Tag Archives: Humor

Monty Python on architects

In September of 2014 I posted the famous Monty Python sketch on modern architecture as a reward, so I said at the time to readers of this blog, for those who managed to make it through my several prior posts. … Continue reading

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I’ll second that emotion!

The collection of parents who wait for their kids’ school bus every morning and afternoon at our corner on Hope Street testifies to the greatness of the Vartan Gregorian Elementary School in Fox Point. This afternoon the line “I’ll second … Continue reading

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The periodic table of fonts

Here, from a stable of tables courtesy of the Kuriositas website of oddities, is a periodic table of typefaces. This periodic table comes last in “Fun and Interesting Periodic Table Spin-Offs,” courtesy of the Save Best for Last Dept. A … Continue reading

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Mr. Wemmick’s castle

Here’s a great passage from Great Expectations, where Pip is introduced to the household of his guardian’s clerk, Wemmick: Wemmick’s house was a little wooden cottage in the midst of plots of garden, and the top of it was cut … Continue reading

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More architectural humor

Actually, some of the best humor is unintentional, so welcome to “How to Remake Your House into a Midcentury Modern Masterpiece,” or whatever it’s called. Very funny video, apparently from the HGTV network, Home and Garden TV. The question is … Continue reading

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Romantic humor

Life is odd, and so must be, by definition, blogmaking. I was trolling YouTube – “architecture humor” – trying to find something to match Monty Python in its ability to bring more readers to my blog. When I posted Monty … Continue reading

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David Andreozzi’s report

David Andreozzi, architect, replied to queries from those who missed it how his talk went last Wednesday evening at the Barrington Preservation Society. His reply, unedited, follows: The top five things you missed last night … 5. My introduction started … Continue reading

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And I thought I was tough on Gehry!

Kristen Richards, who applies exquisite snark in describing some of the columns of mine that she posts on her stellar website ArchNewsNow.com, has sent me this amazing diatribe against Frank Gehry, by Geoff Manaugh, posted on Gizmodo.com, called “Frank Gehry … Continue reading

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Old video: Wild NYC driving, 1928

Here’s an old video from YouTube of several skits depicting crazy drivers of trolleys, horse trolleys and automobiles plowing helter-skelter through New York, circa 1928. And by the way, was the car guy’s second fare Babe Ruth? My brother informs … Continue reading

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