Monday, June 27, 2016

Terry Pratchet quotes

 


Terry Pratchet's best known for his "Diskworld" series, which now contains 36 books. They're funny fantasy (Diskworld is a flat world supported on the back of 4 elephants standing on the back of a giant turtle), and parody a broad range of topics, including other sci-fi and fantasy writers.
 
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This was turning out to be the longest winter in living memory, so long, in fact, that living memory itself was being shortened as some of the older citizens succumbed. 
 
Everyone's heard of Erwin Schrodinger's famous thought experiment. You put a cat in a box with a bottle of poison, which many people would suggest is about as far as you need to go. 
 
Quimby was eventually killed by a disgruntled poet during an experiment conducted in the palace grounds to prove the disputed accuracy of the proverb "The pen is mightier than the sword," and in his memory it was amended to include the phrase, "only if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp."
 
Ankh-Morpork! Pearl of cities! This is not a completely accurate description, of course — it was not round and shiny — but even its worst enemies would agree that if you had to liken Ankh-Morpork to anything, then it might as well be a piece of rubbish covered with the diseased secretions of a dying mollusc. 
 
With magic, you can turn a frog into a prince. With science, you can turn a frog into a Ph.D and you still have the frog you started with. 
 
Magicians and scientists are, on the face of it, poles apart. Certainly, a group of people who often dress strangely, live in a world of their own, speak a specialized language and frequently make statements that appear to be in flagrant breach of common sense have nothing in common with a group of people who often dress strangely, speak a specialized language, live in ... er ... 

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Won the Internet

 



Friday, May 20, 2016

Funky Friday Venn Diagram


Funniest Amazon Review EVER! *Will cause laughter ...

funny: Amazon Diva cup review - thenest

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Get it?

 

Friday, May 13, 2016

This sums up November


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

"Blessed Greetings, Mister Prime Minister!""


Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari says he is not demanding "any apology from anybody" after UK Prime Minister David Cameron labelled his country "fantastically corrupt".

Speaking at an anti-corruption event in London, Mr Buhari said he was more interested in the return of stolen assets held in British banks.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-36265998


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It's another Scam, Mr Cameron. Don't fall for it!

 

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Friday, May 06, 2016

In honor of Sigmund Freud on his 160th Birthday


Q:  How many Freudians does it take to change a lightbulb?

A:  Two. One to screw in the lightbulb, and the other to hold the penis.
      I mean the Ladder!  THE LADDER!!!

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Thursday, May 05, 2016

Whaaaaaat? It's not the bucket?






Wednesday, April 27, 2016

for FB

"I am fluent in over 6 million forms of silence."

 


Thursday, April 21, 2016

Loyalist newspaper's reaction to Lexington & Concord?

 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Penalty Kick shootout (and a slapstick comedy routine)

 
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8F9jXYOH2c0

 

A soccer match between the Yale Bulldogs and the North Carolina Tar Heels comes down to Scott Sterling and the most epic penalty kick shootout you'll ever see.



Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Remember ?

 
 

Monday, April 04, 2016

a Word to the Wise.

 

Friday, April 01, 2016

Food of Unknown Provenance.

 
It's not ham.
It's not chicken, either.
Who can say what the hell it is?


Thursday, March 31, 2016

Difference between Easter and Passover

 
 

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Superman and the Military Are Best Frenemies


Kal-El's relationship with the armed forces is … complicated


In 2013's blockbuster Man of Steel, Superman proudly fights alongside the U.S. Army and Air Force against the marauding forces of General Zod.


But Superman has not always been so cozy with the military. The Last Son of Krypton started out demolishing slums in the name of social justice, avoided the draft in World War II due to his poor vision, spent Easter Sunday with orphans in the jungles of Vietnam and, a few years ago, even renounced his U.S. citizenship.


So why the big reversal?


It might have something to do with the potentially millions of dollars the National Guard poured into Warner Brothers' pockets. Man of Steel's paying sponsors, the Guard among them, together ponied up $160 million for brand placements — quite possibly the most ever for a film.


Not only does the National Guard's sponsorship stink of propaganda — it flies in the face of 70 years of character development.


Kal-El began his career on Earth as a radical reformer. He fought for social change — and he wasn't afraid to face down the military to serve what he felt was a greater good.


In Action Comics #1, after a brief origin story and clash with a corrupt mayor, Clark Kent's boss sends him to the South American country San Monte to cover an ongoing war. That's right, Kent's first news job is as … a war reporter.


Supes takes a detour to Washington first, where he roughs up a lobbyist trying to convince a senator to drag America into a war in Europe. Superman threatens the lobbyist, who quickly gives up his boss — a munitions magnate named Emil Norvell. The manufacturer wants as much war as possible. It's good for business.


Superman then forces Norvell to travel to San Morte and enlist in its army. Supes even joins himself to keep an eye on the war profiteer. On the front lines, Norvell personally experiences the horrors of wars. He promises he'll never again manufacture weapons.


The bullets taken out of the gun, so to speak, Superman ends the war by kidnapping the rival armies' commanders and forcing them to talk. When the two men realize they can't remember why the war started, they shake hands and swear to end the conflict.


Again, this is the first Superman story. It played out over the first two issues of Action Comics and set the tone of the book as socialist, anti-war and isolationist.


This very interesting article (which invokes the history of Superman in both Comic and Movie form) continues:

http://warisboring.com/articles/superman-and-the-military-best-frenemies/



Tuesday, March 22, 2016

FW: What you get when you let the internet decide


From a friend:


 
"Shackleton. Endeavour. Falcon. These are just some of the names suggested for the UK's next world-class polar research ship as part of a campaign launched today for the public to put forward names for the state-of-the-art vessel to be built in the North West of England."
   - National Environmental Research Council (UK) website

Nope.
 When the National Environmental Research Council (UK) asked the internet to name the new ship, the humorous suggestion from a former BBC employee of "R.R.S. Boaty McBoatface" has become the front-runner for the vessel's name.


(You can tell it's the UK & not the US because the front running name isn't obscene...)

SWS
 

Monday, March 21, 2016

Quote of the Day


"Our shouting is louder than our actions, / Our swords are taller than us, / This is our tragedy. / In short / We wear the cape of civilization / But our souls live in the stone age."
  - Nizar Qabbani, poet and diplomat (1923-1998) 


Thursday, March 17, 2016

Snort





Thursday, March 03, 2016

Chris Christie’s wordless screaming


Friday, February 26, 2016

The Food Surgeon performs a Cookie Reassignment Surgery


The Food Surgeon Carefully Replaces Raisins With Chocolate Chips in a Cookie Reassignment Surgery

The fabulous Food Surgeon, who performed an Oreo transplant on a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup and dissected a bulb of garlic, returned to the operating room to perform "cookie reassignment surgery". First the surgeon's steady hands performed a delicate "raisin-ectomy" on an oatmeal raisin cookie with a scalpel, replacing them with semi-sweet chocolate chips that were inserted with a cauterizer.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Sometimes a Facebook comment wins the Internet


 

This thread refers to Walmart announcing they will no longer sell the Confederate flag 



Posted By Silent 3 to Silent 3's medicated musings 

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Very ominous textbook opening paragraph


from my friend Keith  

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@curiouswavefn RT @freelanceastro

Best opening paragraph of a physics textbook, ever.
 (https://books.google.com/books?id=OfEIBAAAQBAJ&lpg=PP1&pg=PA1#v=onepage&q&f=false) http://twitter.com/freelanceastro/status/702204509045420032/photo/1



One appropriate Twitter comment:
@freelanceastro @marshray 
I *really* hope that's the intro to the chapter on correlation versus causation
 
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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

know your tuna

 
 

Friday, February 19, 2016

Humor from The Onion

 
Grated Cheese Found To Contain Wood Pulp

An investigation of several top-selling brands of grated parmesan cheese found that most brands contained double the acceptable amount of wood pulp, or nearly 10 percent of the product's volume. 
What do you think?

"It's not often you find out you've been eating less cheese than you thought."

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Beer name


I saw this beer in the supermarket. 
It's called Raging Bitch

I predict someone will release a beer called "Resting Bitch Face."


A friend of mine commented:
No doubt some enterprising brewer is dreaming up an incredibly bitter quadruple IPA (IBUs somewhere north of 300) worthy of the name.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

A Fast and Fun Animation Covering the History of Japan

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Marcus Aurelius on the topic of intimacy

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 "... as for sexual intercourse, it is the rubbing of a piece of intestine, then a convulsion, and the spurting of some mucus."
     - 'The Meditations' by Marcus Aurelius
 
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I think Marcus was setting up a Stoic defense for his future use:
"Honey, I swear, she meant absolutely nothing to me! It was purely physical."
 
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Sunday, January 10, 2016

Emo Kylo Ren on Twitter

 



Monday, January 04, 2016

Heartwarming Illustration Of A Dog’s Life Will Make You Want To Hug Your Pup Forever