Category Archives: LOLz

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 […]

A stealthy cat

From Imgur, and don’t ask me if it’s genuine: h/t: Taskin

She probably voted “Leave”, too

Here is the first of two humorous videos I’ll post this afternoon because I can’t brain today. As far as I can tell, this woman is serious. UPDATE: You can see a ton more of these videos of Jenny Davis on Brad Holmes’s Facebook Page. I’m still not convinced that she’s acting, but I’m nearly […]

A tw**t

Alexandra Petri writes for The Washington Post, and this morning emitted the following tw**t. I don’t know Petri, but she seems to have a good sense of humor, and I issued one of my very rare responses to a tw**t. (You’ll have to go to the post below to see it.) someone got to my […]

The eternal battle

The battle over superstition vs. rationality will end sooner than the one pictured here. If we didn’t have that one contrarian reader. . .