Friday, August 18, 2017

Paradox of Tolerance:



In 1945, the Austrian philosopher Karl Popper identified what he terms the Paradox of Tolerance:

"Unlimited tolerance must lead to the disappearance of tolerance. If we extend unlimited tolerance even to those who are intolerant, if we are not prepared to defend a tolerant society against the onslaught of the intolerant, then the tolerant will be destroyed, and tolerance with them."

Thursday, August 17, 2017



Dig to China?

Contrary to what we believed as children, there is no place in the Continental USA where you could dig straight down and wind up in China.

So, where on the other side of the globe WOULD you emerge?

Monday, August 14, 2017

Karma is a bitch. Today I love that bitch.

The Daily Stormer published a piece on their site calling the girl killed in Charlottesville "a fat, childless 32 year old slut." 

GoDaddy has now informed them they have 24 hours to find a new domain provider as they have violated the terms of service.


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Ye Olde Cock Ale

"Take 10 gallons of ale and a large cock, the older the better; parboil the cock, flay him, and stamp him in a stone mortar until his bones are broken (you must gut him when you flay him). 

Then, put the cock into two quarts of sack, and put to it five pounds of raisins of the sun – stoned; some blades of mace, and a few cloves. 

Put all these into a canvas bag, and a little before you find the ale has been working, put the bag and ale together in vessel." 

- from Charlie Papazian's "The Complete Joy of Homebrewing," and originally from "The Closet of the Eminently Learned Sir Kenelme Digby Kt. Opened," 1677.

"Take 10 gallons of ale and a large cock, the older the better; parboil the cock, flay him, and stamp him in a stone mortar until his bones are broken (you

More bot-generated motivational posters

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

InspiroBot - AI makes Motivational Posters


I am an artificial intelligence dedicated to generating unlimited amounts of unique inspirational quotes for endless enrichment of pointless human existence.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Sometimes all you need is a headline

Uranus Opens And Closes Every Day To Let Out Planet's Solar Wind

Monday, August 07, 2017

Fried Fried Chicken Chicken, a bizarre beer that used real bird bits in the brewing process.



We've heard of some weird beers (belly-button lint beer, anyone?), but Fried Fried Chicken Chicken beer certainly stands out in the crowded craft brewing scene. The IPA-style beer comes from a fever-dream collaboration between The Veil Brewing Company in Virginia and Evil Twin Brewing in New York. 

The fried-chicken beer is just one more example of how brewers are pushing ingredient boundaries. At least it sounds more palatable than beer brewed with brains or barley fertilized with human urine.
Vegetarians will want to pass on Fried Fried Chicken Chicken, a bizarre beer that used real bird bits in the brewing process.

: Pusheen the Cat does Chemisty


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

At an earlier press conference, forced to repeat Trump's lies, Spicer signaled his distress




Fonts matter


My favorite color is... glitter?

This bag is causing quite a Fuhrer...
If the shoes must match the bag, I'll need to buy a pair of jackboots

Monday, July 24, 2017

Fwd: Fascinating exhibit at the Mutter Museum: "Connective Tissue"

From the Mutter Museum website:

"In her Tissue Series, Lisa Nilsson creates ornate quilled paper constructions that explore the complex geography of the human anatomy.  Working directly from images of transverse, coronal and sagittal cross sections from medical sources, she finds a delicate balance between art and anatomic accuracy, beauty and the grotesque. The forms, made from Japanese mulberry paper and the gilt edges of old books, are rendered in a technique of rolled and shaped paper called quilling or paper filigree. The technique, first practiced by Renaissance nuns and monks and later by aristocratic women in the 16th-18th centuries, finds a contemporary relevance in Nilsson's work."


See photos of the exhibition's medical art pieces at her website:

click on a picture and you'll get an enlarged version with a description of the section of the body represented

Friday, July 21, 2017

Product Development Lifecycle

Disgusted Researchers Can’t Even Bring Themselves To Find Out How Much Mayo The Average American Consumes Yearly

WILLIAMSBURG, VA—Almost too queasy to even comment on the study at all, a team of disgusted researchers from the College of William and Mary announced Thursday they couldn't bring themselves to find out how much mayonnaise the average American consumes each year. 

"After reviewing preliminary figures on the annual rate of mayonnaise consumption in the U.S., we couldn't stop gagging and decided there was absolutely no way we could pursue this topic any further," said head researcher Leonard Aldridge, adding that he insisted the data be reexamined multiple times to uncover the mathematical error he assumed must account for the sickening numbers that had emerged.

"I still shudder when I think about all the test subjects who arrived at our research lab with mayonnaise literally on their fingers and mouth and, on one or two occasions, in their hair. Seriously, when a questionnaire comes back to you smeared with mayonnaise on both sides, do you even need to score it?" 

Aldridge went on to say, however, that he was certain future studies into the consumption rates of melted cheese, ranch dressing, and butter would be far less disturbing.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017


Sunday, July 16, 2017

"It's the Dad Life"

I never get tired of this one

Friday, July 07, 2017

Artist Reimagines All 50 States As Food Puns

OMG! THIS is my favorite video game EVER!

 Play the Pentagon-Funded Video Game That Predates 'Pong'
Before Call of Duty, before Mario and even before Pong there was Spacewar! The brainchild of six graduate students at MIT in the early '60s, Spacewar! was the first true video game. A few guys had done cool tricks with oscilloscopes in the '40s and '50s, but those were just...

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Must been written by some commie hippie socialist Islamic libtard.


Wawa Welcome America Celebration of Freedom Begins

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Must have been Spinal Tap's drummer


Thursday, June 15, 2017

This is an O. Henry story waiting to be written.
A 70-year-old Kansas man who said he robbed a Kansas City bank so he could get away from his wife was sentenced Tuesday to six months of home confinement. A federal judge also sentenced Lawrence John Ripple to...

Monday, June 12, 2017

Time to get your Bollywood on !

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Can't get enough of this word

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Which Is It: Prescription Drug or Tolkien Elf?

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Car Wars


Monday, June 05, 2017

It's raining

Listening to the Morse Code pitter-patter of raindrops on the windowsill. 
What does "htzbjc pfrdh kvf jvgf" mean?

Silent 3

Sunday, June 04, 2017

Marvel humor

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Adding this word will embiggen our English language dictionary

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Research Shows That Eating Chocolate Cake For Breakfast

Research Shows That Eating Chocolate Cake For Breakfast Is Good For The Brain And The Waistline


I volunteer myself to continue this research. 

It's my unswerving commitment to national health that leads me to make this harsh and noble sacrifice.

Towel Day - Celebrating the life and work of Dougl...

And a list of Towel Day events happening all over the world!

Did you know that his middle name is Noel?
That means his initials are DNA.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Comic book, and genesis of title


Tuesday, May 02, 2017

the first clinical trial

May 2nd is international scurvy awareness day.

Here's a bit of history about limes, scurvy and the British navy.

Also the first clinical trial. 

Lind's major contribution to science was the first controlled clinical trial. In 1747, aboard the HMS Salisbury, Lind took twelve sailors suffering from scurvy and divided them into six pairs. Each pair received a different scurvy treatment. The two men who were given citrus fruit became well within six days and even helped to care for the other sailors. All of the other men remained ill.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Dorothy Parker. "My Home Town"

This love letter to New York is from an an essay written by Dorothy Parker for McCall's magazine in 1928. I hope you enjoy it ...


"My Home Town"

It occurs to me that there are other towns. It occurs to me so violently that I say, at intervals, "Very well, if New York is going to be like this, I'm going to live somewhere else." And I do—that's the funny part of it. But then one day there comes to me the sharp picture of New York at its best, on a shiny blue-and-white Autumn day with its buildings cut diagonally in halves of light and shadow, with its straight neat avenues colored with quick throngs, like confetti in a breeze. 

Someone, and I wish it had been I, has said that "Autumn is the Springtime of big cities." I see New York at holiday time, always in the late afternoon, under a Maxfield Parrish sky, with the crowds even more quick and nervous but even more good-natured, the dark groups splashed with the white of Christmas packages, the lighted holly-strung shops urging them in to buy more and more. 

I see it on a Spring morning, with the clothes of the women as soft and as hopeful as the pretty new leaves on a few, brave trees. I see it at night, with the low skies red with the black-flung lights of Broadway, those lights of which Chesterton—or they told me it was Chesterton—said, "What a marvelous sight for those who cannot read!" 

I see it in the rain, I smell the enchanting odor of wet asphalt, with the empty streets black and shining as ripe olives. I see it—by this time, I become maudlin with nostalgia—even with its gray mounds of crusted snow, its little Appalachians of ice along the pavements. So I go back. And it is always better than I thought it would be.

I suppose that is the thing about New York. It is always a little more than you had hoped for. Each day, there, is so definitely a new day. "Now we'll start over," it seems to say every morning, "and come on, let's hurry like anything."

London is satisfied, Paris is resigned, but New York is always hopeful. Always it believes that something good is about to come off, and it must hurry to meet it. There is excitement ever running its streets. Each day, as you go out, you feel the little nervous quiver that is yours when you sit in the theater just before the curtain rises. Other places may give you a sweet and soothing sense of level; but in New York there is always the feeling of "Something's going to happen." It isn't peace. But, you know, you do get used to peace, and so quickly. And you never get used to New York.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Bright ideas for repurposing lab equipment

Back in 1984, when Rich Haack first laid eyes on a high-field nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer, he had a vision for the instrument that went beyond analyzing chemical compounds. "I thought if you could hollow it out, it would make a neat smoker, outdoor oven, or fire pit," he tells Newscripts.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Schrödinger's sugar. [Via Reddit]

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

April 25th