After working on a story about how the left and right sides of the face convey very different sets of emotions (check it out in the September issue of Reader’s Digest!), I’ve become obsessed with the science of expression. It turns out I’m not alone. The New Yorker magazine recently created a short video, using clips from classic Ben Stiller flicks such as There’s Something About Mary, Zoolander, and Along Came Polly. In the video, the actor’s face is analyzed by dividing it into two halves. Staff writer Tad Friend examines how the right side of Stiller’s face expresses his romantic, sincere, leading man side; the left side, naturally, is made for comedy. The video brings up some interesting ideas, but it’s also just a great excuse for a laugh.
Some people like to travel by train because it combines the slowness of a car with the cramped public exposure of an airplane.
I think my pilot was a little inexperienced. We were sitting on the runway, and he said, “OK, folks, we’re gonna be taking off in a just few—whoa! Here we go.”
“I can’t wait until your vacation is over.” —Everyone following you on Instagram
A man knocked on my door and asked for a donation toward the local swimming pool. So I gave him a glass of water.
Comedian Greg Davies
Just found the worst page in the entire dictionary. What I saw was disgraceful, disgusting, dishonest, and disingenuous.
Client: We need you to log in to the YouTube and make all our company videos viral.
My cat just walked up to the paper shredder and said, “Teach me everything you know.”
“Just because you can’t dance doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dance.” —Alcohol
@yoyoha (Josh Hara)
My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that’s the law.
Q: What do you call an Amish guy with his hand in a horse’s mouth?
A: A mechanic.