves in Vienna, all while your turnips grow rapidly at home? Before you brand us for false prophecy, read this book. It will teach you how to, among other things:
* Outsource your life, using the magic of peasants
* Make hereditary power work for you
* Retire at 15
Wendy Cope has a heartwarming Christmas poem for the unattached:
At Christmas little children sing and merry bells jingle,
The cold winter air makes our hands and faces tingle
And happy families go to church and cheerily they mingle
And the whole business is unbelievably dreadful, if you’re single.