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Mr. Science Times
Tags:soothsayer, apocalypse, apocalypses, cosmology, cosmologist, armageddon, armageddons, rapture, raptures, the end is nigh, predict, prediction, predictions, sign, signs, street preacher, street preachers, prophet, prophets, sciences, scientist, scientists, the end, end of the world, apocalyptic, realistic, reality, literal
'You say it's a sharp, stabbing pain. Hmmmm... Sharp... Stabbing pain.'
"We did everything we could."
Tags:surgery, surgeries, option, options, exhausting all options, operation, operations, surgical procedure, surgical procedures, medical procedure, medical procedures, cliche, cliches, we did all we could, expression, expressions, figurative, literal, literally, option, options, outside the box, thinking outside the box
Sculptor's Attempts At Sculpting Crumpled Paper Ball End Up In Trash
Tags:concrete, marble, marbles, block, blocks, sculpt, sculpting, sculptor, sculpted, sculpts, statue, statues, model, modelling, art, artist, artists, artistry, artistic, artistically, artistic license, artistic licence, paper, fail, failure, failed, paper ball, paper balls, crumpled, scrumpled, indicative, indicative joke, metaphor, metaphorical, literal, literally
"What would you recommend to hold a seven-year-old girl's attention in a car from East Seventy-eighth Street to Bridgehampton?"
Tags:bookworm, book worm, bookworms, book worm, book, books, novel, novels, library, librarians, librarian, book lover, book lovers, literature, literary, lit, lit major, read, reading, avid reader, readers, reader, novel, novels, novelist, novelists, literal, literal joke, shopping, bookshop, bookshops, book shop, book shops, library, libraries, librarian, librarians, shelves, shelf, bookstore, clerk, kid, kids, kid's books, children's book, children's books, parent, parents, parenting, parental, dad, dads, father, fathers, new dad, new dads, new father, workaholic, work-a-holic, overwork, overworking, attention, attention span
"This is what I hate about spring—molting!"
Tags:religious, religious imagery, religion, religions, heaven, heavens, angel, angels, angelic, wing, wings, feather, feathers, feathered, nature, natural, animal, animals, bird, birds, molt, molting, moult, moulting, seasons, spring, spring time, visual gag, literal, practicality, practicalities, logistics, logistical, practical implications
"It's from my Swiss account."
Tags:literal, literally, cheese, cheeses, holey cheese, hole, holes, swiss, swiss cheese, stereotype, stereotypes, stereotypical, swiss cheeses, traditional, pun, puns, visual gag, visual joke, word play, play on words, word-play, pay, payment, bank, banks, banking, foreign investment, overseas, cheque, check, cheques, checks, check book, cheque book, paid
"Hey, Al! What do you know about shelf life?"
Tags:shelf life, shelf lives, double meaning, double meanings, literal, literally, literal interpretation, literal interpretations, stock shelves, stocking shelves, expiration, expiration date, expiration dates, expiry, expiries, dance, dances, dancing, dancing, miniature, miniatures, store, stores, shop, shops, retail store, retail stores, retailer, retailers, grocery store, grocery stores, supermarket, supermarkets
"Till now I always thought of the gravy train as a good thing."
Tags:october, fall, autumn, pumpkin, pumpkins, jack-o-lantern, jack-o-lanterns, baseball, baseball player, baseball players, baseball team, locker room, pumpkin head, headless, right fielder, right fielders, season, seasons, nickname, nicknames, literal, halloween, retired, former baseball player, costume, costumes, sport, sports, sports player, playing sports, competitor, competitors
Tags:highway, highways, road sign, road signs, signage, signs, sign, literal meaning, literal, literally, expectation, expectations, misleading, mislead, highway exit, highway exits, road trip, road trips, gas, fuel, petrol, petrol station, petrol stations, gas station, gas stations, restaurant, restaurants, roadside, roadside service, roadside services, car, cars, driving, symbol, symbols
Tags:faraway, look, looks, ticket, tickets, ticketing, ticketed event, ticketed events, let down, faraway looks, downer, disappointment, disappointing, disappointed, disappoint, disappoints, anti-climatic, anti climatic, event, anti-climatic events, events, washout, washout event, washout events, hyped up, hype up, hyping up, exhibition, exhibitions, abstract art, artist, artist, philosophical, philosophy, literal, literal meaning, literally, as is, zero imagination, uncreative, unoriginal
"Dad, it's time we had that talk about the birds and the bees."
Tags:bird, birds, death, die, dies, dying, learn, learns, learning, nature of life, cycle of life, life cycle, life cycles, talk, talks, father-son chat, father son chats, chat, chats, chatting, conversation, conversations, tough conversation, tough conversations, parent, parents, parenting, dad, dads, father, fathers, son, sons, kid, kids, child, children, misinterpret, misinterpretation, misinterpretations, literal, literally
"Do you have any why-to books?"
Tags:bookworm, book worm, bookworms, book worm, book, books, novel, novels, library, librarians, librarian, book lover, book lovers, literature, literary, lit, lit major, read, reading, avid reader, readers, reader, novel, novels, novelist, novelists, literal, literal joke, shopping, bookshop, bookshops, book shop, book shops, library, libraries, librarian, librarians, shelves, shelf, bookstore, clerk, self help, self-help, help, how to, how-to, manual, manuals, guide, guides, why, point, what's the point, existential, existentialism, existential crisis, depressed, depress, get well soon, cheer up, sympathy, sympathies
Tags:movie, movies, film, films, cinema, cinemas, movie theatre, movie theatres, movie theater, movie theaters, television, televisions, watching television, tv, tvs, watching tv, t.v., t.v.s, watching t.v., show, shows, program, programs, programme, programmes, made-for-tv, made-for-television, tv film, tv movie, tv films, tv movies, direct-to-tv, media, entertainment, invention, inventions, innovation, innovative, stage, stages, set, sets, screen, screens, technology, literal, wordplay, word play
T.S. Eliot lacks the courage to eat a peach.
Tags:literature, literary, literary figures, modernist, modernism, slang, slangs, language, language game, linguistic, linguistics, register, lexicon, out of character, dialect, dialects, culture clash, culture, cultural, lit major, book, books, book lover, book lovers, bookish, book worm, book worms, pop culture, pop culture reference, poet, poem, poems, poetry, famous line, famous lines, publication, publications, publisher, publishing, quotes, eliot, peach, peaches, literal, literal joke, literal gag
"I'd give my right arm to play the violin like you do, Mr. Bolenska."
Tags:violin, violins, violinist, violinists, orchestra, orchestras, envy, envies, envious, enviousness, classical, classical music, musician, musicians, amputees, amputate, amputates, wish, wishes, wishing, jealous, jealousy, admire, admires, admiring, admiration, right arm, right arms, expression, expressions, literal, literal interpretation, literal interpretations, fan, fans, fan girl, fan girls
"I can't even deal."
Tags:deal, deals, dealer, dealers, dealing, can't even, expression, expressions, literal, idiom, idioms, saying, sayings, literal, card, cards, card dealer, card dealers, las vegas, vegas, blackjack, card game, card games, gamble, gambles, gambling, gambler, gamblers, overwhelm, overwhelms, overwhelmed, refuse, refuses, refusing, refusal, refusals
"What happened to 'Erotica'?"
Tags:bookworm, book worm, bookworms, book worm, book, books, novel, novels, library, librarians, librarian, book lover, book lovers, literature, literary, lit, lit major, read, reading, avid reader, readers, reader, novel, novels, novelist, novelists, literal, literal joke, shopping, bookshop, bookshops, book shop, book shops, library, libraries, librarian, librarians, shelves, shelf, bookstore, filth
"I feel a recession coming."
Tags:earthquake, earthquakes, recession, recessions, stock market, stock markets, stock, stocks, market trend, markets trends, market crash, market crashes, literal translation, literal translations, literal interpretation, literal interpretations, literally, literal, market roller coaster, market roller coasters, economy, economist, economists, financial advisor, financial advisors, stock broker, stock brokers
'As you can see, the CAT scan of your brain turned up positive.'
Gossipmongers stocking up at the rumor mill
'Jerry looked into flood insurance but says it's too darned expensive,'
"The fact that you've rolled up your sleeves since our last talk has been noted, Parminger. However, there's still something I'd like to discuss with you."
Tags:roll up your sleeves, rolling up your sleeves, faux pas, fashion faux pas, fashion no-no, fashion dos, fashion don'ts, metaphor, metaphors, metaphorical, pep talk, pep talks, literal, literally, literal interpretation, literal interpretations, misinterpret, misinterpretation, misinterpretations, motivate, motivates, motivating, manager, managers, management
Edgar Allen Prozac
Tags:bookworm, book worm, bookworms, book worm, book, books, novel, novels, library, librarians, librarian, book lover, book lovers, literature, literary, lit, lit major, read, reading, avid reader, readers, reader, novel, novels, novelist, novelists, literal, literal joke, poe, edgar allen poe, edgar poe, raven, quoth, the raven, nevermore, word game, play on words, word play, word-play, lenore, poem, poet, poets, poetry, prozac, depression, depressed, pill, pills, antidepressant, antidepressants, anti-depressant, anti-depressants