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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2019-12-06

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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2019-09-11

Doughty Puns

Here are more punny comments by native wits who frequent one of the news sites I read. Dough unto others as you would have them dough unto you, for it is batter to give than to receive. We don’t knead a pun thread this early on a Monday. Bad bun puns are the yeast of our worries these days. Guess I have to learn how to roll with the punches.
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2018-09-11

Commenters Weigh in on Gravity

Funny, I haven't changed my opinion of the theory of gravity either. I must just be stubborn I guess. I don't now, I'm a bit up in the air about it. I've tried changing my mind - but falling flat on my face once was enough to convince me. Only because you failed to miss the ground. It requires a significant distraction at just the right instant. Or so I've
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2018-08-15

Comment Thread about the Grand Canyon

A series of comments on a recent news article. We visited the Grand Canyon when I was a kid. I remember a ranger telling us why we shouldn‘t throw rocks into the canyon: "If everybody did it, they'd fill up the canyon." And if everybody wanted to take rock samples, there’d be no rocks left. And if every person on the planet would form a line around the equator, arms
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2017-04-07

Musical Puns

Comment threads of news items can be pretty much echo chambers but every once in a while, someone posts a random comment that leads to a rich variety of punny responses. Witness this brilliant series: Currently listening to Rachmaninoff…yeah…he Rachs my socks… Rach and Roll er…umm (slowly walks out of room) Nooo! Please come Bach with more musical puns! Can't offer you one because I'm still recouperin from the last
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2017-03-31

Exhausted With Bad Puns

Funny how the obverse [seeing an atheist sign on a car] is never taken into account - drive around my county in PA and count the number of Christian-message-exhorting signs, billboards, bumper stickers, fish symbols on businesses…you’ll get exhausted soon. “drive around” “get exhausted” I see what you did there. There auto be a law. Someone needs to be Drawn and Quoted. You can also get tired. Can we please
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2017-03-30

Gopher Wood

The following comment thread began in comments relating to a post about the hunk of junk Ken Ham calls a replica of Noah's Ark. I'll only be truly impressed by a "replica" ark if someone actually makes one out of nothing but hand-hewn timber! Something like that, regardless of the motivation, would be craftsmanship and hard work worthy of respect. Anything else is just another pile of junk. Timber? Don't
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2017-03-30

Chemistry Puns

I lurk on various news and special interest forums. Occasionally the commenters get carried away with cascading puns.  For example: Did you hear about the man who cooled himself to absolute zero? He's 0K now. So I'm not the only one who likes Chemistry humor after all. I know. I take lame jokes to new Fahrenheits. I think all my jokes are real joules. Don't tell me; you torr something
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2017-03-30

Pithy Sayings

Found in the comments of a recent article I read: Every silver lining has a cloud. Every light has a tunnel at the end. Green is always grassier on the other sife. All that gold is not glitter. Bush in hand is better than two birds. Every cloud has a sync
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