Tag: Humor

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There is still a lot of speculation on whether Notre Dame football will join a conference. The latest stories have ND trying to negotiate a $75 million dollar contract with NBC that would include Big 12 football games televised by NBC. It’s all about the money, and of course the Transfer Portal, as well as […]

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Quote of the Day: A Sense of Humor

 

“A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It’s jolted by every pebble on the road.” — Henry Ward Beecher

Humorlessness really defines the Woke folk.  Beecher had the right of it. They are jolted by every pebble on the road. They cannot take a joke, nor can they allow others to tell jokes. Comedians have become their main target. Permissible jokes have become so circumscribed that those permitted really are not funny. Humor approved by the Soviet Board of Censors falls flat.

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  The other day, a young woman who had come out of the local Safeway with groceries stopped me in the parking lot as I was getting ready to go inside the store. She was concerned about the way her fish smelled, and wondered what my thoughts about the matter might be. Preview Open

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Liz Cheney thought bubble. “Did I leave the oven on? The one in Wyoming? Sh-t, I think I left it on. When am I going to be in Wyoming again? Probably never, LOL. Oh, but seriously, did I leave the oven on?” “According to the latest CDC guidelines, as long as *one* of us is […]

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Madness and the Mirror Universe

 

My reflection is better-looking than me.  Not only that, but I’m also pretty sure his bathroom is bigger than mine. These things vex me to no end.

One day I mentioned them to a science-nerd friend of mine while we were having lunch.  That was a mistake, as the comment sent my friend on a mission to educate me, and he began to issue, between his disgusting forkfuls of alfalfa sprouts dripping with some odd vinaigrette, an oral dissertation on light waves, photons, reflection, refraction, asymmetrical facial features, and blah, blah, blah.

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I was watching a YouTube video the other day, “12 recently discovered WW II secrets” or something like that.  One of them was about a recovered German submarine that the crew deliberately scuttled even after the war was over. After recovering it, almost 70 years later, they found it had some special almost prototype torpedoes […]

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Direct from the laundry room in an undisclosed location somewhere in Ohio, we’re joined by Joel Berry, the Managing Editor of The Babylon Bee. We have a serious discussion of a serious topic – being funny – with a man who knows a thing or two about humorous  writing, our own James Lileks. We go […]

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@henryracette for reminding me about this post I wrote with his post concerning Bourbon in plastic bottles.  Barra is a small island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. There are approximately 1,174 residents, and 761 of them still speak Gaelic. Barra is predominantly Catholic to this day. The island has a rich history, some of […]

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My child  adult recently reached their majority.  As a fully fledged eighteen year old, we went to the DMV to file for an appropriate state-issued Real ID compliant ID. I was asked if this would also complete voting registration.  I said yes, it was the Motor-Voter law, and it would all be taken care of […]

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Quote of the Day: Time for a Break

 

The great question that has never been answered, and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is ‘What does a woman want?’ –Sigmund Freud

We are all obsessed with events both domestic and foreign, and it’s difficult to maintain one’s clarity. Some of us have friends and relatives that are directly affected by the most recent chaotic events. But if we are to stay engaged, we sometimes need a break that will give us a chance to breathe, relax and re-center.

So I’m sharing this quote by the great Sigmund Freud for your consideration. I can almost predict at least some of the responses to this quotation. Before anyone even answers, the men will roll their eyes and have visions of a dashboard filled with dials and meters. And the women will laugh and insist they aren’t really that complicated.

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I’m working on my writing.  My writing style is generally more conversational and open.  I do, sometimes, write more professional items (research, crap like that).  I’m working on writing for various purposes, but instead of just writing on my random musings I thought it might be a good time to ask people. What have you […]

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Quote of the Day: ’60 Minutes’ and Mitch McConnell on the GA Voting Law

 

For today’s quote, I thought I would include the 60 Minutes cut of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s recent statement regarding the Georgia election law:

We are witnessing voting procedures worse than Jim Crow or “Jim Crow on steroids,” the horrific racist brutality of segregation. Election Day hours were changed and the opportunities to cast a ballot in early voting were fewer than the law requires.

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They’re so funny. And, in many ways, so human.

This is Oleg.  He’s tiny for his age (about six weeks), and his “sister” (Tatiana) who’s only a couple of days older, is about twice his size.  I only named them this morning, upon the increasing certainty that the little fermentation vats that comprise their multi-compartmented tummies have got themselves sorted out and on the boil, and are working properly.  Saying anything more about that would be TMI, other than that orphaned or rejected lambs which are bottle-fed and which start out with only a little, or none at all, of their mother’s natural first milk or colostrum, are at a huge disadvantage when it comes to developing the proper digestive enzymes and processes to support their ruminant systems.  (Brief digression: That’s making me wonder if a high-born sheep should be referred to as “Your Ruminance?”  Note to self–perhaps ask @arahant. He might know.) Anyway, it’s a bit of a juggling act to get it right, and sometimes I don’t.  This year, I think I have.  Perhaps it’s the light diet of spring bulbs that’s done the trick . . .

So, this morning, I thought I’d try a new approach with their bottles, of which they’re down to three feedings a day, so I got out two bottles at once, filled them up, put one in each hand, and tried to get them both going at the same time.  Oleg, who’s a bit…umm…wooly about certain things, seemed to figure this out, and latched right on.

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Socrates is a funny guy. Yes, he is serious, but he is never solemn. You can be funny and serious at the same time. This dialogue, the Euthydemus, is a fine example. First a little background: Socrates believes that Athenians are being poorly served by the Sophists, a group of self-proclaimed teachers of rhetoric (the […]

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