June 29, 2005

The Talent of a Great Nation Flies out the Window

Somewhere in America, two guys pseudonymed Thomcat 13 and Bsoholic are pretending to slave away in office cubicles while turning out the funniest blog I've ever read. It's called Fifth Circle of Cubicle Hell and I just learned about it from True Ancestor, who calls it "Hallmark for slackers." I'm blogrolling it immediately.

Several times a week they post lists of 13 neologisms, ranging from mildly amusing to hilarious. (Yesterday's consisted of 13 new terms for a cubicle, including Slack-in-a-Box, Liberal Arts Majors Entry Point, Yuppie Terrarium, Luxury Manhattan Apartment, and Wraparound Turbo Demoralizer 2000.) They also put up engineering jokes, funny graphics ridiculing computer technology, and uncategorized lists and comic routines, often with a mock-theological slant. My favorites include Where Deleted Characters Go (which includes Catholic, Buddhist, and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals interpretations, among others), Theological Questions for a Computer Programmer, Answer Machine Messages for a Mental Health Hotline, and an amazing piece of wordplay called Dejobbed?

Thomcat 13 does most of the words and bsoholic most of the images.

Go there if you'd rather laugh than work.