About dsagman

David Silverman is the author of Typo: The Last American Typesetter or How I Made and Lost $4 Million.

His other achievements include captain of his college computer programming team and high school chess team, and, if prodded only slightly, he will drive you to my sister’s house to find the trophies that he knows must be up there somewhere.

More Lost In Translation

By September 26, 2007

Pom Pom Hat: That's one happy hat.Me: Ich schaufensterbummelmache. German person: Collapses on floor in paroxysms of laughter. Allow me to deconstruct. "Ich," means me. "Shau" is store. "Fenster" is a window. "Bummel" a walk or stroll, if you will. … Read More

Franklin Dictionary Plans Global Thermonuclear War

By September 25, 2007

The Franklin BDS-1860: The Dictionary of the Beast I am not making this up. For my German language courses I purchased a Franklin Deutsch/English Professor PRO BDS-1860. As one of its many functions that include Tic Tac Toe, the game … Read More

German Lessons

By September 25, 2007

Fruit: In German a little squeeze can turn Gretel into Hansel As part of my trying to figure out where I come from and why my mother thought herring in tomato sauce was suitable for a 3rd grader's lunch box, … Read More

Germans and Me

By September 25, 2007

German Cockroach: Mine didn't have the pin in it. Does that mean it was going to explode? I don't know what's more disturbing, finding a German cockroach in my sink, or the fact that they're called "German." I mean, it's … Read More

More Ham

More Ham
By September 24, 2007

Homer: Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute. Lisa, honey, are saying you're never going to eat any animal again? What about bacon? Lisa: No. Homer: Ham? Lisa: No. Homer: Pork chops? Lisa: Dad! Those all come from … Read More

My Father’s Questionable Diet

My Father’s Questionable Diet
By September 24, 2007

My late father had been raised in an orthodox house, but his favorite foods, which he could make on his own without my mother's help were: A BLT. A grilled cheese sandwich with bacon a tomato. A spiced ham sandwich … Read More

Death in the Estranged Family

By September 24, 2007

I’m supposed to be promoting my book, Typo: The Last American Typesetter or How I Made and Lost $4 Million. That’s what I’ve been doing for months, trying to squeeze a few more sales out of YouTube, my website, and … Read More