Minty Fresh Urinal Cakes (#55)

For times when your words are becalmed in the Doldrums, here’s a list of tart and pithy nothings, or slogans in search of a reason. Sitting in the office mining mounds of malarky amidst the mundane (#105)? Having a bot conversation with a hijacked laugh track (#79)? Did your lunch walk in the park turn into a fat farm field day (#66)? Feeling like a loose sleeve caught in the love machine (#40)?

In proper doses, a tonic for ennui and spackle for your soul hole (#10).

Via comments on Simple Bits, in turn via Language Log. It’s funnier than nuns in heat (#43), yep.

Speaking of urinal cakes, minty-fresh or otherwise: in my brief bout as a busboy in a Piccadilly steakhouse, I was flummoxed one day when the manager told us that we should always check the “channel blocks” at the start of a day shift to make sure they didn’t need to be replaced. Channel blocks? Much cross-cultural linguistic hilarity ensued.

Don’t let’s even get started with “bin liners.”

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7 Responses to Minty Fresh Urinal Cakes (#55)

  1. Pierre says:

    “Bin liners” as in liners for dustbins? Or is it something really arcane?

  2. Linus says:

    As in trash bags, for those of us born in America. Bin liners, gee whiz. How was I supposed to know that??

  3. Harvey says:

    “bin liner”? What, that terrorist dude?


    Anyway, I’m thinking that list you pointed to would make for some fantastic blog names :-)

  4. Linus says:

    You know, I thought about making that “bin Liner” joke myself. But I’m so glad that you did, instead. 8>

    “Funnier than nuns in heat” would be an excellent blog name - you’re right.

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  6. Harvey says:

    Been a few days since you posted. Should I start worrying yet?

  7. Linus says:

    The rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated. The rumors of my capacity for procrastination, however, have not…

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