Silent 3's medicated musings
Yet another blog that will take up gigs of space, be accessable to anyone on the face of the earth, and will be read by (maybe) three people... If I'm lucky.
Thursday, February 04, 2016
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Marcus Aurelius on the topic of intimacy
- 'The Meditations' by Marcus Aurelius
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."
Sunday, January 10, 2016
Monday, January 04, 2016
Heartwarming Illustration Of A Dog’s Life Will Make You Want To Hug Your Pup Forever
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Dave Barry's Year in Review
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Monday, December 14, 2015
Question about Judaism
DO JEWS HAVE TRASH CANS IN THEIR KITCHEN OR NOT?"
Sorry, what's a trash can? Reference: I'm super super Jewish.
Why do you date such a person? I don't have a trash can. If others here say they do, it is to mess with you.
Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Star Wars Holiday Special (Abridged)
Unquestionably, this is some of the worst television ever produced.
It's condensed to five minutes; it originally was TWO HOURS LONG.
It's from 1978.
Starring Jefferson Starship, Bea Arthur ... and Chewbacca's family.
And it has Carrie Fisher singing.
No, seriously -- stop laughing and watch the vid.
Keep this link in case you run out of Syrup of Ipecac.
And may the Farce be with you.
Monday, December 07, 2015
Two Hanukkah stories from the New Yorker
"What's the matter, Ringo?" John said, handing him a handkerchief.
Ringo blew his nose. "It's already the fourth night of Hanukkah," he sniffled, "and I haven't got a single present."
"Well, that won't do," John said, and he set off to tell the rest of the Beatles.
"A present?" Paul said. "Well, I suppose I could give him this banana."
"A present?" George said. "I suppose I could give him this zipper."
Then John took a Mason jar and filled it with dirt. "My present is dirt," John said.
That night, the Beatles threw a tremendous Hanukkah party in Ringo's honor. Ringo was overwhelmed. He had never imagined that Hanukkah could be so fun, or so rewarding—especially since he had learned of its existence only that morning.
Incidentally, it was around this time that the Beatles were doing a lot of drugs.
In the Book of the Redemption (c. 1263), the celebrated medieval Jewish philosopher Nahmanides describes a distant land where everything—the houses, the roads, even the synagogue—is made from potato latkes.
And running through this savory land are two broad rivers, one flowing with applesauce and the other with sour cream.
And on Hanukkah the Jews of Latkeland gather at the confluence of the two rivers, so they can top their latkes with a dollop of each.
Incidentally, it was around this time that Nahmanides was doing a lot of drugs.
More stories at: http://www.newyorker.com/humor/2009/12/14/091214sh_shouts_brenner
Thursday, December 03, 2015
Saturday Dec 5th, Candlelight Tours at Peter Wentz Farmstead
beginning at 3pm
Highlights for this year include:
- Visit with Belsnickel (Pennsylvania German for Saint Nicholas in furs) from 3-6pm
- Candles lit at dusk
- Tours of the historic house
- 18th century tunes played on various instruments by musician Mark Carroll
- Demonstrations of some common colonial crafts and toys & games
- Seasonal food and drink being prepared on the hearth in the summer kitchen
- Our colonial neighbors making toasts and firing muskets in the joy of the season
- Visit with the animals in the barn and sheepfold
- Museum shop open & light refreshments available for purchase
Peter Wentz Farmstead is a historical German American farm which has been continuously farmed since 1744.
It is located in Worcester Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Address: 2030 Shearer Rd, Lansdale, PA 19446
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Guy Leaves Fake Self-Help Books At A Local Booksto...
Friday, November 27, 2015
Children's Picture Book 'What Is Punk?' Introduces...
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
... and they vote.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Hipster Food satire
Belgians tweet cat pictures during #BrusselsLockdown
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Cat Pianos, Sound-Houses, and Other Imaginary Musical InstrumentsCat Pianos, Sound-Houses, and Other Imaginary Musical Instruments
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
'CHARLIE BROWN' ACTOR PLEADS GUILTY TO MAKING THREATS
Wednesday, November 04, 2015
Monday, November 02, 2015
Friday, October 30, 2015
fortunately, no flames
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Amazon user book review
From a review of the book "A Million Random Digits with 100,000 Normal Deviates" on the Amazon website:
Of course these are NOT random numbers, that's just what they want you to believe.
The reality is that this so called technical reference is in fact a secret Illuminati code documenting in great detail the ultra-secret Freemason conspiracy to take over the entire world and enslave its people in a terrible New World Order!
Perhaps you don't believe me? Then consider this most chilling excerpt:
"00200 19612 78430 11661 94770"
This is clearly a reference to the Revelations 10,15:
"And the whore of Babylon shall be carried upon the beast whose horns numbereth 13 and bring pestilence to the land of the ten kings"
Look, it even lists her phone number! What more evidence could you possibly need?
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Monday, October 26, 2015
Friday, October 16, 2015
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
The 2015 Ig Nobel Prize winners
CHEMISTRY PRIZE - Callum Ormonde and Colin Raston [AUSTRALIA], and Tom Yuan, Stephan Kudlacek, Sameeran Kunche, Joshua N. Smith, William A. Brown, Kaitlin Pugliese, Tivoli Olsen, Mariam Iftikhar, Gregory Weiss [USA], for inventing a chemical recipe to partially un-boil an egg.
PHYSICS PRIZE - Patricia Yang [USA and TAIWAN], David Hu [USA and TAIWAN], and Jonathan Pham, Jerome Choo [USA], for testing the biological principle that nearly all mammals empty their bladders in about 21 seconds (plus or minus 13 seconds).
LITERATURE PRIZE - Mark Dingemanse [THE NETHERLANDS, USA], Francisco Torreira [THE NETHERLANDS, BELGIUM, USA], and Nick J. Enfield [AUSTRALIA, THE NETHERLANDS], for discovering that the word "huh?" (or its equivalent) seems to exist in every human language - and for not being quite sure why.
MANAGEMENT PRIZE - Gennaro Bernile [ITALY, SINGAPORE, USA], Vineet Bhagwat [USA, INDIA], and P. Raghavendra Rau [UK, INDIA, FRANCE, LUXEMBOURG, GERMANY, JAPAN], for discovering that many business leaders developed in childhood a fondness for risk-taking, when they experienced natural disasters (such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis, and wildfires) that - for them - had no dire personal consequences.
ECONOMICS PRIZE - The Bangkok Metropolitan Police [THAILAND], for offering to pay policemen extra cash if the policemen refuse to take bribes.
REFERENCE: Numerous news reports.
MEDICINE PRIZE - Awarded jointly to two groups: Hajime Kimata [JAPAN, CHINA]; and to Jaroslava Durdiaková [SLOVAKIA, US, UK], Peter Celec [SLOVAKIA, GERMANY], Natália Kamodyová, Tatiana Sedláčková, Gabriela Repiská, Barbara Sviežená, and Gabriel Minárik [SLOVAKIA], for experiments to study the biomedical benefits or biomedical consequences of intense kissing (and other intimate, interpersonal activities).
MATHEMATICS PRIZE - Elisabeth Oberzaucher [AUSTRIA, GERMANY, UK] and Karl Grammer [AUSTRIA, GERMANY], for trying to use mathematical techniques to determine whether and how Moulay Ismael the Bloodthirsty, the Sharifian Emperor of Morocco, managed, during the years from 1697 through 1727, to father 888 children.
BIOLOGY PRIZE - Bruno Grossi, Omar Larach, Mauricio Canals, Rodrigo A. Vásquez [CHILE], José Iriarte-Díaz [CHILE, USA], for observing that when you attach a weighted stick to the rear end of a chicken, the chicken then walks in a manner similar to that in which dinosaurs are thought to have walked.
DIAGNOSTIC MEDICINE PRIZE - Diallah Karim [CANADA, UK], Anthony Harnden [NEW ZEALAND, UK, US], Nigel D'Souza [BAHRAIN, BELGIUM, DUBAI, INDIA, SOUTH AFRICA, US, UK], Andrew Huang [CHINA, UK], Abdel Kader Allouni [SYRIA, UK], Helen Ashdown [UK], Richard J. Stevens [UK], and Simon Kreckler [UK], for determining that acute appendicitis can be accurately diagnosed by the amount of pain evident when the patient is driven over speed bumps.
PHYSIOLOGY and ENTOMOLOGY PRIZE - Awarded jointly to two individuals: Justin Schmidt [USA, CANADA], for painstakingly creating the Schmidt Sting Pain Index, which rates the relative pain people feel when stung by various insects; and to Michael L. Smith [USA, UK, THE NETHERLANDS], for carefully arranging for honey bees to sting him repeatedly on 25 different locations on his body, to learn which locations are the least painful (the skull, middle toe tip, and upper arm). and which are the most painful (the nostril, upper lip, and penis shaft).
Monday, September 21, 2015
Thought for Today
Friday, September 04, 2015
Scientists Calculate Calories Needed To Walk To Mordor | Popular Science
Now, thanks to a study by Skye Rosetti and Krisho Manaharan that was published in the Journal of Interdisciplinary Science Topics, we have an idea of just how hungry the hobbits might have realistically been.
In order for all 9 members to walk 92 days to Mordor, they'd need to consume exactly 1,780,214.59 calories.
Thursday, September 03, 2015
When you mix classic movie lines with nerd humor, you get #scienceamoviequote
A couple examples attached, story below.
Oh, the hilarity!