Thursday, November 2

Self-Reference in Pie Charts

Haven't you ever wondered what percentage of pie charts resemble pac-man? I know I have.

Wednesday, October 25

my sense of humor?

the Wit
(61% dark, 30% spontaneous, 15% vulgar)

your humor style:

You like things edgy, subtle, and smart. I guess that means you're probably an intellectual, but don't take that to mean pretentious. You realize 'dumb' can be witty--after all isn't that the Simpsons' philosophy?--but rudeness for its own sake, 'gross-out' humor and most other things found in a fraternity leave you totally flat.

I guess you just have a more cerebral approach than most. You have the perfect mindset for a joke writer or staff writer.

Your sense of humor takes the most thought to appreciate, but it's also the best, in my opinion.

PEOPLE LIKE YOU: Jon Stewart - Woody Allen - Ricky Gervais

The 3-Variable Funny Test!

- it rules -

Friday, October 13

This is Unacceptable

Bush Confounded by the 'Unacceptable'

President Wields Word More Freely as His Frustration Rises and His Influence Ebbs

Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, October 13, 2006; Page A10

President Bush finds the world around him increasingly "unacceptable."

In speeches, statements and news conferences this year, the president has repeatedly declared a range of problems "unacceptable," including rising health costs, immigrants who live outside the law, North Korea's claimed nuclear test, genocide in Sudan and Iran's nuclear ambitions.

Wednesday, September 6

Vegiforms® - Lee Valley Tools

Vegiforms® - Lee Valley Tools: "Available in the form of an elf for shaping eggplant, melon, pumpkin, and squash, or the 'pickle pair', corncob or heart (makes heart-shaped cross sections when sliced) for use with cucumber, zucchini and summer squash."

Why carve jack-o-lanterns when you can grow them?

Wednesday, August 23

Jack the Cat Chases Black Bear Up Tree, Jack the Cat Proves His Mettle by Chasing Black Bear Up Tree in N.J. - CBS News

Jack the Cat Chases Black Bear Up Tree, Jack the Cat Proves His Mettle by Chasing Black Bear Up Tree in N.J. - CBS News: "(AP) A black bear picked the wrong yard for a jaunt, running into a territorial tabby who ran the furry beast up a tree _ twice."

Funny, I have yet to see a bear chase a cat.

Friday, June 23

Jesus Is Not a Republican

A compelling read from inside American Evangelicalism.

"The leaders of the religious right have led their sheep astray from the gospel of Jesus Christ to the false gospel of neoconservative ideology and into the maw of the Republican Party. And yet my regard for the flock and my respect for their integrity is undiminished. Ultimately it is they who must reclaim the gospel and rescue us from the distortions of the religious right."

Friday, June 9

Some days the cat eats the bear


WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) -- At least one bear in West Milford doesn't want to know Jack.

Jack is a ten-year-old orange-and-white tabby. And when the cat spotted the bear in a neighbor's yard, the clawless kitty took action.

The bear scurried up a tree on Sunday and eyed the cat for 10 to 15 minutes, while Jack stared and hissed from the ground. The bruin inched its way down before jumping off and running away.

But Jack chased the bear into the brush and up another tree.

That's when Jack's owner realized what was happening and called her cat. The bear took off as Jack rubbed up against its owner and the neighbors.

Jack's owner, Donna Dickey, tells The Star-Ledger of Newark Jack considers the area his turf and doesn't want anyone in his yard.

Tuesday, May 23

a highly suspect ancient chinese encyclopedia listing of animals

I rather think this is bogus, but it begs the question: where do you put a fabulous stray chihuahua that is trembling and just broke your flower vase?

In The Analytical Language of John Wilkins (El idioma analĂ­tico de John Wilkins), Jorge Luis Borges describes "a certain Chinese encyclopedia," the Celestial Emporium of Benevolent Knowledge, in which it is written that animals are divided into:

  1. those that belong to the Emperor,
  2. embalmed ones,
  3. those that are trained,
  4. suckling pigs,
  5. mermaids,
  6. fabulous ones,
  7. stray dogs,
  8. those included in the present classification,
  9. those that tremble as if they were mad,
  10. innumerable ones,
  11. those drawn with a very fine camelhair brush,
  12. others,
  13. those that have just broken a flower vase,
  14. those that from a long way off look like flies.

Wednesday, March 8

People doing the "Furry Lobster" must find a new name for their abberent behavior

From CNN

PARIS, France (AP) -- Divers have discovered a new crustacean in the South Pacific that resembles a lobster and is covered with what looks like silky, blond fur, French researchers said Tuesday.Scientists said the animal, which they named Kiwa hirsuta, was so distinct from other species that they created a new family and genus for it.