2021-04-16

Old Fry’s Ad for Hard Drive

 was shaking my head then and I am still chuckling when I realize that the copy writer of this display ad must've had writer's block when trying to point out the obvious benefits of this particular piece of hardware. Imagine the luxury of an On/Off switch back
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2020-11-16

An Organ So Hot, it Needs a Fire Extinguisher

was recently watching some random YooToob video of an orchestra playing some work that featured an organ, when I captured this moment in a screen grab. What struck me most wasn't the obvious fact that the fire extinguisher cabinet was empty, or why you would need to lock the fire extinguisher cabinet, but rather why would you need a fire extinguisher next to the organ console way up in the
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2020-11-10

Used Mustard on Amazon

Used Mustard? was recently browsing mustard varieties on Amazon and was quite surprised (not to mention disguested) to find tha among the filters on the left, was one where shoppers could choose either New or Used jars of mustard! It's nice to know that we have choices. You'd think that those worthies whose job it is to make Amazon's shopping experience a pleasant one would take a moment to see
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2020-10-10

An Explosive Musical Moment

aolo Esperanza, bass-trombonist with the Simphonica Mayor de Uruguay, in a misplaced moment of inspiration, decided to make his own contribution to the cannon shots fired as part of the orchestra’s performance of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture at an outdoor children’s concert. In complete seriousness he placed a large, ignited firecracker, which was equivalent in strength to a quarter stick of dynamite, into his aluminum straight mute and then stuck the
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2020-01-28

Parking Spaces as Office Space

nly in San Francisco.  These earnest entrepreneurs plug quarters into parking meters, set up a few tables and chairs, and rent "office" space by the half hour to those just getting their startups going. When I read this, I first thought it was a late April Fool joke, but apparently it's true. Just keep plugging quarters into your parking meter and enjoy the sun while you do your work. Looks
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2020-01-27

Top Mold Doesn’t Match Waffle

How does that top mold make a waffle that looks like
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2019-12-22

Small Technicians

I noticed this item on Amazon yesterday. Being the oddball of the linguistics crowd, I immediately latched onto the wording of "DEWALT Small Technician's Pouch".  I couldn't help thinking that it was made with small technicians in mind.  I posed a fake question (you have to scroll down to see the questions): Are these people even reading the question, do they not get the joke about small technicians?  What is
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2019-12-13

Super Savings at the Supermarket!

Sometimes the good folks who stock items at the local supermarket are too busy to look for inconsistencies in marking
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2019-12-06

Comments following a story about Devin Nunes’ antics

It is truly painful to watch the impeachment hearings when Devin Nunes (R-Fresno), a putative dairy farmer, keeps stepping in meadow muffins... And Nunes had only his Steele Dossier talking points to close with. When all you have is a milking bucket and chair, everything looks like a cow udder. But it takes a lot of pull. You just have to know how to tug the right way. That one
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