Friday, November 16, 2018

Not the best and the brightest in the produce department


Wednesday, November 14, 2018



Bob

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Pittsburgh Penguins honor the shooting victims


Thursday, October 25, 2018

Rick and Morty’s head writer is making an animated Star Trek series

 

Star Trek: Lower Decks is part of the franchise's new five-year mission


Described as focusing on "the support crew serving on one of Starfleet's least important ships," the new series takes its name from a seventh season episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, in which the actions of the senior staff (and stars of the show) are seen through the eyes of the ship's junior crew members.

"Mike won our hearts with his first sentence: 'I want to do a show about the people who put the yellow cartridge in the food replicator so a banana can come out the other end.'



Oct 25, 1415

Oct 25, 1415:
The Battle of Agincourt between England and France during the Hundred Years War took place.

    And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by,
    From this day to the ending of the world,
    But we in it shall be remembered-
    We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
    For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
    Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
    This day shall gentle his condition;
    And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
    Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,
    And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
    That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.
          - Shakespeare's HENRY V


Scene from Branagh's Henry V





Bob

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

: It's refreshing to know that I, too, can be a NASA engineer

 NASA fixes Hubble gyroscope by turning it off and on again

The Hubble is expected to be back in business soon. Hubble's designers prepared for gyroscope failure by equipping the observatory with a backup. Unfortunately, when one of Hubble's gyroscopes ...
www.engadget.com

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

List of funny Wi-Fi names

 


A good Wi-Fi router name makes it easy to find your own network, but a great Wi-Fi network name is entertaining for neighbors.
www.makeuseof.com

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

A history of joking about Uranus


 For your amusement

By the way, did you hear that the cosmetic technique of "Anal Bleaching" is also called "Changing your ring tone."

*snort*


Happy Birthday, Old Man


"I'll be – I'm not yet – I'll be two thousand on October 16th." 
 — Mel Brooks


 

Friday, October 12, 2018

Primate Text Support


Thursday, October 11, 2018

Banksy embedding a shredder into the frame of his Girl With A Balloon has caught the world’s attention.

In this post, we look at the key questions and offer up some likely answers (from an art nerd perspective). We will start by looking at the key engineering questions:
  • Could a device that had been in the frame for up to 10 years have the battery life to listen for a remote trigger?
  • Was there a functional shredder in the frame or was a pre-shredded work spooled out?
  • Was the shredder shown in Banksy's video the device used to shred the painting?

The recent incident around Banksy embedding a shredder into the frame of his Girl With A Balloon has caught the world's attention. As a nerd obsessed with the intersection of art and tech, I too was sucked in over the weekend in trying to unravel the mysteries behind Banksy's self-shredding paint
www.artnome.com




Sing it with me !


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Historical LOLs


This Saturday


Tuesday, October 09, 2018

For all of your nonsense needs:

 The Surrealist Compliment Generator

A Tiny Gecko Prank-Called People in Hawaii From a Hospital Phone

 
THERE IS A GECKO SITTING ON THE TOUCHSCREEN OF THE PHONE, MAKING CALLS WITH HIS TINY GECKO FEET!!! 
This gecko has called me 15 times, and everyone in our recent call list. 
— Dr. Claire Simeone (@Claire_Simeone) October 5, 2018


Simeone, who serves as hospital director at the Ke Kai Ola Hawaiian Monk Seal Hospital in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, had stepped out of the office last week when she started receiving the mystery calls. Lots of them. "I was getting lunch, so I thought maybe someone had a seal-related question," Simeone explained on Twitter. "I picked up.
www.sciencealert.com

Friday, October 05, 2018

Eight year old girl pulls 1,500-year-old sword from lake in Sweden


Does Shimmering Samite come in Junior sizes?

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45753455

An eight-year-old found a pre-Viking-era sword while swimming in a lake in Sweden during the summer. Saga Vanecek found the relic in the Vidöstern lake while at her family's holiday home in ...
www.bbc.com

Thursday, October 04, 2018

Cybersecurity best practices


Friday, September 28, 2018

Too true


Tuesday, September 25, 2018


Friday, September 14, 2018

SOUTHERN WORD OF THE DAY:

 

SOUTHERN WORD OF THE DAY:

NAMASTE

As in: "Y'all evacuatin'?"

"Namaste here."

.



Thursday, September 13, 2018

Eraserhood


At 531 N. 12th Street, Spring Garden and Ridge intersect just below the building.

Mural in the Philly neighbourhood where David Lynch once lived as a PAFA student; now known as the Eraserhood

The mural is on the side of a building which sold mausoleums.

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

'Merica !


Friday, August 31, 2018

Friday Funny


Thursday, August 23, 2018

Google Weather page shows temperature in three scales



From: Bob Bendesky <bob_bendesky@hotmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2018 2:17 PM
Subject: Google Weather page shows temperature in three scales
 

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

“Donaeld The Unready” tweets as if Trump is a mad medieval king

 

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

I wonder what flavor it is.


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Rock n Roll weather sign


 

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

Today in History:

Today in History:

Aug 8, 1876: Thomas Edison patented the mimeograph machine.
Aug 8, 1876: Thomas Edison patented the mimeograph machine.
Aug 8, 1876: Thomas Edison patented the mimeograph machine.
Aug 8, 1876: Thomas Edison patented the mimeograph machine.
Aug 8, 1876: Thomas Edison patented the mimeograph machine.
Aug 8, 1876: Thomas Edison patented the mimeograph machine.
Aug 8, 1876: Thomas Edison patented the mimeograph machine.
Aug 8, 1876: Thomas Edison patented the mimeograph machine.

Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters

In 2013, Sandro decided to do a project honoring the men and women whose photographs helped shape his career. After selecting thirty-five images to emulate, Sandro contacted Malkovich, who instantly agreed to participate. 

When speaking about Malkovich, Sandro states: "John is the most brilliant, prolific person I know. His genius is unparalleled. I can suggest a mood or an idea and within moments, he literally morphs into the character right in front of my eyes. He is so trusting of my work and our process… I'm truly blessed to have him as my friend and collaborator." 



Monday, August 06, 2018

Polish brewery offering 'vagina' beer

When you have the urge to quaff a quiff.


Friday, August 03, 2018

The Genetically Altered Breakfast cereal

DNA enlarged to show texture 


Friday, July 27, 2018

Trivia Friday

"Name the only US presidents NOT buried on US soil".

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Bwa-ha-ha-ha-ha !

    

President Trump's Hollywood Walk of Fame star was smashed to pieces


One horcrux down, six more to go.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Salt Licorice Ice Cream


In Finland, black licorice gets intensified with a hit of salty, stinging ammonium chloride. Tongue-numbing and herbal, the resulting candy is a popular treat. So popular, in fact, that summertime in Finland now means salt licorice ice cream.

Salt licorice ice cream comes in many forms: scoops, soft serve, and ice-cream bars. Fazer, a candy company, makes their ice cream bars in the same shape as their iconic salt licorice candy. While the sweet, salty ice cream itself is a deep gray, it's often covered in an inky-black coating. 

full article at:

Of Course Donald Trump’s All-Caps Iran Tweet Has Become A Mocking Meme



From: Bob Bendesky <bob_bendesky@hotmail.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 8:01 AM
Subject: Of Course Donald Trump's All-Caps Iran Tweet Has Become A Mocking Meme
 

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Benedict Arnold Speaks Out

 

Fw: The Muppets Apocalypse

Alternate Apocalyptic Muppet Show Opening Themes

F'instance:

It's time to summon Cthulhu
And feel the Old God's might
It's time to end existence
On the Muppet Show tonight!
 
As the usual case, much gold by digging down the thread