It's World Cup time, again. And I could make all kinds of snarky comments about the game of soccer. But really, it's just not worth it. It would be like being rude about beating a little kid in a race. So, to World Cup enthusiasts, let me just say this:Ooh! That's very nice. You're doing … Continue reading World Cup : Olympics
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I'm so pleased with myself that I knew immediately from whence this quotation was taken."You don’t need an argument for buying butter. It’s a natural, human instinct.” http://t.co/ETd6K8pTGv (via @prufrocknews )— Bria Sandford (@blsandford) May 5, 2014
Why you shouldn’t build that time machine.
But you probably will anyway. A couple of videos that could serve as PSAs about the dangers of messing with the space-time continuum. Watch out, there are a couple words that might offend your ears in the this one (from ToshiStation). But not this one.
"Soccer" isn’t an American term.
It's a British term. No, really. Check it out. I actually knew that already since I spend a fair bit of time looking at random things in the OED, but I expect it comes as a surprise to a fair number of folks. The best part of the article though is the soccer snobs in … Continue reading "Soccer" isn’t an American term.
Would you like to see something funny?
This, right here? This is pretty funny.But this is funnier.And I find this to be most amusing of the three.
For my brothers and my dad
Washing machines... of the future!
They do draw the line somewhere.
Who'd have thunk it? Episcopalians do have some standards, apparently. While they are willing to ordain women, have homosexual bishops and goodness knows what else, they apparently draw the boundary of their heterodoxy at allowing their priestesses to be Muslim.I'm glad to see that, for the time being at least, they are willing to distinguish … Continue reading They do draw the line somewhere.
I couldn't quite believe it, but there's video to prove it. At least at the moment; the web is a transitory thing.Puts me in mind of another joke. (My apologies to any friends who have strong feelings about Illinois.)Champ Clark loves to tell of how in the heat of a debate Congressman Johnson of Indiana … Continue reading Wait… what?
If it ain’t broke…
Yeah, I never found explanations of why it was better to use BCE and CE very convincing either.
From the forests of Endor
Still the single greatest comic ever.