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They Printed THAT?

Friday, April 14, 2006
Keywords: Humor

The April 8 issue of The Economist had a short piece on golf and politics. For example, Bill Clinton has been accused of cheating by taking mulligans--some shots just "didn't count". As for Bush Jr., he "doesn't envision the terrible consequences" that can come from risky shots, such as those involving lakes. And the best line: "[W]orking people play basketball, middle-income people play baseball and wealthy people play golf. [...] The wealthier you get, the smaller your balls become."

In the April 15 issue, it printed this line in reference to the French labor law controversy: "The French government this week did what French governments do best: it caved in"

I think it's nice to have the news delivered with a touch of humor...

No Monty Python for You!

Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Keywords: Ranting, Humor

PBS was supposed to air new some new Monty Python specials this spring. Well, according to the local listings, my local PBS is not airing them. WTF? Even the station in Kansas City is airing them. Grrr. So what are they showing tonight here? "Great Scenic Railway Journeys" You've gotta be kidding me.

In other news, there will be six editions of Windows Vista. Yikes. Which sorta reminds me of this hilarious video clip (it's less than 3 minutes long and definitely worth it).

A Short History of Medicine

Saturday, February 4, 2006
Keywords: Humor

This is a joke that I came across today, titled A Short History of Medicine:

"I have an earache."

- 2000 BCE: Here, eat this root.
- 1000 CE: That root is heathen. Here, say this prayer.
- 1800 CE: That prayer is superstition. Here, drink this potion.
- 1920 CE: That potion is snake oil. Here, swallow this pill.
- 1975 CE: That pill is ineffective. Here, take this antibiotic.
- 2000 CE: That antibiotic is artificial. Here, eat this root.

Great Tom Toles Cartoon

Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Keywords: Politics, Humor

...I especially love that punchline at the bottom. :)