Comment o’ the Week: Holes in Your Brainspace!

I’ll get right to it, kids, cuz it’s Friday and I’m drinking a couple bottles of wine while watching QI and honestly, who has the time. Not me.

This week’s COTW winner is Anonentity with this response to Elyse’s post on natural solutions to her migraines:

Dear Elyse,

Please accept the gift of this revolutionary trepanation kit for help in relieving your migraines.

Unlike other trepanation kits which use substandard materials which can stain or leave a dingy residue in your hair, this one is made from pure (99.45%) American steel. Each piece has been lovingly crafted to provide a trepanation experience you are sure to remember (maybe).

Each piece has a leather wrapped handle from cows that died of natural causes and were cured using Native American techniques.

Also, since our kit is 100% all-natural, it is completely safe for you and your unborn child. The only noted side effects are slight memory loss, head pain, and possible cessation of biological functions.

We are so sure that you will like this product that we are giving it to you free minus the 69.99 shipping and handling fee. We are sure your testimonial will be a glowing endorsement!

Also, in case there are actual demons being released from your head, our trepanation kit has also been sanctified at no extra cost!!! It’s a 100 dollar value absolutely free!

Contact us today!!!

Congrats, Anonentity! Your prize is to choose next Wednesday’s Afternoon Inquisition. Just send it in using the contact form. Because you’ve all been very good, here are a few runners up, nominated by fellow commenters who reply to the posts with “COTW!”:


Here is my problem with the “provocativeness” of the bra meme.

I spend a lot of time and energy into being sexually provocative. It is not something you can just go and there and do, you really have to be creative.

There was no creativity in the meme. Sure you can post the color of your bra. However, if you REALLY want the boys to pay attention, post the color of your bra after your most recent skeptical bukkake session.

They just took no pride in their provoking of men’s penises. And I think we all know just how hard it is to provoke a man’s penis.”


I want to make a diet and call it the R&J. Romeo and Juliet were young and beautiful and in love and healthy for their whole lives! All you have to do is do just what they did! Come on kids you can do it too.

Rebecca Watson

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  1. January 15, 2010 at 4:14 pm —

    I didn’t know you were still doing COTW’s. That’s really cool.

    Congratulations. A well written bit of satire. Very well done.

  2. January 17, 2010 at 2:49 am —

    I actually know someone who trepanated himself… using a power drill with a half-inch bit… and survived… and is glad he did it…

    True story!

  3. January 17, 2010 at 7:23 am —


    Thanks all! :)

    Now what is an Wednesday Afternoon Inquisition?

  4. January 17, 2010 at 12:54 pm —

    @anonentity: Just come up with your own AI and submit it. It will be posted on Wednesday. Great job, by the way!

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