Friday, May 30, 2008

Urgent Memo

To: Whoever changes the automatic air freshener canisters in the employee bathrooms

From: Wombat

As you might figure, I'm trying to lose weight, and -- I don't know any way to put this delicately -- I bet I'm not alone among my co-workers. So when you select what scent to put into the automatic air freshener, could you please pick a scent other than "Buttercream"???

Thank you.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008


I made the top ten in Diesel's latest caption contest over at Mattress Police! Go-eth thou and vote!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Another Wombat Book Club entry

It's been several months since I found the wonderful and funny Crummy Church Signs website and wrote about it here (see "I'm not alone!!!" from October 2007). The website is just as funny as always -- actually, funnier, since I'm now a regular contributor -- even if the subject matter is still sad and annoying.

As a reward for redesigning the Crummy Church Signs title graphic, a task which took all of 30 minutes of an otherwise slow day, CCS blogger Joel Bezaire sent me a free copy of the book based on his site -- Crummy Church Signs Volume One, 2004 to 2007. What a deal!

The book arrived yesterday, and It. Is. Hilarious!!! It is 178 pages of the very best (or very worst) church signs from the first several years of the website, along with Joel's wonderfully snarky commentary on each one.

I couldn't put it down. No, really. I know, I've read other people say that about books, but this time it was true. When I started reading it, I kept turning the pages, even though I had other things to do, and before I knew it I was at the end of the book, wanting more. Better yet, I was laughing all the while -- occasionally loudly, startling my family. It's a hoot.

Joel is doing a great service in pointing out this stupidity that some churches repeatedly unleash on the world, and he does it in a really entertaining way... so if you need a laugh -- or if you want a great gift to give the person who does your own church's stupid sign messages -- buy this book!!! It's available through And then visit his website for some newer (funny!) crumminess!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Home at last

The trip report over at Wombat's Disney Adventure is complete at last, after four months of writing and posting. (Whew!)

With that report finished, I am finally free to devote more time to coming up with many pithy, entertaining posts for The World of Wombat. It won't happen, but I'm free to do it!