Category Archives: LOLz

Am I not a lion and a brother?

Reader Barry sent me a screenshot of this tw**t, which is indeed hilarious: I’ve verified that this quote is indeed real: it comes from a Gawker article written last year by Brendan O’Connor.

The FBI and terrorism: a satire

This clip was produced by a group of Israelis who did satirical cabaret, making fun of sacred cows. (The language is Hebrew with English subtitles.) The cow in this short video is the FBI’s attitudes toward Islamic terrorism; the Boston FBI locale and Chechen perpetrators make clear that this is about the Boston Marathon bombing. (The video was […]

Reza Aslan has his fingers in Google Translate

See?

The Holy Spud awes Canadian seniors; CBC said it could be a “sign from above”

Canadians are acting badly again, and here I’m referring to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, who should know better. From the CBC, we have a story about a Holy Potato. The text is indented, and the figure captions are from the website. A cook was cutting potatoes at a Quebec seniors’ residence when he decided to slice […]

Headline of the year

I can’t imagine a more intriguing headline than this one from yesterday’s Omaha Herald (click on screenshot to go to article). And it’s REAL! If they gave Pulitzer Prizes for headlines, that should get one! The story: a 53 year old father in Omaha found brownies in the back of his car, a car his kids […]

Is this the most Canadian photo ever?

Even if it’s missing Tim Hortons coffee, I can’t imagine a cuter “Canadian” photo. From CBC News, thanks to reader Taskin, we have a wonderful short article called “Mountie + baby beaver = most Canadian photo ever?” The photo isn’t really staged, but grew out of a real encounter. As the CBC describes, Sure enough, it […]

Litter box fail

It’s the end of a long day for me; I’ve written much of my chidren’s book, worked on my talk for Monday, finished a blurb for a book, wrote posts here, pulled weeds, and raked rotten apples. So forgive me if all I have to offer is a kitten who’s not yet mastered the Big […]

Protestor builds wall around Donald Trump’s star on Hollywood’s “Walk of Fame”

I’m starting to weary of the endless Trump-bashing by people who delight in his every misstep, like the plagiarism of his wife in her speech. (Yes, I’ve been guilty of that., too!) But it’s becoming extreme, and the aims are not political, as they should be, but often sheer mean-spiritedness. Granted that Donald doesn’t seem […]

What’s next for National Geographic?

Having seen this morning’s Jesus Book published by National Geographic, reader “moleatthecounter” provided a nice bit of satire for us, which he introduces with these words: I am annoyed at the Nat Geo Jesus issue that you have just linked to… Awful, truly awful. I continue to make a study of the historicity of Jesus subject, so […]

A postmodern academic signals her virtue: Why Pilates is white and racist

Last March I wrote about a dreadful paper on feminist glaciology, whose intent was to bring a feminist viewpoint to the study of glaciers. It failed to do that, but succeeded in signaling the virtue of the authors, all from the University of Oregon. Moreover, the authors’ work was supported by the National Science Foundation—yes, American […]