Category Archives: fun & curios

then again, mebbe it’s just about school lunches

High school senior forms petition with over ONE THOUSAND signatures against Michele Obama speaking at their high school graduation ‘because it would overshadow the students’ big day’ … A furor over what the Topeka school district considers an honor has erupted after plans were announced for Obama to address a combined graduation ceremony for five [...]

We … were. all. gonna. die.

[peeks out from under covers] Is it safe to come out now? ___ Ref

WTF, Jay ?!

Hey, it could’a been worse*, I suppose. Look closely. ~ ROLLOVER ~ By the way, check out the library-pic Pshop. Think mebbe they were covering up Churchill busts or bongs or sumpthin’? _______ * By “worse” I mean in the Progmedia’s eye. Hey, I got nuthin’ against CSA flags as such. You know dang well [...]

I’d sign that

Julia’s back Yeah, that glaring, Biden-quality error is pretty funny, especially when you consider that it’s a promo for the series, Veep. (What? Yeahhh, John Hancock’s signature does makes a pretty nice tramp stamp.) (What? No, I deleted the joke about the First and Second Amendments.) (What? No, I only watched one episode; and, no, [...]

today’s advice: train your animals

First, there’s congressional staffers. Then, there’s hounds. Notice the difference in manners, didja? Another difference is that hounds only eat until they’re full; and they don’t expect doggie bags.

Bison Party* update

We. are. all. gonna. diiieee ! ~ vid ~ (What? Uhm, they were goin’ into the park? M’kay, gotcha.) Nev-er-mind ~ vid ~ Ever’body siiing! ________ * Bison Party formed during the Barrycade Era (one member … me)

stuff that’s hard to do (cont’d)

Can’t make this stuff up, folks. Behold! The Democratic Peoples’ Republic of Korea (DPRK, aka da Norks) has a new space agency, complete with NASA-wannabe logo … … and a more aptly named program I’ve never seen. Yep, Kim’s got NADA, but the US ain’t got NADA. Soon, space will be full’a NADA. Space, the [...]

Ayydios, Lyudmila

Reckon even Vlad has to face the ol’ mid-life crisis. You know, tradin’ in the old van for a newer, sportier model. Russian President Vladimir Putin has formally divorced his wife, Lyudmila, after more than 30 years of marriage [more] It’s good t’ be da Tsar Obama’s been really, really out-bare-chested by Vlad. Man, that’s [...]

today’s lesson: flag-folding etiquette

wellll, kind’a, but no ~ vid ~ wayyy better ~ vid ~ Gotta confess, I’m of two minds about freedom of speech when it involves Old Glory. According to SCOTUS, abusing the flag is protected free speech; but isn’t protecting Old Glory’s dignity also free speech? Does the symbolism override the personal-property issue? I think [...]

more new schtick

Updated ~ source ~ ~ source ~_______ archives

this should be …

… a trial for the ages A writer in Egypt is demanding that his nation sue Israel over the 10 biblical plagues. “We want compensation for the plagues that were inflicted upon [us] as a result of the curses that the Jews’ ancient forefathers [cast] upon our ancient forefathers, who did not deserve to pay [...]

un-cut and fabulous

“They all look alike to me.” No longer racist. Male university students in North Korea are now required to get the same haircut as their leader Kim Jong-un …. … It seems that haircuts have been state-approved in North Korea for some time – until now people were reportedly only allowed to choose from 18 [...]

today’s holiday

Vernal Equinox! Now, back to your regularly scheduled polar vortex. (What? No, it’s no big deal; but, hey, how often do I get to post Xs?)

hunh, learn sumpthin’ new everday

Hail. Well, no, not hail so much as little pieces of tubular ice bouncing on the back yard’s soft pine straw here in SoCentral NC – you know, like cut-up tranparent drinking straws, 1/4″ to 4″ long. Yeah, it was just below freezing and wet last night; but there aren’t any branches or twigs lyin’ [...]

third holday in four days

Patricks Day! ___________ Previously 3/14 Previously 3/15

second holiday in a row

Y’know, it might be interesting to propose a Constitutional amendment to hold routine recall elections each March 15th. (What? No, yeah, it is a pretty half-assed idea. Just venting.) Also today: ~ story ~

terms and conditions (cont’d)

Here’s a version I hadn’t seen before: ~ vid ~ (What? Because I needed a good laugh … and one of ‘em acts like an establishment Republican.) _________ Previously

Happy Pi Day!

Yep, it’s 3/14 again, so it’ll be Pi just before 1600hrs. I toss this out there as a reminder to prepare for next year when we’ll see 3/14/15 9:26:54*. Not sure that’ll the end of the world or anything, although, yeah, reckon it could be; buuut it is kind’a cool … well, unless you’re an [...]

terms and conditions

It’s Sunday, and you lost an hour of sleep …

… so we’ll start with a clean joke ~ vid via The Looking Spoon ~Okay, short version. Your turn … Okay, this is probably amusing, but they forgot *snick*, *meheh*, *bwahahahaha*, and *heheeee*, not to mention that laughter is a noise, not a word; so it should be (according to my personal style book1, which [...]