February 18, 2017

Two thoughts on the Trump press conference. 1 is I heard a few clips on the radio, and I sort of get why the people who like him respond well to that tone. He is an entertainer after all. 2. After all those rumors about the Russian dossier, did he really hold the whole thing in front of a cascade of golden curtains?
I saw the Steelers use remote control tackling dummy robots.

I think - well, hope - the future will be Atari's Cyberball 2072:

I don't know if it's considered embarrassing to admit to using dandruff shampoo, but ever since I heard that Head & Shoulders was the only product or procedure our beloved president would cop to using on his hair ("like cotton candy made of piss" to quote one magician-comedian) I have been anxiously awaiting finishing up this giant bottle of it... On to Selsun Blue! Probably forever.

February 17, 2017

The Atlantic had a small piece on Bolivia's cebritas, or traffic zebras... they figured the drivers there would respond more to goofy mockery than to punishment, and so various folks (often people being given a second change) put on the zebra outfits and go to the crosswalks.

(Reminds me of how long it took me to realize Douglas Adams saying Man "goes on to prove that black is white and gets himself killed on the next zebra crossing" was about traffic safety and not a surrealist absurdity, or perhaps a slice of life scene on Eastern African plains)
"my favorite thing i've learned in college is that way back in ancient china there was this poet/philosopher guy who wrote this whole pretentious poem about how enlightened he was that was like "the eight winds cannot move me" blahblahblah and he was really proud of it so he sent it to his friend who lived across the lake and then his friend sends it back and just writes "FART" (or the ancient Chinese equivalent) on it and he was SO MAD he travels across the lake to chew his friend out and when he gets there his friend says "wow. the eight winds cannot move you, but one fart sends you across the lake""
Retired Vice Admiral Robert Harward declining Trump's offer to be national security adviser saying it was a "sh*t sandwich" reminded me of a quote I posted 12/31/2000, literally the second day of my blog:
"Life is a sh*t sandwich. But if you've got enough bread, you can't taste the sh*t."
--Jonathan Winters

February 16, 2017


February 15, 2017

Dig this DK art, from the Colecovision version - so detailed!

via suppermariobroth
I've always loved Homer Simpson's "Could you, um, work any harder than this" style of management...

February 14, 2017

"College has taught me you don't need fun to have alcohol."
--/u/danknice on /r/Showerthoughts/
Valentines Jello by Melissa and candy hearts for her :-D <3

Years ago, The Onion put up a Kid's Valentines Day Page... I feel like they're on the verge of falling down the old memory hole, so here they are...

Those cards actually aren't as good as these old authentic but horrifying ones!