Category: Bizarro

Beware the next time you hear someone in the trombone section yell out, “Hey, y’all, watch this!”
Paolo 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 mute into the bell of his quite new Yamaha in-line double-valve bass trombone. Read More ➥

How does that top mold make a waffle that looks like this?

I noticed this item on Amazon yesterday. Being the oddball of the linguistics crowd, I immediately latched onto the wording of “DEWALT DG5101 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): Read More ➥

Sometimes the good folks who stock items at the local supermarket are too busy to look for inconsistencies in marking prices.

Do it the cheap way or spend a bundle on questionable software.

A good way to showcase an odd instrument.

A customer comes up to me – a customer service rep at a supermarket – with a can of table salt.
Customer: “There’s no expiration date on this.” Read More ➥

The latest trendy hot topic in Silicon Valley is ”raw water”

Out of touch with Reality Silicon Valley “bros” have been smoking something bad when they manage to convince each other to pay $35 for a jug of unfiltered, untreated “raw” water. Read More ➥

People get carried away but thankfully, this thread was short.

  • I remember seeing one of those. It was near the dance hall where they were holding a hop.
  • I hear if those get out of hand, someone could croak.
  • That’s quite the leap of imagination.
  • I see what you did there. *golf clap*