Is it appropriate to add ‘That’s what she said’ after this sentence?
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Kottke posted this ‘that’s what she said‘ classifier by Daniel Rapp. Since I’m simple, and don’t really understand how to read Github, I don’t know quite what it does, but when I saw it, I knew what I had to do. Humor is complicated. It’s hard to know what’s funny, so in order to help you out, I came up with this little tool to help you know if you should say, “That’s what she said” after a joke (assuming you’re not Michael Scott). My friend Joe helped with the code.

var putput = function() {
fi = $(“input[name=’statement’]”).val();
if (!fi || fi === “”) { return; }
var fields = {
response: [“No.”, “No way.”, “Nope.”, “Nein.”, “Absolutely not.”, “I would never.”, “Why would you do that?”, “What’s wrong with you?”, “Not if you want to be invited back.”, “Yes. No, wait…No. Definitely not.”, “Only if I can punch you in the throat.”, “Don’t even think about it.”, “She didn’t say that, did she?”, “She would never say that. Ever. You shouldn’t either.”, “NONONONONONONONONO.”, “Your idea is stupid, you should feel terrible about it.”, “Just stop.”, “You can’t.”, “Don’t be dumb.”, “Nobody likes an asshole.”, “How about no?”, “This conversation is over.”]
var rand = function(x){return x[Math.floor(Math.random()*x.length)];};
var result = rand(fields[‘response’]);

Enter a sentence here: 

Is it OK to say, ‘That’s what she said’ after this sentence?

So there you have it. Now you know whether it’s OK to add, ‘That’s what she said’ to the end of a sentence.

Is it appropriate to add ‘That’s what she said’ after this sentence?

Mindy Kaling profile

Mindy Kaling is awesome. Here she is getting the NY Times Magazine treatment

Kaling would most likely find both the Fey and Ephron comparisons facile, irritated as she is by the media’s tendency to define funny women in relation to one another, as if they’re all competing in a game of musical chairs. A recent “E! Online” poll incensed Kaling by asking, on the hundredth anniversary of Lucille Ball’s birth, which of three red-haired young actresses is the next Ball.

“They’re saying that the essence of Lucille Ball was in the color of her hair,” Kaling said. “Was Conan O’Brien like, ‘I’m a redhead!’? Maybe this isn’t exactly the right person, but they would never think the Lucille Ball essence could have been transferred into a man like, like Sacha Baron Cohen. Or they’d never be like: ‘Who’s the next Peter Sellers? Is it Steve Carell? Or is it Danny McBride? Now, let’s pit them against each other and talk about both of their weaknesses, because there can only be one.’ ”

2 other profiles. 1 and 2.

Mindy Kaling profile

10 Best TV Shows of the Decade

Can’t really complain with Bill Mann’s 10 best TV shows of the decade, but I wouldn’t have The Sopranos #1, I would have bumped The Shield for 30 Rock and had Friday Night Lights as an Honorable Mention. What do you supposed 6 Feet Under bumps out? Stewart/Colbert probably ought to be counted as one show. What do you think of the list? What were your favorite shows of the decade?

1. The Sopranos (HBO)
2. Deadwood (HBO)
3. The Wire (HBO)
4. The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
5. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
6. Mad Men (AMC)
7. Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
8. Extras (HBO)
9. The Shield (FX)
10. The West Wing (NBC)
Honorable Mention: Countdown With Keith Olbermann (MSNBC); Weeds (Showtime); Fareed Zakaria GPS (CNN); The Office (BBC version).

10 Best TV Shows of the Decade