Category: Humor / Weird
Counting in counties
The frequency of both words being used in the same sentence the past couple days has me wondering about the relatedness. So, I looked up the etymology of both. count (verb) late 14c., “to enumerate, assign numerals to successively and in order; repeat the numerals in order,” also “to reckon among, include,” from Old FrenchÂ conterÂ “to […]
In the southern US, one can tell it is winter based on people wearing sweaters or scarves outside office buildings. It isÂ summer based on people wearing sweaters or scarves inside office buildings.
Interesting case where four of the numbers on Lost (4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42) came up in a big prize. What is more interesting to me is that maybe over 9,000 played them. (I say maybe because people only seem to be referencing the number of $150 winners by LOST creator’s Twitter.) Let’s […]
Unusual names intrigue me. Whenever I encounter a name I don’t know, I find myself curious about the origin. Probably this comes somewhat from researching my own names which both my first and last (see the last post Legacy of a Name). Both were for obscure authors and painters people almost never know. Which lets […]
Wow… I have been ignoring a lot of propaganda lately. Work will often send email to all the employees. A filter sends those to my propaganda folder. I only have 5 for the first three days of September and 11 for the first three days of October. Not a promising start. Of course, it is […]
An author who did a session at a conference some time ago asked me to take down 3 photos of him. I did. I just don’t like that I did. I thought about making them Friends & Family so he could not see it. I thought about replacing them with “Removed at the request of […]
The Water Must Be Fantastic in Denver
This guy claims to have a video of an alien looking through a window. If NASA does find life on Mars, then would anyone believe it?
Happy Earth Day
The Earth is an amazing place.
Asking to Get Caught
A person intending to rob a convenience store filled out a job application while waiting for the store to clear of other customers. A good idea, assuming the potential robber does not give his real name and phone number of someone who knows him. This is exactly what the police say he did. Ouch. The […]