Archive for the ‘funny’ Category

CNN’s triumphant return to accurate journalism

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...ok, ok, fine -- I admit it. I changed it; I couldn't help it. Sorry. :)


Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

"This morning I was awoken by my alarm clock powered by electricity generated by the public power monopoly regulated by the US department of energy. I then took a shower in the clean water provided by the municipal water utility. After that, I turned on the TV to one of ...

Add these to your reading list

Friday, September 18th, 2009

img { padding-bottom: 1em; padding-top: 1em;} These are some of the odd books unearthed for the Diagram Prize which is awarded each year to the book with the strangest title. Yes, these books are real. All Dogs Have ADHD Baboon Metaphysics: The Evolution of a Social Mind Beyond Leaf Raking: Learning to Serve/Serving to Learn ...

Optimism that only a programmer can appreciate

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

"A programmer is a person who passes as an exacting expert on the basis of being able to turn out, after innumerable punching, an infinite series of incomprehensive answers calculated with micrometric precisions from vague assumptions based on debatable figures taken from inconclusive documents and carried out on instruments of ...

Corn muffin coefficient

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

From a recent Quotation of the Day Mailing List email comes this gem from a collection of letters written in response to the US Department of Agriculture's redesign of the Food Pyramid: "The cleansing properties of urine are not even addressed in the food pyramid. This must be corrected. We cannot ...

links for 2009-03-06: Pile o’ toys

Friday, March 6th, 2009

table {width: 400px;} img { border: none;} td {padding-bottom: 1em;} This impressive augmented reality demo from GE inserts computer-generated 3D objects into live video. First, watch the short video. Then, try it yourself. Israeli musician "Kutiman" took a big pile of seemingly random YouTube video clips and used them as instruments ...

I wish my 401(k) was this much fun.

Thursday, February 5th, 2009

Every letter is powerful

Wednesday, February 4th, 2009

A fun nugget from my new favorite blog, Futility Closet: Show this bold Prussian that praises slaughter, slaughter brings rout. Teach this slaughter-lover his fall nears. Grim, no? But remove the first letter of each word and the mood changes: How his old Russian hat raises laughter — laughter rings out! Each, his ...

links for 2008-11-14

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Take Stanford’s iPhone Programming Class For Free - I would love to take this class. The internet-connected iPhone's multi-touch interface and powerful multimedia features provide an amazing playground for programmers, if you can stomach Apple's strong-armed policies on application distribution in the App Store. (BTW here is a ...


Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

I've seen this many other places, but I cannot help reposting it here. It is a great statement on the current economic crisis: DEAR AMERICAN: I NEED TO ASK YOU TO SUPPORT AN URGENT SECRET BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP WITH A TRANSFER OF FUNDS OF GREAT MAGNITUDE. I AM MINISTRY OF THE TREASURY OF ...