Archive for the 'humor' Category

No, you never can be…

Friday, June 27th, 2008

…sure, that is.


Friday, June 13th, 2008

…has a blog.


[h/t ERV]

Q: What swears a lot and is afraid of wolves?

Saturday, December 15th, 2007

A: Little Rude Riding Hood

(y’all can thank The Boy for that one…)


Saturday, November 24th, 2007


Me? Juvenile? Never…

(Actually, I found it via this site, which I found via /. Of course.)

Bobby Tables

Thursday, October 11th, 2007

xkcd strikes again!

Okay, it’s funnier if you’re somewhat experienced with database programming… But if you aren’t, trust me – it’s funny.

It’s a disease!

Tuesday, June 19th, 2007

A sickness! Madness! LOLCATS, LOLCODE… Is nothing safe?

Methinks Roy is being quite prescient by calling this “the hamster dance of 2007.” I present to you… LOL President:




Sunday, May 6th, 2007


Quick! Alert the Post Office!

Wednesday, April 18th, 2007

And probably Los Alamos, or JPL, or DARPA, or some other geeky acronym! According to Amazon’s “Where’s My Stuff” page, the Post Office sent my package back in time:A dimension of sight, sound, and of the mind...
Talk about your double-edged discovery… On the one hand, it explains much about the US Postal Service. On the other, I’m not sure that our society is ready for this kind of technology.

That’s gonna leave a mark

Thursday, February 1st, 2007

RAV4 Jousting. No, really.

[via NewMexiKen]

72 Missing, Feared Dead; Hundreds Injured

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

…as Wikipedia Explodes in China.

As of yet, no group has taken responsibility for this act. Authorities suspect that the nature of information itself contributed to the massiveness of the detonation.

“Information is deceptively stable under most circumstances,” said an unnamed official from the People’s Central Computing Authority, “but under certain conditions, it quickly moves beyond anyone’s ability to control.”

“When facts combine with rumor, opinion, and outright speculation, anything can happen, ” said another unofficial source. “This incident demonstrates the need for stricter controls on the public availability of certain kinds of information.”

A spokesperson for Stewart Brand, originator of the phrase “Information wants to be free”, was unable to provide us with a statement from Mr. Brand in time for the publication of this article.

30-second science blogging: News flash! Newest Nobel Laureate *not* a unit of measurement

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006

Despite sharing the same last name as well as the same undergraduate institution, the newest Nobel Laureate in Physics is not the Smoot of Mass. Ave. bridge fame.

So, which would you rather be? Immortalized by the Nobel Prize, or by an MIT hack?

Fun with filters

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

So, what with it being Talk Like a Pirate Day and all that, I decided that merely mentioning it in passing with a few desultory “Yearghs!” and “Me hearties!” over on Mystery of the Haunted Vampire (where we loves us some pirates, yes we do – I think it has something to do with the floggings, but maybe that’s just me…) wouldn’t be enough. No, I needed to upload a WordPress plugin that will dynamically piratize (piratify? piraticate?) a WordPress blog’s content, comments and all.

Argh! Shiver me timbers! Uh, and all that…

At any rate, the plugin comes with a template to write your own filters, which inspired a little bit of whimsy on my part: what “Talk Like a(n) [X] Day” do you think the world can’t live without?

Band names that you wish you’d thought of.

Tuesday, August 15th, 2006

One night only! Presenting… Detcord Foley!!!

I’m thinking that’d be a good name for a punk band, eh?

Ooh… or a good drag name!


Google in 20 years

Saturday, April 8th, 2006 - Free Image Picture Photo Hosting Service - Click to enlarge 

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[via Making Light/PNH’s Sidelights]

Astronaut Jesus!

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

And in a limited edition of 200, too… Man, this site has some waaaay strange stuff.

(found via Sivacracy (congrats on your new arrival, Siva & Melissa!), though Ann Bartow linked to an entirely different item…)