nerdigras

Tomorrow is the first day of “nerdigras”:http://nedbatchelder.com/blog/200903/square_root_of_christmas.html ; let the festivities begin!

(I wonder what the pancake-equivalent is? :-)

posted at 11:03 pm on Wednesday, March 04, 2009 in Humour, Links | Comments Off on nerdigras

nobody’s happy, everything’s amazing

http://biggeekdaddy.com/miscvideos/everythingsamazing.html

It’s true. We live in amazing times, and everyone is as grumpy as ever!

posted at 8:38 am on Wednesday, March 04, 2009 in Humour, Links | Comments Off on nobody’s happy, everything’s amazing

zombies?

Hackers broke into an electronic sign near Austin, TX to warn travellers about the zombie apocalypse! woo hoo!

“http://techblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2009/01/hackers-break-into-electronic.html”:http://techblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2009/01/hackers-break-into-electronic.html

posted at 8:32 pm on Wednesday, January 28, 2009 in Humour, Links | Comments Off on zombies?

disclexia

The girl speaks from the back seat:

bq. Is that one of those geek songs? Rock the Taskbar?

posted at 10:23 pm on Tuesday, December 09, 2008 in Humour, Personal | Comments Off on disclexia

internet takes over real world

The cartoon network managed to “rick-roll the Macy’s parade”:http://wilwheaton.typepad.com/wwdnbackup/2008/11/just-in-case-yo.html

(via Wil Wheaton).

posted at 9:13 am on Friday, November 28, 2008 in Humour, Links | Comments (1)
  1. Nita says:

    Yah – I saw this in a few places yesterday. Utterly brilliant for me, though I suspect confused the hell out of a lot of the non-internet savvy people…

elections

As a friend wrote, “I never expected to see anyone but a white male elected President of the United States in my lifetime”:http://cielf.livejournal.com/301745.html. (That post is friend-locked, so only some of you can see it, sorry).

On the other hand, I still don’t expect to see the Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup in my lifetime. And until last week, I would have given better odds on the Leafs… :-)

posted at 1:23 pm on Wednesday, November 05, 2008 in Current Events, Humour, Politics, Random Thoughts | Comments (1)
  1. Jeff K says:

    I thought that someone who tries on women’s clothing without ever looking at the price tags was a shoe-in for a high office in the United States, but unfortunately it was not clear that Paulson could continue on under Palin.

you can always count on gravity

“Evidence-based Medicine”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evidence-based_medicine sounds like a good thing, until you realize that sometimes collecting the data required causes more problems than it solves. These guys took this argument to an extreme:

“Parachute use to prevent death and major trauma related to gravitational challenge: systematic review of randomised controlled trials”:http://www.bmj.com/cgi/content/full/327/7429/1459?ijkey=425457f110f8db584617b87a1eace92eaa39ff02

bq. Conclusions As with many interventions intended to prevent ill health, the effectiveness of parachutes has not been subjected to rigorous evaluation by using randomised controlled trials. Advocates of evidence based medicine have criticised the adoption of interventions evaluated by using only observational data. We think that everyone might benefit if the most radical protagonists of evidence based medicine organised and participated in a double blind, randomised, placebo controlled, crossover trial of the parachute.

I’m sure they’ll get _lots_ of volunteers for the study… :-)

posted at 7:25 pm on Wednesday, September 03, 2008 in Health, Humour, Links, Science and Technology | Comments (2)
  1. Bob says:

    That article is brilliant! A bit over the top and stretched the analogy to breaking point but does make a valid point.

  2. chk says:

    Hey! you read my weblog! cool! :-)

The bonding gene

bq. …it’s too early for men to blame their inability to commit on a single gene, although Lucas guesses it’s an excuse that’s “certainly going to be used.”

“A study of Swedish twin brothers found that differences in a gene modulating the hormone vasopressin were strongly tied to how well each man fared in marriage.”:http://health.usnews.com/articles/health/healthday/2008/09/01/bonding-gene-could-help-men-stay-married.html

(via “Diane Duane”:http://www.dianeduane.com/outofambit/)

posted at 7:50 am on Tuesday, September 02, 2008 in Health, Humour, Links | Comments Off on The bonding gene

weakest link

The Weakest Link

The Weakest Link

I thought I had posted this photo a long time ago, but I can’t find it now, so here it is again. (It came up on Fairly Oddparents this morning).

I first saw this on “Bruce Scheier’s security weblog”:http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2005/02/the_weakest_lin.html.

(As it turns out, I had uploaded it to Gallery, but still never linked it here. Must have been distracted. Damned kids, get off my lawn! :-)

posted at 9:11 am on Thursday, August 07, 2008 in Humour, Links, Security | Comments Off on weakest link

quote

Daddy: “Why is ‘bealzebub’ written on our whiteboard?”
The Girl: “I don’t know. Does it have his phone number?”

posted at 8:57 pm on Friday, July 04, 2008 in Humour, Personal | Comments Off on quote

disbelief

In reference to several recent movies, including Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull:

bq. “Suspension of disbelief does not mean ‘by the neck, until dead'”

(lifted from “Tanya’s weblog”:http://andpuff.livejournal.com/153360.html comments…)

posted at 3:20 pm on Wednesday, July 02, 2008 in Humour, Movies | Comments Off on disbelief

lol

you’ve all heard of “lolcats”:http://icanhascheezburger.com/ by now, right? Well here are new, never before captured photos of “lolgrues”:http://www.eblong.com/zarf/lolgrues/ in teh wild…

(well, I laughed… :-)

posted at 9:03 am on Saturday, April 12, 2008 in Humour, Links | Comments Off on lol

giggle

A completely over-the-top review of a Bic pen:

Amazon.co.uk: M. Williams “Matt Wil…’s review of Bic Crystal ballpoint pen, medium point, b…

Some of the comments on this review are equally hilarious:

bq. I often use pencils to write notes on paper, but have been thinking about changing to a pen. Is this pen a good starting point for a novice?

and so on…

posted at 11:11 am on Monday, December 10, 2007 in Humour, Links | Comments Off on giggle

lessons of history

From Bruce Schneier’s security weblog:

bq. Here’s a “clip”:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs3SfNANtig from an Australian TV programme called “The Chaser”. A Trojan Horse (full of appropriately attired soldiers) finds its way past security everywhere except the Turkish consulate.

bq. At least they remember their history.

“http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs3SfNANtig”:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs3SfNANtig

posted at 7:30 pm on Monday, July 16, 2007 in Current Events, Humour, Links | Comments Off on lessons of history

steam trek

Star Trek meets “Steampunk”:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steampunk.

“http://slumbering.lungfish.com/?p=417”:http://slumbering.lungfish.com/?p=417

If I knew more about 19th century Science Fiction I could use this as a campaign seed… :-)

posted at 10:19 am on Saturday, June 09, 2007 in Gaming, Humour, Links | Comments Off on steam trek

the whiz

Now all of the women I know can “pee standing up like a man”:http://www.whizbiz.com.au/ …

What _will_ they think of next?

(In all seriousness, I can see a use for this; many public washrooms are truly disgusting places that _I_ wouldn’t want to park my buttocks in…)

posted at 3:13 pm on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 in Health, Humour, Links | Comments Off on the whiz

morning smile

Why the treasure ships from the Americas were allowed to skip Customs: no one inspects the Spanish acquisition!

(Shamelessly stolen from “olletho”:http://olletho.livejournal.com/381557.html)

posted at 11:04 am on Monday, March 05, 2007 in Humour, Links | Comments Off on morning smile

Pachelbels Canon

As seen in the Pachelbels Canon – CollegeHumor video, it really is everywhere.

Maybe you have to be a bit of a music geek, but I laughed myself silly over this one…

posted at 11:00 pm on Monday, February 19, 2007 in Humour, Links | Comments (1)
  1. Heck, I even heard that routine while I was riding on the bus a couple of weeks ago — one of the local radio stations rebroadcast it.

    (Wandering through from Out of Ambit)

indexed

Via “Ned Batchelder”:http://www.nedbatchelder.com/blog/200702.html, I am now reading indexed, a collection of tongue-in-cheek venn diagrams and charts by Jessica Hagy.

I laughed myself silly reading the first page, so I thought I’d share…

posted at 10:39 pm on Friday, February 09, 2007 in Humour, Links | Comments Off on indexed

top 10 reasons to procrastinate

1.

posted at 12:38 pm on Tuesday, January 16, 2007 in Humour | Comments Off on top 10 reasons to procrastinate
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