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 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): Are these people even reading the question, do they not get the joke about small technicians?  What
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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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2019-11-09

Hijacking a Knock-Knock Joke

Steve: who's ready for a monday morning joke guyz? Steve: knock knock... Steve who's there? Steve: Irish Stu David: Oh hi, Stu, come on in, it's been a while. What brings you round this way? David: Just passing by, huh? Cool, cool. Just as long as Sarah didn't kick you out of the house, ha ha David: "Stu starts crying uncontrollably" David: Oh shit, she did? Man, I am so
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2019-10-06

A Collection of Puns

Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly. When they lit a fire in the craft it sank, proving once and for all that you can't have your kayak and heat it too. Two boll weevils grew up in South Carolina. One went to Hollywood and became a famous actor. The other stayed behind in the cotton fields and never amounted to much. The second one, naturally, was known as
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