I Am The Beetletoed Jackneedle

Thursday reached the end of my countdown – ROAD TRIP!

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Another Post in which My Jokes Fail

Yesterday I tried a science-based political pun/joke. It did not go well. Here it is for you to “enjoy”: Continue reading “Another Post in which My Jokes Fail”

A Comment on Facebook’s Face Recognition Software

Facebook wants me to tag my friends in this picture:


Sure, Facebook – let me introduce you to my good friend Philosophy, along with two putto/genii, and two armrests that aren’t even human figures in this image.

Perhaps you need Art Recognition Software, because as anyone who knows Renaissance art knows, this is the rondel of Philosophy from the ceiling above Raphael’s School of Athens (which just so happens to be my favorite Renaissance painting). Also, you’d also stop removing classic works of art for violating your posting policy.

Still, thanks for giving me some laughs this evening.


The Quotable Pratchett: Snuff

No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away

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Misheard Movie Lines: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer


Man, I hate it when I mix up Yukon Cornelius and William Jennings Bryan. On the other hand, I’m pretty certain that my students will remember the speech.

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