Friday, August 31, 2007

a payment method for patients of Homeopathic medicine

Allow me to suggest a payment method for patients of Homeopathic medicine:

When you are billed for the homeopathic service (let's say the bill is $100), dilute that amount tenfold.

Repeat thrice.

Send the penny as payment, with an explanation that the penny still retains the buying power of the original $100.


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Blonde joke

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Thursday, August 30, 2007

: Humor from The Onion

Hard To Tell If Wikipedia Entry On Dada Has Been Vandalized Or Not

August 20, 2007 | Issue 43•34

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND—The Wikipedia entry on Dada—the World War I–era "anti-art" movement characterized by random nonsense words, bizarre photocollage, and the repurposing of pre-existing material to strange and disturbing effect—may or may not have been severely vandalized, sources said Monday.

"This is either totally messed up or completely accurate," said Reed College art history major Ted Brendon. "There's a mustache drawn on the photo of Marcel Duchamp, the font size keeps changing, and halfway through, the type starts going in a circle. Also, the majority of the actual entry is made up of Krazy Kat cartoons with abstract poetry written in the dialogue balloons."

The fact that the web page continually reverts to a "normal" state, observers say, is either evidence that ongoing vandalization is being deleted through vigilant updating, or a deliberate statement on the impermanence of superficial petit-bourgeois culture in the age of modernity.



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Hilly Kristal, Catalyst for Punk at CBGB, Dies at 75


Hilly Kristal, who founded CBGB, the Bowery bar that became the cradle of New York punk and art-rock in the 1970s and was the inspiration for musician-friendly rock dives around the world, died in Manhattan on Tuesday. He was 75.

  Thousands of bands played CBGB, from its opening in December 1973 until a dispute with its landlord forced it to close last October. In the 1970s and early '80s, the bar  became by default the headquarters  for innovative local groups like the Ramones, Patti Smith, Blondie, Television, Talking Heads and Sonic Youth, who in the club's early days had few other places to play.

  Within months after CBGB opened, young musicians and poets like Tom Verlaine and Ms. Smith became curious about the bar as they passed it on their way to visit the beat writer William S. Burroughs, who lived a few blocks down the Bowery. Mr. Verlaine persuaded Mr. Kristal to book his band, Television, and others followed suit, including Ms. Smith and her band, which had a seven-week residency in 1975. Record executives soon joined the neighborhood punks as habitues at CB's, as it was familiarly called.

  As time left its mark on CBGB's walls in the form of  stickers and taped-up fliers left by musicians and fans -- as well as damage to its notoriously unpleasant bathrooms -- the club's interior itself became a tourist draw,  as both a relic of rock history and a kind of living museum of graffiti.  Mr. Kristal, who kept office hours  until the end, answering the phone ''CB's'' in a phlegmatic baritone, resisted any changes to the club, a narrow, dark room that still held remnants of its history as a 19th-century saloon.


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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Amazing !

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Friday, August 24, 2007

Japan man mails his finger in protest

Japan man mails his finger in protest - Asia-Pacific -


...but he mailed the wrong finger.



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RE: "It is such a cool machine"

> Russia's new rich, who built fantastic fortunes trading commodities and contacts after the fall of the Soviet Union, have made a name for themselves as ostentatious purchasers of everything from British football clubs to Faberge eggs

Old Joke with new characters:

A recently-wealthy Russian businessman walks into a Mercedes-Benz dealership and asks for the most expensive car they have. They show him the SLR McLaren. When informed it's $500,000, the Russian nods, pulls out his billfold and offhandedly writes a check for that amount.  He takes the car and drives away.

One week later, the same Russian is back at the dealership, and inquires if they have another SLR McLaren.  When he's asked if there was something wrong with the one he bought last week, the Russian snorts and says, "Ach, the ashtray's full already."


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Thursday, August 23, 2007

Office Prank

How to protect your office cubicle from CIA mind control rays:



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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Discorporate and support Mom & Pop shops

Starbucks haters might like a website called the Delocator

You supply your zipcode, and it gives you area coffee shops, emphasising local independently-operated coffee shops. 

Also shows locally owned bookstores and movie theatres.

And we'll begin
Freedom! freedom!
Kindly loving!
You'll be absolutely free
Only if you want to be
    - Frank Zappa & The Mothers  from Absolutely Free (1967)

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Brilliand piece of juxtaposition by George Carlin


The French are the chefs
The Germans are the mechanics
The Italians are the lovers
The Swiss run the hotels
And the British are the police

The British are the chefs
The Italians are the mechanics
The Swiss are the lovers
The French run the hotels
And the Germans are the police


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: Jury Duty


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Monday, August 20, 2007

CIA, FBI Computers Used for Wikipedia Edits


CIA, FBI Computers Used for Wikipedia Edits

By Randall Mikkelsen
Thursday, August 16, 2007; 6:43 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - People using CIA and FBI computers have edited entries in the online encyclopedia Wikipedia on topics including the Iraq war and the Guantanamo prison, according to a new tracing program.

full article at

Be your own snoop:


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Pet camel kills Australian woman:

BBC news:

A woman in Australia has been killed by her pet camel after the animal may have tried to have sex with her.


The woman died as the camel was... *humping* her ? 


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Behold the Oracle of Starbucks !

The omniscient Oracle of Starbucks can tell you everything about your personality by what you drink at Starbucks.

Simply enter your full drink order -- including size -- into the field below and the all-knowing Oracle will tell you everything about your personality.

(FYI, Starbuck's drink sizes are Tall, Grande, and Venti.  But you already knew that, right?)


Now you can see trouble…before he arrives

Friday, August 17, 2007

IMG2TXT: ASCII Art Made Easy!


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Thursday, August 16, 2007

China's where it's AT

Chinese couple tried to name baby "@"

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Chinese couple tried to name their baby "@", claiming the character used in e-mail addresses echoed their love for the child, an official trying to whip the national language into line said on Thursday.

The unusual name stands out especially in Chinese, which has no alphabet and instead uses tens of thousands of multi-stroke characters to represent words.

"The whole world uses it to write e-mail, and translated into Chinese it means 'love him'," the father explained, according to the deputy chief of the State Language Commission Li Yuming.

full story @ :


I predicted something like this would happen!

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Zappa's Yellow Snow warning still applies

Sweden profits from public urination

Published: 6th August 2007 11:31 CET

Public urination is fast becoming something of a cash cow for Sweden, garnishing the state coffers with 1.8 million kronor ($264,000) so far this year.

Though fines for peeing in public were increased from 500 kronor to 800 kronor last October, this does not appear to have had any dampening effect on the practice, Metro reports.

This year's crop of outdoors types are well on the way to smashing last year's record of 3,328. Figures for the first seven months of 2007 show that 2,252 people have already been find for public peeing this year.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Life imitates Art

Pencil removed from woman's head

BERLIN - A 59-year-old German woman has had most of a pencil removed from inside her head after suffering nearly her whole life with the headaches and nosebleeds it caused, Bild newspaper reported on Monday.


Now THIS would make a great Simpson's episode !

Oh... wait, wait...

: Cheese-based Hallucinogens

Cheese-based Hallucinogens

"Hey man, I'm jonesin'. What ya got?"

"I got everything, man. Stilton, Romano, Roquefort, Gruyere...";jsessionid=TUFVWOB0C0J4XQFIQMFCFGGAVCBQYIV0?xml=/earth/2007/08/14/sclab114.xml

: Irresistable Headline

Biker Fails to Notice Missing Leg

From Scientific American

Who knew the Bible could predict the size of the universe?

Everyone knows that Young Earth Creationism has firmly established that the age of the universe is approximately 6,000 years, as illuminated by the obviously-better-than-radio-carbon-dating method of counting all the begats in the Good Book.

But who knew that pursuing this logic further would allow us to extrapolate not only a detailed and explicit geochronology, but also an estimate of the actual dimensions of the universe?

According to the calculations of former Harvard visiting fellow Russel Seitz, "The Universe must be 12,022 light-years across!"

The BCC Theory Of Everything applies the rigorous equation D=2R to the scientifically impeccable premise that it takes light a year to travel a light year. As the radius of the Universe R, equals the number of light years since Genesis : ~4004+2007=6,011
The really good news about light taking just 12,022 years to traverse the the whole shebang is that volume of The Biblically Correct Universe scarcely exceeds a trillion cubic light-years. The wonderfully modest cube root of this figure puts the stars only one thousandth of a light year apart-- barely a billion miles, making interstellar travel a present reality, as every space probe launched since Star Trek The Movie must by now have left several hundred stars astern

Too bad any opportunity we might have had to explore all that newly-accessible intergalactic territory will be precluded by the coming apocalypse.

Monday, August 13, 2007

The Church of Google

Is Google God ?

Witness the 10 Proofs at:

NY Times gets smaller

Now that the New York Times reduced the size of the newspaper, cutting the width by an inch and a half, I propose a change in their masthead:

Old motto: "All the news that's fit to print."
New motto: "All the news that fits."

Left Handers Day is 13 August

August 13 is designated International Lefthanders Day by Lefthanders International. It was first observed 13 August 1976. As its name suggests, it is meant to promote awareness of the inconveniences facing left-handers in a predominantly right-handed world.

Famous Left Handers:

A store for Lefties (no, it's not in the Springfield Mall):

And for you lefties, your own wine: (Mollydooker is Aussie slang for a left-handed person)

Lefties, I complement you! (with my left hand)

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Ali G interviews David and Posh Beckham

Ali G interviews David and Posh Beckham. It's amazing that Ali G didn't get a punch in the face...

Friday, August 10, 2007

Thurl Ravenscroft Festival

Three dozen songs by the voice of Tony the Tiger

Thursday, August 09, 2007

This guy's got balls. No, wait.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Exhibition: Palaeontology meets Hanna-Barbera

from Nature 448, 650  (9 August 2007)

Korean artist Hyungkoo Lee's quirky take on palaeontology is a showstopper among the acres of international contemporary art on offer at the 52nd Venice Biennale.

Lee, the first artist to have a solo show in his country's pavilion, immediately grabs the attention of visitors with a dramatically spotlit moment from the world's geological past, staged in the centre of a darkened room. The skeleton of a predator, pouncing on its transfixed, smaller prey, initially evokes the natural history tableaux encountered in museums.

Closer examination reveals that the exaggerated quality of Lee's tableau owes more to cartoon animators William Hanna and Richard Barbera than to palaeontologists. Reading the exhibit titles, Mus Animatus and Felis Catus [sic] Animatus, confirms that we're looking at Tom and Jerry, caught in their perpetual cycle of tragedy narrowly averted, with Jerry outwitting Tom to escape in the nick of time.

This work is part of Lee's Animatus series, in which he "explores hypothetical anatomical possibilities of beings without existential evidence".

See what you're getting into…before you go there

4 stages

The 4 Stages of Life,  expressed as liquids...



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the "latest" in technology... for the 1930's

Modern Mechanix: Yesterday's tomorrow, today.

the "latest" in technology... for the 1930's

example:  from Popular Science, Oct 1934: "Two pictures at once give movies third dimension"



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: A new twist on the Turtle Club ?

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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Google Timeline and Maps Experimental search engine:


See results on a timeline or map. With the timeline and map views, Google's technology extracts key dates and locations from select search results so you can view the information in a different dimension. 

Timeline and map views work best for searches related to people, companies, events and places.




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Friday, August 03, 2007

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Residents

Jeffito runs a fantastic MP3 music blog. Occasionally he'll highlight a single artist/band and give you a couple of MP3s to download from every album they've recorded. He calls this "the complete idiot's guide"

The latest one is for The Residents.

For those of you who don't know anything about them, let's just say they're one of the strangest groups around. They're based in San Francisco (go "no"). They're avant-garde (both in sound and visual arts), and their albums often have a unifying theme.

Their album "Third Reich 'n' Roll" features a huge pastiche of classic 60's rock songs, blended, reworked, and otherwise modified. (I still laugh when I hear "In-a-Godda-da-Vida" reduced to a quick guitar riff and a tiny drum roll.)

The album "Eskimo" doesn't have conventional songs; it's a soundscape meant to portray traditional Eskimo culture and events.

"The Commercial Album" does have conventional songs. Forty of them. Each one exactly one minute long.

If you're interested, you can download almost five dozen Residents songs at this site:


As the Residents have stated: "Ignorance of your culture is not considered cool "




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CNN: Gonzales calls it confusion; Specter calls it 'misleading'

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee said he's not satisfied with Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' attempt to clarify his testimony about no-warrant surveillance.

"He did not tell the whole truth," Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pennsylvania, said Wednesday.


I know a way we can get the truth out of him.  




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Thursday, August 02, 2007

It's SHARK Week !

Marine biology researchers have developed a new method to fend off shark attacks.

If you are diving and are approached by a shark, they recommend that you swim toward it aggressively and punch it in the nose as hard as possible.

If this doesn't work, beat the shark with your stump.

test your shark smarts:




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An Egg-cellent Idea, Smithers.

Here's an interesting item:

A review of The Simpson's new movie, written as an episode of The Simpsons.


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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Scientific sense of humor

Here's a list of humorous scientific names that scientists have given to new species:

OK, they're not howlers, but it does demonstrate that we're not completely grim and grey.

For example, there's a species of fly named Phthiria relativitae (pronounced Theory-a-Relativity).  Check out the section labeled "Insulting Puns".

(and for you chemists, a list of humorous chemical names can be found at: )





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