Humor

Exam answers

It takes me a long time to write an article, and I’ve started working on one.  Too much in one day, though, and I find that  Cerebrum meum est fatiga-tum. So for the meantime I will show you these exam answers that were emailed me by a friend. That’s not u ...

Blog Post - Robert H Olley - Jun 13 2010 - 12:41pm

If You Find An Undersea Robot, Please Call The US Navy

When I was a young guy in the Army, if an M-16 stayed missing the President had to know about it within 4 hours(1) and that was just a gun... imagine how much Pres. Obama wants to know whose ass to kick over 4 missing underwater robots in the Navy. Wait... ...

Blog Post - Hank Campbell - Jun 13 2010 - 11:06am

Getting Avogadro's Digits (and other laughs)

1. It's probably a good thing Avogadro wasn't around after the telephone was invented. I bet he'd get real sick of this... 2. Also see: Josh Witten. 3. Seriously, who f'ing cares?? ...

Blog Post - Becky Jungbauer - Jun 14 2010 - 4:24pm

Can scientists be funny?

Yes, of course! Case in point, Dr. Twittenheimer, whose secret identity I won't reveal about myself. You can follow on Twitter for humour hot off the press. Or you can sign up by RSS or email for daily doses. Or visit the new website. ...

Blog Post - T. Ryan Gregory - Jun 15 2010 - 8:30pm

At some point BP is just making this too easy

I have nothing against BP.  BP was our biggest advertiser last year.  I think BP is generally one oil company that generally cares about the future of energy and reasonable use of the planet's resources. But it must be at the VP level and down that pe ...

Blog Post - Hank Campbell - Jun 16 2010 - 4:10pm

I? Robot?

I?  Robot? Okay, so I got the logicman handle for being a bit like Mr. Spock. But I am not a robot. I used to get called professor at school because I was so absent-minded. But I am not an absent-minded robot. So why does Google News offer me this advice? ...

Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Jun 16 2010 - 11:08pm

A Glossary of Alternative Reality #1

A Glossary of Alternative Reality  #1 If you analyse deliberate disinformation deeply- and manage to retain your sanity- you tend to observe some fascinating nuances and psychological tricks. A bonus in such analyses is the discovery of things which- expr ...

Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Jun 17 2010 - 7:47pm

Interlude 5: Cynical Webtoons plus one Optimistic

This interlude's theme is 'cynicism'.  Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal covers prehistoric skeptics: and modern-day realism: while Surviving the World looks deeply at the joy in academia: and the use of substance abuse in science: ...

Blog Post - Alex "Sandy" Antunes - Jun 18 2010 - 4:19pm

A Message From Ni... Ghana.

A Message From Nigeria Ghana.------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ From the office of the Manager; BARCLAYS BANK GHANA. Attn: [insert name from recently purchased list of 10,000,000 email addresses], According ...

Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Jun 18 2010 - 5:23pm

Chomskybot v Baseballbot

Chomskybot v Baseballbot The unsleeping Chomskybot stands ready to write a paragraph on linguistics at any time, just for you. ...

Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Jul 14 2010 - 12:00pm