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Category Archives: humor

25 random things about me


this is a facebook meme that’s currently going around. since i can’t leave well enough alone, i modified it to be “24 true random things about me, and one lie”. i’m a contrarian. so sue me. anyway, i’m reposting it here, because i’m lazy and because it was fun to write: Rules: Once you’ve been […]

how to solve the nation’s financial and political crises, all at once


sell alaska to the russians for $700 billion.

headline of the day


New McCain Ad Bashes Obama for Not Visiting Troops Using Footage of Obama Visiting Troops. via daily kos. there’s not much this guy can do right, is there? there’s something to be said for voting for someone using the effectiveness and cohesion of their campaign organization as a criteria.

your tax dollars at work


via time: brent rinehart is running for reelection as a county commissioner in oklahoma county. that’s in oklahoma. oklahoma city, to be exact. why should you care? you shouldn’t, except that he’s distributing the funniest, most over-the-top campaign literature you can imagine. it’s a comic book he wrote himself. but richie rich or archie it […]

hot water for dehydrated babies


the banality, bad planning, and hilarity of john mccain’s speech on tuesday has been discussed to death. but i want to focus on one particular line that had kirk and me hooting with laughter. and of course there’s a long hilarious discussion on digg. hopefully by november this guy will, at a minimum, learn to […]

grilled chicken caesar, with tilapia and perch


enjoying my stouffer’s lean cuisine grilled chicken caesar for lunch today, looking at the box, and reading the ingredients, when i see this: let me zoom in for you: putting aside the misspelling of tilapia, it’s not very appetizing to use fish gelatin for the pasta (not sure why pasta needs gelatin anyway?) in a […]

your creation museum report


via daring fireball, a tour of the creation museum, from just the right perspective. here’s a sample: Let me say this much: I have to admit admiration for the pure balls-out, high-octane creationism that’s on offer here. Not for the Creation Museum that mamby-pamby weak sauce known as “Intelligent Design,” which tries to slip God […]

sioux city sux, not gay


from my yahoo! home page this morning: City leaders have scrapped plans to do away with the Sioux Gateway Airport’s unflattering three-letter identifier — SUX — and instead have made it the centerpiece of the airport’s new marketing campaign. The code, used by pilots and airports worldwide and printed on tickets and luggage tags, will […]

you tube commenters


The Internet Has Always Had Loud Dumb People…but I’ve never seen anything quite as bad as the people who comment on Youtube videos. At least according to the hysterically funny [and dead-on accurate] cartoon at the link above. via digg, which certainly has its share of idiotic commenters. feel free to leave your own idiotic […]

fake steve on the iphone, consumerism


day in and day out, fake steve jobs for my money has the funniest blog on the web. even if you aren’t an apple fan, it’s still worth a read. his takes on apple, technology, current events, and miscellany are consistently hilarious. and often insightful as well. as was the case with a recent post: […]

JL421 Badonkadonk Land Cruiser/Tank


as a follow-up to Tuscan Whole Milk, 1 Gallon, 128 fl oz, which i wrote about last year, i humbly present JL421 Badonkadonk Land Cruiser/Tank, for sale at at the low low price of $19,999.95. order before midnight tonight and receive your first battle supply of shells at no extra cost. i’m still partial […]

must be something in the dirty water


oh, boston. i’m glad you aren’t my home. the home of public officials so stupid that they can’t tell the difference between a lite-brite and a terrorist bomb device. basically, it was guerilla marketing in a couple of dozen cities over the past few weeks. none of the other cities were idiotic enough to think […]

today is “reveal your blog crush” day


at least according to this website, it is. from the site: So, I’ve been asked what technically IS a Blog Crush? It’d likely include some, if not all, of the following: A) You can’t wait to read what they post next. B) You want to be friends with them. C) You think they are the […]

sing it, emily dickinson


you can sing all of emily dickinson’s poems to the tune of the theme from “gilligan’s island”. did you know that? my former students do. most of them were forced to hear me sing “because i could not stop for death” or some such thing. you can also sing her poems to the tune of […]

the new yorker in brief


too busy to read the new yorker? me too. too many words, too much density, too few pictures, too much of a commitment, too much of an expense, too much thought required. just for us, the haiku version of the new yorker, updated weekly. sorry, eustace.

the jackson pollock site


found this site while goofing around. go there, and have a few minutes of cool fun. and if you don’t get it, read this.

the continuing adventures of the fake steve jobs


for whatever reason, my favorite new blog (which i’ve written about before), is down and out. the fake steve jobs assures us that he will return, but in the meantime if you missed out on the fun, you can look at the google cache of the old site. the fake steve says about all this: […]

Tuscan Whole Milk, 1 Gallon, 128 fl oz


via consumerist, here’s the funniest link i’ve seen in ages: Reviews for Tuscan Whole Milk, 1 Gallon, 128 fl oz. is selling grocery items now, and of course, it being amazon, people are reviewing them. i read this, and laughed until i cried. all the internet tubes are definitely going to waste for […]

the blog i wish i wrote


and the blog i wish i’d thought of. it’s a fake (i’m assuming it’s fake, anyway) blog written by someone who purports to be steve jobs of apple, called The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs, Aged 51 1/2. subtitled: “Dude, I invented the friggin iPod, okay? Have you heard of it?” whoever writes this thing […]

quick followups


earlier i wrote about a guy who thought an onion article on abortion was real, and wrote a scathing blog about it. he’s interviewed on salon. it’s a great read. also, i wrote a couple of days ago about the idiocy of the government’s terrorist target list. turns out that, as a further example of […]