Hey! Whoops!

By Mir
August 22, 2008

Guess what happens when your husband calls and says you have a typo in the link in your post, and you try to fix it from your iPhone? You delete the entire post! Whoops!

So now this is all you get. I was trying to tell you that I’ll have a new post up at Scholastic later today, and it contains one of my favorite words. See if you can spot it.

You also get this: Via Verbatim, the greatest YouTube video I’ve seen lately:


  1. Megan

    I did wonder! At least the fabulous video is back.

  2. All Adither

    Pretty creative.

    I do like that song. But not when I can see Joe Cocker singing it.

  3. Lisa

    Wow, was that like a full body dry heave there or what? Loved the help with the lyrics and graphics.

  4. Karen

    He might not need anybody, but he might need to lay off the “free love!”

  5. Leandra

    I’m guessing “britches.” Am I right? About the favorite word?

    Though I’m thinking Joe Cocker might have been having a problem with his britches.

  6. Niki

    I’ll have to go with lactate, since I know that you love talking about anything boob-related.

  7. Emily

    Totally off topic–I love your blog, but everytime I see your graphic of leaves on the water, at first I think I’m looking at bacon. It really confuses me–almost everytime–I think, wait, Mir isn’t a foodie blogger–why does she have a photo of bacon on her site? Sorry, just had to share.

  8. Jenn

    Long-time lurker, never commented– but since Emily said something, I just HAD to agree. I’ve always thought your picture looked like bacon, too!!!! And beyond the bacon, the rings in the water look like the edging of a plate. Kind of takes my brain for a twirl every time the page loads. I’m just glad to know that I’m not the only one dreaming of breakfast foods while reading your blog!!

    Oh, and I’m going to go with the obvious (and probably incorrect) “knut” for one of your favorite words.

  9. el-e-e

    It has to be “britches.”

  10. Beth

    I agree with the other commenters…your favorite word has to be britches. :) you’re in the south now afterall.

  11. Kaedra

    Ha! I only noticed the leaves a few weeks ago myself! BACON!!! (So happy to know I’m not alone.)

  12. zuska

    That video is a HOOT!!! I’m waiting (not very patiently) for my spouse to take a break from work so I can share it with him. But I might have to view it a few more times myself…

    Try as i might, I don’t see bacon on a plate; I see leaves on water!!! Then again, I’m a vegetarian so perhaps I’m just in denial…

  13. Heidi

    FUNNY video!

  14. The Other Leanne

    1. Yes, the leaves always make me think of bacon.
    2. http://www.lileks.com/bleats/index.html for more bacon (and fried chocolate sandwiches).
    3. I laughed ’til I cried at the Interpretive Joe Cocker.
    4. “lactate”.

  15. Beth

    Well, given Mir’s well-documented obsession with all things bacon, what y’all are seeing only makes sense :-)

  16. Sharkey

    I have to agree with the bacon commenters–I’ve always thought that too.

    Also, I thought of you as well when I read about Big Fat Bacon this morning (Lileks.com). Have you heard about the Pig Lickers at the MN State Fair? Chocolate-dipped bacon on a stick, with a sprinkling of sea salt. I think it would taste great, but I’m not sure I could order something called a Pig Licker.

  17. Kate

    Never thought about bacon, but I did do a double take the first time I saw the photo. Took me a minute to figure out what I was looking at…

  18. Megan

    Oh thank heavens. I thought I was the only subliminal bacon reader. I was starting to think it was my brain telling me I.must.purchase.bacon.salt. Which might be true but I now know isn’t necessarily related to an inability to properly decipher a banner!

  19. zuska

    …but more importantly, what would Joe Cocker see if HE looked at that picture?

  20. Trish

    It has to be britches! Because lactate just doeesn’t sound as funny.

  21. Mir

    Gold stars and pink fuzzy hearts to those of you who guessed “lactate.” Britches is also good, but I was told my review was the first time “lactate” has been used on the Scholastic site, and that made me feel special. ;)

  22. The Stationery Guy

    Geez, looks like I’ll have to revise my lip syncing.

  23. Karen

    Sooo funny… I agree with the bacon thing, at first sight I thought you were a food blog cause your color scheme is also bacon-related..lol.. put it’s also very pretty, Mir, once we take a second to actually LOOK.

    LOVE the video, can you imagine having been there? What a trip…

  24. Aimee

    Drat! I would have guessed “britches” too.

    OTOH, that video just made my day. I was kind of giggling along softly with it, right until that turban floated down on to Jesus’ head. And then I peed, snorted and died laughing. All at the same time.

  25. The Other Other Dawn

    HAHAHA! Good advice. One should never try to sing in a Kia. It’s just wrong.

  26. Astrogirl426

    First of all, to all the people who see bacon in the banner pic, OH MY GOD i TOTALLY see bacon, and have from the very first time I saw it (Beggin Strips – readers don’t know it’s not bacon! Heee!).

    Also, I agree with Joe Cocker – Wonder Bread truly does fix everything.

  27. Robin

    Jeeze, guess I am showing my age here, but now I will have to vacuum out my brain with the shop-vac just to get THAT version of the wonderfully expressive Joe Cocker singing that classic! I have loved Joe for years despite all the twitching and such and I fear never being able to hear him again without this version playing through my brain. Acchhhh the horror!

  28. sillyme

    Yeah, regarding the ant book review… butt jokes are TOTALLY on the Pro list. I’ve gotta get me that book!

  29. MomCat


  30. Daisy

    I’m still snorting at the fact that your picture on Scholastic is next to an ad for Pedialax.

  31. shannon

    haha! i thought i was the weird one…i always thought the leaves was a steak! or some kind of meat. and one day i just didn’t get it, why it was there, and looked closer.
    as for the song, i never knew what the heck he was singing…i’m not sure i needed to know how discombobulated it really is. but there you go. thanks =)

  32. sunny

    Thanks for the laugh.I liked it so much I put it on my blog:-)

  33. sunny

    oh and about the banner, I always saw a leaf on the water, and I am a meat eating bacon lover. Your blog is the color of my couch and throw pillows though.

  34. Flea

    You ARE Special, Mir. And how high was he? Oh my.

  35. elswhere

    I thought it was lactate! But then I was swayed by everyone saying britches, and then I had to go to work before I could make up my mind. So, I guess I have no proof. But I did think so. Honest.

  36. Jack

    Joe Cocker may look awkward, but the man can sing.

  37. Joshilyn


    Joe Cocker is an amazing talent. BUT OH! BABY! HOGGIFY!

    Turban! SNORF!

  38. Brigitte

    Glad I wasn’t forced to choose between “britches” and “lactate”!

    Love the video! My husband and I have seen bits of Woodstock on TV, and WE always thought the freakiest part of that song was the back-up singers. Would have sworn up and down they were girls, until we saw them, beards and all!

  39. Chuck


    Sorry if you don’t like memes…

    But here are the rules:

    1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.

    2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog; some random, some weird.

    3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.

    4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

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  40. Hala J.

    I’ve lurked on your site for ages and ages but never commented before.

    That video was one of the most hilarious things I’ve ever seen. Thanks for the laugh!

    And that’s all.

  41. Krisco

    That video was hilarious.

    Of the tears variety. Thanks!

    (Whoever April is, she’s got one funny admirer!)

    (She should marry that guy.)

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