The Thing All Women Do That You Don’t Know About

Worth reading. And you can see the comments from guys who try to undermine what she says — so defensive (or even offensive) it’s pretty clear they are part of the problem.

Source: The Thing All Women Do That You Don’t Know About

Posted in Uncategorized

Why would a flying saucer have lights?

UFO oh no

UFO over Russia?

No, really. Think about it.

I’ll get back to you in a week or so.

Posted in Just for fun

If you don’t know or care who won Superbowl XLIX…

unfootball cartoon…you may still want to look up the score, so you can at least pretend to take part in some of the conversations at work tomorrow. (You could learn on Wikipedia moments after the game ended — without ever having to visit a sports or news site — that The New England Patriots won, 28-24 over the Seattle Seahawks.)

By the way:  if you’re not fluent in Roman numeral and have managed to avoid the nonstop press coverage, this was Super Bowl 49. (To confuse the numbers thing further, next year will be not be Superbowl L, but Superbowl 50.)

It’s near impossible to avoid the pregame carpetbombing media coverage, though. Come on, you at least heard about Tom Brady’s allegedly deflated balls.

Note: If you don’t care about sports and happen to work in a place where sports is not the universal language, you may already own the noted Onion T-shirt. If so, you’ll want to click on the image above to see a relevant cartoon.

It may also interest you to know that you can listen to Quarterbacks without learning a thing about football.

If you still want or need to take part in a football-watching party (say, at a family gathering), here’s a quick primer on How to Pretend You Know Football.

Remember, it could be worse. You could have been born in another country, where you would have to pretend to know about soccer.

But to get back into your comfort zone, here’s some Onion commentary from almost 14 years ago, that is still relevant today (“Underscoring your team’s inferiority is its choice of colors.“)You Will Suffer Humiliation When The Sports Team From My Area Defeats The Sports Team From Your Area.

Posted in Humor, Just for fun

Rum Row is Live!

Consider supporting this worthy effort!

Posted in Uncategorized

Money is dirty, send it to me

plague_bacteria

Model of Bubonic Plague basterium

Okay, maybe that won’t work. But you do need to read this article about bacteria on dollar bills (at NPR), just in case it changes your mind. It includes a sentence you may never have read before: “Other money dwellers included mouth microbes — because people lick their fingers when they count bills … and bacteria that thrive in the vagina.”

No mention of what the bacteria count is on hundred-dollar bills. Without further investigation, we can only speculate: are people with hundred-dollar bills higher class and more likely to wash their hands after going to the bathroom, so those bills will be cleaner? Or are hundred-dollar bills mostly used for illicit dealings such as drug sales and prostitution, for instance — and so they have more exotic and maybe dangerous bacteria?

This is an issue crying out for further study, so I urge you to send me your hundred-dollar bills so that I can carry out this dangerous research, or something like it. I promise not to lick your bills, and will send them back to you after study, if they are not eaten up by the costs of tedious but meaningful research.

Posted in Uncategorized

Cats with jetpacks

Rocket catJust the latest evidence that the Internet was invented centuries ago: recently-discovered pictures of 16th-century German warrior cats with jetpacks. Unfortunately for the animals, these were also kamikaze cats, or they would have been if the Germans gave them Japanese names, which as far as we know they didn’t.

Posted in Uncategorized

Batman Vs. Thomas Edison

Batman Vs. Thomas Edison. A little absurdist humor. I think.

Posted in Uncategorized

Lego Ghostbusters: More than you might want to know…

LEGO-Ghostbusters…but still engaging.

The recent release of the “Official Lego Ghostbusters” set inspires a writer to trace the history of the actual Ecto-1 car used in the 1984 Ghostbusters movie. To be honest, I didn’t finish reading “Ecto-1 and the Working Cadillac” because it’s getting late — but what I did get to was interesting.

Posted in Uncategorized

Getting into the Christmas spirit…

bug_christmas

Bugs enjoy Christmas

…with an old silent film — but notice the special effects! VideoThe Insects’ Christmas (“Rozhdestvo obitateley lesa”) [The update adds the soundtrack from “Edward Scissorhands.”]

Filmmaker Ladislas Starevich was ahead of his time in creating this 1913 film — using stop-motion effects involving dead insects. Well, the dead insect thing didn’t exactly catch on, but the stop motion did (California Raisins in Claymation Christmas, anyone?).

Posted in Uncategorized

Halloween Fun

face on face

How well this works for Halloween would depend a lot on what you start with.

I will not be doing this for Halloween. It involves way too much looking at my own face. And I don’t want to scar little children for life.

If you’d like to follow along, though, this young lady posted a video to show how she did it.

Bonus: This “Fifty Shades of Grey” couples Halloween costume was used last year, but how many times did you see it? Maybe you can get away with it this year, and streamline the steps even more, to put together a last-minute costume (punching holes in the samples and putting them on a string?).

If you prefer to just “consume” you entertainment rather than create it, here’s a new take on “This is Halloween” from Tim Burton’s “Nightmare Before Christmas” – the best Halloween-Christmas movie ever, I would venture to say.

Posted in Just for fun

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email - including the Semi-Literary Trivia Question of the Week!

Join 56 other followers