Archive for the ‘Humour’ Category

The Office Microwave Saga


(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

Today’s comics come from my time working at the University of Michigan Library. For a while I used to draw daily whiteboard comics depicting life in the International Studies division. Here’s a series depicting The Great Microwave Crisis of 2015. …

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Microwave crisis on 2015-02-11


Mueller Rents Giant Warehouse to Store Evidence Against Trump


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

Robert Mueller is renting a massive warehouse facility in suburban Virginia to accommodate the approximately forty cubic tons of evidence against Donald Trump that the independent counsel’s investigation is generating on a daily basis.

“It’s like a city all its own,” one warehouse worker said. “There are people working in the Michael Flynn section who’ve never met the people working in the Paul Manafort section.” …

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White House Rejects Supremacist Label


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

It’s grossly unfair that Ms. Hill sought to portray Donald Trump as an upholder of white supremacy, when everything he says or does directly undermines that whole concept,” White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders said. “Anyone who thinks that Donald Trump is on some mission to make white people look good hasn’t been paying attention.” …

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders

xkcd Phone 6


(xkcd) – Randall Munroe:

“Introducing the xkcd Phone 6, VIII, 10, X, 26, and 1876.

We didn’t start this nonconsecutive version number war, but we will not lose it.” …

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xkcd Phone 6

Still in Use


(xkcd) – Randall Munroe:

Sorry, you can’t empty the garbage yet. A paper towel in here is currently in use by some object in your house.” …

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Randall Munroe: xkcd 1888: Still in use

Getting Rid of Arabic Numerals


(indy100) – Greg Evans:

Otfried Best, who represents the anti-immigration NPD party, is running for mayor in the German town of Völklingen, near the French border.

On Wednesday, he participated in a debate and was caught unaware when challenged on the issue of Arabic numbers being used in the town.

A member of the satirical party Die Partei asked the 60-year-old:

“Mr. Best … I find it alarming that in Völklingen many house numbers are displayed in Arabic numerals.
How would you like to take action against this creeping foreigner infiltration?”

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No Arabic Numerals

Fun Times With Ceremonial Prayer


(FTB) – Mano Singham:

This video shows what happened at the meeting of the Pensacola city council in Florida when Satanist David Suhor of the local Satanic Temple gave the opening invocation, taking advantage of the US Supreme Court ruling that if government agencies are going to allow ceremonial opening prayers, then they cannot favor or discriminate against any single group. …

You should listen to the two speakers after the invocation ended. How offended they are that they had to hear the invocations by a speaker of another religion and yet they cannot comprehend that people who are not Christians feel similarly when they are forced to listen to Christian prayers at secular events. …

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The Satanic Temple

Color Models


(xkcd) – Randall Munroe:

Evolution of my understanding of color over time …

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Randall Munroe: xkcd 1882: color models

No Nuclear Code Problem


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

Donald J. Trump’s demonstrable inability to spell even the simplest words has reassured many that he lacks the aptitude to correctly enter the nuclear launch codes entrusted to the President of the United States. …

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Donald Trump typing

Crocodile Danedee


(Good Tickle Brain) – Mya Gosling:

The bear in The Winter’s Tale gets all the glory, but there are actually many underrated animals in Shakespeare. Three of my favorites are in Hamlet: the beaver, the porpetine, and… the crocodile! …

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Mya Gosling: Crocodile Danedee