Humor

The Corpus Callosum

Category archives for Humor

FSM Cookies

Bill O’Reilly has declared victory in the secular humanist’s War on Christmas.   “If I had not done the campaign, then the forces of darkness would have won” But O’Reilly did not do his homework.  He did not know about the secret weapon… Start with gingerbread dough, put it through a pasta press, bake, decorate,…

Movie Generator

The Movie Generator just takes a database of various actors and ideas, and combines them at random: Hollywood’s out of ideas. I’m just here to help out. Vin Diesel stars in the heart-warming role of President, Abraham Lincoln. With Kate Winslet playing his object of affection, the story follows his eccentric, but often humorous path…

Bioethics at Starbucks

My colleagues, et alia, have been writing (1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10) about the ethical issues involved in the use of drugs to enhance cognition.  This is all based upon an article in Nature, by Barbara Sahakian and Sharon Morein-Zamir: Professor’s Little Helper.  Inevitably, the comparison to caffeine comes up.…

Eulogy for a Mainframe

The University of Manitoba finally decomissioned its mainframe, Betelgeuse, after 47 years of faithful service.  The IT folks were so touched, they held a New Orleans-style jazz funeral for the thing.   Here’s the eulogy: For forty-seven years you’ve served us well, you cast us in your green spell. You processed transactions without complaint, we’ve…

Now, if only they would offer these online for free… 10. Collegiate Sexualities at Occidental College. 9. Body Politics: Power, Pain, and Pleasure at Williams College. 8. Issues Dividing America at Columbia University. 7. Whiteness and Multiculturalism at Ithaca College. 6. Truth, Lies, Politics, and Policy at Portland State University. 5. Introduction to Labor Studies…

Yale Open Courses

Yale University is following the trend, putting entire college courses on the Internet. As a member of the vast left-wing conspiracy, I object.   I object, because now, conservatives will be able to see what methods we use to brainwash college kids.  They will see how we get them to vote for Ralph Nader.  They…

Teehuggers Gone Wild: Organic Water

The treehuggers at TreeHugger saw right through this one.  Safeway is now selling “organic water.”   I find the last point especially amusing: “No Genetic Modification.” Greenwashing to the extreme. HT: J-Walk Blog Beta

Foreign Policy: A Suggestion

Turkey is considering adding the letters “Q,” “W,” and “X” to their alphabet.  The idea is that it would appease the Kurds.   Gov’t reform envisages including X, Q, W in Turkish alphabets Changing the Turkish alphabet to include the letters Q, W and X to appease Turkey’s Kurds, who have previously faced prosecution for…

Freudian Slippers

The term “Freudian Slip” has been the subject of innumerable puns.  This one is new to me: It’s the perfect holiday gift for shrinks in cold climates. HT: Mental Floss

Errors in Texas Textbooks

The San Antonio Express-News reports that “Reviewers have found 109,263 errors in sample copies of math textbooks to be used next fall in Texas.” One second-grade math book, for example, has 4 plus 7 equaling 10. OK, anybody can make a mistake.  But at least own up to it.  Their explanation: Many of the math…