Sunday, June 14, 2009


Going through this morning's New York Times, I suddenly remembered this wonderful NPR interview with Rob Baedeker, one of the authors of "Weddings of the Times," a parody of all of the somber and oh-so-staid wedding announcements published each Sunday in our nation's newspaper of record. Baedeker wrote the parodies along with other members of his comedy ensemble Kasper Hauser. One of my very favoritess:
Catherine Doyle and Alfred Park

Catherine Doyle married Alfred Park on Sunday evening at the Woodfield Country Club in Boca Raton.

The bride, 26, graduated magna cum laude from Georgetown. The groom, 34, graduated summa cum laude from Brown. The bride's father, Eugene Doyle, graduated egregia cum laude from the University of Washington and his mother, Kate Doyle, graduated double platinum cum laude from Wayne State.

Her grandfather graduated the harder they cum laude from Texas A&M. Her uncle graduated cumma cumma cumma cumma cumma chameleon laude from the University of Colorado.

The bride's brother, Lewis Doyle, graduated pre-cum laude from the University of Stockholm.

The groom's father, Bruce, graduated cumfortably numb laude from Cal State Fullerton. The best man graduated cumpire strikes back laude from the College of Outer Space. The best man's grandfather graduated viagra cum laude from Hofstra.
If you have the time, be sure to listen to the full interview. Baedeker's reading of the announcements is wonderfully smooth and ridiculously funny.


crone51 said...

That is the funniest thing I have heard all day.

crone51 said...

But wait a minute...



I can't handle change.

Liz said...

I tried to pretty the old girl up a bit...and am still trying to get used to it too. Hopefully the change is more good than bad though. Right?



crone51 said...

I kinda liked it better the other way. I think I have a problem with the font. did change the font, right?

I am not the most observant person on the planet..

Liz said...

Good eyes! I did indeed change the font. I was going for more white space.

I'm sorry it's discombobulating -- a word I like to use any chance I can get. Hopefully it'll start growing on you soon. Just don't stop reading, please! :)

Thanks, by the way, for those RTs on the Iranian election on Twitter. They were incredible -- what an amazing and heartrending way to get the real story of what's going on.