Rugby is a beastly game played by
gentlemen; soccer is a gentleman's game played by beasts; football is a
beastly game played by beasts.
Statistically, whichever of these you are not will be funny. The one you are, not so much.
Anthropomorphizing, the process, as Twain might say, of “underestimating the animal by assigning to him human traits,” has had a good year. The reasons range from the continuing dominance of the Obama dog, Bo, on Fox News (Bo: “Socialist or simple anarcho syndiclist?”), to the rise of kitty cat “jammers” for tabby sleepover night. Not kidding. On the sleepover thing.
An article at TBD.com by Amanda Hess is about HIV-positive black gay men
. Okay, so far so good. But it had an important typo, namely a key letter left out of a word, and the correction at the top now reads:
If you can't read it ...
Yesterday's Guardian featured this gem
, "This is a news website article about a scientific paper", by Martin Robbins. It begins: "In the standfirst I will make a fairly obvious pun about the subject matter before posing an inane question I have no intention of really answering: is this an important scientific finding?"
Behold true tales of procrastination! Learn whether to get a PhD! Or just kick back and enjoy fall. Enjoy another science webcomics interlude! The first two are 'long form', so follow their links to get the full story. The last, a poetic commentary on the new Fall season, stands on its own.
First, an overlap of Science and Comic-Con-- the full comic has the entire tale.
What do you get when you combine gravity, Bernoulli's principle, and a social media giant? An easy-to-understand explanation of how planes fly, courtesy of Facebook users. And you were worried about the future of our country...not with these geniuses in charge!