Category Archives: humor

The Onion: Speaking truth to the powerless

I really should keep up more with The Onion, as it often has very funny stuff. This video shows a poor white guy explaining why he’s rethought his vote for Trump. I have to say that this is one of the most hilarious videos I’ve seen in a long time, and it’s funny because it’s […]

You had one job. . .

Reader Paul called my attention to the first tw**t below, which took me to the “You had one job” Twitter site, which in turn I found hilarious. Seriously. go look at that place! I’ve added another cat-related tweet: Why cat racing never took off. pic.twitter.com/FI2to4nKAN — You Had One Job (@_youhadonejob1) June 10, 2017

End-of-the-day sign

Reader Darrell sent me this sign, and a quick search shows lots of copies of it on the Internet, but I can’t be arsed to find out where it was, or if it’s genuine. A helpful reader might do that. Regardless, it’s funny, and if you don’t know where the lines came from, or what […]

The Barbarian of Seville

Nearly everyone on my Facebook feed is posting anti-Trump stuff, and in response I post kitten videos, which counteract the Bad Vibes of the Prez. But here’s one anti-Trump opera I find hilarious. It’s five minutes of political music. The credits: Believe it or not, in an aria with so many words, we actually still […]

Business Cat gets audited

I forgot it was Friday! Let’s end the week with the latest strip of Tom Fonder’s wonderful Business Cat, where BC is playing Donald Trump (click to enlarge): h/t: Blue

The Three Stooges speak Yiddish

Wikipedia explains the Yiddish phrase “Hakn a tshaynik”  (you can pronounce it as “Hawk-en ah chainig”) like this: . . . (literally “to knock a teakettle”; Yiddish: האַקן אַ טשײַניק), meaning to rattle on loudly and insistently, but without any meaning, is a widely used Yiddish idiomatic phrase. It is most often used in the negative imperative […]

A new academic hoax: a bogus paper on “the conceptual penis” gets published in a “high quality peer-reviewed” social science journal

It’s been 21 years since physicist Alan Sokal submitted a bogus paper to a special “Science Wars” issue of the cultural studies journal Social Text. His paper, “Transgressing the Boundaries: Towards a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity“, maintained that quantum gravity was a social construct, using many bizarre quotes from postmodern scholars to make its case. Almost immediately […]

Ceiling Raccoon!!

Reader Taskin sent me a link to a piece at the Toronto Star that describes the appearance of a rival to Ceiling Cat: a celestial procyonid that is Ceiling Raccoon. The story, called “Raccoon makes appearance at Pearson Airport baggage claim“, describes a baby Procyon lotor that peered down from above the Pearson airport’s baggage […]

When eating trumps breathing

My excuse for linking to HuffPo UK: I found the video on another site and, looking for information about it, found a description on the Regressive Rag: A man named Joel Rosenthal discovered a family of raccoons living under his house, so he did the logical thing and made them internet stars. His first genius step […]

Philomena promotes Britain but wants to be famous in America

Reader Michael, who has contributed to two posts today (see previous one), called my attention to a new series of short videos by Diana Morgan, who has abandoned the persona but not the demeanor of Philomena Cunk. The new series of three clips (one more to come) is called “British Famous“, and attempts to sell […]