Coffee with a Side of Humor, Oct. 17, 2011
We'll start with the actual news that way you won't feel guilty when the fun comes (like doing a few situps before drinking beer and watching football).
ArlNow covered the library's entry into speed dating. It's a short piece, but fun.
The Sun Gazette has a good piece on the new regulations that "Big Box" store developers must face before breaking ground on new projects in the county.
You may have caught this yesterday in the Post, but I liked E.J. Dionne's piece about poverty and single-adult families.
While we're talking about the Post, I still haven't forgiven them about removing "Zippy the Pinhead" from the comics page. Creator Bill Griffith has gone online heavily, and as luck would have it, yesterday's strip in the first panel explains just how one should approach a Zippy strip. (For me, it's kind of like a poem. The first read should just be to enjoy it, to listen to the language, to be in the moment.)
While we're on comics the Post should have but doesn't, the Post should ditch "Close to Home" from the comics page, and replace it with "Bliss." Today's piece is not Harry Bliss' best, but it is still way better than the average "Close to Home."
Finally, for those who love the Onion, but always looking for another take on the day's events, there's The Borowitz Report. Today's link asks the age-old question: just how is a bigot supposed to vote these days?
I hope these give you a chuckle.