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March 16, 2015

"Three Square Meals"

Wonderful piece by James Lileks. I laughed out loud.

This three-meals-a-day thing? It’s anti-science. So says Mother Jones magazine, touting a book by one Heather Carroll. For the Left, anti-science is a serious charge, because you might be a Denier. I once remarked that I wasn’t particularly worried about nuclear waste, because in a few decades we could probably bring it up to orbit in a space elevator and shoot it into the sun with a rail gun. A reasonable reply would be a discussion of the feasibility of space elevators, but my interlocutor looked at me as though I had suggested making the waste disappear by chanting Bible verses while shaking a dried gourd full of rattling pebbles.

March 14, 2015

"If It Looks Stupid and it Works, Then it Ain’t Stupid (18 Pics)"

True dat.

March 11, 2015

Two posts from the terrific "You Suck, Sir"

Go here for many more laughs.

"The Facebook".

Female Senior Student:  “Sir, are you Facebook friends with your parents?”

Me:  “No.”

Her:  “How did  you swing that?”

Me:  “My mother asked me how to get on ‘the Facebook’ and I told her there’s a monthly fee.  So she didn’t join.”

Her:  “That’s awful!”

Male Student: “That’s brilliant!”

Female Student: “This is why I never want sons.”

"A Twenty".

Grade 10 Student: “Sir, can you break a twenty?”

He holds out a twenty dollar bill.

Me: “Sorry. I don’t have any cash on me.”

Him: “Too bad. I was gonna buy you a coffee.”

Me: “Well, that’s nice of you.”

He stands looking at me, waiting.

Him: “Oh, so you really don’t have change.”

Me: “You thought I was lying?”

Him: “I thought maybe you were being cheap.”

Me: “But we were just going to exchange twenty dollars for twenty dollars.”

Him: “I’m not good at math.”

March 01, 2015

"This is probably the coolest way to trim your trees."

Expensive and a bit messy, but I'll second that.

February 27, 2015

"An Honest Letter from Your I.T. Department"

Short and funny.

Although we refer to this as an upgrade, it is, at best, a lateral move. The software does the same things as before, except your favorite features have been moved to a place where you will never find them again.

February 26, 2015

"A little post mid-week motivation can be good for you"

Made me laugh, particularly #6 and #9.

February 20, 2015

"Here's What Every Trendy Restaurant Menu Looks Like"

They got it.

February 14, 2015

"In Defense Of Brian Williams: Take It From Me, All War Correspondent Stories Get Bigger With Time And Drinks"

P. J. O'Rourke tells some tales. (Including one about throwing Dixie Chick CDs out of the Chinook.)

February 10, 2015

"Department of the Internet: Installation"

I laughed. (But it's probably a little too close to the truth.)

February 06, 2015

"28 of the Best Smartass Responses Ever"

Most of them are good, but the response to "Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars" is the winner.

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