Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Two for Tuesday, International Edition

It's been a few weeks since we had a two fer, which means either we are overdue, or I have nothing better to blog about. Let's go with the overdue theory.

While most blogs I read are in standard English, today's recommendations are written in Canadian and British.

The first is by Joel from Stuff and Nonsense. http://joelklebanoff.com/joelsblog2/ This is the blog of a slightly (ok, possibly more than slightly) neurotic Canadian blogger. His unusual take on economics is rivaled only by that of his hockey observations.

The second is by Dan, from Retro Yakking http://retroyakking.today.com/ Dan writes parody, and likes to complain, as he says, even when there is nothing to complain about. And he does it well.

Both of these blogs show the universality of humour. While each shows some hometown flair, the funny crosses the ocean. Or, erm, slides down from the frozen northern part of the Americas.

Both are funny, obviously, and very well writen, and on my list of daily reads.

Enjoy them, and tell them Crotchety sent you for a better seat.



A New Yorker said...

I'll do nothing of the sort until I start to see comments from you on my blog! I'd have really thought yesterday's would have induced a comment from you for sure ;)

Unknown said...

Uh oh Lauren called you out ? lol
Anyway , great picks they are awesome blogs as well as funny..

Chat Blanc said...

good blogs!! I can definitely relate to Joel's neurotic perspective and Retro Yakking is a fun read!

Harry Yack said...

Oh, cheers Crotchety! Very kind of you, considering all I've ever done for you is offer really naff entries in the caption contests and complaints about the choice of winner :P

Rest assured, I am extremely grateful for this mention. Tesco Value Diet Lemonade is on its way!

Anonymous said...

Crotchety, thanks so much for the mention and the kind words. I worry that I am not worthy of your praise. Then again, I worry about everything.


Paul Eilers said...

Da Old Man - Thanks for the heads up on the humor blogs. You are still Da Man!

Kirsten said...

Good recommendations! The only problem is that i don't read British, so I'll take your word for it on retro yakking.

Da Old Man said...

@ Lauren: I've been kind of distracted lately, and haven't been commenting much anywhere.

@ Dani: Yeah, I guess so. I have a good excuse, though.

@ Chat: True dat

@ Hindley: Glad to have your input in the contests. Happy to mention your blog, too. I enjoy reading it every day.

@ Joel: Keep worrying, it works for you

@ Paul: Thanks

@ Kirsten: You'd think they'd put a translator or something on the site.
Fortunately, I spoent my college years studying Monty Python, so I am quite conversant in British.

Sandee said...

Retro Yakking is one of my regular drops on Entrecard. I'll admit I've dropped and ran. I'll take a look today.

Joel's blog I not heard of until now.

Have a terrific day. :)

Michelle said...

Thanks I will meander over!!!

Happy TUESDAY!!!!

Jen said...

These are both on my daily reads. Great stuff.

Anonymous said...

Yay! Go crotchety. I could have used you for my 1988 election and for yelling at punks who hate Dukakis on my official Presidential Library .

Keep your anger up, I enjoy it.

Just don't insult tanks, I've had enough of it

Unknown said...

crotchety, fine choices, I like them both. I actually stalked Hindleyite.

The Self-Deprechaun said...

Good recs Old Man!

When I read Joel's blog, I have to drink ginger ale and watch strange brew and wear a mountie hat.

I'll stop my Canadian hazing.

Da Old Man said...

@ Sandee: It's worth a read

@ Michelle: Enjoy them.

@ Jen: Glad you like them

@ Mike: I was around. You should have called

@ Etta: Thanks

@ Self: Canadian hazing is fun and acceptable.

Anonymous said...

Saturday, catching up on the blog reading and along with yours, they're already on the list, but thanks for the reminder. Two more discovered through Entrecard and Humorbloggers that provide an international flavor (that isn't Pinoy for a change ;).