some dude hugging William Wegman and Martha Stewart at the same time. some dude living a life that should be mine

Three years ago on this date, Emily Alden Foster and I got married at the Oakland Zoo in front of our friends and families. To commemorate the day and in lieu of a program, we asked our friends to contribute comics and drawings to a special wedding-day zine, to be given to attendees in lieu of a program. These are those comics, on the internet for the very first time! We love you all and are forever grateful that you took time out of your life to be part of our special day.

Credits, in order:

  1. Brigitte Poniewaz
  2. Emily Alden Foster
  3. Susie Cagle
  4. Gregg Lewis
  5. James Harvey
  6. Jennie Yim
  7. Alex Schubert
  8. Julia Sonmi Heglund
  9. Robert Dynamite
  10. Ashley Lande

There was some other stuff in the zine, including a collage of stills from our favorite Time-Life infomercial, but Tumblr only allows ten images per post.

i love this staging and i love Shrooq’s between-verse sortadance and i love how at least 40% of the (reclining!) backup singers just couldn’t care less


Onomastics is the study of names.

Have you ever wondered why there are so many names for hot dogs and so few for french fries? This is the zine for you!

Have you ever met someone who seems to have invented an entire vocabulary of slang that only they can understand?
This is a zine made by one of those people!

Are you fascinated by how things are named, and why one name sticks while others don’t?
This is the zine for you!

This zine does not include any scholarly information about the field of onomastics, but it does include lists of silly names/nicknames for hot dogs, french fries, types of dogs and bees, a baby girl, and both of my cats. At the end there are vocabulary quizzes where you have to guess the meanings of words that my friend Gregg and I use all the time, like “mushmouth” “pigfruit” and “bunny ones.”

Buy it here

I wrote/aggregated the foreword!

A great many American men are not accustomed to doing monotonous, repetitive work which never issues in any lasting, let alone important, achievement. This is why they would rather repair a cabinet than wash dishes. If human endeavors are like a pyramid with man’s highest achievements at the top, then keeping oneself alive is at the bottom.


Each year, the Museum’s 94-foot long, 21,000-pound blue whale model gets spruced up during its annual cleaning, and this year, you’re invited to watch. Tune in Tuesday, July 8 at 11:30 am EST as members of the American Museum of Natural History’s Exhibition department use long-handled brushes and vacuums to wipe away the dust from the iconic model:

AMNHNYC has legit amazing social media game