Category Archives: fun & curios

stuff that’s hard to do (cont’d)

SpaceX CRS-7 (ISS resupply, unmanned) launched just a few minutes ago Everything was goin’ juuust fine until it blowed up about 2-1/4 min after liftoff (after max-Q* and before Stage-1 engines cut off**) ~ vid (FF to about 3min) ~ To this old rocket*** engineer, it looks like something happened up by the second stage. [...]


Caution: Jackass ahead (set coffee down, and move all breakables out of reach) Saying “trigger warning” is, itself, a “trigger.” Editors Note: Like this phenomenal article, Everyday Feminism definitely believes in giving people a heads up about material that might provoke our reader’s trauma. However, we use the phrase “content warning” instead of “trigger warning,” [...]

Happy Fathers Day

~ KsiP ref ~ Bonus! _________ Note: Yes, there certainly are a couple of better GOT jokes that I could’ve used; but we must be mindful of spoilers for those living in a Netflix world, mustn’t we?

today’s self-Birthering

Certifiable, if not certificatable. [Rachel] Dolezal, who resigned Monday as president of the African-American advocacy group’s chapter in Spokane, Washington, after her parents said she’d been misrepresenting her racial heritage, told NBC’s Savannah Guthrie, “I haven’t had a DNA test. There’s been no biological proof that Larry and Ruthanne are my biological parents.” Guthrie noted [...]

800 yrs of “Yeah? Who died and made you king?”

June 15, 1215 The Magna Carta was signed (albeit, at swordpoint, which seems to be how all advances of human liberty are established, but still …). [no video, photographs, or cartoons of the event or the document are included so as not to offend those who believe in absolute or arbitrary power and those who [...]

Flag Day

you slow-weekend schadenfreude

Sometimes, one skips the engage-brain step: CNN anchor Fredricka Whitfield referred to the attack on Dallas Police Headquarters as “courageous and brave” on Saturday’s “CNN Newsroom.” [story] Why not “bold“?* _________ (What? Nah, just a brain fart; but that old fraud, Freud, prob’ly would’a made somethin’ of it.) Non-apology not accepted.

clever girl

Evidently, it’s artsy* to recycle outrage (This joke goes back to July 2014.) ~ source ~ Hey, I mean, like, you know … it’s not like it’s never happened before: Besides, where’s her outrage at dinosaurs killing human beings? Here’s some pre-historic video of the struggle. (What? Yeah, I hope this isn’t just another recycled [...]

Sunday afternoon *ptooie*

“Another accomplishment — Obama first President to have a Triple Crown winner since Carter” — Dan Pfeiffer, Obama Advisor Now that there’s funny! At least I think he was bein’ funny. Hard to tell, sometimes.

a classic Phase-2 problem

Phase-1: Collect underpants shadows at tennis match Phase-2: ? Phase-3: Profit Airplane flies backward ~ vid ~ _________ Cultural ref “It is one of those instances where the reasoner can produce an effect which seems remarkable to his neighbour, because the latter has missed the one little point which is the basis of the deduction.” [...]