Category Archives: LOLz

A salacious Jesus billboard

This is from reader Guy, who sent this about a religious billboard that went wrong in several ways: I took this a while back on U.S. Interstate 55 near Marion, Arkansas. Let it be a reminder to think through your choice of url thoroughly.

When good squirrels go bad

by Grania Recently we had a story which almost certainly wasn’t about a Sciuridaen nut thief. This time round it appears the feathery-tailed rodent actually is a miscreant. Well, maybe. The Telegraph reports, An “aggressive” squirrel has been arrested by German police officers after a woman complained it was stalking her. Police in North Rhine-Westphalia received the bizarre […]

That’s no dwarf planet…

by Grania Jerry forwarded this on to me doing his best Castiel impression.   For the other three of you out there who, like Jerry, also do not get this reference, it’s a Star Wars thing. Episode IV*, A New Hope for the sake of completeness. * Episode IV was technically Episode I, just so […]

Nut Pilferers Anonymous

by Grania Cops with a sense of humor is a real thing sometimes. I occasionally browse through the Irish police Twitter account An Garda Síochána (I’m not going to try to explain how to pronounce it, just say “The Guards”) because it can be damn funny on an otherwise gloomy morning when you are stuck in traffic. […]

How to do Twitter

by Grania This is an accidental Master Class in how to win at Twitter. As Dire Straits said “That’s the way you do it“. This is a real news story from Germany that Boing Boing decided to be funny about and swap around the words in the headline, for reasons of extra clickitude. (That’s a word. […]

T. rex badinage

Reader John sent this tw**t showing an unfortunate pleiotropic effect of theropod morphology: And, fortuitously, reader Bruce just sent me this humorous headline, which he said he saw on Janice Ian’s Facebook page (remember “Society’s Child“?):  

The reptile-mammal transition

by Greg Mayer Update: An alert reader, has objected to the theory presented below, or at least the specific evidence used; he has proffered what he contends is “much more pertinent evidence”, which I append below. Jerry posted a couple of days ago on a specimen of an early tetrapod, Ossinodus, which seems to have […]

The Dog Days are over

By Grania Spingies Jerry’s on a roll with the issuing orders thing today, and it must have been a pretty good day considering the subject of this post and our esteemed host’s usual (dis)regard for them. It is admittedly hilarious.     Consider yourselves duly cautioned.   Hat-tip: Barry Lyons

Here Be Dragons

by Grania April Fool’s Day is drawing to a close, and it was a surprise to see the noble publication of Nature get in on the act with a paper on dragons by Andrew J. Hamilton, Robert M. May & Edward K. Waters claiming that “that anthropogenic effects on the world’s climate may inadvertently be paving the […]

Ancient question finally settled: the right way to hang toilet paper

This afternoon I got an email from a reader, along with a link to a PuffHo article called “This 124-year-old patent reveals the right way to use toilet paper.” A screenshot of the email’s contents: Matt was, of course, referring to reader Diana MacPherson, who is obsessed with installing “wrong way” toilet rolls, in which the paper […]

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