Thursday, September 22

Autumnal
As we wait for next Monday’s big brawl,
Let us sip pumpkin-spice alcohol,
Say goodbye to the summer
(What a climate-change bummer),
And look fearfully forward to fall.

Pas Très Jolie
It is done. Angelina and Brad
Are not one “Brangelina.” It’s sad.
Now they’re two. Now they’ve split:
Ms. Jolie. Mr. Pitt.
No more Pitt-Jolie hyphen. Too bad.

“I have many leather-bound books, and my apartment smells like rich mahogany.”
“It would give us so much extra space in our room to do activities.”
“Shake ’n’ bake!”

If you can name the sources of these quotes, then you, like me, are a fan of Adam McKay, the director behind such classics as Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues), Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and Step Brothers.