Category Archives: fun & curios

gooood doggies

At least some Secret Service operatives are well-trained Meet Hurricane and Jordan, the heroic security dogs who thwarted Wednesday’s White House intruder. The brave Belgian Malinois have returned to work after being treated for minor bruises following the incident, in which [a crazy jackass] hopped over the north fence and sprinted across the lawn in [...]

Partial solar eclipse this evening, max 6:45pm EDT

(What? Nah, if you miss it, won’t be the end of the world. I think that’s just lunar eclipses.)

We. are. aaall. gonna. die!

Well, if we were members of some Martian doomsday cult.* ~ vid ~ Look, I’m not sayin’ that we’re not “all gonna die” … we are. I suspect that there’s a decent chance of a mass-extinctifying asteroid/cometoid/planetoid with our name on it, but the Solar System’s a pretty frikkin’ big place, and almost all of [...]

Meanwhile, in celebrityish news …

Honesty is the best prenup This story about a divorce in the United Arab Emirates begins in not-so-unusual fashion: A wife refuses to sleep with her husband, and he is not pleased. Then it gets weird: She tells him to talk to her parents, who explain that their daughter can’t have sex with him because [...]

Don’t blame Columbus

Hey, if it hadn’t been him, it would’a been someone else. On the other hand, Columbus Day teaches us a few lessons: • Getting away from Europe accelerates civilization’s progress. • Uncontrolled immigration changes everyone’s way of life. • Uncontrolled borders can lead to massive deaths from disease. • Enlightened, sensitive Progs who hate Columbus [...]

homework fun

Haiku. Haiku vermush. — Elvis This exercise is left to the student. (What? Oh, okay, limericks, too.) I’ll start:Yup, Blazing Saddles More worn-out cultural refs But, hey, it’s funny Stay tuned, though. I may have to start using Key & Peele cultural refs for a fresh turn of phrase (e.g. Moor, Please @1m07s). Some of [...]

It’s Talk Like a Pirate Day, again … mateys

Lesson #1 (Silver) Lesson #2 (Sea Hawk) Lesson #3 (Blood) Lesson #4 (pirate-English class film clip) Yeah, there arrre more, but I don’t speak Somali. _______ See also: Jean Laffite whose fleet was evidently larger than the US Navy’s in his heyday; and, no, I don’t know what he sounded like.

Oh, now who hasn’t wanted to do this?

[A]n angry mob in Ukraine frog-marched a politician out of the building – and threw him into a rubbish bin. [story] ~ vid ~ Better’n throwin’ a shoe at ‘em, if y’ask me. (What? Well, okay, throwin’ a politician into a trash bin iiis kind’a like throwin’ Br’er Rabbit into a briar patch.) Not to [...]

We … are. all. gonna. dieeeee (again)

Nature: trying to kill us 24/7 (What? Yeah, I mayyy have mentioned that before.) The sun has been regurgitating a lot of solar flares these days, and now, a couple will be knocking at Earth’s door this weekend. The originator of these flares is a particularly complex sunspot called AR2518, which is currently facing our [...]

From the We’re all gonna dieee ! files

This just in from the Institute for Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff * Stephen Hawking has recently warned that the God particle or Higgs boson has the potential to obliterate the universe. The 72-year-old cosmologist said Higgs boson could become unstable at very high energy levels, which would lead to a “catastrophic vacuum decay” causing [...]