Category Archives: Humor (attempted)

Musical Streets

UPDATE: http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/the-ultimate-song-map does a fairly good job of this! I’ve noticed that many songs have references to streets, and think it’d be cool to make a map of these. Specific ideas so far: I-69, the “freeway of love” Circular street … Continue reading

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It’s Vagina-clock somewhere?

In the song “Chattahoochee”, Alan Jackson notes the Chattahoochee area gets hotter than a “hoochie cootchie”, which, to me, means vagina. If we accept the average temperature of the vagina is 99.6F (same as rectal temperature), Jackson’s merely saying the … Continue reading

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Cheap Jewels!

Electric companies usually price electricity in kilowatthours, with an average kilowatthour costing about 12 cents. While this sounds fairly cheap, they could do even better by pricing in joules. At 12 cents per kilowatthour, a joule costs about 0.0000033 pennies. … Continue reading

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Words with Enemies

I’ve noticed there are a lot of words which differ trivially in spelling, but have vastly different meanings. Ones I found so far: If you vote for something, you won’t veto it. If there is a casual relationship between two … Continue reading

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Word analogy

STATISTICS::MATHEMATICS = ASTROLOGY::ASTRONOMY

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Penophiles

If I disliked gay men, I’d call them “penophiles”, because it sounds dirtier than it is. However, I don’t, so I won’t.

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A Study in Tort Law: Curious George and The Pizza Party

Curious George and The Pizza Party raises several interesting questions in tort law. Summary of facts: the eponymous main character, legal ward of The Man In The Yellow Hat, attends a pizza party; disregarding the host’s instructions, he enters the … Continue reading

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Great cause, horrible name: PED

The New Mexico Public Education Department refers to itself as PED: http://www.ped.state.nm.us/ “Ped State” would be a cool name for a football team… not!

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Giving the 99ers some money

According to http://redtape.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2009/12/29/6345679-why-american-consumers-cant-add only 13% of all Americans are proficient in mathematics. May we can just TELL the 99ers we gave them some money and they’ll go away?

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Occupy the Milky Way?

Did you know that: Only 3 stars (Sirius, Canopus, Arcturus) make up over 10% of the night’s stellar brightness? That’s 0.2% of the visible stars controlling 10% of the brightness! The 18 brightest stars (1.1% of the total number of … Continue reading

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