Archive for the ‘Humour’ Category

Julius Caesar: Act 4, Scene 1


(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

Caesar has been assassinated, speeches have been made, the citizens of Rome have been riled, the conspirators have run away, and poets have been dismembered. Let’s see how Antony and his new buddies Octavius and the other guy are doing. …

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Mya Gosling: Julius Caesar: Act 4, Scene 1


Early Man


(Guardian Film) – Steve Rose:

It might be set in the stone age but the latest claymation epic from Wallace and Gromit creators Aardman touches on two of the timeliest issues of the coming year. First, the 2018 World Cup: this is squarely a story about football, and therefore likely to find a global audience even if its sense of humour remains lovably, colloquially English. Second, this is a story concerned with Britain’s sense of history and identity. By accident or design, Aardman have made a Brexit movie! …

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Early Man, 2018 film

Memorable Quotes


(xkcd) – Randall Munroe:

Looking for a quote for something? Here are some for general use …

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Randall Munroe: xkcd 1942: Memorable Quotes

Close, But No Caesar


(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

Phew, Julius Caesar is getting pretty heavy, isn’t it? Let’s take a brief moment for some comic relief before we move into Act 4. …

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Mya Gosling: Close, But No Caesar

Sorry for the Delayed Response


(New Yorker Daily Shouts) – Susanna Wolff:

Sorry for the delay! I put off answering your e-mail until I had an even more tedious task that I wanted to avoid. Thanks!” …

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Snail mail



(Jesus and Mo) – Mo:

“I’m glad, you’re reading the Koran, Jesus. Did you know the beauty of its poetry is such that it can move listeners to tears of divine rapture?” …

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Jesus and Mo: Doom

Trump Warns That President Oprah Would Force Americans to Read


(New Yorker::The Borowitz Report) – Andy Borowitz:

People were worried about Obama coming to their homes and taking away their guns,” Trump said. “Oprah will come to your homes and leave books there, which is far, far worse.” …

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Oprah Winfrey

Julius Caesar: Act 3, Scene 3


(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

When we last left Julius Caesar, Mark Antony had just used the power of judiciously-applied over-the-top rhetoric to mobilize a mob of murderous citizens bent on revenge. Let’s see how that goes! …

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Mya Gosling: Julius Caesar: Act 3, Scene 3

Meltdown and Spectre


(xkcd) – Randall Munroe:

The Meltdown and Spectre exploits use ‘speculative execution?’ What’s that?” …

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Randall Munroe: xkcd 1938: Meltdown and Spectre

Fire and Fury, the Play


(New Yorker::The Borowitz Report) – Andy Borowitz:

Donald J. Trump, legendary among U.S. Presidents for his aversion to reading, demanded on Thursday that members of his White House circle act out Michael Wolff’s new book, “Fire and Fury,” in a command performance in the Oval Office. …

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White House theatre