2021-06-07

my readers know, I get a lot of weird stuff in my email box. Today was something from Whole Latte Love, a coffee supply house where I occasionally shop. Today's item was something called a WDT Tool. I had no idea what this $25 item was supposed to do so I did a search, which turned up this informative article. Looks like I'll pass on this and get two pounds
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2021-04-26

Pizza for Five

Roman frozen pizza wants consumers to pentasect* the baked pie in order to meet recommended nutritional standards per item. Cutting it into four pieces would result in higher meaures of sodium, fats, and carbohydrates, whereas cutting into six pieces would mean skinny bite-sized slices, encouraging folks to grab another slice. Now the problem becomes one of how to slice the pizza into five more or less equal portions, presumably by
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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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2021-04-14

Little Joe’s Parking Scheme

 was passing a couple of orders to Judy at the kitchen pass-through window when the bell hanging above the entrance door tinkled, indicating someone entering the restaurant. “Oh lord,” sighed Toni as she spotted the newcomer. “What now?” asked Judy, The Scruffy Dog’s premier chef. “It’s Little Joe huffin’ and puffin’ like he’s running from the law again.” Even though it was mid-October and a bit crisp outside, Little Joe
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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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2020-10-10

An Explosive Musical Moment

 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
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2020-01-28

Parking Spaces as Office Space

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 just
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2020-01-27

Top Mold Doesn’t Match Waffle

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

Small Technicians

 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 is
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